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Melbourne Cosmetic Group

IPL Hair Reduction

What is IPL Hair Reduction?

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Hair Reduction is a permanent hair reduction achieved by emitting pulses of intense light into the hair follicles.

Why is it used?

The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles and converted in to heat.  The heat then loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair.

Can IPL Hair Reduction be used on all parts of the body?

Yes, except around the eyes.

Is IPL effective on all hair colors?

Yes, as long as the hair has some pigment. IPL will not work on white or grey hair, as it has very little pigment.

How often do I have to have treatment ?

That depends on the treatment you are having and your own body. Your IPL therapist will assess you and give you information about your specific requirements.

Can I remove hair between treatments?

Yes, any excess hair can be shaved between treatments. You should not, however, remove hair by waxing, tweezing, epilady or any similar methods.

How long will it take for the hairs to fall out?

Approximately 2-3 weeks. Again, this will depend on the treatment you are having and your own body.

Will it hurt?

Generally, IPL treatments do not hurt, although sometimes there is a burning sensation (like mild sunburn) for a few hours after treatment.

Can I go straight back to work or is there any down time?

Usually you can go straight back to work.

I am pregnant or breast feeding. Can I still have IPL treatments?

Although there is no evidence at this time of foetal harm from a light-based system, we do not treat women who are pregnant.

How much does it cost?

Upper lip                        
$40  Chest                   from $400  
Upper lip + chin $80  Half chest from $220
Upper lip + chin + sideburns    $120  Nipples $80
Sideburns $50  Snail trail $100
Neck (front or back) $90    
Back from $450          Underarms $60
Half back from $250  Full arms from $300
Shoulders $100  Half arms from $200
Full legs from $550  Bikini Line $70
Upper legs from $350  Brazilian $120
Lower legs from $320  XXX $180

All prices are per session and inclusive of GST