PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION
USING COMBINATION OF PULSED LIGHT AND LASER TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER THE BEST HAIR REDUCTION RESULT EVER!
DPL & Laser are effective permanent hair removal method that uses heat energy to damage the hair follicle,
resulting in permanent hair reduction.
DPL is commonly known as ‘Intense Pulsed Light’ (IPL). It uses a source of broad-spectrum, visible light to reduce hair permanently. A certain percentage of heat energy in DPL is effectively absorbed by the hair follicle to achieve reduction. However, thicker and deeper hair follicles might not be reached and disabled effectively as the light is shone over a large area. This causes the heat energy to be spread out as well.
Laser treatment produces a single spectrum of intensely concentrated pure light in one single red light and wavelength. It can be controlled and will not spread out like how a light normally would. Additionally, the laser beam can travel deeper down into the pore, giving a concentrated blast of light to the follicle. This will achieve a more accurate and permanent result.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER USING DPL & LASER?
For those who are looking for permanent hair reduction that will last, this treatment is for you. Through this process, hair will be reduced permanently, unlike through temporary methods, such as waxing or shaving.
DPL & Laser are also suitable for those who are afraid of the pain or ingrown hair caused by waxing.
WHERE CAN I USE DPL & LASER HAIR REMOVAL ON?
You can use DPL & Laser treatment on the following areas: face, neck, arms, chest, arms, underarms, back, legs, and stomach.
DOES DPL & LASER TREATMENT HURT?
Both treatments do not hurt a lot, but it might cause some to experience a stinging sensation.
SHOULD I GO FOR DPL OR LASER?
At Blush, we had introduced a customized treatment package which consists of using a combination of both DPL & Laser for permanent hair removal.
DPL will be used for the first couple of sessions to allow the skin to gradually adapt to the treatments, due to the less intense energy. Although DPL is less intense, a significant amount of hair reduction can still be seen.
Thereafter, Laser will be used for a more thorough approach for the remaining hair. Laser treatment will provide a more concentrated and precise laser beam, resulting in a greater reduction.
HOW DOES A HAIR REDUCTION TREATMENT WORK?
During the treatment, light energy from the device is absorbed by the hair follicles. This causes the bulb and most of the hair shaft to be heated, thus destroying the hair-producing structure – papilla.
At any one time, not all hair follicles are active; only active hair follicles can be affected by the treatment. Inactive hair follicles can be treated as they become more active over time.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A TREATMENT?
After the treatment, there will be slight redness in the treated area. Stubble may reappear two to three days after the treatment. It is fine to shave if you need to, but this is optional.
In one to two weeks’ time, you can see shedding of the damaged hair. This is not the new hair growth.
When the shedding process is completed, new hair will grow out and it would be time for your next treatment (typically 4-6 weeks).
CAN I REMOVE HAIR BETWEEN TREATMENTS?
Yes, you can shave between treatments as the heat energy works with the bulb and shaft of the hair, which is untouchable by shaving.
If you tweeze or wax between treatments, you have to wait till the hair grows back before doing your next treatment.
WHY IS MY HAIR STILL GROWING?
After pulsed light treatment, the body requires time to shed the hair which has been thermally destroyed. This should not be mistaken for continued hair growth. It takes a few days to three weeks to fully shed the thermally damaged hair.
Even though it might seem like hair is still continuing to grow, it is actually the body shedding the hair. Over time, the treated hair will grow out of the skin.
ARE THERE ANY FACTORS THAT MIGHT AFFECT TREATMENT?
Pulsed light does not work well with light-coloured hair as there is not much pigment within it.
There might also be possible complications for clients with darker skin tones due to the presence of high concentration of pigment in the skin.
Certain medications, such as muscle relaxants, anti-depressants, anti-cancer drugs, acne medications, and topical creams containing Retin-A, may make your body more sensitive to light. In such cases, it is recommended to re-schedule the appointment to a time when the client is no longer on such medications.
THINGS TO TAKE NOTE
SHOULD I SHAVE?
Do shave the hair 1 day before your appointment.
Do not shave for 1-2 days after your treatment. Leave the hairs in the follicles for at least a few days after the treatment. This will help reduce any chances of an opportunistic infection in the damaged follicle. The hairs will drop out naturally over the following weeks.
After shaving you should apply moisturiser to keep skin soft and to minimise itchiness.
It is recommended to moisturise on a daily basic as for all light based treatments, the heat from the light might cause dryness to the skin.
It is fine to exfoliate but it should be done 3 days before treatment.
DURING THE COURSE OF YOUR TREATMENTS
Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds as actively tanned skin cannot be treated.
Avoid very hot baths /sauna /steam baths on and after the day of treatment.
Avoid rough sports & tight clothing on and after the day of treatment.
Avoid perfumed products eg: deodorant on and after the day of treatment.
In some rare cases
the area treated can be red, warm and bumpy for up to 48h hours after treatment.
If it's uncomfortable you can cool the area with a cold towel (avoid ice). For fast relief antihistamines tablets (Zyrtec/ Telfast) are recommended. Available at all pharmacies.
Always seek professional medical advice and contact a doctor immediately if any symptoms are of concern. Inform us of any adverse reactions and for any questions if needed.