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Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal

Empathy at all times

At The Enhance Medical Centre, our experienced and trained nursing staff understand that sometimes they are the first person you may have talked to about this problem. You will be treated in complete confidence and with the utmost empathy at all times.

Short term solutions

Excessive body or facial hair can be most annoying or upsetting for both men and women alike. Often it is a problem that is kept hidden for many years from friends and family due to embarrassment. Many people have tried numerous forms of depilation, from shaving, waxing, plucking, electrolysis and depilatory creams. These other methods offer short term solutions but generally with unpleasant and unwanted side effects, such as rashes, ingrown hairs and inflammation, sometimes resulting in longer term scarring.

The treatment

With the Intense Pulsed Light (I.P.L.) system we can provide a clean, non invasive, highly effective treatment for almost all body areas with minimal discomfort. We are also able to treat more effectively patients with varying skin and hair types due to the efficacy of this system.

IPL works, as laser hair removal systems do, by the treatment light being absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hairs. The I.P.L system produces pulses of light which, as they are absorbed, generate heat which destroys the hair follicle without causing damage to the surrounding skin. Once this follicle is destroyed then there is no re-growth.

A course of treatments are required due to the cycle of the hair growth. This will be assessed by a Registered General Nurse at your initial consultation and all your medical history will be taken in to account. A treatment plan will be formulated specific to you, your skin, hair type and the areas you are wanting to have treated.

The most common treatment areas for women are face, underarms, bikini and tummy line and legs, and for men, chest, back, shoulders and eyebrows.

There is no recovery period after this form of treatment, just a permanent reduction in the growth of unwanted hairs; a smoother appearance to the treated areas and relief from the embarrassment of unsightly excessive hair growth.