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IPL Permanent Hair Reduction

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Permanent Hair Reduction using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) – hair reduction treatments are a safe, easy, and quick solution to unwanted hair and can be successfully used on the body or the face, for both ladies and gentlemen.

If you are fed up with shaving or waxing, then you should consider permanent hair removal

At Nascent Skin and Beauty, we are pleased to offer advanced non-surgical solutions that work. Whether you suffer from excessive hair growth or just want to stop regularly shaving, waxing and plucking, our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are designed to stop hair growth impacting your life.

Our expert therapists are skilled in removing hair from all areas of the body for both women and men, on nearly all skin types, and because IPL hair removal has little to no downtime, you can get back to your daily routine straight away.

A course of ten (10) to twelve (12) treatments is usually required to achieve optimal results, but once you’ve completed your treatment cycle, you can look forward to a lifetime of smooth skin with only the occasional maintenance treatment.

Compare that to the cost and hassle of a lifetime of waxing, shaving, tweezing and plucking

IPL versus Laser
 Permanent Hair Reduction

Average-Woman-ShavesBoth IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and non-ablative Laser treatments are very popular forms of permanent hair removal. Many individuals are stuck on deciding which hair removal service to choose. They have both been available commercially since the 1990’s, are both effective at removing hair, and other than the light source, they both use similar techniques.  Both methods have proven to be very effective solutions to keeping smooth and hairless skin for a long period of time. While IPL and laser are the top hair removal options, it’s important to know their differences and what they can offer you.

IPL and non-ablative lasers work in similar ways by sending light into the hair follicles. The light absorbs in the hair follicle, turns into heat and destroys it. Though IPL is not technically a laser, it can and often is compared to one. The main technological difference between the two is that a non-ablative laser uses one specific wavelength of light, while IPL uses a full spectrum of light. This means that unlike lasers, which can only deliver a single monochromatic wavelength, IPL can release light over a wide wavelength range. Filters in the IPL hand-piece restrict the range of wavelengths, optimising it for different applications and skin types. In short, IPL uses intense light pulses instead of laser rays.

IPL will generally target a larger area in a single pulse than a non-ablative laser*. Less pulses means a quicker treatment time and fewer pulses of discomfort.
(I am tired of reading other website pages that like to pretend that IPL and Laser treatments are only mildly uncomfortable. The suggestion that a pulse from either only feels like being flicked with an elastic band is correct, but let’s be honest, being flicked by an elastic band smarts. Yes, it is uncomfortable, but waxing doesn’t tickle either, nor does tweezing or electrolysis – it marries with the age old saying – “No Pain – No Gain”)

IPL can also be utilised for skin rejuvenation, treating acne, ageing skin, sun damage, blemishes including freckles and sunspots, pigmentation, spider veins, red spots, broken capillaries, rosacea and scarring.

It’s also important to know that not all IPL’s and laser hair removal treatments are the same. This is especially the case when dealing with “Beauty Grade” IPL or laser systems,  which more often than not do not emit adequate power levels to be able to successfully destroy hair follicles. Not only are “Beauty Grade” IPL or laser treatments less effective, but in the hands of an untrained operator you are at risk of sustaining negative reactions, such as burning and scarring. This same statement is also applicable for IPL and Laser machines sold as do it yourself “home” hair removal systems.

Our choice – a  medical grade Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia) approved IPL system

*The best non-ablative laser has an 18 mm circular delivery stem (254 square mm) whereas the best IPL systems deliver their light pulse from a 15 mm x 50 mm rectangular lens (750 square mm). In other words, using the delivery sizes shown, one pulse from an IPL equates to 3 pulses from a laser to cover the same skin area and number of hairs.

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TGA Australia Approved Equipment

At Nascent Skin and Beauty we use a medical grade Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia) approved IPL system that in addition to providing measured filtered intense pulsed light, has the capability for administering radio frequency (RF) to the skin during the treatment, allowing us to treat darker skin types and lighter colour hair than conventional and older laser and IPL systems. The combination of Intense Pulsed Light and Radio Frequency is referred to in the industry as E-Light and this form of IPL can be used to treat those with darker skin types that other laser and IPL systems cannot treat.

