IPL Permanent Hair Reduction

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How does IPL work?

Our Lynton IPL Machine emits intense pulsed light onto the skin. This light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair and turns the heat into energy and aims to destroy the hair follicle. As the hair cycle varies on different parts of the body, and due to hormonal changes, the number of treatments of IPL permanent hair reduction will vary from client to client


Which areas can be treated with IPL?

Unwanted hair can be removed from most parts of the body including legs, upper lip and chin, bikini line, underarm, back, etc.

How many treatments are needed?

For permanent hair reduction, generally most areas of the body will need between 6-10 treatments of IPL permanent hair reduction however this can vary from client to client. With regards to the face, hair growth on this area is usually stimulated by hormonal imbalances and other relation factors and we advise 10-12 treatments may be required to see reduction in re-growth.

Who can it treat?

Some less advanced IPL systems can only be used on a limited amount of skin types but Lynton Laser’s IPL has been clinically proven to work on almost all skin types except very dark skin. dark hair on light skin is the easiest to treat because the colour difference enables the light to be easily absorbed by the melanin in the hair without absorbing too much into the skin. Only white and grey hairs do not respond to any IPL treatments

Is IPL safe?

Lynton Lasers are the UK’s premier supplier of medical aesthetic technology to top Aesthetic Clinics.  Lynton have over 25 years of experience to ensure that their Medically Graded systems offer the most advanced and safe technology to date.

How does it feel?

A slight warming tingling sensation best describes the feeling experienced during IPL treatment. This is minimised by a specially developed cryogenic-handset that’s is placed on the skin before the treatment.

Price list

Patch test & consultation – £25
Odd hairs – £22
Forehead/ Cheeks/ Sides of Face – £45
Between brows – £27
Front/ Back of Neck – £60    
Full Face – £95
Full neck – £90
Upper lip/ Chin – from £35

Shoulders/ Decolletage – £100
Upper/Lower back – £110
Chest/ Abdomen – £105
Stomach Line/ Nipples – £55
Bikini/ Hollywood – from £65
Buttocks – £110
Full back/ Chest and Abdomen – £180
Full Back and Shoulders – £230
Shoulders and Upper/Lower Back – £180

Upper legs exc. knee – £155
Lower legs inc. knee – £155
Full legs inc bikini – £250
Hands/ Feet/ Toes/ Fingers – from £50
Half arms – £90
Full arms – £120
Underarms – £65

The 10 Steps of IPL Hair Removal –

Step 1: ideally avoid tanning and fake tans for at least a month to prepare for IPL hair removal. The skin should be as light as possible at the time of treatment. Apply sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 if you do need to spend time outdoors, and the area you wish to have hair removed by laser will be exposed to UVA/UVB rays.

Step 2: Refrain from plucking or waxing for at least 2-4 weeks prior to undergoing IPL hair removal. Shaving is fine, but these other hair removal techniques can reduce and stop the effectiveness of IPL treatment. Also, the hair should not be bleached.

Step 3: Shave the area that will be treated, as instructed during the pre-treatment consultation. This is usually two days before the appointment. The hair follicles should be visible approx 2mm.

Step 4: Clean the skin at the treatment area and leave it free of cosmetics, lotions and creams. If you apply deodorant, it will be removed prior to treatment.

Step 5: Wear clothing that will leave the treated area exposed or is loose fitting. The treated area may have a soothing topical cream applied that you don’t want to get on clothing.

Step 6: The technician will put protective eye wear on you and may shave the area if the hair is too long.

Step 7: Use 30+sunscreen to cover that sensitive skin. The skin is vulnerable to direct sunlight and may be prone to darkening. This is especially important in those with dark skin.

Step 8: Avoid heat treatment like hot showers, steam rooms and sauna for at least 24-48 hours.

Step 9: Stay away from laser hair removal if you are on any anti-biotic medication. This should be up-held for another 2 weeks after finishing the medication.

Step 10: Except for mineral make up which can be used post treatment, avoid any make up for at least a day. Avoid waxing, tweezing or electrolysis as for the laser hair removal needs intact hair follicles to be effective