Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a non-invasive, non-ablative skin care treatment that utilizes pulses of high intensity visible light to improve the appearance of various skin conditions.IPL treats vascular conditions like broken capillaries (spider veins) and brown spots (age spots) caused by sun damage. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen which plumps the skin and gives a fresher look by refining and tightening large pores.BOOK TODAY
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is an effective, safe method of removing unwanted hair and can be used safely to treat most parts of the body. Compared with methods such as electrolysis and waxing, IPL hair removal is an effective form of permanent hair reduction that is nearly pain free for most people. Back treatments using IPL can be done in as little as 30 minutes and most other areas generally require less time. The number of sessions required to sustain permanent hair reduction varies based on the density of hair being treated and growth.BOOK TODAY
Frequently Asked Questions
All individuals with phototypes I to III are eligible to receive Sheerwave® IPL 360 treatments. It is Not Advised for individuals with phototypes IV to VI. To find out if you are a candidate to receive treatments with the Sheerwave® IPL 360, please contact us for a consultation.
Permanent Hair Reduction
Depending on your hair type and the area to be treated, 5 to 8 treatments with a 3 to 6 week interval.
The number of sessions required will depend on the treatment chosen, the size of the area to be treated and your phototype. Some skin conditions will require a followup maintenance treatment in order to achieve the desired results. This will all be discussed during the consultation (first visit).
- Toning and texture (wrinkles and fine lines, pores, scars, etc.): 2 to 4 treatments are generally recommended with a 4 to 6 week interval.
- Vascular lesions (redness, telangiectasia, etc.): 2 to 6 treatments are generally recommended with a 2 to 6 week interval.
- Pigmentation (pigment spots, freckles, birthmarks, etc.): 2 to 6 treatments are generally recommended with a 4 to 6 week interval.
- Acne: 2 to 6 treatments are generally recommended with a 1 to 3 week interval.
In most cases, no visible reaction will be observed and you can resume normal activities immediately after your treatment. However, the Sheerwave® IPL 360 does dissipate heat to the targeted tissues and it is entirely normal that the area be slightly red or slightly swollen immediately after the treatment. These symptoms should quickly dissipate within one hour of your treatment. It is possible that these symptoms may persist up to 24 hours after your treatment. If they continue to be visible after 48 hours, it is important to contact your technician for further analysis.
The first meeting
During your first visit, a full consultation will be conducted to ensure that you have no contraindications for any Sheerwave® IPL 360 treatments. To ensure the appropriate parameter settings of the Sheerwave® IPL 360, the technician will evaluate the client’s skin and skin color along with the area(s) to be treated. The technician will always make sure to select the lowest settings to ensure maximum safety.
During the treatment
The technician will clean the area to be treated and apply a cooling gel. Protective glasses will be worn in order to protect both client and technician from the flashes coming from the Sheerwave® IPL 360. The Sheerwave® IPL 360 handpiece will be placed over the area to be treated and a series of flashes will be triggered with a minimum of 0.5 seconds between each flash. Once the treatment is completed, the gel will be wiped off and the technician will apply any after treatment creams including a sun protection.
For permanent hair reduction treatment, you will have to shave the areas to be treated 24 hours before the treatment. For blond or white hair, the technician will perform a waxing before the treatment.
Exposure to the sun and tanning
No treatment with the Sheerwave® IPL 360 can be performed if you have been exposed to UVs (sun, tanning booth) 4 to 6 weeks before your treatment. If you have a tan with a self-tanning product, a 2-week waiting period will be required before you receive your Sheerwave® IPL 360 treatment.
Bleaching cream, depilatory cream, AHA cream, chemical peel
These products should not be used at least 2 weeks before your treatment with the Sheerwave® IPL 360.
A bright flash is emitted and a slight heat is dissipated. The Sheerwave® IPL 360 technology concentrates the majority of its energy beyond the cutaneous nerve endings thus significantly reducing the heat generated during the treatment. With its integrated cooling system, each treatment with the Sheerwave® IPL 360 turns into a comfortable, pain-free experience.