IPL Permanent Hair Reduction

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a very effective way to permanently reduce your hair growth from 65% to 90%*.  We use the SkinBase IPL system and we can work on most areas of the body, bikini, underarms, legs and much more.

We have answered a few regular questions below, however, a full consultation is absolutely necessary along with a patch test prior to any further treatments.

How does it work?

When used for hair reduction the light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair and is converted into heat. This damages the follicle making it unable to support further hair growth. The number of treatments required will vary but you should expect to see significant results within 3-6 treatments. A full course of 6 to 10 treatments may be required to achieve long-lasting results. Treatments should be no more than every 3-4 weeks on each area being treated.

Does it hurt?

With the unique Cryo handset that is used in the SkinBase system to cool the skin during treatment, it makes the treatment almost completely pain free. In some cases, you might feel a slight warming sensation or the feeling of the flick of a rubber band on the skin.

Who can it treat?

IPL has been clinically proven to work on almost all skin types except very dark skin. Click here to see if you are suitable for this treatment.

Is the treatment safe?

We are working with The SkinBase IPL system. This is a Medically CE certified system that has been independently tested and verified by one of the country’s leading experts on IPL. Consultation and patch test is compulsory. 

Aftercare is so important.

When you undertake a course of IPL hair reduction treatments with us, you will be advised what your pre and post-treatment care will be.  It is very important that you abide by these instructions, and if you have any questions at any time you must contact the salon immediately.

Here is a guide to prices for IPL permanent hair reduction.

 

Legs

from £150

Lip or Chin

from £40

Bikini

from £70

Underarms

£50

Back

from £115

Chest

from £115

These prices are a guide and your treatment will be very personal to your needs, hair type and skin type.

*Results will vary on each client. To achieve the best results, IPL needs to be undertaken with Emma as a planned out course of treatments. She will monitor your progress throughout your course and make adjustments to achieve the best results possible.

Online booking is not available for this treatment as consultation and a patch test is essential. So please call the salon to arrange your patch test appointment 01217497000

Strip Wax

This is a very effective alternative way of removing body and facial hair, with results that last up to 5 weeks. Waxing of the following areas is available.

Full Leg Wax

£24

1/2 Leg Wax

£16.50

Full leg
Hair removed from the thigh down to the ankle.

1/2 Leg
Hair removed from the knee down to the ankle.

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Bikini Area Waxing

£12-£20

Standard: Hair removed outside of a normal knicker line

Brazilian: The landing strip.

Hollywood: All the hair is removed.

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Underarm

£11

Lip/Chin Wax

£6.50

Lip & Chin

£10.50

Full Arm Wax

£21

1/2 Arm Wax

£16

Hair is removed from the wrist to the top of the shoulder (not including the underarm), in the full arm and from the wrist to the elbow in the 1/2 arm.

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Please Note:

No sunbathing or sunbeds for 24 hours before or after treatment.
No heat to the area for 24 hours after treatment. e.g. hot baths, sauna, steam rooms etc.
No cosmetic products to be applied to the waxed area for 12 hours after treatment. e.g. deodorants, make-up, perfumed products etc.
A 24 hour patch test is recommended for clients with sensitive skin.
Soothing after-wax lotion available to purchase.

Lycon Hot Wax

Lycons ground breaking stripless hot waxes shrink-wrap and remove hair as short as 1mm! It’s perfect for short, stubborn hair on any part of the face and body. Lycon hot waxes encompass the finest selection of natural and soothing ingredients that nurture the skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and completely hair-free. Used at an extra low temperature, Lycon hot waxes can be re-applied 5 - 6 times on just waxed skin, without affecting their superior grip and pliability and without discomfort or irritation. Excellent on the most sensitive skins anywhere, Lycon hot waxes are the professional’s companion for perfect Brazilian and Hollywood waxing!

To see a Lycon treatment being performed click here.

Underarm

£16

Lip or Chin

£7.50

Lip and Chin

£12.50

Standard Bikini

£16.50

Hair is removed from the small area outside of a standard knicker line.

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High G Bikini Line

£22.50

(30 mins)

Hair is removed from a high ‘thong style’ bikini line.

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Brazilian

£29

(30 mins)

All hair is removed from the sides, underneath and at the back leaving a small strip of hair at the front.

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Hollywood

£33

(45 mins)

All the hair is removed from the front, underneath and at the back.

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Please Note:

No sunbathing or sunbeds for 24 hours before or after treatment.
No heat to the area for 24 hours after treatment. e.g. hot baths, sauna, steam rooms etc.
No cosmetic products to be applied to the waxed area for 12 hours after treatment. e.g. deodorants, make-up, perfumed products etc.
A 24 hour patch test is recommended for clients with sensitive skin.
Soothing after-wax lotion available to purchase.
We reccomend clients to apply ‘Ingrow X it’ regularly after each treatment.

Address

The Essentials Beauty Castle Bromwich
29a Manor Park Road
Castle Bromwich
Birmingham
B36 0DJ

The Essentials Beauty Coleshill

58 High Street
Coleshill
Birmingham
B46 1AZ

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Image Credits

Images courtesy of:
Decleor UK, CND, Lycon, Grafton International, Crystal Clear, St Tropez, Caci International, and Nouveau Lash.