Academy Facial Plastics - IPL Hair Removal Perth
Academy Facial Plastics - IPL Hair Removal Perth provide a range of alternative hair removal treatments to laser hair removal, to get rid of unwanted hair including IPL hair removal and SPL laser hair removal. As one of Perth's leading hair removal and beauty clinics we also offer various treatments.
Why have IPL (intense pulse light) treatment at Academy Facial Plastics?
We have two top of the range IPL systems (not all IPL’s are created equal).
What is IPL and how does it work?
Intense Pulsed Light is a treatment that uses light to absorb melanin (the dark pigment in your hair and skin) and haemoglobin (the red colour in your blood vessels). This light converts to heat, which damages the target cells without disrupting the skins surface. This is used as a non-invasive treatment for unwanted hair and many skin conditions and is a great alternative treatment to laser hair removal.
What can IPL treat?
. Freckles, sunspots and general pigmentation
. Facial veins e.g. spider veins, red spots and broken capillaries
. Redness, rosacea and red scarring
. Poikiloderma (pigmentation and a spotty look to the neck/décolletage)
. Unwanted dark facial and body hair
. Uneven skin colouring
. Sun damage
Contraindications (reasons why IPL may not be suitable for you)
. If you are sunburnt
. Unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 4 weeks prior to treatment
. History of seizures
. If you have severe dermatitis or eczema in the treatment area
. Current infection
. If you have used Roaccutane in the last 6 months
. If you have Herpes 1 or 2 within the treatment area
. If your skin is dark
. Removing hair by the root (waxing/tweezing 4 weeks prior to treatment
At Academy Facial Plastics we perform test spots within 3 days prior to your treatment, to allow an accurate evaluation of the skins response. This significantly reduces potential complications, which include:
Why do I need several treatments?
Hair grows in 3 phases. IPL can only treat the hair during the phase called anagen - this is when the hair is growing and there are actively dividing cells in the hair follicle.
At any given time, there is only a certain percentage of hair in anagen - this is why IPL must be performed over a number of sessions, and with a certain time frame between treatments, to achieve the best result. The face usually needs 6-8 weeks between treatments and all other areas 10-12 weeks. Depending on your skin and hair colour, you will need between 4-10 treatments of IPL.
No IPL system can achieve 100% hair removal - we can only achieve approximately 70% to 90% hair reduction. The small amount of hair that remains is generally lighter and finer.
After your IPL hair treatment
Please contact one of our friendly, helpful Client Coordinators to book your complimentary consultation with a Dermal Therapist on 9382 4800.