Qualified and Experienced Staff

Kay, your Skin Specialist, is a highly qualified and experienced Skin and Beauty Aesthetics Practitioner with Diplomas in Beauty, Hair, Skin Aesthetics and Epilation awarded from the London Guild College, United Kingdom, and has more than 35 years practising experience.

In pursuing the modality of Skin Care and Rejuvenation, Kay has Graduate Diploma qualifications in Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Laser; Permanent Hair Reduction, Skin Rejuvenation; Radio Frequency Treatments and Tattoo Removal; awarded by the Sydney Dermal Institute, Australia.

Kay continues to enhance her skin care education, knowledge, and subsequently your skin care results, by learning about the latest techniques, equipment and products as they emerge and develop and bringing the best of that knowledge, equipment and products to our clinic.

Kay is a practising Gold Member of the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN) and a Registered Aesthetics Practitioner (ARAP).

At NASCENT our interest and passion for advanced skin care management means we take pride in our ability to listen carefully to your needs and wants, perform advanced skin analysis and diagnosis, and customise an in-clinic and home skin care treatment plan to meet those needs and deliver outstanding skin rejuvenation results.

IPL hair removal is a safe, non-invasive treatment that permanently reduces the number of re-growing hairs by utilising a broad spectrum light source, delivered using a powerful Xenon lamp.

IPL delivers specifically targeted light energy to the skin. The light energy is taken up by specific parts of the skin (for example only melanin in the hair follicle), heating them to remove them. The spectrum of light delivered has a spectral range of 500 to 1200 nm and our qualified therapist will use a specific sapphire filter to target the wavelengths delivered to your skin based upon your skin type (The Fitzpatrick Scale for assessing skin colour will be relied upon when you undertake your pre-treatment consultation).

The sapphire filters are used to eliminate lower and unnecessary frequencies and narrow the spectrum delivered to target specific structures and chromophores. Because of the broad spectrum of the IPL light source they are unique, as opposed to lasers, in the ability to filter the light spectrum to target various chromophores in the skin.

The broad-spectrum light applied to the surface of the skin during an IPL treatment, targets melanin in the hair follicle. During the light’s journey it travels through the skin creating friction with surrounding tissue, the friction turns the light into heat until it strikes the hair shaft bulb (root) where the light is absorbed by the bulb and the hair shaft heated, destroying the hair-producing papilla. At an optimal temperature of between 68 to 73 degrees Celsius, a hair bulb is permanently disabled and cannot produce hair again.

NOTE: Every client seeking IPL treatment MUST undertake a patch test and consultation with our skin specialist at least 24 hours prior to any treatment, to determine your skin suitability for treatment.

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When the pulse of light is delivered, patients experience a tingling or stinging sensation likened to being flicked with an elastic band – certainly less painful than wax removal but nonetheless, a sting. No local anaesthesia or pain medication is typically required but can be purchased at a pharmacy by the client and applied by themselves approximately 45 minutes prior to an IPL treatment (NSW Health Regulations prohibit the application of anaesthetic at the clinic). The hand-piece used by our therapist utilises an electronic sapphire cooling tip that provides skin cooling of between 0 to 4 degrees Celsius for client comfort while the targeted hair is heated which minimises the stinging sensation.

At Nascent Skin and Beauty our IPL system (E-Light) has the added advantage of RF (Radio Frequency) that allows our system to heat the deep, collagen-rich layers of your skin. This allows our therapist to use a reduced amount of IPL energy, which translates to a more gentle treatment for you, and allows us to treat darker skins and lighter hair colours than lasers and IPL systems that do not have RF capabilities.

The RF is actually heating the skin sub layers to an exact temperature helping tighten existing collagen whilst stimulating the formation of new collagen and improving lymphatic flow and drainage.

