IPL Hair Reduction

Profile clinic uses the latest technology for a non-invasive hair reduction treatment, which uses intense pulses of light to destroy the hair follicles.

IPL is now widely regarded as the safest and most effective method of hair reduction available todayIt provides a clinically proven treatment for the removal of unwanted facial and body hair, gently, quickly and effectively with long lasting results. Upon consultation, treatment is precisely tailored to your individual skin type and hair colour. Intense Pulsed Light permanent hair reduction is suitable for use on all areas of the body for both men and women. Including underarms, full bikini, arms and legs. Call 01480 466 346 to confirm an appointment for a patch test and consultation with our highly qualified and experienced IPL aesthetician.

How does Hair Reduction Work?

To achieve long lasting or permanent hair reduction, it is necessary to destroy the hair follicle from which individual hairs grow. Well controlled pulses of light penetrate the upper skin layer and are absorbed by one of the body’s own natural chemicals – melanin – in the hair contained in the follicle. Melanin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is transferred to the hair follicle, which is destroyed, making it unable to produce a new hair. The treatment is only effective on growing hairs as these are still attached to the follicle. The majority of our hair is in the resting phase which explains why more than one treatment is necessary. This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis”.