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How Does IPL Work?

Images uses the iPulse 300, a 4th Generation Intense Pulsed Light Machine, which is able to offer alternative treatments for:

  • Permanent Hair Reduction
  • Red Vein and Roseacea  and other vascular conditions
  • Skin Pigmentation Reduction
  • Skin Rejuvenation  (Photo Rejuvenation)
  • Acne

IPL Machine iPulse 300







How Does IPL Work?

Intense Pulsed Light – commonly called IPL is very similar to Laser, using light to penetrate and treat the skin and its contents
IPL uses White Light and some Infrared in a broad spectrum of wavelengths from 500 nanometres to 1200 nanometres to penetrate the skin.

White Light is commonly known as natural light and is from 400 to 900 nm. It is only capable of penetrating a few millimetres into the skins epidermis.

Infrared is from 900 to 1200nm and is commonly used by physiotherapists for muscle or ligament repair treatments or in infrared heaters such as in your bathroom.

Lasers only use a single wavelength, which restricts it treatment abilities.
IPL does not contain any ultra violet (300 to 400 nm) wavelengths therefore does not stimulate a tan nor cause radiation damage.

The white light used in IPL is just like that of an ordinary light bulb, but at much higher energy levels (intense) in a very short flash (pulsed).

The flash of intense light penetrates the skin and it is only when it is absorbed by a dark coloured substance that heat is generated, i.e. dark hair, red veins, pigmented skin and sunspots.

The heat is only felt for a fraction of a second then it cools.

Over the next 10 to 14 days these treated hairs will either fall out, or pigment will fall off the skin naturally, or red blood veins will be absorbed and removed by the surrounding skin tissue. IPL in low energy levels will do little or nothing to skin cells.

New hair growth will begin to appear after 2 to 3 weeks and in most cases after 3 to 6 treatments the majority of hair won’t return.

IPL is a clinically proven, effective long term hair reduction system to treat and reduce unwanted hair safely and permanently.  IPL works by delivering a series of rapid flashes of white light directly to the skin lasting for 0.25 of a second.  The procedure is usually less painful (often described as flicking sensation or hot pin prick) than waxing or plucking a few hairs.

IPL is safe, non-invasive, has minimal side effects and requires no recovery time. IPL is gentler and faster than laser as larger surface areas can be treated with each flash.

On your first visit, a detailed consultation and assessment is completed to determine your suitability and individual requirements. We’ll answer any questions you may have, demonstrate the equipment. We then undertake a patch test before we recommend your personalised treatment plan… that way you can see for yourself what’s involved.

We understand that it takes courage to talk to someone… and to ask for help. Don’t worry you’re in safe hands; we’ve helped lots of other clients overcome their embarrassing problem hair and we know we can help you too.

“Here’s what others have to say”

I noticed after having my second child, strong dark hairs around my chin and upper lip. I tried plucking them but they just grew faster, stronger and darker. I was initially scared of IPL because I though it would hurt. I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t as bad as plucking. I’m nearly at the end of my treatment and have had amazing results already

If your curious, want more information, or want to book for a consultation to see if we can help you please call 09 278 7564  or contact P.S. In the unlikely event we don’t deliver the results promised… we’ll give you a full 100% refund


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