The RF process reduces sagging, renews contours, and improves the smoothness and texture of the skin’s surfaceso you get hair removal and skin rejuvenation in the one treatment.

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Facial Hair

Have you ever considered why some people can grow hair past their waist, while others can’t grow hair past their shoulders? Or why you need to cut the hair on your head, but not the hair on your arms? Or maybe you’ve wondered if losing hair in the shower is normal or if it’s something to be concerned about?

Hair strands are primarily made up of a protein called keratin and grow from hair follicles in the skin. The hair follicle itself is made up of the papilla and the bulb. The papilla contains tiny blood vessels that deliver blood supply to the hair follicle. The papilla nourishes the hair follicle with the necessary nutrients for hair growth. The bulb, which surrounds the papilla, is where the hairs’ cells divide and new hair is regrown. Cells of the bulb divide much faster than the other cells in the human body.

There are around 100,000 hair follicles on the scalp alone, and five million hair follicles on the body.

The hair strand (or shaft) is the visible part of the hair. The hair strand is made up of a hard protein called keratin and a scale-like outer protective layer called the cuticle. Hair strands are actually dead, which is why it doesn’t hurt to get a haircut!

As new hair is manufactured in the follicle, it pushes out the hair strand  creating longer hair. Hair grows about 0.3mm to 0.4mm each day, which adds up to around six inches per year.

However, not all of the hair follicles are growing new hair at the same time. Hair growth occurs in a cycle of 4 stagesAnagen Stage; Catagen Stage; Telogen Stage and the Exogen Stage. At any given time, each strand is in a different stage of the cycle. It’s a good thing that each of our hair’s cycles are not in sync, otherwise we would shed all of our hair at once!

 

Anagen (Growing Phase)

The growing phase lasts two to seven years and determines the length of our hair. During the anagen phase, cells of the bulb divide rapidly, resulting in new hair growth. Eighty to 90% of hair follicles are in the anagen phase at any given time.

Whilst hairs are in the Anagen Stage they are still attached to the papilla.

During this stage IPL or Laser light can travel the length of the hair strand and actually destroy the papilla and bulb preventing hair regrowth.

 


Catagen (Regression Phase)

This stage lasts about ten days. The hair follicle shrinks and detaches from the dermal papilla.

IPL and Laser cannot destroy the hair or papilla in this stage.


 

Telogen (Resting Phase)

The resting phase lasts around three months. Around 10-15% of hairs are in this phase. Whilst the old hair is resting, a new hair begins the growth phase.

IPL and Laser cannot destroy the hair or papilla in this stage.


 

Exogen (Shedding Phase)

The exogen, or hair shedding, phase is the last part of the hair cycle. Every hair eventually sheds, and it’s completely normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs each day.

In fact, the exogen phase is why you’ll frequently see hairs in your shower drain or on your hair brush. You should only be concerned if there’s a sudden change and many more hairs than usual are falling out.

After the exogen phase, the follicle then returns to the anagen phase and the cycle repeats.

IPL and Laser cannot destroy the hair or papilla in this stage.

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Hair Growth Cycle

A consultation and patch test is required a minimum of twenty four (24) hours prior to commencing your 1st IPL treatment so that our Skin Specialist can assess your skin suitability. The consultation process takes approximately thirty (30) minutes and will include a test shot (referred to as a patch test) with the IPL hand piece in the vicinity of where treatment is required.

During any IPL treatment special protective eyewear (supplied) must be worn by both the patient and the clinician. A special cooling conductive gel will be applied to the area being treated.

The hand piece has a chilled tip which cools the skin during treatment reducing any discomfort as the pulses of light are passed evenly across the skin. Whilst the hand piece passes over the skin, despite wearing protective eyewear and even having your eyes shut tightly, you may be aware of each flashing pulse of light – particularly with treatments on the face. This can feel a little disconcerting but is completely safe and you will become less aware of the flashing as the treatment continues.

