IPL Treatments

What can the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) do for me?
Light is an excellent beauty enhancing tool. Unwanted hair, fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, acne, age and sun spots and superficial vascular lesions can be treated with the Iskra IPL machine.

How does it work?
The non-invasive Pulsed Light therapies are based on the principle of selective photothermolysis. The process involves local selective absorption of an intense light pulse at wavelength spectra that are absorbed by the desired targets.The most relevant targets are Melanin (in skin, hair, hair follicle, blemishes) Haemoglobin (in blood vessels).

The target absorbs the directed light energy which is then transformed into heat, raising the temperature in the selected area to that sufficient for coagulation.

This way the target can be destroyed selectively without damaging the surrounding tissue.

Hair Removal
Treatment will be required at regular intervals because the follicle can only be damaged when in the growing stage.

IPL destroys the blood supply to the dermal papilla. For a successful treatment the hair must be vaporised and enough energy to do this is required. According to the medical data an average of 8 - 12 treatments can be expected but this may vary. Treatments are at 4 - 6 weekly intervals, depending on the area to be treated.

Skin Rejuvenation
A photofacial treatment is recommended every 2 - 3 weeks and can be continued to suit clients requirements.

Am I a suitable candidate for Intense Pulsed Light treatment?
This non-invasive treatment is an ideal solution for both woman and men of all ages. However there are a few medical conditions which are contraindicated, such as pregnancy, cancer and open wounds (within the treatment area).

Recently sun tanned or fake tanned skin cannot be treated.

What does the treatment involve?
After routine skin cleansing the treatment head is applied to the skin, delivering precise pulses of yellow, orange or red to the area being treated. The treatment head emits different wavelength ranges through the use of cut-off filters.

The treatment is relatively painless but you may experience some discomfort and a sensation likened to a light pinch or the snap of a rubber band and heat. There is no post-treatment pain or discomfort and you can return to your normal daily activities immediately but make sure you apply sun protection when in the sun.

How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will be determined by the area to be treated and the client's individual response to the treatment. A full consultation will be given prior to the first treatment and there is no obligation to continue with a treatment.

Can I expect any side effects?
Reported side effects are rare and generally resolve themselves within a few hours or days. Mild redness and a slight heat sensation may last for a few hours after treatment.

A consultation is required prior to appointment to assess your suitability for IPL.
The consultation is free and there is no obligation to continue with a treatment.





HD Brows - The must have celebrity treatment to dramatically enhance your Brows!

HD is a high precision procedure that transforms your eyebrows into their perfect shape, dramatically enhancing your facial features. Whoever you are, whatever the state of your eyebrows, HD Brows puts celebrity beauty within your reach.

The treatments consists of seven unique procedures that are performed by highly trained and skilled HD Brow Stylists. This isn't just shaping and tidying - HD Brows is eyebrow artistry. The treatment defines the natural beauty of your eyebrows through a unique and revolutionary seven step - high definition process.

THE HD BROWS 7 STEPS INCLUDE:

1. Assessing your face shape, colouring & natural brows to determine the best result for you.

Some clients can achieve the perfect HD Brows Shape on the first visit, whilst others may need a few treatments and be advised to grow in more eyebrow hairs to get the best results. HD Brows can be thick or thin, dark or lighter, angular or soft - as we all start from a different point, we all get a slightly different result - the aim is to give you the perfect shape for you!

2. Tinting of all brow hairs.
Including some of the "fluffy" ones around the brows so that we have the maximum to work with to get the best shape for you.

This tint is a special, high pigment tint to give longer lasting results than traditional tints. We mix the tint according to your present colouring and desired results.


3. Waxing both above and below the brows.

Using the HD Brow guidelines to achieve the famous HD Brow Shape - but tailored to best suit you!

4. Threading.
Of the "fluffy" hairs surrounding the brows to blend into the hairline.

5. Tweezing.
To perfectly fine tune your shape.

6. Trimming.
Of any long hairs so that all of your brow hairs lie perfectly in their newly defined shape.

7. Aftercare.
Some clients may need a small amount of eyebrow pencil or powder to fill in any gaps whilst we encourage regrowth of any previously over plucked areas. Aftercare products are available to purchase in the salon.

Brow Beater is then applied to set your gorgeous new brows into place.

 

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