IPL can be used for the treatment of damaged skin in a method known as Photorejuvenation. It involves the use of a specially constructed xenon flash lamp and focusing optics. We offer an IPL Hair Removal & Photorejuvenation treatment at our salon in Romford, Essex - The Hair & Beauty Clinic.
IPL Treatments - Intense Pulsed Light
All prices include: Consultation and prescribed treatments.
Why choose IPL Photorejuvenation
The effects of IPL help to stimulate the blood vessels within the area treated, this increases blood flow, returns pigmentation and colour, helps to kill infections, bacteria and allows the skin to rejuvenate to a healthier state.
Our IPL Hair Removal Treatments Explained
IPL is often used in the treatment of poor skin or medical skin problems, this is a process known as photorejuvenation. The focused, broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin by way of either a hand-held wand or an articulated arm. This light travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts or the bulb (root) of the hair. In turn, a direct light-heat conversion occurs directly in the darker coloured capillaries, bringing nourishing blood to the follicle and skin area. The nutrients that the blood carries due to the increased circulation will help to rejuvenate the skin and encourage it to produce healthy skin cells.
IPL technology is also employed in the treatment of medical disorders of the skin including:
- Sun damage induced dyspigmentation and vascular changes
- Poikiloderma of Civatte
- Acne Rosacea
- Broken capillaries/telangiectases
- Vascular and pigmented birth marks
In terms of rosacea, IPL offers one of the few effective treatments to relieve the facial redness associated with the disorder. This new technology incorporates 'dual mode filtering' and other important advances which result in safer and more effective treatment than older systems designed for hair removal.
Explaining IPL: How does hair grow?
Hair is made up of a shaft and a root. The shaft is the hair you see and the root is buried beneath the skin. The normal growth cycle of hair includes anagen (active hair growth), telogen (resting phase), and catagen (where the hair falls out). The length of the cycle varies but continues throughout an individual’s lifetime.
Explaining IPL: How does the treatment work?
Lasers and IPLs deliver a short burst of light onto the skin’s surface. The light is converted into heat at the hair follicle. Heating the follicle stops any further regrowth of the hair. Lasers emit high energy at one specific wavelength (colour) in a single beam of light. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is broadband light energy that delivers hundreds of wavelengths (or colours) in a single discharge. The light is passed through filters to produce red light at 650 – 950nm. If the hair is in its growth stage (anagen), the heat can be transmitted down the hair shaft to the base of the follicle, destroying the germination centre responsible for its regrowth.
Explaining IPL: How many treatments are needed?
On average 3 to 6 treatments are needed at our IPL Hair Removal Clinic in Romford, Essex. These should take palce at 6 to 10 week intervals. The exact number of treatments depends on several factors including hair colour, skin colour, hair density and the site of hair growth.
Explaining IPL: Can all hair colours be treated?
IPL works best on dark hair because the pigment melanin absorbs the laser light. Fair hair can respond well, but white hair, grey hair, very blond hair and some types of red hair respond poorly unless stained using a special melanin encapsulating solution.
Explaining IPL: IPL Skin RejuvenationIPL is used to remove broken veins from the face, calm the redness of acne rosacea, fade sun spots and pigmentation caused by sun damage and can be used to rejuvenate the skin by activating the fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin leaving the skin firmer and smoother.
Explaining IPL: IPL Pigmentation & Sun Damage Therapy
IPL the very latest technology from The Hair & Beauty Clinic for Skin Rejuvenation. This is the most modern and effective equipment available, using second-generation Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) process. This treatment would be suitable for you if you suffer from sun damage, pigmented skin, freckles or age spots.
This advanced skin rejuvenation treatment will stimulate the skin's natural production of collagen and improve elasticity and firmness. Skin tone and texture will be improved and pores refined, giving you a clearer, younger looking complexion.