Contact Us IPL - Laser Hair Removal 

Hair grows in three phases Anagan, Catagan and Telogen. These phases of hair growth are important to the successful outcome of the clients treatment.


Anagen - Anagen is the active phase of the hair. The cells in the root of the hair are dividing rapidly. A new hair is formed and pushes the club hair up the follicle and eventually out. During this phase the hair grows about 1 cm every 28 days. Some people have difficulty growing their hair beyond a certain length because they have a short active phase of growth. On the other hand, people with very long hair have a long active phase of growth. The anagen phase is the ideal phase of growth to perform our IPL laser hair removal treatment and this is why your therapist will recommend your session frequency for you.

Catagen - The catagen phase is a transitional stage and 3% of all hairs are in this phase at any time. This phase lasts for about 2-3 weeks. During this time growth stops and the outer root sheath shrinks and attaches to the root of the hair. This is the formation of what is known as a club hair.

Telogen - Telogen is the resting phase and accounts for 10-15% of all hairs. At this stage the hair is preparing to shed. Keeping your sessions frequent as suggested by your therapist will help us to avoid performing your treatment when the hairs are in this stage as the IPL laser is least effective at this stage.

Unlike other hair removal treatments such as waxing and plucking after your IPL laser hair removal treatment the hairs remain in the follicle. These hairs will eventually shed. It is recommended that you use a mild scrub on day 7-10 to encourage this process.


The Main differences between elctrolysis and IPL is in the hair pigment (Blonde hair verses dark hair).  IPL can cover larger areas on the body whereas Electrolysis hair removal is more suitable for smaller areas.


For More Information on both treatments please click links below

Electroylsis

Electrolysis V’s IPL

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