Are you embarrassed by unwanted hair and looking for a more long-term hair removal solution? If so you may have been searching for IPL, or laser hair removal treatments in Basingstoke, Hampshire. The good news is you’ve come to the right place. Here at The Beauty Spot in Basingstoke our team of qualified therapists are trained in a range of hair removal techniques, including IPL hair removal. And now is the perfect time to get started if you are looking for a more permanent hair reduction solution to get hair-free ready for Spring 2023.

How does IPL hair removal work?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It works by using a device that is passed across the hair removal areas of your skin. The device emits a spectrum of light which targets the melanin in your hair follicle. Melanin is the pigment in your hair follicle. The light is selectively absorbed by the melanin and the light energy heats the melanin pigment and destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells.

Which areas can be treated with IPL for hair removal?

Here at The Beauty Spot we treat a range of areas for hair removal using IPL, including:

  • Face – lip, chin, monobrow
  • Legs
  • Arms / underarms
  • Fingers / toes
  • Nipples
  • Navel line / stomach
  • Bikini area
  • Buttocks / bottom crease
  • Male IPL – back, chest, shoulders, cheeks (beard line), nape of neck

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How many IPL hair removal treatments will I need?

We usually recommend 8 initial treatments per area, one every 4 weeks, followed by 3 top ups per area. More top-ups may be required dependent on your hair.

Is IPL safe and does it hurt?

IPL is a safe hair removal technique and a fantastic way to permanently reduce bodily hair growth. It is a similar process to laser hair removal treatment, but much more gentle and less painful. Read our blog Is IPL hair removal permanent and is it safe? for more information about the safety of IPL hair removal.

Can anyone have IPL hair removal treatment?

Not all skin types and hair colours are ideally suited to IPL treatment. Results are most effective in fairer to light brown skin types with dark blonde to medium and dark brown hair. If you’re unsure about your suitability contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss this with you.

Is IPL hair removal expensive?

Compared to the cost of shaving or waxing, IPL hair removal is actually an extremely cost-effective long-term hair removal process.

It is estimated that shaving legs costs around £150 per year for razors and shaving gel cream, using quality razor blades and changing them as per the recommendations. Leg waxing is estimated to cost between £300-£400 per year. Over the years those costs mount up!

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In comparison the cost of IPL hair removal is an affordable alternative, as once you’ve had your initial treatments and any required top-ups during the first year, most people need very few top-ups going forward. And another big bonus is the hours of time you will save if you no longer have to shave, wax or epilate = more time to be out enjoying the sunshine showing off your smooth, hair-free skin!

If a more permanent hair removal treatment is something you’ve thought about before, but you’re unsure and have questions you can check out our guide here: IPL permanent hair removal: All your questions answered

See our IPL hair removal treatments pricing here: IPL Hair Removal Prices.

Call now to book a no obligation IPL hair removal consultations to discuss your specific needs. If you’ve been searching for IPL hair removal treatments in Basingstoke and Hampshire, give us a call on 01256 460076 to find out more.