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IPL Hair Removal

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IPL Hair Removal is available at these salons

Elegance Upper Mall: Overgate, Dundee

Unit 22 - 23, Upper Mall
Overgate Centre

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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal is a safe and effective way of removing unwanted hair permanently. How it works is simple. The laser light is absorbed by the dark pigment within the hair and then converted to heat. The heat and energy delivered effectively destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounded area undamaged.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Suitable for all skin types
Effective results
Free consultation
Smooth skin

Why should I choose you for my laser hair removal?
We utilise advanced Laser equipment to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment
We offer the most competitive prices without compromising on quality
Highly trained laser technicians

Will any medications effect my treatment?

The use of medication may induce hyperpigmentation, hypo pigmentation, dermatitis or even blister formations and burns. A test maybe carried out to test the outcome if you are on the following medications:

  • acne medications
  • anti-cancer drugs
  • anti-arthritics
  • antidepressants
  • antineoplastic medications
  • antihistamines
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antibiotics
  • antipsychotics
  • hypoglycaemia medications
  • cardiac medications 
  • chelating agents diuretics
  • hormonal
  • herbal medicines

Do I need a patch test?

Yes, you require a patch test 48 hours prior to your appointment to test the suitability for the treatments and a thorough consultation

Do I need to do anything before my laser hair removal appointment?

Shave the area to be treated only, avoid waxing and other methods of hair removal during your treatment plan
The area of treatment should be shaved at least 12 hours prior to treatment.
Wear loose-fitting clothes on the day.
Avoid alcohol or smoking the night before and on the day of the treatment.
Drink at least 1 litre of water the day before and the day of treatment - this helps your body to regulate its temperature.
Arrive early prior so that you are relaxed.
Do not exercise before the treatment.
Avoid applying any products on areas of treatment, keep it dry and clean prior to treatment.
Do not expose the skin to UV light (sunlight or sunbeds) or apply any self-tanning products for 8 weeks prior to treatment.

How old must I be to have this done?

From age of 18+ you can receive this service

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment times vary according to size of area. Treatment on the under arms will take 15 minutes whereas full legs will take up to an hour or longer depending on the surface area.

Does it hurt?

Most people describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.

How many sessions will I need?

For the best results we recommend a course of 4 - 8 Laser Hair Removal Treatments with a gap of between 4 and 8 weeks between each appointment. This is because the hair growth cycle occurs in three stages: growing, resting and transitional and a hair can only be targeted by the laser if it is in the growing stage, so not all hairs can be targeted in a single treatment. Your practitioner will advise you at your consultation the best course for you to achieve optimum results.

Can I have laser hair removal with a suntan?

We are able to treat both darker skin types and suntanned skin (natural tan not fake tan) at any time of the year.

Will laser hair removal help with ingrown hairs?

Yes, most of the ingrown hairs are gone after the first treatment, though we recommend a course to ensure they are completely gone.

 I'm pregnant is this suitable for me?

No, we recommend you wait until after your pregnancy to start you laser hair removal treatment plan.

What results can I expect?
Significant Hair Reduction in the treatment area.
Finer softer Hairs.

What should I be doing after my treatment?
Avoid shaving the treated area for 72 hours after treatment.
Avoid exercising for at least 48 hours.
Avoid hot baths and hot showers for 48 hours.
Avoid anything that involves chlorine (e.g. swimming) for 48 hours.
Avoid make-up on the treated area for at least 48 hours.
Avoid the application of perfumed products or bleaching creams for 48 hours.
Avoid scratching the treatment area if blistering or crusting occurs, as this can cause scarring.
Avoid waxing, tweezing and threading for the complete duration of the treatment course.
Avoid exposing skin to UV light (sunlight or sunbeds) or self-tan for at least 2 weeks after treatment. This is to minimise darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation).
Avoid heat treatments such as spas, steam rooms and saunas for 7 days.
Avoid excessive scrubbing or applying pressure to the skin for 4-5 days. This is to allow the treated skin to recover and to prevent any infection.

Get in touch with the team at your local Elegance Beauty salon for more information or book your consultation appointment online today!