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IPL Hair Reduction

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a broad-spectrum light that targets coloured substances in the skin. IPL can treat for Skin Rejuvenation or Hair Reduction purposes.  In relation to Hair Reduction, the light is attracted to melanin (the pigment of the hair) causing destruction to the hair follicle, destroying the root and stopping its regrowth over the course of treatments.

At Complete Skin and Beauty, we recommend a minimum of twelve sessions for the initial hair reduction course, performed every 4 - 6 weeks depending on the area being treated. Maintenance sessions are recommended every 6-12 months.

Some of the many benefits of IPL Hair Reduction are;

  • Semi-permanent hair reduction
  • Semi-permanent ingrown hair reduction
  • Perfect hair removal method for teens
  • Great for men that work outdoors, gym-goers, swimmers, truck drivers etc.
  • Great to minimise body heat and sweating with less hair growth.
  • Perfect for people who are time poor, no need to remove hair between sessions.
  • Less treatments in the long term compared to any other hair reduction method.
  • Same amount of time, if not faster, than a waxing appointment.
  • Non-invasive, filtered light, no UVA or UVB exposure.

What you need to know:

  • Shave the area being treated prior to appointment.
  • Do not wax, epilate, tweeze or use hair removal creams for six weeks before your first session, and do not use these methods throughout your course of treatment.
  • You may shave as often as you like between treatments.
  • Avoid sun exposure for 48hrs before and after your session, applying an SPF is paramount for your safety and results.
  • Attend your appointments when scheduled to ensure the best results.
  • No swimming, saunas or spas for 48hrs post treatment.
  • Avoid advanced skin treatments or injectables for 2 weeks post treatment, if in the same area.
  • Redness, inflammation and swelling can be expected and usually subsides quickly with the use of post IPL aftercare.

After Treatment Care:

O Cosmedics Medi-Soothe:
Medi-Soothe is formulated to assist the skin by calming and soothing, reducing skin redness and increasing barrier repair associated with skin irritation. A skin saviour post IPL, laser, aggressive skin treatments, after waxing and shaving, it is also a saviour to skin suffering overexposure to the sun. This versatile soothing lotion now available in a spray formulation.

O Cosmedics Mineral Pro SPF:
Sheer lightweight lotion containing natural mineral Zinc Oxide to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Suitable for daily use on all skin types. Available in SPF30 and SPF50.

We do not recommend IPL treatments on pregnant or breastfeeding women, grey, blonde or white hair, and some medications and health conditions may need doctors’ approval prior to your first session. Although this is rare, if you are unsure, please get in touch with your local Complete Skin and Beauty Salon. You can also book your complimentary IPL consultation online here 

Being in the beauty industry for over 13 years, Maree brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Complete Skin & Beauty. She is passionate about education and takes advantage of various marketing platforms to pass on her knowledge to clients and the public. She loves all things health and beauty, so promoting the many treatments and products that Complete Skin & Beauty has to offer is a rewarding experience. She is a firm believer in engaging in self-care routines for her physical and mental health so that she can be the best version of herself to all those around her. 

Marketing Manager
Complete Skin & Beauty

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