How does Lynton Lasers IPL work for Hair Removal?
How many treatments will be needed?
Clinical observations have indicated that a course of 6 treatments should initially be scheduled for the client and these should be performed once a month. In some cases up to 10 treatments may be required to achieve results. Each patient is then likely to require a regular maintenance treatment – the frequency of this will depend on an individual condition but is usually performed every 1 – 3 months.
Is there a minimum age for IPL treatments?
We are able to treat anyone from the age of 18 upwards.
Does IPL hurt?
Not really, although the treatment sensation will vary from client to client. Mostly you will experience a tingling sensation or at most, like an elastic band momentarily flicking onto your skin. There are no lasting sensations.
Important requirements before & during all IPL Treatments
No UV exposure (natural or suntan beds) for 4-6 weeks before and throughout the treatment course, to reduce the melanin content of the skin and minimise possible side-effects from this. This is not just what clients would classify as sunbathing, but lengthy exposure to normal daylight. Thus it is recommended that SPF30 is used daily on all exposed treatment areas. Self-tanning creams also produce increased skin colour and if used between treatments, should be stopped a week prior to each treatment and exfoliation of the area should be performed each day to remove this artificial colour.
What kind of precautions would I need to take after treatment?
For 24 hours after treatment you should avoid: HOT baths & showers, make-up and deodorant, which may irritate the treated area. It is also advised that the treated area should not be exposed to sunlight for 4 weeks after treatment. If this is unavoidable the area should be covered or a total sunblock (SPF30) used.
Initial Consultations will cover:
Client’s full medical history is required . How the treatment works. Possible side-effects and how they would be dealt with . Number of treatments required to reach particular goals. Cost of treatment. Length of time before a result will be visible. Other treatment options available. If the client decides to proceed, they should read and sign the Client Declaration Form to confirm that they understand all the implications of the treatment.