Permanent hair reduction & Advanced skin treatments
What is Intense Pulsed Light?
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, is a cosmetic skin treatment. It can be used to reduce the signs of ageing, remove unwanted hair from your body, reduce the appearance of scars, lighten darker patches of skin and acne, and improve the appearance of spider veins.
The treatment uses specific wavelengths of light to provide a range of aesthetic and therapeutic treatments. IPL treatment is different to laser-based therapies that only produce a single wavelength of light and can, therefore, only treat a specific condition. IPL reaches the second layer of your skin (dermis) without harming the top layer (epidermis), which means the treatment causes less damage to your skin.
Using a handheld device, your therapist is able to target multiple wavelengths of light onto your skin. The light heats up the cells in your skin and breaks them down, which prompts your body to remove the damaged tissue naturally.
What is IPL hair removal?
When it’s used as a hair removal treatment, IPL uses light to heat your hair follicles in the desired area and prevents the hair from regrowing. Gentle pulses of light are absorbed by the hair root to destroy the follicle. The hair then falls out, and you will experience hair reduction in that area.
Shaving can be time-consuming and does not last long. On the other hand, with six sessions of IPL, 70% of hair growth can be prevented permanently.
Who is IPL for?
The SkinBase IPL can be used for a wide range of treatments making it an option for all skin types of all ages. Pigmentation, unwanted hair, thread veins, acne or improving general skin tone and fine lines are just a few of the treatments available with the SkinBase IPL.
Some less advanced IPL systems can only be used on a limited amount of skin types but The SkinBase IPL has been clinically proven to work on almost all skin types except very dark skin.
Unlike other IPL systems The SkinBase IPL system allows the practitioner to fine tune the settings to suit specific skin and hair combinations and obtain the best results possible.
Your SkinBase IPL practitioner will carry out a comprehensive consultation and patch test and advise you of the results you can expect to achieve.