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Lumenis IPL Hair Removal: The ultimate solution for smooth, hairless skin

Back to blog home 22nd August 2019
Lumenis IPL Hair Removal: The ultimate solution for smooth, hairless skin

Which would you rather?

  1. Prickly skin, ingrown hairs, shaving rashes, endless waxing appointments, and less money? 
  2. Silky, smooth skin, no shaving or waxing, a series of short appointments over a few months, and more money in your back pocket?

If you picked option two, then we think Lumenis IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Hair Removal is the treatment solution for you!

Lumenis IPL Hair Removal can permanently reduce hair growth so that you can finally be rid of your tedious waxing and shaving for good! At Total Body Concept we have Skin Specialists specially trained to use our industry-leading IPL Hair Removal technology. You can relax knowing you’re in the hands of complete professionals when it comes to this hairless adventure.

Treatment appointments are efficient, effective and affordable, and can be altered to treat the hair in various areas of the face and body. Even better, investing in IPL Hair Removal is 100% worth it for the budget. Long term you’ll be saving hundreds and thousands of dollars, especially if you’re someone that gets a regular wax!

How does Lumenis IPL Hair Removal work?
IPL uses a source of broad-spectrum, visible light to target the melanin pigment in the hair. The light energy is absorbed, transferring heat energy that warms the hair, causing permanent damage to the hair follicle and ideally eradicating future hair growth. Once a hair follicle has been successfully treated by IPL, hair will no longer grow from it. Additionally, as broad-spectrum light naturally spreads out, the coverage or IPL Hair Removal is greater than that of other laser hair removal technologies.

Is it painful?
You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band, but people often report the first treatment to be the ‘zingiest’, with following treatments less invasive. As your hair content reduces less light is absorbed, and so less discomfort is felt!

How long does it take?
It really depends on the individual as everyone is different! On average, most clients require six treatments that are spaced around 4-6 weeks apart to help them achieve the hair removal results they want. Although, a lot of clients from the get-go notice that their hair growth is finer from the first treatment. Most people experience a clearance of about 70-80% of their hair after a course of IPL, and some clients do opt to take a top-up treatment a few months after their course of IPL Hair Removal to further enhance their results.

Will Lumenis IPL Hair Removal work for my skin tone and hair colour?
Lumenis IPL Hair Removal treatments can be altered specifically to match different skin and hair types. It isn’t for everybody, as there needs to be a clear contrast between the pigment of your skin, and hair to have optimal and safe results. Book in for an IPL Hair Removal consultation and one of our Skin Specialists will be able to help you determine whether IPL Hair Removal is for you.

To find out if Lumenis IPL Hair Removal is suitable for you, give us a call at 03-377 5430, or talk to your Skin Specialist next time you’re in the clinic.