New IPL Intense Pulsed Light Treatments - Options Beauty Salon


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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Machine

Options Beauty Salon is now offering Intense Pulsed Light technology to remove unwanted hair on the face & body. This system also works on pigmentation, age spots, thread veins (face) , acne and skin rejuvenation.

Consultations are free during which the area will be assessed and photographed. However, if you go on to have a patch test you will pay a one of charge of £30.00. A consultation and patch test usually takes about 30 mins.

We will personalise a treatment plan for you which will give optimum results and deliver the best long term benefits for you. You will be given a full outline of treatment timings and cost.

Prices from £35.00

Questions & Answers for hair removal

How does light assisted hair removal work?

Light is selectively absorbed by melanin, the pigment in the hair follicle. The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells.

How is treatment carried out?

The laser or Intense Pulsed Light is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. For Intense Pulsed Light treatment a thin layer of chilled gel is applied to help guide the light, but this is not required for a laser procedure.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair however, contains less melanin and is harder to treat.Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.

How does the treatment feel?

Treatment sensation varies but is often described as “a lick of an elastic band”. Typically no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.

What will I see after the treatment?

The hair follicles are damaged by heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. The dead hairs shed after 1 – 3 weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period the hairs will seem to 'grow' as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.

Are there any side effects?

The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and bumpy but this usually subsides within a few hours. Adverse reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.

How many treatments are necessary?

Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed.Treatment is conducted every 4 - 8 weeks,depending on the area treated, until a satisfactory result is seen. The required number of treatments varies, but typically 6or more treatments are needed for optimum results.

How long does each treatment take?

Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Consultation Procedure Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment, there is also an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered. Before treatment commences you must provide written consent and a small test patch will be carried out.

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Pigmentation & Age spots

Pigmented lesions such as age spots or freckles can be successfully lightened or removed with Laser or Intense Pulsed Light. Birth marks and other deeper, larger areas of pigmentation & moles cannot. All of these treatments are non-invasive, suitable for both the face and body and will result in a more even skin tone.

Prices from £50.00

What should I expect after the treatment?

The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment. With Intense Pulsed Light treatments the lesions will darken and may appear more obvious before they fade and 'flake' away.

Are there any side effects?

The skin that surrounds the pigmented lesio may become red immediately after treatment most people experience no other side effect and the redness usually disappears within hours to a few days. Very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.

How long does each treatment take?

The length of each treatment will depend on the type and size of lesion present, but a typical session will take 10 to 30 minutes.

How many treatments are necessary?

The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but typically 1 to 3 sessions are required at 4 to 6week intervals.

Consultation Procedure Prior to treatment

You must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to determine suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.

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