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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve got the answer to all your SkinBase™ questions, and if we don’t, just ask.

These are some of our most commonly asked questions about Intense Pulsed Light.

If you have any other questions, drop us a line using this form.

Is The SkinBase IPL treatment safe?

The SkinBase IPL system is a Medically CE certified system that has been independently tested and verified by one of the country’s leading experts on IPL.

How does IPL work?

The quick answer; IPL works using high intensity light to target specific structures within the skin. The structures are damaged by the heat generated and removed by the body’s natural repair process. Read more

How many treatments are needed?

For permanent hair reduction most areas of the body will need between 6-10 treatments however this can vary from client to client. Advanced IPL treatments such as acne or thread vein removal however may only require 1-3 treatments. Your SkinBase IPL therapist will assess your individual requirements and advise accordingly.

How does it feel – hair reduction?

A slight warm tingling sensation best describes the feeling experienced during a SkinBase IPL treatment. The SkinBase IPL is much more comfortable than most conventional methods like waxing, laser and electrolysis.

Is The SkinBase IPL painful?

The system features a unique cryo-cooling handset which has an anaesthetic effect on the skin surface to provide the most comfortable treatment experience. So, although you may feel some mild discomfort during the treatment this is rare.

Which areas can be treated?

Unwanted hair can be removed from most parts of the body including legs, upper lip & chin, bikini line, underarm, back. Advanced treatments can also be performed on most areas of the body. Read more to see details on the areas SkinBase IPL can improve for you.

Who can it treat?

SkinBase IPL has been clinically proven to work on almost all skin types except very dark skin. Read more.

How does it feel – medical treatments?

Most people liken the feeling to being flicked lightly with an elastic band. The special cooling handset is applied to the skin prior to treatment to ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible.

How much does it cost?

The price will depend on the area being treated, the treatment required and the number of treatments required. Most practitioners will offer discounted rates when booking a course of treatments rather than “one off” therapies.

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