Viora IPL

What is it?

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a technology used in hair removal and photo-rejuvenation.  IPL is performed through a hand piece which delivers an ‘intense’, visible, broad spectrum pulsed light.  The IPL machine uses heat and light to target specific structures and chromophores (whether it is melanin in hair or oxyhemoglobin in blood vessels).  The clinician will set the machine to the appropriate wavelength – or filter – that will target the condition.

Clinical use

Pigmentation

  • Reduction of sunspots
  • Reduction of melasma
  • Promotes more even skin tone

Skin rejuvenation

  • Lessens skin hyperpigmentation
  • Decreases redness and rosacea
  • Reduces appearance of acne/trauma scars
  • Combats skin damage
  • Pore size reduction
  • Spider vein reduction

Antiaging

  • More youthful appearance
  • New collagen production
  • Reduction of age spots

Hair removal

  • Reduction of hair growth
  • Hair thinning
  • Less pigmented hair

Procedure

  1. Treatment area will first be appropriately prepped by gently cleansing and exfoliating
  2. A light layer of sonic gel is applied on the skin
  3. IPL head is changed according to you skin need and depending on the area, the skin is treated in either gliding motions or single zaps

Treatment at a glance

Usually 30-60 minutes

Depends on area and type of treatment – from $20

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Full result In few months (normally need multiple treatments to see the better result)

usually no downtime

FAQ: IPL Hair Removal

How does IPL hair removal work and how many treatments do I need?
A course of IPL treatments can significantly reduce hair growth. The ideal candidate to obtain the best results would have darker, course hair and a fair complexion. During the treatment, the hand piece is held against the skin and the pulses of light are delivered at a setting that targets melanin. The bulb of the hair follicle is where the most melanin is located, so this is where the light is absorbed. The bulb and hair shaft are heated to a point which destroys the hair-producing papilla. Generally, clients will require 6-8 treatments and these treatments are conducted 4-6 weeks apart. The treatments will not totally eliminate all hair in the area treated.

Do I need to do any preparation prior to my IPL hair removal appointment?
Yes, this treatment is most effective on freshly shaven skin which is free from sunburn, rash or other inflammation. So, it is best that you shave the treatment area on the day of treatment prior to your appointment.

What is the difference between IPL and laser hair removal?
IPL treatment utilises a broad-spectrum light in comparison to laser hair removal which produces a single wavelength, specifically targeting hair follicles. So, although IPL hair removal is effective in removing hair it will take a few more sessions than laser hair removal in eliminating hair. Due to the broad range of light emitted by IPL hair removal, it is more comfortable than laser hair removal, making it a better option for those with sensitive skin.

Can IPL therapy be used in conjunction with other treatments?
The IPL can be combined with other cosmetic treatments and we can discuss your options and develop your treatment plan during your consultation.

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