IPL Perth Laser Hair Removal
Specialist IPL Clinic - Perth
Great For Dark hair, unwanted hair, ingrown hairs
Areas Treated Legs, underarms, bikini line, facial hair, back, chest, arms
Down Time None
Results Duration Usually permanent, although individual results may vary. An occasional maintenance treatment will be required.
AKA Intense Pulsed Light hair removal, laser hair removal, permanent hair removal or reduction, IPL Hair Removal
What is IPL Laser Hair Removal?
IPL laser hair removal is revolutionising the way we treat unwanted hair in Perth: A short course of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) can replace the need for continuous and ongoing waxing, tweezing, shaving and bleaching.
In an IPL treatment, highly controlled flashes of intense filtered light are directed onto the skin. This light is absorbed by the melanin in dark hair and converted to heat. The heat then destroys the follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue. A course of 6-8 IPL treatments are usually required, with each IPL session done 4-6 weeks apart.
After a course of IPL laser hair removal in our Perth clinic most hair will not grow back at all, while other hair may grow back thinner and lighter in colour. For dark, thick hairs there is nothing better! With our specialist, medical-strength IPL equipment, Skin Resus can safely treat hair on all skin types, even very dark skins.
Before and after IPL hair removal*
*Individual results may vary
Why choose Skin Resus for your IPL Laser Hair Removal in Perth?
Quick, Effective, Medical Grade IPL
At Skin Resus, we use the Palomar Starlux 500 IPL and Lumenis M22 IPL systems, which give great results and can safely be used on all skin types, even very dark skins. Treatments with IPL machines in our Perth, Albany and Esperance clinics are very fast. Smaller areas - such as the underarms, upper lip or bikini line - can be treated in about 5 minutes. Lower legs or man's back can be treated in under 30 minutes.
Fully qualified experienced practitioners
At Skin Resus all IPL treatments are performed by our very experienced Registered Nurses. In our Perth clinic alone we have performed over 10,000 IPL hair removal treatments.
It hurts less than waxing - honestly!
Another huge advantage of the both the Palomar Starlux IPL and the Lumenis M22 IPL machines is the integrated cooling. The handpieces of the IPL machines are constantly chilled, and this means virtually pain-free IPL treatments - and it's much safer for your skin. Most people tell us that IPL in our Perth, Albany and Esperance clinics hurt less than waxing.
And, since the pulses of light penetrate the skin, you do not need to let your hair grow between treatments: you can shave or clip the hair as often as you like to maintain a smooth appearance in between IPL treatments.
Free consultation and test patch
Not sure if IPL hair removal is for you? Come in for a free consultation and a test patch and see for yourself just how well it works.
What are IPL laser hair removal treatments like?
Quick and easy! After your initial consultation, our Registered Nurse will move the IPL hand-piece over your skin. The hand-piece emits a light that destroys the hair follicles. Each pulse feels like a slights sting, similar to the snap of a rubber band. After the IPL treatment you may get some redness and swelling around the follicle (similar to what you can see after waxing) and you will sometimes feel a mild sunburn-like sensation, usually lasting less than an hour.
After your IPL treatment, the hair will appear to keep growing for 1-2 weeks, while the hair in the follicle is expelled. During this time, you can shave as often as you wish to keep your skin nice and smooth. After 1-2 weeks (depending on the area treated) the hair will fall out and then nothing will grow for the next 2-3 weeks, until just before your next treatment. While a course of IPL treatments are needed, you will usually see a big reduction in hair even after your first treatment.
A course of treatments are needed for permanent hair removal, with prices starting from just $70 per treatment. For an accurate idea of the costs, just give us a call or send an email and talk to one of our friendly team. For our IPL clinics in Esperance and Albany we add a 10% surcharge to cover our travel expenses.
Are there any side effects from IPL Hair Removal treatments?
IPL hair removal in our Perth, Albany and Esperance clinics is very safe however some side effects can occur:
- Some redness or swelling around the follicle may be seen after the IPL treatment. This will usually settle within an hour.
- Darker skin types, for example Mediterranean and Asian skins, need to be treated more cautiously, although the risks are still low with our specialist IPL equipment which can be adjusted to allow for skin colour.
- Crusting or blistering can occasionally be seen. This is rare but more common in darker or tanned skins.
- Fine hair on darker skin can be slow to respond, and in some cases an increase of hair growth has been seen. For this reason we advise against treatment if you fall into this category.
- Hyper-pigmentation (brown spots) may occur, as can loss or reduction of pigment - both are very rare and will usually resolve within a few weeks to months.
- Lack of response: In rare cases, IPL hair removal will not work despite our best efforts.