IPL / LASER HAIR REMOVAL - CPL

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

1. - WHAT IS IPL?

Intense Pulse Light commonly abbreviates as IPL. The light is polychromatic, IS MORE THAN ONE BEAM OF LIGTH. It is Non Coherent cromophone. It is distributed over a range of wave of lengths from 500nm to 1200nm that is calibrated pulse light for hair removal or, photo-rejuvenation in the skin and for other purposes.

2. - WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LASER HAIR REMOVAL AND IPL?

Laser is monochromatic where IPL POLICROMATIC. It's 10 times faster than traditional lasers and with active cooling in the hand piece of IPL the sensation is far less intense.

3. - HOW MANY TREATMENTS OF IPL WILL I NEED?

At any one time not all hair's follicles are active.
The hair has got tree cycles and the best and suited is Anagen were the hair is in it active phase, best for IPL and laser technology to interact with the hair at this stage. Hence multiple treatments are required to accomplish permanent hair reduction. An average approximately 20% reduction will be noticed in the initial treatments and as much as 90 to 95% reduction can be realized on average in 6 to 8 treatments.
Remember that after the treatment the reduction will be permanent!

4.- AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENT?.............YES! You are!

MEN and WOMEN. Basically anyone can be treated with IPL, with CUSTOMIZED TREATMENTS where we CALIBRATE the CPL ACCORDING TO YOU SKIN TYPE, HAIR COLOUR AND THICNESS OF YOU HAIR AND TREATMENT AREA.
Treatments are effective on all skin types and hair colour, any part of you body including under arms, legs, back, face, neck, bikini and hands.
Eye protection is required when you are under treatment.

5.- AFTER TREATMENT WHAT NEXT? What to expect?

IPL works in a minimally invasive way to thermally destroy the hair, which is what makes the procedure so fast and comfortable; Two or three days later after the treatment has occurred, stubble may reappear. This is NOT NEW HAIR GROWTH, simply the body is shedding the thermally damage hair; thus including the bulb. At this stage you can cut trimmed the area but DO NOT pluck or tweeze or wax because you will remove the bulb which is the target to be treated.
When this hair has completely shed IT'S time for the next treatment for four to six week intervals

6.- WHY IS MY HAIR STILL GROWING?

For new users of Intense Pulse Light System; To administer a pulse light treatment, the required time to shed the hair which had been thermally destroyed may take 10 to 15 days on the area and on some people two to three weeks to fully shed the thermally damaged hair. Over time the treated hair will grow out of the skin. This should not be mistaken for continued hair growth.

7.- CAN I REMOVE MY HAIR BETWEEN TREATMENT?

YOU cannot tweeze or wax since you will physically remove the target area hence reduce the Intense Pulse Light ability to destroy it ( you cannot destroy what isn't there).
However you could shave, cut with scissors between treatments as the objective is to interact with the matrix or bulb and shaft of the hair.

8.- ARE THERE SOME FACTORS THAT MIGHT AFFECT MY TREATMENT?

CERTAIN medication such as muscle relaxant, antidepressant, anti cancer drugs, acne medications and topical creams may have an effect on treatment parameters, your body tend to become sensitive to light which do not exclude clients from treatments but must be disclosed during consultation.
Retinil Palmitate will have an effect on treatment.
ADVICE: test patch to prior treatment to ensure safe and effective result for any client situation.

9.- IS THERE ANY POST TREATMENT?

Prior to and during treatment exposure to sun and use of artificial tanning products should be discontinued. Do not wax or tweeze the hair as this will remove the bulb.

10.- DURING TREATMENT

You may experience warmth or redness during the treatment at the treatment site, which is normal and can be cooled with cool compresses if desired. It is recommended to avoid exercise, deodorant, perfume, hot bath or saunas after treatment.

11.- WHO SHOULD NOT BE TREATED? WHO SHOULD BE TREATED WITH CAUTION WITH CPL= INTENSE PULSE LIGTH?

* Patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment at present.
Unless a period of time has passed since their last chemotherapy treatment.

* Suntanned Skin. - As the increased level of melanin in the skin can cause unpredictable results including long term pigmentation changes.

* Photo Sensitive Drugs.- Certain drugs heighten the response of Intense pulse light treatments including redness, inflammation and hyper Pigmentation. Its important to disclose and fully document any medication being taken prior to receiving the pulse light test patch and subsequent treatment.

* Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) *Under lying condition which can affect hair growth.

* Hirsutism - A condition characterized by unnatural hair growth. Candidates with this condition.

* Menopause - A condition that the client should disclose to the consultant during her visit so that appropriate adjustment can be made to the treatment parameters and post treatment (photo rejuvenation).

* Pregnancy – Pregnant women must be advised that they are not the ideal candidate for treatments due to hormonal changes that occur during gestation.

12.- CAN I HAVE IPL LASER TRATMENT IF I AM TAKING FERTILY PILLS?

Some fertility pills contain substances that make the skin more sensitive to Pulse light treatment.
Therefore is advisable that the client should re-schedule at a time when they are no longer taking fertility pills.

13.- CAN I HAVE IPL ALTHOUGH I SUFFER FROM ECZEMA, PSORIASIS?

GIVEN THE APROPIATE settings we can enhance the healing process of these conditions.

14.- CAN INTENSE PULSE LIGHT HELP TO CLEAR ACTIVE ACNE?

YES you can!