IPL Treatment

Intense Pulsed Light

Pulsar technology produces intense pulses of light which are preferentially absorbed by melanin – the substance which gives hair its colour. As the light is absorbed it generates heat which, in turn , destroys the hair follicle without affecting the surrounding skin. Once the follicle is destroyed there is no hair re-growth. There are various growth stages for hair. Pulsar treats hair which is at the anagen – visible, growing – stage. At any one time about 50% of the hair is at this phase and can be targeted by the pulsar treatment.Hair growth is cyclical and it is a certainty that at the time of treatment hair follicles will be forming beneath the skin and the resultant hair will show through eventually. It is likely that this hair will be much finer than that which has been treated.

Because of the different rates of hair development and growth a number of treatments may be required to obtain the desired effect, with mini – treatments to maintain full effect. Treatments are tailored to meet the precise requirements of each subjects skin colour and hair type. The trained operator inputs the individual parameters in to the machine which then selects the settings via a micro processor .