IPL is a non-invasive treatment technique for hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments, including skin clearing, redness reduction and skin tone correction.
What is IPL – Intense Pulsed Light Treatment? IPL is a non-invasive light based technology used to remove unwanted hair and improve many skin conditions.Such conditions as age spots, sun spots, freckles, superficial capillaries and other unsightly discolouration of the skin can be eliminated using this technology.IPL is also incredibly effective for those of us who suffer from facial redness and can even stimulate fibroblast causing increased collagen production in your skin for a more natural, lively, healthier looking you!
How does IPL work? A fully trained therapist will apply a specially designed hand piece to your skin and generate an intense pulse of light which will be absorbed by targets in your skin.The light delivered from the hand piece is delivered at high intensity during a very short period of time.It is this rapid discharge of light that provides the high energy levels required for each IPL treatment to be effective.
Hair Removal Treatments IPL hair removal treatments are easy, virtually painless and quick solution to unwanted hair and can be successfully used on the body or the face.Usually a course of treatments is required to achieve optimal result, but once you've completed your treatment cycle, you can look forward to a lifetime of smooth skin with only the occasional maintenance treatment.Compare that to the cost and hassle of a lifetime of waxing.
Skin Tone Correction Whether born with them or acquired over the course of a lifetime, virtually everyone has one or more sun spots, freckles or skin discolouration they’d love to get rid of!A treatment cycle and a series of 4 – 6 treatments spaced 4 week apart are required for optimal results.Treatments areas such as backs of hands, forearms, décolletage and face will respond well.
Rejuvenation Treatment Everybody loves the sunshine! Limited exposure is good for the soul and the immediate effects it has on the skin such as a tan and healthy glow are much desired.However, in the long term, sun exposure decreases the production of collagen, which in turn causes damage to the skin making it feel wrinkled and coarse and looking red and tired.Skin rejuvenation treatments will improve skin tone, texture, refine and refresh the skin by increasing the production of collagen in the skin.
Redness Reduction Estimates indicate that unsightly veins are a common problem for more than 60% of the adult population!Our trained clinicians can offer treatments which will reduce facial blemishes such as red flushing and red spots found on cheeks and around the nose with minimal downtime or risk. A treatment cycle of 4 – 6 treatments spaced two to three weeks apart is usually required to reach your best possible outcome.
Skin Clearing Our trained therapits are now able to offer IPL based acne management programs for their clients.These unique treatments are designed to specifically slow the overall production of oil that leads to acne, thus dramatically reducing the chance of spots and minimising the appearance of pores in general.Results will vary, but most people will see a significant improvement in skin condition.Treatment should be spaced approximately 1 – 2 weeks apart.
IPL Hair Removal
A permanent hair removal solution that suits your lifestyle! With IPL hair removal, getting rid of unwanted hair couldn’t be easier.
IPL offers permanent hair removal where you want it most:
Face and neck
Legs and thighs
Chest and back
Arms and hands
Feet and toes
What is IPL hair removal? By gradually heat the hair follicle our IPL treatments disrupt the hair follicle’s growth, so you can look forward to a lifetime of smooth skin with only occasional maintenance required. You can say goodbye to a lifetime of waxing, shaving and plucking and been proven to permanently reduce the number of in-grown hairs.
Is IPL hair removal right for me? While IPL works best on darker shades of hair, our IPL treatments are suitable for shades of blonde and red hair. Your therapist will provide a detailed assessment during your consultation.
How many treatments does it take? This depends on your individual hair type. Most clients require 8-10 sessions to achieve brilliant results. Hair reduces and becomes finer from the very first treatment. For some, an occasional maintenance treatment may be required.
How does it feel? IPL hair removal is relativly pain-free treatment, involving the application of heat to the skin which will cause a warming sensation. A cooling system is used throughout treatment to enhance your comfort. I’ve had my first hair removal session. When can I come back for my next one? IPL hair removal treatments must be conducted at intervals and this varies depending on the area getting treated. As an example, the face may be treated at 2-4 week intervals, while the chest, back and legs may be treated every 6-8 weeks.
Our highly trained staff will design a hair removal treatment plan specifically for you, so you can achieve optimum results. Book a consultation with our skilled therapist today!
See the magic of Intense Pulse Light Treatment for yourself. Talk to us about IPL today!
*Prior to IPL Hair Removal treatment, please ensure treatement area is shaved prior to your appointment. Any shaving performed in the salon will incur a $20 fee.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation Facials
IPL Skin Rejuvenation: a fresh start for your skin
Our IPL skin rejuvenation services strategically address a number of the most common skin concerns with just a handful of treatments.
