IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment for hair reduction helps to reduce hair growth in the long term by permanently damaging the hair follicle that the hair grows from. It is an effective alternative to waxing and shaving and much longer-lasting.
Multiple sessions are usually required to achieve good results, as all permanent hair reduction therapies can only treat the hair in the active phase of growth – and up to 80% of hair is in the non-treatable dormant phase at any one time.
As with all of our skin treatments, you must have an Initial Skin Consultation before proceeding with your first treatment – regardless of if you have had this treatment elsewhere. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment.
We are a best-practice clinic and consistently deliver optimal results by placing paramount importance on education and informed consent. Once we have assessed you at this first consult, you would then book an IPL Test Patch appointment.
Yes. It is a non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual concerns and skin type.
Our Medical Skin Therapists have undergone significant training, are Syneron Candella certified and perform these treatments on all the team.
A gel is applied to the area to be treated and you will be given dark eyewear to protect your eyes. You feel the smooth, cold surface of the IPL head gently pressed against your skin as it applies pulses of light. You may feel a sting or flicking sensation. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities.
Treatment is generally administered in a series of 6-10 sessions which should be spaced at 6-8 week intervals for excellent long-term results. Treatments are booked half hourly or hourly, depending on your specific needs.
You may experience some reddening and/or local swelling at the treatment site, but this typically goes away within hours.
On rare occasions, clients may experience some pain, crusting, blistering or bruising, but this typically resolves quickly. The skin can become darker or lighter following treatment, but will generally return to normal within a few weeks.
Limiting sun exposure before and after each treatment will minimize the risk of complications. Following the treatment, you can generally return to work and resume all regular activities immediately.
Depending on the colour and thickness of the hair you are treating, a series of 6-10 treatments may be required.
After a series of 6-10 treatments you will experience permanent hair reduction in the treated area, unless new hair follicles are activated by hormonal stimulation.
Hair growth occurs in a three-part growth phase: active, dormant, and transitional. To maximise the removal and delay of regrowth, hair must be treated while in the active phase. Since each hair on the body has its own individual growth cycle, a course of treatments over time disables each hair follicle while in its active growth phase.
We also suggest parking on Northcroft Street or Anzac Street using AT Pay & Display.
Anzac Street Carpark offers Pay & Display parking as well as monthly parking leases with casual parking from $1.
First 2 hours – $1 per hour
Hours thereafter – $2 per hour
Monday – Saturday 6pm – 8am No Charge
Sunday and Public Holidays- No Charge
Motorcycle and Mobility parking P180 – No Charge
The Central Valet drop-off point is located on the corner of Gore and Tyler Streets, opposite Takutai Square. Drive in via the entrance on Gore Street, where you’ll be greeted by a friendly valet concierge. Just leave your engine running, take your ticket and off you go. Cars dropped here will be valet parked for you at Britomart Car Park. You can retrieve your car at any time by taking your valet ticket to Britomart Car Park Reception on the corner of Britomart Place and Scene Lane.
Valet parking is $20* for two hours (includes parking charges) $5 each additional half-hour to a daily maximum of $45 (to midnight). You just drop off your car and pick up a ticket, without the hassle of finding a parking space. It is available from 10am-8pm.