IPL / LASER
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Experience unrivalled treatment with our medical grade Lumina system.
SC Skin Clinic has been successfully treating clients with IPL / Laser for over 17 years; you will be treated by highly trained, experienced technician.
Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Pigmentation and Red Veins, will either be treated by Laser or IPL depending on the condition. Therefore you will need to come in to the clinic for a brief check, from there we will arrange for you to come in and have a free consultation with a patch test.
IPL Permanent Hair Reduction
We offer a safe, long-term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women. Treatment is suitable for the face and body, is quick and results can be seen after just a few sessions
How does light-assisted hair removal work?
Light is selectively absorbed by melanin, the pigment in the hair follicle. The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair, however, contains less melanin and is harder to treat. We recommend a consultation with your clinician to ascertain if the treatment will be successful for you. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as “a flick of an elastic band”. Typically no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.
What will I see after the treatment?
The hair follicles are damaged by heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. The dead hairs shed 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.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Are there any side effects?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and bumpy but this usually subsides within a few hours. Unwanted reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
How is treatment carried out?
The applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets 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.
Consultation Procedure Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.
Before treatment, areas for hair removal must be cleanly shaven 1 to 3 days prior to treatment, unless otherwise discussed with your practitioner.
All treatments will require a consultation and patch test to assess suitability. Consultations are free of charge.
IPL – Intense Pulsed Light treatment is an effective treatment used for permanent hair reduction on the face, arms, legs and body.
Call the clinic for advice or to arrange a consultation.
IPL HAIR REDUCTION
|Price List||Individual Treatment||Buy 5 get 6th Free|
|Lip & Chin||£40||£200|
|Lower face & neck||£55||£275|
|Full face & neck||£70||£350|
|Upper Arms (from)||£60||£300|
|Full Arms (from)||£90||£450|
|Stomach Centre Line (from)||£40||£200|
|Upper Leg (from)||£99||£495|
|Chest & Abdomen||150||£750|
|Back & Upper Arms||£175||875|