Intense pulsed light

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is a fast, safe non-invasive way to remove unwanted hair. With an ability to treat most areas of the body in both women and men, it differs from laser hair removal in that it can treat a much larger area of skin per light pulse – resulting in a faster and cheaper treatment. *

Efficiently destroying hair follicles through two beams of light, IPL works best at removing hair that is in the active growth phase, but because not all hair is always in the same phase at the same time, a series of treatments are required to ensure the best possible results. *

All of our work is carried out by a highly trained therapist, who would be delighted to answer any questions you may have beforehand. * Results may vary from person to person. You are advised not to expose the target area to the sun or sun beds for at least four weeks before and after your treatment. Some people feel a slight tingling sensation. You may experience some swelling or redness immediately after the treatment. Sometimes an increase or decrease in pigmentation can occur, and in a very small number of cases the texture of skin may alter. IPL very rarely causes scarring. Treatment times vary depending on the skin tone, hair colour and thickness, and the size of the area. Six to eight sessions are usually required in general, but facial areas may need 10-12. For best results we recommend completing the full treatment.

Laser Hair Removal


How is the treatment carried out?

The applicator (hand-piece) is placed in contact with gel which is first applied on the skin surface, then light pulsed through onto the skin. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated.

Laser Hair Removal


Does it hurt?

The light energy is absorbed by the pigments (melanin and haemoglobin). The pain depends upon the concentration of melanin in the epidermis and the hairs combined. Consequently it hurts more in dark skinned people and those with dense, dark hairs. No anaesthetic is required and most patients describe the pain as moderate. *

* Results and pain depends on person to person.


Why do hairs ‘grow’ after treatment

Hairs are not vaporised by the Pulsar treatment. * Hair follicles are killed by the heat but the hairs remain in the skin and often become attached to the epidermis.

They will fall out after 1 to 3 weeks as the epidermis is renewed. During this period it will seem that the hairs are growing as the epidermis pushes them out. Next treatment will be rearranged after four to six weeks, regular session are expected to recieve best results. 6 to 8 treatments may be required depending on person to person.

* Results may vary person to person depending on treatments received.


Thread veins

* Pulsar IPL offers the perfect solution to broken facial veins and rosacea. The light is absorbed into the targeted blood vessels causing them to coagulate and break down. There is little or no down time making it the perfect treatment to have in a lunch hour. Typically 3-4 sessions are required. Rosacea is a chronic condition, pulsar IPL is an excellent aid to reduce and relieve effects. * The treatment is quick and relatively pain free, your therapist will advise you of after care to help maintain your results.

*Typically you need 2-4 sessions to reduce the redness and you may have to maintain the reduction at intervals as the rosacea is an underlying condition. However if you work out your own personal triggers these may not be needed or the results can be prolonged. In research notes it appears that this condition lasts between 8–13 years.

Regular 3 weekly sessions are advised.

* Results may vary person to person.


Age spots and freckles

* Pigmentation skin rejuvenation and age spots and freckles. Inconsistency in melanocytes will give patches of pigmentation that are darker to the ambient skin. These patches of pigment can be treated without affecting the ambient skin colour. The light is absorbed in to the these patches and the melanocytes are caused to shatter, they break up and dissipate over a period of time. Sessions are advised every 3 weeks, upto 6 treatments may be needed. * Results can vary person to person depending on health and diet.