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Skin Rejuvenation and IPL Hair Removal in Brighton

21st January 2016

Skin Rejuvenation and IPL Hair Removal in Brighton
Lasers spent an exceptionally long time existing only in science fiction and in labs where men and women wore long white coats, but as time moved forwards they stopped being solely used to threaten Sean Connery in Goldfinger, or in high end technology, and can now be found everywhere. One of the great benefits to the wide spread use of lasers was in the cosmetics industry, with laser treatments emerging that would treat ageing skin, issues with pigmentation and even IPL laser hair removal in Brighton, and of course as happens with all effective technology, the use of lasers in cosmetic treatments became more widespread as more people took advantage of the benefits that they can provide. In this article we’ll take a little look into how our IPL treatments can help with a variety of different conditions, how they work and why you should consider treatment at Match Skin Salon.

What is IPL?

IPL Laser
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and treatments that utilise this technology can be used for a range of conditions including skin rejuvenation for ageing, pigmentation issues and age spots, as well as laser hair removal. IPL works by focussing heat to a specific area of your skin and subsequently introducing a controlled wound. While it might seem odd to want to do such a thing to your skin, this process encourages your body to naturally produce new cells which can reduce the signs of ageing and repair other skin conditions. A similar approach is used in removing unwanted hair. IPL is essentially an evolution of the lasers that are used in other cosmetic surgeries of the past and uses a spectrum of colours of varying wave lengths, meaning that an IPL treatment can be seen as the equivalent of multiple laser treatments in one go.

What Do You Need to Do?

One of the many questions that we receive from people interested in IPL therapy surround what the process entails, and aside from making sure that you have a few minutes to spare for the treatment there are only a few other things that you should be aware of. Like many of the treatments that we offer at Match Skin Salon we’ll provide you with a free consultation prior to treatment to ensure that IPL is appropriate for you, during which we’ll ask you a few questions about your health. We’ll also perform a patch test wherein which we’ll test a small area of your skin to see if you’re likely to have an adverse reaction to a full treatment. It’s also important to shave the area that requires treatment two days before you come to see us for your IPL therapy, and again between treatments for the most effective results to be achieved.

IPL Hair Removal in Brighton

Chest Hair Removal
One of our popular IPL treatments is hair removal, which is perfect for those who are tired of constant waxing and shaving, as well as for those who want to remove unwanted or unsightly hair. Our IPL hair removal treatments work by introducing heat to the epidermis, which is the top layer of your skin on which we can apply a cooling gel. While this cooling gel helps to protect your skin it leaves the hair shaft susceptible to the heating properties of the treatment and causes the hair follicle to become damaged. This damage leads to the hair follicle dying and the hair to fall out, with the follicle unable to grow hair in the future. It’s important to note that this treatment is only effective on follicles that are already growing and won’t work on new or undeveloped follicles; however it’s very effective on existing ones and can result in a permanent solution to unwanted hair growth. At Match Skin Salon we recommend repeat treatments for laser hair removal to be continuously effective.

Skin Rejuvenation

Skin Rejuvenation
The skin is the largest organ of the body, and much like the rest of your body it’s susceptible to the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and sagging skin. IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments can encourage your body to tone and retexture your skin by encouraging the natural production of new cells through the generation of focussed heat, but it can also treat skin ailments such as age spots and pigmentation issues. IPL therapy achieves this by targeting the chromophores such as the melanin that can produce darker patches of skin and haemoglobin which is responsible for broken blood vessels in your skin, essentially elements of your skin that are responsible for colour and tone. As with the anti-ageing treatments, the IPL therapy that targets skin discolouration works on the same principle of using heat to encourage the skin to repair itself.

Professional Treatment at Match Skin Salon

Match Skin Salon Team
The team at Match Skin Salon are trained to an exceptional standard and their understanding of the IPL treatments that we offer is unparalleled. Andrew Hansford has been involved in the world of clinical aesthetic treatments for a long time and has experience of therapies from around the world making him an expert in cosmaceuticals. Andrew often joins us to administer IPL treatments, including some of the deeper treatments that require someone with a medical background to perform. At Match Skin Salon we want to ensure that you don’t just leave with excellent skin, but that you know that we’ve taken the time and care to look after you when you visit us, and Andrew is an integral part of our service that we provide to you.

Find Out More & Book a Consultation

At Match Skin Salon we aim to provide you with effective skin rejuvenation and beauty treatments of an exceptionally high standard, and we also want to make sure that you enjoy your time with us and feel like you’ve really been pampered. If you want to find out more about the IPL therapy that we offer or any of the other treatments that we offer don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we can help you with your enquiry or even book you in for a free consultation in our Brighton salon. You can contact a friendly member of the team using our contact form, sending an email to or by calling us on 01273 719009.

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