There’s an insider secret in the world of beauty therapy: a tool is only as good as the operator.
You see, someone might have the most state-of-the-art technology available, but if they haven’t got their technique down pat, they won’t be the best in the business.
As an electrologist, I am licensed in permanent hair removal and it has been my core business since 1996. I’m passionate about it as I know it works!
In addition, I have taught electrolysis at the Joyce Blok Institute and was proud to be selected to head a professional panel at the BeautyTech Expo for the industry last year.
I have seen first-hand how hair removal can change a person’s outlook on life so when it came time to look into a new IPL machine you can imagine the type of performance I would require from it. The good news is that it has finally arrived and it’s everything I need and more.
Here’s the thing though. While Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is used to permanently reduce hair growth quickly and comfortably, we use electrolysis to compliment it as, often, people need both techniques to completely get rid of unwanted hair.
Is IPL a one time thing?
Just like electrolysis, IPL requires a series of treatments. Because of the various cycles of hair growth, it can take several months before all the hairs come to the surface of the skin to be treated for the first time.
How often do I have to come for treatments?
It’s important treatments are scheduled consistently to make sure all the hairs get treated at the new hair growth cycle. For the face, treatments are scheduled four weeks apart. For the body, six weeks is recommended.
Can anyone have IPL hair removal treatments?
IPL isn’t for everyone. It’s a wonderful option on hair that contains dark pigment. However, it’s not so effective on white, blonde, or red hair. Very dark skins are usually not candidates, although our IPL machine allows us to treat some darker skin toned clients. We would need to do a test patch first.
I get bad ingrown hairs. Can laser IPL help?
We’ve had wonderful results after just a couple of treatments treating ingrown hairs. IPL works well for ingrown hairs in the bikini area, neckline, underarms, face — the list is endless.
What if I have white hair as well as dark on the area to be treated?
Good question. What good is the treatment if you still end up with white hairs at the end of it? The only option for white hair is electrolysis, but you can come in and have electrolysis for the few white hairs before your IPL treatment.
Can the white peach fuzz on my face be treated?
No. DO NOT BE MISLED. In order for the light source to be attracted to a hair, there must be dark pigment in hair and deeper in the hair follicle. If the hair you want removed is white electrolysis is the only solution at the moment.
Rest assured…hair removal is our business. We love what we do and we know the business like no one else does.
Should you need more than just IPL to complete your permanent hair removal needs, we’ve got you covered.
Words: Jenna Moore
Louise Gray Skincare Shop 2 / 224 Kepa Road | Mission Bay | Auckland 09 528 9010 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.louisegray.co.nz