Here at Manor Farm we are delighted to have the Super IPL system - This amazing machine can do 6 different treatments
What is Super IPL?
Super Intense Pulse Light is the latest version of IPL, which is a third generation system used to treat;
- Hair Reduction
- Skin Rejuvination
- Pigmentation Reduction
- Vein Reduction
- Wrinkle Reduction
How does Super IPL work?
By sending out repetitive pulses of light heat to gently heat up the hair follicles to destroy them, by doing the procedure this way it's pain free and more effective for the client.
Hair Removal - How does it work?
The light beam is attracted to the melanin in the hair, the darker the hair colour the stronger the melanin the more effective the treatment will be.
Hair Removal Preparation
Prior to commencing the hair removal treatment the area must be shaven the day of treatment as this achieves the best results by having the light penetrate the skin to travel to the hair follicule. The energy of the light is not wasted by long hairs on top of the surface of the skin.
Why do hairs appear to grow after treatment?
The hair will still be present under the surface of the skin. These hairs will start to shed / fall out after 1 - 2 weeks post treatment. During this time period it will seem that the hairs are growing as the epidermis pushes them out, these hairs are dead and it's a fantastic sign the treatment is successful.
Don't worry if the shedding of the hair hasn't happened, simply exfoliate the area to encourage the follicle to come to the surface to fall out.
What to expect post treatment
- The number of hairs will become reduced in the treatment area
- Hair will become finer in the treatment area
- Hair will become less pigmented in the treatment area
What are the side effects?
The most common is skin reaction, a mild erythema / redness of the skin that subsides after a few hours.
In rare cases, transient pigmentation changes of the skin can occur and blisters can occur.
As we get older naturally the effects of the sun, pollution, our diet and lifestyle can all effect our skin alongside the decreasing amount of collagen produced.
Collagen from the greek word ‘kolla’ meaning ‘glue’, is the tough fibrous protein present in our skin which gives it its texture and elasticity.
IPL laser treatments stimulates collagen and elastin production deep within the dermis, increasing the skins elasticity and strength, resulting in accelerated collagen production and renewal processes that can take years off your skin.
If you would like to know more, please contact us to arrange a free consultation.
How does Laser Pigmentation Removal work?
The AW3 produces a wavelength of high energy of light, which is then converted into heat energy.
The light is attracted to the melanin in the blood, the heat reaction breaks down the melanin. This then leaves the body through the lymphatic system leaving the skin with a clearer complextion.
A course of IPL therapy for pigmentation is recommended, the duration of the course will be discussed at consultation.
What to expect from a Hair Removal treatment
A patch test is always required 48 hours prior to treatment including a full consultation with one of Manor Farm Clinics trained professionals.
During the consultation process questions are asked about previous laser treatments (if any) How you remove hair at present, what to expect during the treatment, pre and post aftercare information, how many sessions you would require and any medical history that could effect treatment.
How many treatments are required?
This is discussed at the consultation, however it all depends on the hair growth cycle.
There are 3 different types of hair growth:
- Anagen - Growing Stage
- Catagen - Transition Stage
- Telogen - Resting Stage
When we treat an area ALL hair growth stages are targeted, however, only hair in the Anagen stage can be treated successfully.
We would therefore recommend a course of 6 treatments over a course of 6 months, this is to ensure all hair that has gone through the anagen stage have been destroyed.