For permanent removal of unwanted hair, our IPL hair removal options are vast. Our experienced and professionally trained team are happy to discuss options at any time. See below for more information.
IPL HAIR REMOVAL
For the removal of unwanted hair, IPL is more effective than waxing, electrolysis or laser treatment. It is safe and non-invasive and the results are worth the experience. At Mint Beauty Therapy, we are pleased to be able to offer our clients one of the most advanced IPL machines in New Zealand, the Adena.
The light output from the applicator is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. This in turn heats the hair follicle and disables the hair germination cells so the hair cannot grow back. Most clients require 6-10 treatments, usually 5-6 weeks apart, as hair grows in cycles. Each IPL application deals with the hair that is present at the time so it can vary between individuals.
It is important to note that the IPL application will only work on the hair in the treated area that is in its growing cycle which equates to approximately 20% of total hair. This means that 80% of hair is not in the growing cycle and hence the need for treatments, spread 5-6 weeks apart. Sun exposure and IPL do not work together so if you have been to Fiji for a winter escape, a 2-week stand-down is required before commencing treatment.
This is permanent hair reduction. While it is initially more expensive than other treatments, once a course of IPL has been completed, only occasional maintenance treatments will be required.
IPL SKIN REJUVENATION
Removing the visible signs of ageing can take years off your appearance giving you a smooth clear skin. A course of IPL treatments is required and excellent long term results are possible with a healthy lifestyle and careful attention to the proper use of good skincare and sunblock.
IPL TREATMENT FOR PIGMENTATION
Pigmentation, discoloration and sunspots can all be treated effectively with IPL providing you with the clear and even complexion you have always wanted.
A course of treatments is required and excellent long term results are possible with a healthy lifestyle and specific products to target the pigment producing skin cells and of course the daily use of sunblock.
IPL TREATMENT FOR RED VEINS
Redness, flushing and damaged or dilated capillaries respond well to IPL Treatment. Your therapist will consult with you to establish the best IPL treatment protocols and homecare products to help strengthen your capillaries and improve skin density.
Please book for a consultation with one of our IPL specialists to evaluate your skin, have a patch test, estimate the required number of treatments and provide the instructions for before and after the procedure.