Clients can, if they wish, apply anaesthetic cream 30 to 45 minutes prior to the IPL treatment to further reduce any discomfort, but this is rarely necessary – the sensation of IPL is no more than being flicked with an elastic band and dissipates immediately, much less painful than a waxing session. Owing to state regulations, any anaesthetic used must be purchased by the client from a pharmacist and self applied a minimum of thirty (30) minutes prior to your IPL treatment.

For permanent hair reduction you may require a series of six (6) to twelve (12) sessions as hair needs to be targeted during it’s Anagen stage.

Most clients report permanent hair loss from 80-90% whilst any remaining hair returns lighter and softer. In achieving optimum results, it is important that a full treatment course is undertaken to ensure all hair follicles are treated in their appropriate phase of growth. Each treatment takes approximately ten (10) to thirty (30) minutes. Extended areas such as full legs or full back and chest will require longer appointment times to complete the treatments. An occasional (perhaps annual), maintenance treatment may be required.

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Pre IPL Treatment
  • DO NOT expose the treatment area to the sun or solarium four (4) – six (6) weeks prior to treatment
  • ALWAYS use sunblock with SPF 30+ before and after treatments – whenever exposed to sunlight
  • DO NOT use spray tan or tanning creams at least two (2) weeks prior to treatment – all traces of tan have to be removed. The hair reduction procedure may have to be postponed if you have a tan. Any form of tanning may lead to complications and side effects such as hyper and hypo pigmentation
  • DO NOT wax, pluck or bleach the hair for four (4) weeks before and during treatment. You may shave in-between treatments
  • DO NOT use prescription Retin-A™ for two (2) weeks prior to treatment
  • DO NOT use Roaccutane™ for at least six (6) months prior to treatment
  • DO NOT shave the proposed treatment area for 7 days prior to your treatment. Your therapist needs to see the hair growth and will shave you immediately before your treatment.
Post IPL Treatment

Multiple treatments are required to reduce or remove the hair and the number can vary from person to person. In general circumstances we find you will need between six (6) to ten (10) treatments, with each treatment being about three (3) to four (4) weeks apart for the facial areas, six (6) to eight (8) weeks apart for the underarm and bikini and eight (8) to ten (10) weeks apart for the chest, back, abdomen, arm and leg regions.

After IPL hair removal:-

  • The skin in the treated area may go slightly red for a few hours and may feel warm similar to a light sunburn
  • ALWAYS use sunblock with SPF 30+ before and after treatments – whenever exposed to sunlight
  • Apply soothing gel as recommended twice a day for three (3) to four (4) days until the skin has recovered

 

Until any redness has completely subsided, avoid the following;-

  • make up over treated area – mineral make up is ok if necessary
  • using perfumed lotions or creams, exfoliants, loofah sponges, Retin-A products etc
  • hot or cold water – use tepid water
  • shaving
  • swimming in pools and spas with chlorine or multiple chemicals
  • activities that cause perspiration
  • sun exposure of treatment area (ongoing)

 

In the case of micro crusting or swelling of the skin apply a soothing gel as recommended and advise us immediately;-

  • DO NOT pick or scratch the area as this may lead to infection and scarring
  • The hair will appear to grow (though very slowly) for two (2) to four (4) weeks and should then fall out; this is the treated hair being pushed out of the follicle, not new growth
  • Any hair that does not fall out was either too fine, too light, too deeply rooted or possibly wasn’t treated
  • After the hair falls out you should have a hair free period for approximately three (3) to six (6) weeks
  • New growth will appear, though there will be a certain percentage of hairs that don’t grow back. This percentage will increase with each session as hairs in their Anagen Stage are eliminated and eventually until you are hair free.
  • Between treatments, DO NOT wax or pluck the hair, allow the hair to fall away by gently exfoliating (once the skin has settled) or you may shave lightly during this period.

Once you’ve completed your treatment cycle, you can look forward to a lifetime of smooth skin with only the occasional maintenance treatment. Compare that to the cost, pain and hassle of a lifetime of waxing.