IPL Laser Treatment

IPL Laser Treatment

The machine can do the following treatments:

* Permanent hair removal
* Skin rejuvenation (non-surgical face lift)
* Reduction of varicose veins
* Reduction of pigmentation spots
* Reduction of wrinkles
* Breast augmentation

It depends on each person’s skin, how many sessions they will need. Ranging from 5 -12 sessions. Then each successive session 3-6 weeks apart did. So it will be sufficient if I one time a month (every 4 weeks) unless the demand is greater.

Here are the prices:

Permanent hair removal price list:
Lip R 160
Ken R 200
Facial R 400
Forearm R 400
Half Leg R 1000
3/4 leg R1400
Full leg R 1700
Bikini line R 400
Full Bikini R 650
Stomach R 600
Breast R 600
Back R 700

Treatment of varicose veins, wrinkles, pigmentation spots and skin rejuvenation ranging between R 500 – R 700 per treatment depending on the surface size being treated.

1.  What is IPL?

Intense Pulsed Light is a technology where light is converted into heat energy. Treatments are like a very powerful camera flash lamp being held against your skin. The selected light waves target chromophores (colour pigments) such as melanin in brown spots and freckles; and such as haemoglobin in broken or diffused blood vessels.  The light waves can also target specific protein molecules in acne bacteria and in collagen.  IPL treats all conditions without disruption to the skin’s surface.

2.  What is the difference between IPL and Laser?

Lasers have been used in surgery for years.  The IPL is an adaptation of the laser, more suited to the beauty industry.  The biggest difference between laser and IPL, as far as treatment is concerned, is the coverage.   The laser beam is very narrow, only covering a small spot at a time, while IPL coverage is several times the area, and therefore treatments are much quicker.  The surface area of the Chromolite IPL applicator head is 7.5 square cm – one of the largest on the market. Lasers produce light from one specific wavelength, or colour, for a very specific target.  The light emitted from the IPL is composed of a spectrum of colours from different wavelengths, enabling selective photo-absorption (light absorption) to different targets.  In other words, using the IPL is like using a group of lasers in a single treatment.

3.  Permanent Hair Reduction: How does it work?

Intense Pulsed Light targets the colour pigment (melanin) in the hairs. Therefore, white hairs cannot be treated. Dark hairs on fair skin have the best and quickest results. Fair hairs will require extra treatments with lesser results. Caution is required when treating hairs on darker skins; this is explained below and would be discussed more fully during your consultation. The hair growth cycle. Hairs grow in constant cycles:  Firstly hairs are actively growing, then they become dormant (resting), and finally they loosen and shed, only to be replaced by more new, actively growing hairs. Only hair follicles in the active growth stage are disabled by IPL treatments. Hairs in the dormant stage of the growth cycle normally remain anchored in the follicles for weeks or months, depending on their location, but their follicles and associated hair germination cells are not disabled by IPL treatments.  These follicles will be treated in subsequent sessions.   This is why you need repeated sessions.  Hair growth becomes sparser with each session.   All treated hairs should shed within about two weeks.

4.  Skin Rejuvenation: How does it work?

Skin Tone and Re-texture–  Pigmentation–  Vascular Lesions–  Acne & RosaceaSkin Rejuvenation is also known as photo-rejuvenation – the non-invasive, non-surgical face lift. The Intense Pulsed Light is absorbed by colour particles which are present in blood and in melanin. The IPL also treats the propioni-bacterium in acne and protein present in cells which produce collagen. Pigmentation marks slowly come to the skin’s surface and are shed naturally. Vascular lesions dissipate into the lymphatic system for excretion, just as bruises do. Enlarged pores, minor pitting and scarring diminish and fade. Fine lines and wrinkles are softened and may virtually disappear. Collagen & elastin production increases.

5.  How often will I need treatments?

a. PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION course of 5 to 10 treatments is usually required to treat hairs at all stages of the hair growth cycle, at 3 to 6 week intervals; which varies depending on hair type and colour, and the location being treated. Fair hairs will require extra treatments. White hairs cannot be treated. A maintenance session may be necessary from time to time, due to the development of new hair growth appearing, as our hormonal balance continues to change with age, or due to the influence of stress, illness, disease and drugs i.e. steroids or contraceptive pills.

b. SKIN REJUVENATION: It is difficult to predict the number of sessions required, as it depends on the nature of the lesions to be treated and their size, plus the client’s skin type, condition and colour.  Some conditions may require maintenance treatments from time to time.  This will be discussed during your consultation.  Different types of skin rejuvenation require different numbers of treatments.

The following is a guide only:

SKIN TONE & RE-TEXTURE: Fine lines & wrinkles, enlarged pores, minor pitting & scarring,etc2 to 4 treatments usually recommended, at 4 to 6 week intervals.

VASCULAR LESIONS: Facial redness, broken capillaries, spider veins, etc2 to 6 treatments usually recommended, at 2 to 6 week intervals.

PIGMENTATION MARKS: Freckles, sun spots, flat birthmarks, etc,2 to 8 treatments usually recommended, at 4 to 6 week intervals.

ROSACEA AND ACNE: Results are profound, but these hormonal conditions may return.2 to 6 treatments usually recommended, at 1 to 3 week intervals.