How IPL Works ....
IPL Laser Hair Removal/Reduction
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment has become the method of choice for hair removal and thread vein treatment due to its cheaper and faster procedure.
A focused broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin and this light travels through the skin down the hair shafts to the bulb (root) of the hair. The light is then converted to heat energy and the bulb and most of the hair shaft is instantly vaporized. The intense heat radiated by the hair also destroys the hair-producing papilla or the entire hair follicle.
IPL technology is also employed in the treatment of medical disorders of the skin including sun damage induced pigmentation, vascular changes, broken capillaries and birth marks.
Traditionally IPL machines have been good at removing thick black hair but not thin light hair. Our machine has the ability to remove this thin light hair by using an E light system that was developed to solve the problem, and we can therefore remove almost all types of hair here at Silky-Smooth.
Whilst having hair removal treatments with us shaving should be the only form of removing the hair in-between treatments. DO NOT PLUCK OR WAX the area. A few days after treatment the treated hair from the follicles will fall out, you can help remove this by shaving or exfoliating. You will notice a big decrease in hair growth after that with the growth being much softer and weaker too. Further treatments will see less and less growth in the treated area as the follicles are weakened and destroyed.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation
IPL is used for skin rejuvenation, visibly reducing the effects of ageing, damage caused by the sun, trauma and illness. The IPL breaks up the pigments in the skin cells to treat skin imperfections. It activates the production of natural collagen and elastin over a period of time improving the skin's elasticity, texture, complexion and can aid in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
IPL Breast Enhancement
IPL is used as a non-invasive, painless way to lift and firm breasts or increase their size slightly. It mimics the natural growth which happens during puberty by stimultaing the mammary glands within the breasts. This process increases blood pressure in the capillaries, promotes microcirculation, thickens the connective tissue and encourages the breast cells to enlarge. It also tightens the collagen fibres causing the skin to lift.
It is best effective on someone who is looking for a more voluputous look or seeking to replace volume lost after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. After having children a lot of women experience 'empty' breasts and this can sometimes take years to naturally return to normal. Lots of women consider surgery to right the appearance but IPL treatment can give that volume back more naturally without the huge expense and downtime of surgery.
IPL treatments are not suitable for everyone, a health questionnaire and a consultation would be required to determine suitability.