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IPL Hair Removal

IPL, short for intense pulsed light, works by emitting powerful, full spectrum, low-range infrared light beam into the skin, to target the dark pigment, melanin found in skin and especially at around hair follicle root. IPL energy heats up the melanin and permanently destroys the hair to the base and papilla (produces hair), preventing hair regrowth. The hair grows out 1-2 weeks post treatment and sheds away. IPL is mainly suitable for those with light skin tone and dark hair.

Treatment Summary

Procedure time: 15 - 120 min

Full Recovery: Immediate

Results: 1-2 weeks

No. of treatments: 8-10

Sensitivity period: 2-3 days

Before & After

Velar Pulsar IPL Technology

Vela Pulsar IPL uses the principle of selective photothermolysis to eliminate hair and its potential regrowth without affecting the surrounding tissue. During the treatment, the light source from Vela Pulsar IPL passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. Due to this absorption, the temperature of hair is hiked, thus destroying the hair itself and, also the cells responsible for regrowth.


AreaSingle Treatment
Course of 8 Sessions
Course of 10 Sessions
(20% off)
Eyebrows I Ears I Upper Lip £29£210£232
Hairline I Cheeks I Chin Sideburns I Underarms I Nipples I Stomach navel line I Hands I Feet I Buttock crease£39£281£312
Lip & Chin I Neck I Classic bikini£49£353£392
Lower face I Shoulders I Upper arms I Lower arms inc hands I Abdomen I Thong bikini£79£553£632
Beard I Chest I Upper back I Lower back I 3/4 arms inc hands I Brazilian I Buttocks£99£693£792
Full face I Full arms inc hands I Full back I Upper legs I Lower leg inc knee£149£1043£1192
Chest & abdomen I Back & Shoulders I Full legs£179£1289£1432

Why Choose Us?

• Most up to date advanced Vela Pulsar IPL Technology.
• Professional, experienced, certified laser technicians.
• Highly effective and minimal discomfort.
• Suitable for a wide range of skin types and tones.
• Treatment is fully insured.
• Competitive prices.


Do I have to do anything before my treatment?

At Dermacore, every procedure begins with a free consultation to discuss the area of treatment and medical history is taken. A consent form is signed, and patch test is also carried out to determine suitability to ensure that safe and effective settings are tailored to you and your skin type.

What happens on the day?

On the day of your initial treatment, the practitioner will cleanse and mark out the area of the skin where the IPL will be used to eliminate hair. The practitioner will then apply the correct settings to the IPL machine so that the most effective beam is used in accordance with your skin type and tone.Just before starting the treatment safety eyewear will be given to you by your practitioner to protect your eyes from the light generated by the IPL machine. A cooling gel is applied to the treatment area just before the hand piece laser is applied to the skin. The precisely controlled pulses of intense light energy are delivered to the hair and are absorbed by the melanin, this damages the hair and follicle, preventing regrowth. The hair affected by the IPL, shed naturally, up to two weeks after treatment.

Is it safe?

The device used at Dermacore is FDA approved safe and effective technology, bearing the CE mark also, meaning it conforms to all the European standards.

Is it painful?

IPL hair removal is not a painful procedure; however, some patients feel pinprick or heat sensation in the treated area. This is generally a good indication of light beam reaching the targeted melanin in the hair and destroying it. Although comfort levels may vary from client to client, these sensations are temporary and subside post-treatment.

Which areas can be treated?

Most common areas to treat are the face, chest, back, legs, arms, underarms and bikini line.

How many treatments do I need?

Although you will a reduction in unwanted hair after your first treatment, we recommend 8-10 sessions (depending on area). As IPL can only destroy hair in its active growth phase, about 20-25% of hair remain dormant at any one time. Therefore repeat sessions are required to targets these hairs when they enter the growth phase.

Who is suitable for laser hair removal?

Ideal candidates for IPL hair removal are those with light skin tone and dark hair.

What is the recovery time?

There is no recovery time, and you can return to your daily routine immediately.

Are there any side effects?

You may experience some mild redness and tenderness after your treatment; this is temporary and should fade within 24 hours. We recommend  Aloe Vera gel to soothe and comfort your skin.

Are there any contraindication?

IPL Hair Removal is contraindicated for clients with history of melanoma, raised moles, suspicious lesions, keloid scar formation, healing problems, active infections, open lesions, hives, herpetic lesions, cold sores, tattoos or permanent make-up in area of treatment, recent use of Accutane, tetracycline, or St. John’s wort in the last year, autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Scleroderma, Vitiligo, pregnancy, trying to get pregnant, or nursing

What aftercare advice do you offer?

We highly recommend the following aftercare advice:

  • Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks post-treatment and use a broad-spectrum sun cream SPF30 and above.
  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools, jacuzzies, hot showers and excessive exercise for a minimum of 48 hours post-treatment.
  • Wear loose clothing after treatment if possible.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, plucking, threading or electrolysis between sessions, shave the area if necessary.
  • It is advised to avoid wearing make-up, applying fake tan, use perfume or perfumed moisturisers and deodorants on treated areas up to 48 hours after treatment.
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