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Hair Removal

Many women and men suffer from too much hair in the wrong places.

At Clinic One we have a number of effective treatments in the control of unwanted hair - they include medical-grade IPL and medical epilation.

Whereas epilation is especially useful for the permanent removal of individual stray hairs, medical grade IPL controls larger areas of unwanted hair.

All medical-grade IPL and laser hair removal machines work similarly - light energy causes selective target the follicle with the aim of making the follicle disappear or at least making it smaller. Laser and IPL machines, provided they are powerful and medical-grade will achieve similar results. IPL tends to be faster and more comfortable.

IPL (like laser) hair removal is most effective for darker hairs on pale/fair skin. The hair reducing effects of are likely to be permanent and should only be used if permanent hair removal is desired. It is important to understand that at any one time, in any one body region, some of the hair follicles are actively growing hairs, but up to half of the follicles are ‘resting’ and not growing hairs at all. ‘Resting’ hair follicles tend to re-activate after 2 - 4 months. IPL hair removal only treats actively growing hair follicles. It is because of this, that to get good control over unwanted hair, at least three but sometimes more treatments are necessary. Slowly over time, hair follicles previously successfully treated, can become active again. Retreatment at such time may then be necessary.

SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT ONCE YOU START IPL OR LASER HAIR REMOVAL YOU'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO STOP BECAUSE THE HAIR WILL OTHERWISE GROW BACK THICKER AND WORSE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. IPL AND LASER HAIR REMOVAL AFFECT DIFFERENT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY BUT THEY ARE EXPECTED TO CAUSE A REDUCTION AND THINNING OF TREATED HAIRS AND ARE NOT EXPECTED TO CAUSE A WORSENING OF HAIR GROWTH.
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Results are predictably good. Costs depend on how many areas are treated.

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