IMPORTANT

Ensure you thoroughly read our treatment post and pre care instructions below. Directly below is the general consensus to follow. Each treatment has their own individual post and pre care dependant on the protocols. Our recommendation is to follow both. It is your responsibility to notify us of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment as some changes can implicate the results of your treatment depending on your treatment of choice.

 

  • PRECARE
  • POST CARE
  • • Discontinue use of depilatories or waxing or any products or treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • • Discontinue sun exposure or use of tanning booths at least 14 days prior to your treatment (we recommend this practice is discontinued altogether).
  • • Discontinue use of any topical retinoids for at least 3-5 days prior to your treatment. This may include: tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo, Ziana).
  • • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.
  • • Some medications or supplements may increase sensitivity. Consult your physician.
  • • Please avoid any laser or electrolysis treatments (of any kind) at least 7 days prior to your treatment; unless otherwise recommended by your aesthetician.
  • It is your responsibility to notify us of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.

 

• Your skin may have a slight rosy glow for approximately 24-48 hours. It may also have a “wind-burn” sensation if your skin is extremely sensitive. This can be more common in the colder/dryer months and gentle/calming products may be necessary to help with the sensation.

• Please use all gentle and benign products for the next 3-5 days after your treatment or until you feel as though you are no longer sensitive to your home care products.

• Cleanse and moisturize your skin twice daily along with any recommended home care products.  It is recommended that other topical, over-the-counter medications or alpha hydroxy acids not be applied to the skin 1-2 days post procedure, as they may cause irritation.

• Discontinue use of any topical retinoids for at least 3 days after to your treatment or longer based on your sensitivity. This may include: tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo, Ziana).

• Avoid direct sun exposure for 1-2 days after your treatment.

• Use a sunscreen every day that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, preferably one containing a SPF of 30 or higher (we recommend wearing a sunscreen everyday).

• Do not go tanning for at least 2 weeks post-procedure. This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.

• DO NOT pick or pull any loosening or peeling skin. This could potentially cause scaring or Hyperpigmentation.

• Do not have electrolysis, facial waxing and/or depilatories for approximately 1-2 weeks.

 


ABOUT

IPL is a non-invasive treatment technique for hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments, including skin clearing, redness reduction and skin tone correction.

 

Downtime Zero
Pain ●●○○○
Treatment Time Dependant on Treatment

WHAT IS IPL – INTENSE PULSED LIGHT TREATMENT?

IPL is a non-invasive light-based technology used to remove unwanted hair and improve many skin conditions. Such conditions as age spots, sun spots, freckles, superficial capillaries and other unsightly discolouration of the skin can be eliminated using this technology. IPL is also incredibly effective for those of us who suffer from facial redness and can even stimulate fibroblast causing increased collagen production in your skin for a more natural, lively, healthier looking you!

HOW DOES IPL WORK?

A fully trained therapist will apply a specially designed hand piece to your skin and generate an intense pulse of light which will be absorbed by targets in your skin. The light delivered from the hand piece is delivered at high intensity during a very short period of time. It is this rapid discharge of light that provides the high energy levels required for each IPL treatment to be effective!

HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENTS

IPL hair removal treatments are easy, painless and quick solution to unwanted hair and can be successfully used on the body or the face. Usually a course of 6 – 8 treatments is required to achieve optimal result, but once you've completed your treatment cycle, you can look forward to a lifetime of smooth skin with only the occasional maintenance treatment. Compare that to the cost and hassle of a lifetime of waxing.

 

  • WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER
  • PRE TREATMENT
  • AFTERCARE

• A mild sunburn-like sensation is anticipated. This usually resolves within 2-3 hours of treatment but may persist for up to 2 days.

• Appearance of “stubble” may appear in 1 to 3 weeks. This is not hair re-growth. It is the remnant of treated hairs being expelled from the IPL-damaged follicle. Allow this hair to fall out of the skin on its own or encourage with gentle exfoliation. Do not pluck or tweeze. You may shave during this period.

• Do not wax, pluck, use depilatory creams or undertake electrolysis for 4 weeks prior to treatment, and in between treatments.

• Do not use prescription strength exfoliant creams (Retin-A and Alpha Hydroxy) on the area for 2 weeks prior to treatment.

• Please shave the night before all subsequent treatments.

• Avoid tanning and incidental sun exposure including self-tanning lotions, tanning bed/booths for 4 weeks prior to and in between treatments. A sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater should be used on any area of sun-exposed skin, which you plan to treat.

