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IPL hair removal
The IPL hair removal system (Intense Pulsed Light) produces a high intensity flash of filtered light to the targeted area. The energy from the light is absorbed by the pigment melanin, which is the chromophore that gives the hair its colour. The hair acts as a conductor of the light and effectively turns it into heat to raise the temperature of the surrounding cells to 70 degree centigrade or more. The heating denatures, or kills the cells making them incapable of producing further hair growth. White, grey and blonde hair cannot be treated as they doesn’t contain enough melanin and the treatment will be ineffective. Dark hairs are most easily treated due to the high concentration of melanin that gives maximum absorption. In order to compensate for the lower levels of melanin found in fair hair, the operator can simply raise the fluence output from the system. The system allows the operator to adjust the treatment parameters for different hair and pigment types according to the client’s individual requirements. Before the treatment the area will be shaved and thin layer of gel will be applied which maximised the absorption of light. By avoiding any other form of epilation, plucking or waxing in the month leading up to the treatment, it ensures as many follicles as possible contains hair, and thus can be destroyed by the light. Additionally, bleaching should also be ceased in the weeks leading up to the termination. Patients should avoid tanning for 1 month prior to the treatment. Immediately after each treatment session, the skin is particularly sensitive to UV light and strong sunlight should be avoided for 4-5 days.

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