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IPL - Permanent Hair Reduction

Unwanted hair growth is a troublesome, and at times embarrassing problem for many people today. The removal of unwanted hair from various parts of the body has been a problem for men and women for centuries; we are now able to offer a safe and very effective treatment which can remove hair from almost any area of the body, with a minimum of fuss.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Diode Laser is a very safe and easy treatment which permanently reduces unwanted hair growth. It uses short bursts of intense laser light to heat the pigment in the hair itself. The heat travels along the length of the hair ending at the bulb (growing part of the hair), damaging the bulb of the hair and preventing re-growth of that hair.

Does it hurt?

Unlike older IPL treatments Diode Laser therapy is very comfortable with only slight discomfort being felt. At Sage we can provide anaesthetic cream for sensitive areas if needed.

Why do I need a course of several treatments?

Each individual hair goes through a growth phase and then a resting phase. Diode Laser works permanently only when the hair treated is in its growth phase, so several treatments are needed to as many hairs as possible in the correct phase. The number of treatments required depends on the area and type of hair being treated.

I have very dark hair – is this a problem?

No - in fact, darker hair is likely to respond better to Diode Laser treatment than blonde or white/grey hair, which have less or no pigment. These lighter hair colours will usually require more treatments, and some may not respond at all.

Are there any side effects?

Some minor side effects can occur with Diode Laser. For example there can be slight pinkness of the skin after treatment, but this settles quickly. Unlike IPL, Diode Laser is suitable for all skin types and treatments need not be delayed if you should have a tan. At Sage we will program our Diode Laser system to your individual skin type for a safe, effective treatment.