At Christchurch IPL we take hair removal seriously. We keep you informed about the process so that you can be safe and secure knowing that we are looking after your needs.
All clients must shave ALL areas three days prior to your treatment for 90% hair loss and recommended at least 12-15 treatments on average. Please avoid the sun, exercise, and moisturizers afterwards in the first 24 hours. (no plucking, waxing, threading or hair removal creams).
Please read the below information to educate yourself on the positives of IPL hair removal.
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light for hair removal uses various light frequencies to target pigmentation in the hair. We use the top of the line machine at Christchurch IPL which is a highly powered machine offering great results. Liz, the resident therapist has 15 years experience and specialises in IPL Hair Removal & Facial Rejuvenation.
Permanent Hair Reduction: The light output from the applicator is preferentially absorbed by the melanin (colour) in the hair. This then heats up the hair follicle and disables the hair germination cells so it cannot grow back. Most clients require 4-6 treatments, usually 4 weeks apart as hair grows in cycles. Each cycle IPL deals to the hair that is present at that time, so it can vary between individuals. An annual maintenance treatment is sometimes required.
This is permanent hair reduction. While it is more expensive initially than waxing, once you have had your course of treatments you will only need the occasional maintenance treatment.
IPL before & after care
Before undertaking IPL it is imperative that you shave the selected area (24 hours prior) so that hair growth can be monitored and so that your therapist can adjust the treatment for you. AfterIPL it is important to avoid having a bath, hot shower, heavy exercise, swimming/spa pools and the sun for 24-48 hours after treatment.
If you have any queries please text or call us, we are always happy to be of assistance and welcome any questions.