IPL or intense pulsed light is a hair removal technology introduced in 1997 which produces high intensity light that is rapidly discharged over a very short period of time.
To remove unwanted hair leading to permanent hair reduction, the IPL machine releases precisely controlled high-intensity pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by melanin which is the pigment in hair. The light pulses heat up and destroy the cells responsible for hair growth and this procedure is known to achieve long term hair reduction.
Laser is a source of high energy pulsed radiation used for medical and in particular dermatological applications such as laser hair removal. The long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser uses infrared light at 1064nm, which is ideal for permanent hair reduction for all skin types including type 6 skin (link to Skin Type Chart in PDT section) and for deep-rooted hairs.
Each hair goes through phases of growing, resting, and shedding. Not all of the hairs on our body are in the same phase at the same time. This is why several treatments are required to achieve the desired result of permanent hair reduction.
The three phases of hair growth are called growth (anagen), cessation (catagen), and rest (telogen).
The Ellman Surgitron system is ideal for treating stubborn or coarse hairs using electrolysis.
Electrolysis for hair removal treatment is available for white, grey, and blonde hair, providing an alternative to IPL and laser, which can only treat pigmented (i.e., black, brown, or red) hair. A fine needle is inserted into the hair follicle before a current of high frequency energy destroys the papillae. The hair then detaches from the papillae. The result is permanent, however some hair follicles may contain multiple papillae stem cells and hairs requiring multiple treatments to ensure permanent hair removal.
Prior to any treatment, all clients receive a full consultation to assess skin health and type and which mode of technology (IPL, Laser or surgitron) will be the most effective. Clients are also provided with information about the procedure, how it works, realistic expectations, likely outcomes, contraindications, risks, costs involved, and post-treatment care advice.