Clinical Treatments


What is IPL?

Intense pulsed light is an alternative to conventional hair removal techniques such as waxing, epilating and shaving. IPL targets and disables hair at the follicle to give a permanent reduction in hair growth.

How many treatments do I need?

Hair growth happens in three different phases and permanent results are achieved during one particular phase. This means typically a course of 6-10 treatments will be needed to see the best results. Facial hair is affected by hormonal imbalances and so we advise 10-12 treatments may be required.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Your SkinBase IPL practitioner will carry out a comprehensive consultation and patch test and they will advise you of the results you can expect to achieve. SkinBase IPL is proven to work on almost all skin types except very dark skin.

How does it feel?

Most people liken the feeling to being flicked by an elastic band. The SkinBase system uses a special cooling handset applied to the skin prior to treatment and is infinitely more comfortable than other methods like waxing, laser or electrolysis.