Acne Management IPL acne management targets acne-prone skin to reduce acne bacteria, breakouts and inflammation for a clearer, more balanced and healthier looking complexion.
Vascular Therapy Spider veins, broken capillaries, red spots and rosacea can all be reduced and removed to offer clients an even, more uniform complexion.
Pigmentation Correction IPL pigmentation correction effectively fades and removes age spots, sun spots and discolouration to greatly improve overall skin tone, texture and radiance.
Photo Rejuvenation Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,smooth outirregularities andenhance your skin'soverall luminosity for a revitalised, youthfulglow with IPL photo rejuvenation.
How does IPL work?
IPL systems work on the same principles as lasers in that light energy is absorbed into particular target cells with colour (chromophores) in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area. IPL systems are different to lasers in that they deliver many wavelengths in each pulse of light instead of just one wavelength, and therefore a variety of skin concerns can be treated. IPL therapy is considered a non-invasive treatment, which means that it targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis). Depending on the treatment selected, the light heat energy can be used to significantly reduce unwanted hair growth on most body areas. Most unwanted brown marks on the skin can also be removed rapidly and effectively. IPL is also an effective and affordable solution for unwanted vascular lesions like red capillary damage on the face, Rocasea and rosy cheeks. Ipl is also helpful is reducing acne, as the light from IPL helps to kill bacteria through a photo-chemical reaction. IPL also stimulates new collagen production which results into a more youthful appearance by improving your skin tone and skin texture.
What results can I expect?
Even though a series of IPL treatments is recommended, you will see will after your first photofacial (skin rejuvenation and vessel removal) treatment within 7 to 14 days. You can expect to see a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries. People with visble ageing from the sun can expect to see their skin become smoother with a decrease in fine wrinkles, reduction in pore size and fading of sunspots. Many people with Rosacea see an improvement in breakouts and are able to decrease or discontinue their medication. Hair will destroyed after your first treatment. Because IPL results depend on your natural hair growth cycle, you will notice an increase hair reduction following each treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
Most clients describe the sensation like that snap of a rubber band with a bit of heat. The entire procedure is brief and non invasive and relatively painless compared to other long term hair removal options.
What is the recovery time?
Most people find they can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you may require for optimal long term benefits depend on the condition treated, your age, your skin, hair coloring, hair coarseness and density per treated area, hair's growth cycle, medication and metabolism. Everyone will benefit from at lease 6 to 8 treatments, but some people may require a longer course of treatments to ensure satisfactory results. Your initial series of treatments can be repeated at approximately 3-6 week intervals.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare, but is is possible to experience a slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment area. This usually disappears within hours, Even more rare, blisters or bruising may occur, but this also typically disappears in a short period of time. Lastly, some discoloration of the skin may follow treatment, but will return to normal within a week or two. It is typical to resume normal activities following treatment. Stay out of the sun, do not use tanning booths and use a high SPF sunscreen.
Is IPL treatment suitable for everyone?
Many people will benefit from IPL treatments for hair removal and skin rejuvenation, but those who are pregnant, on certain medications, diabetic or have a history of keloid scarring may not be suitable. IPL treatment is not compatible with concurrent sun exposure. Some conditions cause by hormonal changes ie during pregnancy, menopause or puberty, and therefore may disappear for some time but will generally return.
-Avoid unprotected sun exposure for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment. Ensure you are using sunblock regulary and avoid using sunbeds. -IPL treatments can't be preformed within 7 days of taking antibiotics. -Inform your therapist if you are using products containing Retin-A or high dosages of AHA's -Maintain a healthy lifestyle
-Use cool water to wash your face for 2 days after treatments. -Do not exfoliate the treated area for 3-4 days following treatment -Avoid direct sun exposure and do not use sunbeds for one week following treatment. Always wear sunblock - this will be ongoing. -Do not tweeze or wax the area prior to and during a course of treatments
With any IPL treatment we require booking a consultation first to ensure that you are suitable for any treatment, including if you have already had treatment elsewhere.
Pure Indulgence Beauty Therapy operates by appointment only.
,Since 2010 Pure Indulgence has been emphasising self love and care and building a community of like minded people. We pride ourelves on our educated and professional therapists, whilst also ensuring your experience is relaxing. We are an advanced skin, IPL and beauty clinic situated in Burnside, Christchurch. We comibine relaxation with luxurious skincare and modern technology to bring you treatments that work.