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Why should I trust IPL+? Choosing the Right Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Here at RX Super Spa, Port Moody and Aldergrove’s favorite medi spas, we use the IPL+ technology to deliver the safest and most efficient methods of laser hair removal, photofacial anti-aging, sun damage reversal, acne elimination and control and varicose & spider vein removal.
One the big reasons we chose to partner with this platform is for the fact that is has been designed, manufactured and assembled in France by a company with over 25 years of experience in the field of intense pulsed light (IPL). This was super important to us because having a reliable manufacturer to stand behind and support the platform we chose makes a world of difference for us as a business which then comes back to the experience that you the client has when coming to our clinics.
What’s also great about this is that they are able to provide clinical studies showing the progress that has been made in the field of IPL technology over the last few decades, leading it to far exceed what diode lasers are capable of. Some examples of this are:
- The number of treatment sessions required to get results,
- The length of each treatment session
- How comfortable/painful each laser session is
- The safety of your laser/IPL treatments
- The variety of treatments that can be done
- What colors of hair can be treated with laser hair removal
- How fast you see results from IPL treatments
- And how much your treatments will cost.
While we have separate articles on each of the above points, I’ll summarize them for you here. In general for IPL+ treatments you only need between 3 & 10 sessions to complete your treatment (for the breakdown of each treatment, click here). This is thanks to a super advanced energy generator combined with state of the art computers that give us strength and efficiency to be able to deal with each skin or hair condition in the manner that is most suitable.
In terms of session times for each treatment, it can REALLY vary. For most treatments expect around a 20-25 minute appointment, however some treatments can be as short as 5 minutes and for our full-body sessions those can take up to 2 hours.
For comfort, IPL+ is easily one of the most comfortable methods of treating hair removal, sun damage & pigmentation, varicose veins, acne and anti-aging. This is because of the broad band of light being possibly damaging it. You can read more about it here.
Our manufacturer for the IPL+ platform currently holds over 24 international patents related to the IPL+ functions and technologies, one of them is the double layered smart safety filter that allows the IPL+ models to automatically switch their filters and be able to filter out the incorrect types of light that we don’t want during an IPL treatment. This is important both for your comfort and also to prevent any burning of the skin, rendering the comfort and safety levels of IPL+ treatments at RX Super Spa unmatched by any other platform in the industry.
The next reason we love IPL+, the variety of supercharged treatments we can do with just the one platform. Within this one platform we are able to work on 6 different treatment groups and those are:
- Permanent hair removal & reduction for Brown & Black Hairs
- Permanent hair removal & reduction for Blond, white, grey and red hairs
- Anti-Aging Photofacials (great for maintaining a healthy looking , even skin tone)
- Hyperpigmentation, Freckle & Anti-Sun damage reversal treatments
- Varicose Veins, Spider Vein & Rosacea treatments
- Acne elimination & control (works super fast!).
Some people might try to convince you that you need a very exclusive (and expensive) type of treatment from a specific machine, but honestly those are mostly BS. There a small handful of conditions that need to be treated with specific lasers, however for most of us, you’re better off saving some money and working with us! If it’s really something in need of a doctor with a more specialized machine, we’ll always tell you and even refer you to local specialists.
Normally only black & brown hairs are treatable using laser or IPL platform, but another really cool feature of the IPL+ platform is that it holds the unique ability to treat light colored blond, white, grey & red hairs. What’s interesting about this is that laser hair removal usually works by targeting the melanin (pigmentation/color cells) in the hair, in lighter colored hair then there is either very little or even no melanin present, but with our specialized technique we’re still able to get you the results! It does take a little bit longer than the removal of black or brown hairs, but those pesky little guys are an easy task for RX Super Spa technicians. This is another patented feature & technique belonging to the manufacturer of IPL+!
With many lasers and other IPL systems, treatment for dark colored hairs can take up to 14 sessions. Ouch! Not only is that a lot of your time driving to and from, but then it may or may not be a very comfortable session. With an IPL+ device we’re able to treat dark colored hair in as little as 6 sessions, some people do require 1 or 2 more sessions, but within those six sessions 90-100% of the hair will be removed and/or reduced. After that RX Super Spa always offers a touch up session to make sure you get the results we promise to deliver. With lighter colored hairs it does typically take a few more sessions, ranging from 8-10 sessions to fully remove the hairs since they are a little more difficult to deal with, but better than not at all!
What’s also great about being treated with an IPL+ device is that because it takes less time to administer the treatment, and IPL+ provides us flexibility in the types of treatments we perform, you as the consumer are the ultimate beneficiaries as we can pass on those savings to you which in some cases can be as high as a 60% savings over other providers using less capable platforms.
All in all then, your best bet now is to book a free consultation for laser hair removal or laser skin rejuvenation at RX Super Spa in Port Moody or Aldergrove/Langley and get a free spot test with the IPL+ platform to see if you’re able to proceed with our super services!
See you soon!