IPL Permanent Hair Reduction at Urban Spa
Then consider IPL Hair Removal at Urban Spa – ‘The Scientific Solution To Unwanted Hair’.The team of dedicated professionals at Urban Spa are proud to offer the world renowned Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal system to Bishop’s Stortford. The cost effective alternative to laser hair removal is a permanent hair reduction treatment – a painless non-invasive method, providing a safe, convenient and effective permanent solution for the removal of unwanted, stubborn hairs.
IPL Hair Reduction Price Reference Guide
Patch Test Cost | £30 per treatment
Small Area e.g. Underarm, upper lip Cost | £50 per treatment
Medium Area e.g Bikini, ½ arm Cost | £99 per treatment
Large Area eg. Legs, back Cost | £150 per treatment
Please Note: All prices are subject to consultation by a trained Chromogenex specialist. We recommend a course of treatments to gain the best results.
How does Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) work?
Whatever your skin colour or hair type, our advanced system calculates the precise treatment to achieve maximum results. A handset is then placed onto the area that needs treatment and a light-based energy pulsates with a quick flash of light. This leaves the skin unharmed but destroys the hair follicle, removing hair and discouraging re-growth.
How is the treatment carried out?
You will be asked to put on goggles to protect your eyes. The area will also be cooled to increase comfort during treatment. 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 moisturised.
Yes, the ideal patient is fair skinned with dark hair, but there is much evidence to show that through carefully researched settings, results can be achieved for different hair and skin types. 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 effectively treated.
How does the treatment feel?
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 making it the preferred choice for hair removal.
What will I see after the treatment?
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. After treatment the hairs are loose in the follicle and can sometimes be easily pulled out with tweezers. IPL Hair Reduction treats a much larger area of skin per light pulse than laser hair treatment does (which explains why IPL can be a much faster and cheaper method of hair removal).
Are there any side effects?
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.
How many treatments are necessary?
Only hair in the active growth stage of the growth cycle is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed. Treatment is conducted every 2-8 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.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments can take from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on which area is being treated.
Prior to any treatment we will provide a full consultation. 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 a written informed consent is obtained and a test patch is performed to confirm there are no adverse skin reactions to the light