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. Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed.
Treatment cost varies with the size of the area treated, an individual free consultation with one of our experienced therapists is necessary to obtain exact pricing. During the consultation we will perform a test patch to see if your skin is suitable for hair removal.
Any area except adjacent to the eye, where there is excess hair can be treated. The most common areas requested are the face, upper lip, chest, underarm, back, abdomen, bikini line, arms and legs
Intense pulsed light systems emit light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed. Following treatment the vessel quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.
Most red skin lesions including facial thread veins, rosacea, spider naevi and port wine stains are treatable.