IPL Permanent Hair Reduction

  • A long-term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women
  • Suitable for treatment of both face and body hair
  • Quick, effective and totally safe
  • Visible results after just a few sessions


what is IPL permanent hair reduction?

Our permanent hair reduction system utilises the latest Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL) to safely and effectively destroy hair follicles at the treatment site, providing a long-term solution to unwanted, excess facial and body hair.

how does the treatment 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 the treatment carried out?

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 and time a for small patch test to be carried out*. During treatment the Intense Pulsed Light handpiece is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets many hair follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. A thin layer of chilled gel is applied to help guide the light. Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes for a small area such as the upper lip up to 2 hours for full body treatment.

*£20 charge for test patch, redeemable against any IPL treatment

am I suitable for treatment?

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

what results should I expect?

The hair follicles that are damaged by the heat shed 1-3 weeks after treatment, as the epidermis renews. During this period the hairs may appear to ‘grow’ as they are pushed out by the new dermis. After a course of treatment hair will be permanently reduced with little-to-no hair regrowth at the treatment site.

how many treatments will I need?

Only hair that is actively growing during treatment will be destroyed, therefore multiple treatments are necessary. Treatment is conducted every 4-8 weeks, depending on the area to be treated, until a satisfactory result is achieved. The required number of treatments varies, but typically 6 or more treatments are required for optimum results.

how does the treatment feel?

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

is there any down time?

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.

IPL Permanent Hair Reduction Face and Neck Price Per Treatment Course of 6
Between Eyebrows £25 £125
Upper Lip £50 £250
Chin £55 £275
Neck (front or back) £75 £375
Beard/Lower Face £140 £700
Full Face £150 £750

SPECIAL OFFER! Buy one get one half price* on courses of permanent hair reduction
*applies to cheaper course

IPL Permanent Hair Reduction Arms and Legs Price Per Treatment Course of 6
Hands and Fingers £50 £250
Feet and Toes £50 £250
Underarms £80 £400
1/2 Arms £125 £625
Lower Legs £175 £875
Upper Legs £200 £1,000
Full Arms £200 £1,000
Full Legs £325 £1,625

SPECIAL OFFER! Buy one get one half price* on courses of permanent hair reduction
*applies to cheaper course

IPL Permanent Hair Reduction Body Price Per Treatment Course of 6
Stomach Line £40 £200
Nipples £40 £200
Bikini Line £95 £475
Extended Bikini Line £120 £600
Brazilian £145 £725
Buttocks £145 £725
Chest £150 £750
Abdomen £150 £750
Chest and Abdomen £200 £1,000
Back and Shoulders £200 £1,000
Full Body £500 £2,500

SPECIAL OFFER! Buy one get one half price* on courses of permanent hair reduction
*applies to cheaper course

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After years of painful waxing, IPL treatment has been wonderful; there has been no regrowth for 6 months now!

Lynda | Aged 38 | York

“I had a course of intense pulse light treatment on my underarms and was so impressed by the results I ended up booking in for a course of full body hair removal. It’s so nice to be able to forget about waxing and shaving at last.”

Jo | Aged 37 | Bishopthorpe

Alternative Treatment Options

Hair Reduction/Removal