As summer approaches and more skin is on show, a lot of us are looking for hassle-free ways of
removing body hair. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we deliver quick, long-term hair removal without
chemicals, irritation or ingrown hairs thanks to Ellipse IPL treatment.
We use Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL for short, treatment for various different treatments including
hair removal as it is quick, effective and gives predictable results. It gives the best results when there
is a great colour contrast, e.g. pale skin with dark hairs. When the body hair is exposed to the
wavelengths of light, the pigment within it absorbs the light and converts it to heat, destroying the
follicle and preventing it from producing a replacement hair. The result is fewer, lighter and finer
hair in the treated area.
Prior to treatment we advise that you refrain from tweezing, waxing or plucking hairs for 4 weeks so
there are plenty of hair follicles to treat and afterwards protect your skin from UV exposure as it will
be more susceptible to damage. You may need around 6 sessions to reach your final desired result
with each session spaced a month or two apart. Your skin may be slightly red and sore, like being
sun-burnt, directly after your session but once your skin recovers you may find that it’s in even
To find out more about our IPL treatment for hair removal or to book a free consultation, contact us
today to speak to a member of our team.
For many of us, hair removal is a tedious and time-consuming part of a regular beauty regime but at the London Cosmetic Clinic we offer IPL hair removal which is both quick and convenient. IPL, short for intense pulsed light, hair removal is a relatively new treatment that utilises a range of different wavelengths emitted from a flash lamp to reduce hairs. It is relatively cheaper than laser treatment and the variation in the wavelengths means that it can also be used for other skin issues such as acne treatment and repairing sun-damaged skin. This method is called Selective Photothermolysis.
During the treatment, the pigment within each hair absorbs the light emitted from the IPL device and converts it into heat. This then destroys the follicle and prevents a new hair from growing in its place. Whilst other salons may recommend that it is used on dark hair and fair skin, we use the specialised Ellipse system which gives great results on various skin and hair tones.
IPL hair removal can be used on various areas of the body and face. For example, it can be used on the upper lip instead of hair removal creams, which have an unpleasant smell and can cause sensitivities or it can be used on the bikini area as a less painful alternative to waxing. It isn’t a permanent hair removal system but does reduce the hair so regrowth is much less thick and less noticeable. It also leaves your skin feeling softer, unlike other hair removal treatments such as shaving which can cause dryness and irritation.
As regrowth is far slower and less noticeable than typical hair removal options, you only need one session every four to eight weeks. You don’t risk ingrown hairs or irritation and will be pleasantly surprised with your rejuvenated smooth, silky skin.