IPL TREATMENTS

IPL Hair Removal

Overview

Excess hair can be unsightly, difficult or inconvenient to remove and grows back quickly. Shaving, waxing and depilatory creams are all temporary methods that must be repeated on a regular basis. Zeolight Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal is the only clinically proven treatment available for hair removal.

We can treat all hair colours including reduction for grey, white and fine hairs due to the combination of IPL and RF and our trade mark Pigmentine gel.

Using Intense Pulsed Light to work with the melanin in the hair to generate heat, which over time kills the hair, resulting in no regrowth! Course recommended.

IPL Hair RemovalFrom £40.00
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How does Zeolight hair removal work?

Zeolight uses short, safe bursts of light emitted from a flash lamp to remove unwanted hair from the body within minutes. Light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft, where it heats and destroys the hair. If the hair is in growth stage (anagen), the heat is transmitted down the hair shaft to lining the follicle shaft. Hair caught in the growth stage will not grow again. Other follicles, which are not actively growing may produce new hair. These follicles will need to be targeted in the growth stage to effect follicle damage.

How does Zeolight IPL/RF Combination work?

The basis for permanent hair reduction is to cause irreversible damage of the hair follicle by heating it, but not burning the surrounding tissues – this is achieved by the introduction of RADIO FREQUENCY (RF). RF is not attracted to melanin of the hair follicle.
Energy from the IPL light pulse acts as a guide for the RF energy, So it is possible to keep the IPL energy low and have higher RF energy which is easily absorbed by the pre-warmed hair follicle. This will avoid the heating side effects and discomfort sometimes experienced with IPL alone. This also means that extremely dark skin can be treated with no severe side effects (such as burning or hyper-pigmentation) and also enables treatment of grey blonde and red hair. IPL with RF treatment is suitable for all skin and hair colours from very light to very dark.

Why do I need to shave prior to treatment?

Hairs should be 1 to 2mm long when the patient comes in for treatment so it is possible to mark out the treatment area. Long hairs take up the energy and prevent all of it reaching the hair follicle. If the hair is normally shaved and can be seen when shaven then patients can shave right up to the day of treatment although plucking and waxing should not be done. By avoiding epilation and waxing for 4 weeks before treatment it ensures as many follicles as possible contain a hair and this can be destroyed by the light.

Why do hairs 'grow' after treatment?

Contrary to other treatments, hairs are not vaporized by the Zeolight treatment the hair follicles are killed by the heat but the hairs remain in the skin and often become attached to the epidermis. They will fall out after 1 to 3 weeks as the epidermis is renewed. During this period it will seem that the hairs are growing as the epidermis pushes them out.

How long does a Zeolight treatment take?

The crystal within the Zeolight applicator that guides the light to the skin is 5cm2 or 22cm2, so small or large areas can be treated in one flash of light. Treatment of the upper lip takes approximately 2 minutes, whereas both legs via the largest hand piece in the world will take 35 minutes.

How many treatments do I need?

Hair growth is cyclical as hair follicles go through resting and growing phases. The number of hairs in this phase varies from 10 to 70% depending on the body site.
The lengths of the growth cycles also vary. For most patients (unless there is a hormone imbalance) an average of eight treatments is needed to remove virtually all hairs although facial hair may require more treatments. After the first treatment most clients get a significant reduction in hair density and also new grown hairs tend to become finer.

Does it hurt?

Due to the combination of IPL and RF the majority of clients only feel heat. Consequently it hurts more in dark skinned people and those with dense, dark hairs. If there is a hormone imbalance then they may feel it a bit more than others.

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

The light used is completely safe and visible. It is, however, important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period.
Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective and less comfortable.

IPL to treat Pigmentation

Pigmentation may be caused by sun damage, injury, irritation or past medications. Pigmentation treatment works by directing well controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by two of the body’s own natural chemicals  – melanin in the pigmented areas and haemoglobin in the red blood.

These two chemicals turn the light into heat, the heat is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored. The IPL machine is carefully controlled to produce the correct Light to destroy the target, without damaging the surrounding tissues.

IPL Treatment for PigmentationFrom £75.00

How does IPL Pigmentation treatment l work?

Our advanced technology removes pigmentation by delivering precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light which are absorbed by two of the body's own natural chemicals - melanin in the pigmented areas and haemoglobin in the red blood. These two chemicals turn the light into heat, the heat is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored by the targeted blood vessel, heating it to a point where it is destroyed.

What can I expect from my appointment?