  • • Application of chilled Aloe Vera gel or a cold compress every hour for 5 to10 minutes may be soothing to the skin. Continue until symptoms subside.
  • • Avoid sun exposure to treated areas. Apply a sun block with SPF 30 or greater daily to sun-exposed treated areas between treatments and for 4-6 weeks after last treatment.
  • • Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Avoid use of extremely hot water, strongly scented lotions or soaps, prescription strength exfoliant creams, loofah sponges, and aggressive scrubbing to treated areas during healing phase.
  • • Allow any blistered or open areas to heal spontaneously. If healing is delayed, a thin coating of antibiotic ointment may be advised. Do not pick at these areas. Picking may result in infection or scarring.
  • • Allow any crusting to heal spontaneously, crusting will resolve in 3 to 14 days.
  • • Best results are obtained on clients who have follow up treatment immediately after hair starts to grow. Your clinician will advise you when you should schedule your next appointment. It is important to adhere to this regime.

 

Until redness has completely resolved, avoid all of the following:

 No active cosmetics on treated areas (including AHA/BHA’s, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and physical exfoliants)

 No swimming, especially in pools with chemical/chlorine

 No hot tubs and jacuzzis

 No exercise or activities that cause excessive perspiration

 Avoid sun exposure to treated areas

 Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs as this will cause unwanted side effects

 

Increased photosensitivity to UV, Laser and IPL can occur when taking certain medications. During your treatment programme, if you have commenced or changed dosage with the following medications, you must advise your clinician:

1. Antibiotics – doxycycline (acne), minocycline, Tetracyclines, Sulphonamides

2. Antihistamines – Diphenhydramone, Cyproheptadine

3. Antidepressants

4. Herbal preparations – st Johns wort, Ginko Biloba, citrus oils, Herbal HRT therapies

Taking these medications does not exclude you from HairLASE treatments; however, extra precautions are applicable in these cases.

SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENT

Everybody loves the sunshine! Limited exposure is good for the soul and the immediate effects it has on the skin such as a tan and healthy glow are much desired. However, in the long term, sun exposure decreases the production of collagen, which in turn causes damage to the skin making it feel wrinkled and coarse and looking red and tired. Skin rejuvenation treatments will improve skin tone, texture, refine and refresh the skin by increasing the production of collagen in the skin.

 

  • SKIN REJUVENATION AFTERCARE
  • PRE TREATMENT

• A mild warmth or sunburn-like sensation is expected. This can usually last from 1 to 24 hours.

• Little to mild redness may be experienced but will subside quite quickly.

• Minor dry, flaking skin may be experienced post treatment as lesions heal. Please do not pick or pull and allow the skin to heal spontaneously.

• Mild warmth or sunburn-like sensation is to be expected. This can last from a few hours to 24 hours post treatment.

• Little to mild redness may be experienced, however will subside quite quickly.

• Some minor dry or flaking skin may be experienced 1-3 days post treatment. Do not pick, keep skin well hydrated and allow skin to heal spontaneously. Gentle exfoliation may be performed 72 hours post treatment.

 

Until redness has completely resolved, avoid all of the following:

 No active cosmetics on treated areas (including AHA/BHA’s, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and physical exfoliants)
 No swimming, especially in pools with chemical/chlorine

 No hot tubs and jacuzzis

 No exercise or activities that cause excessive perspiration

 Avoid sun exposure to treated areas

 Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs as this will cause unwanted side effects

• Do not wax, pluck, use depilatory creams or undertake electrolysis for 1 week prior to treatment.

• Do not use prescription strength exfoliant creams (Retin-A and Alpha Hydroxy) for 2 weeks prior to treatment.

• Please shave the night before all subsequent treatments (only if applicable).

• Avoid tanning and incidental sun exposure including self-tanning lotions, tanning bed/booths for 4 weeks prior to and in between treatments. A sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater should be used on any area of sun-exposed skin, which you plan to treat.

 

Increased photosensitivity to UV, Laser and IPL can occur when taking certain medications. During your treatment programme, if you have commenced or changed dosage with the following medications, you must advise your clinician:

 

1. Antibiotics – doxycycline (acne), minocycline, Tetracyclines, Sulphonamides

2. Antihistamines – Diphenhydramone, Cyproheptadine

3. Antidepressants 4. Herbal preparations – st Johns wort, Ginko Biloba, citrus oils, Herbal HRT therapies Taking these medications does not exclude you from HairLASE treatments; however, extra precautions are applicable in these cases.

