Our revolutionary IPL and RF treatments are an innovative addition to cosmetic aesthetic treatments.
Non-Surgical Face Lifting
Treatments with IPL for skin rejuvenation, thread veins, acne treatments and pigmentation and scar tissue (such as stretch marks).
IPL Hair Reduction
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Hair Reduction therapy works on all skin types and most hair colours to permanently reduce the growth of unwanted hair. Traditionally, light based hair depilation systems have been associated with lasers. As technology has progressed, research has shown that Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems are regularly producing better results than other systems. IPL systems are non-laser, emitting light across a broader range of wavelengths, which is absorbed by the hair’s melanin.
The IPL treatment provided by Poppys Medical Aesthetics is designed such that each light pulse is actually composed of a number of rapid shorter pulses. These ‘multi-pulses’ ensure a more controlled heating of the target hair, whilst minimising heating of the surrounding skin. This means that a greater range of skin and hair types can be treated effectively and safely than was previously possible.
Treating the Hair Follicle
The way IPL works is to rapidly emit pulses of light. These are absorbed by the melanin of the hair, causing it to heat up rapidly and transfer the heat to adjacent growth cells which in turn reach a temperature in excess of 70c. At this temperature the growth cells become permanently inactive and the follicle is unable to support future hair growth.
Suitable For All Skin Types
The ideal client will have dark hair and light skin, but due to the pulsed nature of our IPL system, darker skin types can also be treated safely. All hair thickness can also be treated successfully, from fine hair on the upper lip to thick hairs in the pubic region.
Our IPL successfully treats all hair colours with the exception of grey and white.
Precautions Before and After Treatment
Sensible use of sun protection products is all that is needed as direct exposure to sunlight should be avoided for up to four weeks before and after treatment. Treated hair should be left in place for at least four days, after which they can be removed or allowed to fall out naturally.
Unlike many laser treatments, the hairs are not vaporised but appear to grow out slowly and after 1 to 3 weeks they will fall out naturally. The area will remain hair-free until the next growth cycle – the duration will depend on the area being treated and on the individual. The next treatment will remove this growth. Subsequent treatments will be required until the area is completely hair-free.
Safe and Pain-Free
Hair depilation using Intense Pulsed Light is one of the safest techniques available. There is little if any down-time with this treatment. The sensation felt during treatment will be no more than gentle pressure on the skin from the applicator along with a short mild heat sensation as the individual follicles are heated.