You will not be treated for IPL pigmentation removal without first undertaking a thorough consultation with our highly trained therapists. This will include a patch test which will confirm your suitability for the treatment. Your appointment will begin with the application of a cooling gel to the area being treated, which will minimize discomfort during the thread vein removal procedure. You will also be supplied with eye protection to wear during the treatment. There is little or no pain during the procedure. You may feel a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping on the skins surface. It is typically felt more around the nose area due to it being more sensitive, however, your therapist will ensure you are as comfortable as possible and lower your settings if required.

With the advanced technology available combined with our highly trained and knowledgeable therapists, your treatment plan will be completely customized and tailored to your specific skin concerns.

When will you see results?

Results can take several treatments depending on several factors relating to the pigmentation after the application of the laser/IPL.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will depend on the extent of your pigmentation. We recommend on average 4-6 treatments. With a maintenance treatment recommended every 6 months.

Are the treatments painful?

Patients often refer the feeling as a tingling sensation each time the laser fires the flash. Patients are able to return to work or go about their daily routines straight away.

IPL to treat Red Thread Veins

Thread veins are formed by an increase in the size of small blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin. Sometimes referred to as telangiectasia or spider naevi, these tiny red, blue or purple veins can appear anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the face and legs. Thread vein removal treatment is carried out using energy heat pulses which are applied in short bursts which close down the thread veins without perforating them or damaging the surrounding tissue. Following the thread vein removal treatment, the vessels quickly clear and are re-absorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion. Intense Pulsed Light is used to treat Red Thread Veins on the face or body, in a safe but effective way. After one session you will begin to see improvement in the skins texture, appearance and general health. Course recommended.
Red Thread VeinsFrom £75.00

What causes Thread Veins?

These broken veins and capillaries are found in men and women mainly on the face, which are caused either by age, trauma, sun exposure or alcohol.

How does IPL Thread Vein Removal work?

Our advanced technology removes thread veins by delivering precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light which are absorbed by the targeted blood vessel, heating it to a point where it is destroyed. Following treatment, the vessels quickly collapse and are re-absorbed by the body to be flushed out by our body’s natural defences, leaving little or no trace of the original vessel. This procedure is extremely safe and effective as it targets only the blood vessel and leaves the surrounding tissue undisturbed.

What can I expect from my appointment?

You will not be treated for IPL thread vein removal without first undertaking a thorough consultation with our highly trained therapists. This will include a patch test which will confirm your suitability for the treatment. Your appointment will begin with the application of a cooling gel to the area being treated, which will minimize discomfort during the thread vein removal procedure. You will also be supplied with eye protection to wear during the treatment. There is little or no pain during the procedure. You may feel a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping on the skins surface. It is typically felt more around the nose area due to it being more sensitive, however, your therapist will ensure you are as comfortable as possible and lower your settings if required. With the advanced technology available combined with our highly trained and knowledgeable therapists, your treatment plan will be completely customized and tailored to your specific skin concerns.

When will you see results?

Results can be seen immediately after the application of the laser/IPL.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will depend on the extent of your veins. We recommend on average 1-3. During each treatment we can achieve substantial results due to the fact we have the best equipment which is IPL/ laser.

Are the treatments painful?

Patients often refer the feeling as a tingling sensation each time the laser fires the flash. Patients are able to return to work or go about their daily routines straight away.

Photo Rejuvenation Facial

Photo rejuvenation Intense Pulsed Light is used to stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin cells, it also helps to reduce pore size and skin complexion, giving it a luminous and glowing appearance.

After one session you will begin to see improvement in the skins texture, appearance and general health. Course recommended.

Photo Rejuvenation Facial £75.00

Rosacea

Intense Pulsed Light is used to treat rosacea in a safe but effective way. After one session you will begin to see improvement in the skins texture, appearance and general health. Course recommended.
IPL for Rosacea From £75.00

How does Zeolight work for Rosacea treatments?

People with Rosacea have many facial thread veins which dilate to certain stimuli (e.g. hot bath or spicy food) and stay open for longer periods of time compared to non-Rosacea sufferers. These thread veins have weaker walls and therefore do not function properly. Intense Pulsed Light treatment has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of Rosacea. It works by a process called photothermolysis. This light therapy selectively destroys the abnormal vessels (thread veins) that cause the Rosacea effect, allowing thicker walled micro vessels to be laid down.

What are the symptoms of Rosacea?

Rosacea can vary substantially from one individual to another, and in most cases some rather than all of the potential signs and symptoms appear. The four primary signs of Rosacea are:
  • Flushing or blushing
  • Persistent redness
  • Bumps and spots
  • Thread veins

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will depend on the extent of your Rosacea. We recommend on average 1-3. During each treatment we can achieve substantial results due to the fact we have the best equipment which is IPL.

Are the treatments painful?

Patients often refer the feeling as a tingling sensation each time the laser fires the flash. Patients are able to return to work or go about their daily routines straight away.