SKIN TONE CORRECTION

Whether born with them or acquired over the course of a lifetime, virtually everyone has one or more sun spots, freckles or skin discolouration they’d love to get rid of! A doctor’s letter confirming that no skin cancers are present is usually required before commencing your treatment cycle and a series of 4 – 6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart are required for optimal results. Treatments areas such as backs of hands, forearms, décolletage and face will respond well.

SKIN TONE CORRECTION AFTERCARE

• A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually last 2 to 24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, which usually resolves in 2 to 3 days. In some cases, prolonged redness or blistering may occur.

• The treated area may initially look raised and/or darker with a reddened perimeter. Apply cool/ice compresses to treatment areas for 10 to 15 minutes every hour for the next 4 hours, as needed, to reduce discomfort and heat sensation.

• The treated area will gradually turn darker over the next 24 to 48 hours. It may turn dark brown or even black.

• The treated area will progress to scabs/crusting and will start flaking off in 2 to 3 days.

• The treated area is usually healed in 7-10 days. It will continue to fade over the next 2 to 4 weeks.

• Direct sunlight to the treated area should be avoided. Daily application of a SPF30 is recommended to prevent development of new lesions.

• There is a possibility of hair loss in the treated area, when being treated for pigmented lesions

REDNESS REDUCTION

Estimates indicate that unsightly veins are a common problem for more than 60% of the adult population! Our trained clinicians can offer treatments which will reduce facial blemishes such as red flushing and red spots found on cheeks and around the nose with minimal downtime or risk. A treatment cycle of 4 – 6 treatments spaced two to three weeks apart is usually required to reach your best possible outcome.

REDNESS REDUCTION AFTERCARE

• Mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. It usually lasts 2 to 24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, which usually resolves in 2 to 3 days. This can be treated with cold packs.

• Apply cool/ice compress to treatment areas for 10 to 15 minutes every hour for the next 4 hours, as needed, to reduce discomfort and heat sensation.

• The treated area can be gently cleansed and topical hydrocortisone cream can be applied if needed.

• A significant amount of swelling can be experienced post treatment. It is recommended not to lie flat to avoid the accumulation of swelling, and gentle, light massage can also assist in the movement of residual fluid. Swelling will typically subside in 2-3 days.

• The vessels undergo immediate greying or blanching. In some cases, only a slight purplish change is noted. Vessels will partially resolve in about 10 to 14 days and areas of diffuse flushing gradually fade leaving skin with normal appearance.

ACNE MANAGEMENT

Our trained clinicians are now able to offer IPL based acne management programs for their clients. These unique treatments are designed to specifically slow the overall production of oil that leads to acne, thus dramatically reducing the chance of spots and minimising the appearance of pores in general. Results will vary, but most people will see a significant improvement in skin condition. Treatment should be spaced approximately 1 – 2 weeks apart.

ACNE MANAGEMENT AFTERCARE

• A mild warmth or sunburn-like sensation is expected. This can usually last from 1 to 24 hours.

• Little to mild redness may be experienced but will subside quite quickly.

• Minor dry, flaking skin may be experienced post treatment as lesions heal. Please do not pick or pull and allow the skin to heal spontaneously.

VASCULAR THERAPY

Spider veins, broken capillaries, red spots and rosacea can all be reduced and removed to offer you an even, more uniform complexion.

FOLLOW SKIN REJUVENATION PRE & AFTERCARE

PIGMENTATION CORRECTION

IPL pigmentation correction effectively fades and removes age spots, sun spots and discolouration to greatly improve overall skin tone, texture and radiance. Like most laser treatments the sensation of intense pulsed light is a flicking or stinging sensation in association with a bright light (your eyes are protected by appropriate eye shields or glasses depending on area). Anaesthetic cream or pain relief medications are not generally required.

FOLLOW SKIN REJUVENATION PRE & AFTERCARE

PHOTO REJUVENATION

Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth out irregularities and enhance your skin's overall luminosity for a revitalised, youthful glow with IPL photo rejuvenation.

Temporarily evaporating the water in the papillary dermis to stimulate the natural wound healing response. This will trigger fibroblast activity to generate collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans resulting in a youthful, glowing appearance.

• COLLAGEN: Structure and support

• ELASTIN: Tightening - stretch and bounce back.

• GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS: Hyaluronic acid & Sodium Hyaluronate: Hydration & plumping

FOLLOW SKIN REJUVENATION PRE & AFTERCARE