In recent years, beauty salons have evolved into high-tech spaces. Step into any salon and you’ll find a range of advanced beauty technologies including powerful lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) machines. But what is Laser and IPL treatment used for, and how can it help your skin?
To get the answers, we’ve teamed up with the experts at Demi International, a leading beauty school in Brisbane. Read on to learn more about laser skin and IPL treatments and why this latest beauty technology is taking the industry by storm.
What is IPL/laser?
IPL and laser skin treatments use light technology to target dark pigments in hair and skin. By damaging the hair follicle, they affect the body’s ability to reproduce hair. To do this, IPL machines use a broad-spectrum wavelength that spreads over a large area, while lasers use a specific, focused light source to penetrate deeply into one area.
Laser and IPL hair removal treatments are most commonly used to remove unwanted hair and prevent regrowth on any part of the body, particularly the underarms, bikini area, upper lip, and chin.
IPL treatments can also effectively correct common skincare concerns like pigmentation, vascular conditions, and acne scarring.
How frequently do I need to have laser treatments?
Treatment frequency will depend on your reason for choosing IPL or laser treatments, and vary slightly between individuals. As a general rule:
- Hyperpigmentation will require 2-6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.
- Hair removal generally requires 6-10 sessions – depending on the area being treated – spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
- Acne scarring requires a combination of treatments including 4-5 IPL treatments, advanced peels, microdermabrasion, and possibly plasma fiber-blast treatments 1-2 weeks apart.
Who can perform IPL/laser?
IPL and laser tools are powerful machines that can cause permanent damage like pigmentation or skin lightening, burning, and scarring if used incorrectly. Because of this, they should only be used by a qualified beauty professional with an up to date laser safety certificate and full IPL and laser radiation license.
Before booking, check that your technician has the appropriate credentials, such as a Diploma of Beauty Therapy or a medical qualification. This will ensure that they understand how medications, medical conditions, sun exposure, and hormonal changes can affect your response to treatments.
The latest beauty technology can transform your skin
IPL and laser treatments performed by professional technicians are a safe, effective way to remove unwanted hair, reduce pigmentation and scarring, and rejuvenate your skin. Plenty of salons now offer these treatments – just be sure to always check your technician’s credentials and discuss what’s best for you before starting treatment.
Are you a beauty professional interested in providing laser and IPL treatments in your beauty salon? Learn more about Demi International’s Laser Safety Course and enrol today!
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