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LYNTON LUMINA IPL HAIR REDUCTION
Shaving can sometimes feel like a chore, are you ready to ditch the razor and start having laser?
We offer a treatment that can reduce unwanted hair, by 75%- 100%. Using an Intense Pulsed Light we can reduces unwanted hair by destroying the hair root. It is non-invasive, quick and results are seen in just a few sessions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Prior to any treatment our technician will provide a full consultation at least 48 hours before any treatment can commence, the consultation will cost £20 however this is redeemable against any IPL treatment and refunded if found not suitable for treatment. The consultation identifies your expectations and provides a complete explanation of the treatment. A medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment and if you wish to proceed consent is obtained and a patch test is performed to confirm there are no adverse skin reactions to the light.
For all our hair reduction treatments we use an intensed Pulsed Light. You will be asked to put on goggles to protect your eyes, for Intense Pulsed Light treatments a layer of chilled gel is applied to the area to guide the light into the skin. The light guide is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, targeting many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area is cooled. Sun avoidance is essential and anyone with a natural or fake tan cannot be treated until the skin has returned to normal colour. Daily use of a high factor, broad spectrum sunblock is strongly advised.
The ideal patient is fair skinned with dark hair, but results can also be achieved in mid to brown coloured hair, however only skin types 1, 2 and 3 are suitable for this method of hair reduction. The darker the hair, the more easily it is treated as darker hair contains more melanin it will heat up more easily. Fairer hair contains less melanin and is harder to treat. Grey/white hair has no melanin so cannot be treated.
No anaesthesia is required and most patients describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable. Sensations vary but most describe it as a very short hot pin prick that occurs very quickly when the intensed pulsed light is omitted, making it the preferred choice for hair removal.
The hair follicles are damaged by heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. The hairs fall out after 1 – 3 weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period the hairs will seem to 'grow' as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.
The skin can become quite red immediately after treatment, however most patients experience no side effects and any skin reaction usually disappears within a few hours. Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or a small blister may form.
Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed. Treatment is conducted every 4 – 8 weeks, depending on the site treated, until a satisfactory result is seen. The number of treatments required varies, but typically 6 or more treatments are required for maximum results. Top up sessions are usually required once a year to keep the hair at bay.