If you’re not going to use it,
why not lose it?
If you’re not going to use it,
why not lose it?
At Allure Derma we use the latest equipment and techniques for our IPL treatments such as;
Permanent Hair reduction: Permanent reduction of facial & body hair.
Photorejuvenation: Anti ageing treatment for sun damaged, pigmented skin.
Vascular treatments: Superficial upper body/facial vessels.
Acne Treatments: Targeting P. Acnes Bacterium.
A detailed skin assessment is performed to ensure you are a suitable candidate for IPL treatments. Multiple sessions are required for IPL, and your personal treatment plan will be discussed with you at consultation.
All treatments are carried out by fully qualified practitioners under strict guidelines and protocols.
IPL treatment on individuals under 16 years of age must be with the written parental consent and are only performed after a medical consultation at the practitioner’s discretion for underlying medical conditions.
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Will IPL Hair Removal permanently remove hair in one treatment?
Hair grows in cycles so that no treatment can offer permanent hair removal in just one session. With regular treatments performed every 4 to 6 weeks for the body and every 2 to 4 weeks for the face, this can offer 90% permanent hair reduction in just 5 to 8 treatments in most individuals. Please be aware that factors such as hair growth rate, size of a hair follicle, treatment area, underlying hormonal conditions, re-exposure to UV radiation (for photo rejuvenation clients), medications and general health will all influence this, so while the hair may not permanently be removed, hair is significantly reduced. The number of treatment sessions required will depend on each.
Treatment sessions can be as few as five sessions and as many or more than 14 sessions. Prices are per session. Maintainance sessions may be required at 6-12 monthly intervals for some individuals. Once hair follicles have been permanently destroyed, they will not grow back, please consider this if you’re a male considering IPL permanent hair reduction to your face. As IPL hair removal permanently treats existing hair growth, no laser or IPL system can prevent the creation of future growth stimulated by genetics, age, medication or imbalanced hormones.
A common form of imbalance is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which can affect up to 7% of women. Ongoing maintenance treatments may be required to treat such conditions.
Is IPL Hair Removal safe?
Tania is an experienced clinician and registered nurse who has obtained formal training & obtained laser safety certification. This ensures you are provided with a safe and customised experience based on treatment requirements. Each client is given an extensive consultation process to assess suitability, reduce any risk, and provide the best pre, during, and post-treatment care. Our medical-grade machine is TGA approved.
Ultimately, as a client, it is your responsibility to ensure if your circumstances change throughout the course of treatment, that you notify Tania prior to treatment. This includes commencing new medications, unprotected sun exposure or change in health status.
A consent form is required prior to the commencement of treatment.
How does IPL work?
IPL is a form of Polychromatic, divergent light source which can be used to target selective chromphores for different treatments:
Melanin: for hair removal and epidermal pigmentation
Oxyhaemoglobin: Blood in small capillaries
Water: within cells for skin rejuvenation
Porphyrins: in the treatment of acne
The selected target is treated using different filters which emit different wavelengths of light.
Who cannot be treated with IPL?
Each individual’s skin type is assessed and test patches are performed prior to undergoing any IPL treatments. Even if you have had IPL previously with another provider, you will be required to undergo this assessment.
UNSUITABLE traits include:-
White, blonde, grey or red hair- FOR HAIR REMOVAL – does not contain enough melanin for targeting
Dark/black or recently sun exposed skin or skin that has recently had fake tan applied
Broken, inflamed, diseased areas of skin, Eczema, Psoriasis
Raised pigmented lesions
Pregnant or breastfeeding women
History of insulin dependant diabetes, Epilepsy, Lupus, Keloid scarring, tattoos in the treatment area, pacemaker, metal plates/pins or implanted contraceptive device in the treatment area
History of Roaccutane use in the past 6 months
History of extreme photosensitivity- caution with clients on photosensitising medications
Does it hurt?
IPL treatments are generally well tolerated. Certain treatments and treatment areas can be more uncomfortable than others such as vascular treatments and areas containing large diameter, densely growing hair. Cool gel is applied and the machine has an inbuilt cooling system.
The treatment should not be excessively painful. The practitioner will assess your comfort levels and assess your individual skins response during the treatment.