We are proud to offer the latest in groundbreaking technology in laser hair removal. At Bella
Essenza we offer IPL (intense pulsed light) laser treatments using the revolutionary E-light
IPL. It is one of the very few effective laser hair removal systems to be FDA approved and it
is virtually “painless”.
What is Intense Pulsed Light?
Intense pulsed light, commonly abbreviated as IPL, is a technology used by
somatologists and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments including hair
removal and photo rejuvenation.
The technology utilises specific wavelengths of light to target various
chromophores in the skin. Intense pulsed light describes the use of intense pulses of noncoherent
light distributed over a range of wavelengths from 500 nm to 1200 nm, for removal
of hair and other purposes.
A related but distinctly different technique is laser hair removal; the primary difference is that
laser treatment uses laser-generated coherent and monochromatic light.
The two techniques are often confused. There are many names used for intense pulsed
light treatments. IPL and equivalent treatments are referred to as I2PL, UPL, VPL, SPL,
SPFT, SPTF, SIPL, PTF, CPL, AFT, E-Light, ELOS, M-Light, and other names. The name
"Intense Pulse Light" is not known to be a registered trademark.
IPL systems work on the same principles as lasers in that light energy is absorbed into
particular target cells with colour (chromophores) in the skin.
The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target
area. IPL systems are different to lasers in that they deliver many wavelengths in each pulse
of light instead of just one wavelength. Most IPL systems use filters to refine the energy
output for the treatment of certain areas. This enhances penetration without using excessive
energy levels and enables targeting of specific chromophores (these are skin components
that absorb light).
IPL therapy is considered a non-ablative resurfacing technique, which means that it targets
the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of the skin (epidermis). The
results are not as dramatic as ablative resurfacing where both the dermis and epidermis are
injured to produce a much more noticeable overall outcome. The advantage of IPL therapy is
its minimal downtime – a patient can often have the procedure done in their lunch break and
return to work immediately afterwards.
Treatment benefits include:
• Maximum comfort, minimum fuss
• A unique water cooling system allows for virtually PAIN-FREE laser hair removal without anesthesia or numbing gel
• It gives superior, more predictable, more reliable results
• Permanent hair reduction on all pigmented hair on most skin types, including tanned skin, all year round
For Men and Woman Alike
• Faster and often with less clinic visits and less treatments needed
LESS COST TO YOU
Other machines on the market are extremely painful and have known to cause burning and scarring, sometimes permanent.
For ultimate results, we advise that clients need between 8 to 12 treatments, every 4 to 6 weeks- depending on the individuals hair growth, skin type and hormones etc. IPL laser hair removal is a wonderful investment in yourself.
Clients have the option to pay per session or pay upfront for 6 or 10 sessions. We offer fantastic incentives to reward our loyal customers that book and pay upfront for a course. We offer fantastic package deal discounts on 2 or more areas.
Do’s and don’ts
when undergoing laser treatment:
1. When undergoing laser treatment one is not permitted to wax, pluck or mechanically remove hair from the root.
The reason for this is that we need the pigment in your hair follicle to be present for the treatment to work.
You can shave, trim or use depilatory creams between treatments.
The perk of this, unlike with waxing, you don’t need to wait for hair to grow.
2. Please do not moisturize, use essential oils or have a massage 24 hours before your treatment.
This is because moisturizers, oils and massages will leave oil in the surface of your skin.
3. Please don’t shave the day before your consultation or first treatment so that the laser therapist can assess your hair density and colour
4.Avoid all sun-exposure for a period of 48 hours before and after treatment.
This also includes self-tanning and the use of sunbeds.
5. Once your therapist has assessed the area to be treated, please shave the area to be treated 24hours prior to your treatment
We offer all potential clients a free consultation and test patch.
Please let us know when you are available and we will schedule you in.