Variable Pulsed Light
What is VPL?
Variable pulsed light is a safe and effective technology to treat unwanted hair and skin imperfections. VPL is clinically proven to effectively treat unwanted hair, acne, rosacea, thread veins, fine lines/wrinkles, and the visible signs of sun damage. VPL treatments leave your skin looking smooth, silky and radiant. The variable pulses of light from the VPL range use light energy to treat and remove unwanted hair and skin imperfections safely and easily, with none of the discomfort of invasive and/or surgical treatments. VPL has been clinically proven to remove hair from all parts of the face and body. The variable pulse settings mean it can effectively treat the different types of hair found all over the body, from thicker under arm hair to finer facial hair, on a wide range of skin types.
VPL Skin Rejuvenation
VPL is the latest advance in non-invasive skin treatment technology. This quick, effective and safe treatment helps to improve skin texture and tone and reduces a wide variety of skin imperfections for both men and women.
VPL offers a safe, non-surgical treatment for many different skin conditions often brought about by age or over-exposure to the sun.
Can this system be used with other therapies?
Yes, clients often have other treatments around the same time as having an Ultra VPL treatment. Always advise your therapist during your consultation about any other treatments you have recently received or are planning to have.
Hair removal and VPL
VPL uses short, safe, controlled pulses of filtered light to remove unwanted hair quickly and effectively. Carefully filtered pulses of light are absorbed by melanin, the pigment found in hair. This absorption process produces heat, which heats the hair, damaging the follicle along with its ability to regenerate. Hundreds of hair follicles are treated with each pulse, making VPL a fast and effective way to treat unwanted hair.
The hair in the treatment area will be trimmed and a cooling gel applied to ensure that the light energy is used to achieve optimum results. The VPL applicator will be placed onto your skin and flashed in a series of shot to treat the area.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin may appear a little more pink than usual, but this will fade quickly. The hairs treated will fall out naturally over a period of one to three weeks, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth.
A course of treatments will be necessary to achieve optimal results due to the natural hair growth cycles.
>> What areas can be treated with VPL?
Ultra VPL is effective at reducing and improving skin imperfections on the face, neck, décolleté and all over the body. Long lasting results can be achieved on virtually all skin types, leaving younger, healthier skin.
>> Are there any side effects to VPL treatment?
Due to the personalized treatment settings determined by your therapist during consultation, you should not experience any side-effects. A slight reddening of the skin can occur immediately after your treatment; this is an indication of an effective treatment and will fade very quickly.
>> How many treatments are required?
In most cases, noticeable results are achieved after just three treatments, however, your therapist will advise you on a suitable course of treatment during your consultation. The number of treatments you will need will depend on your age, skin condition, the severity of your condition and your lifestyle. Best results are achieved with a course of treatments. Your therapist will advise you as to whether maintenance treatments over a period of time are required.
>> What should I do following treatment?
Your therapist will apply a soothing gel where necessary after treatment, as your skin may be slightly warm and pink. We recommend you use a sunscreen for a few weeks following treatment, and avoid tanning beds or sunbathing for at least 7 days. Your therapist will answer any questions you may have after you have been treated and will also advise you on a suitable skin care program to enhance your skin tone and texture.
>> What hairs cannot be treated?
Only hairs in the active growth stage can be treated which is why a course of treatments will achieve the best results. Your therapist will explain the different stages of hair growth during your consultation. Blond and vellus (fine, non-pigmented) hairs can be more difficult to treat and therefore it may take longer to see results. Your therapist will advise you on the best course of treatment.