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Intense pulsed light (IPL) facial hair removal is a great option for many women, especially those who are tired of plucking, waxing and wincing their way through other treatments. Similar to laser, IPL hair removal emits short, hot pulses of light that filter through the skin and impair the hair-producing follicle. Typically after several treatments, the follicles in the treated area no longer produce any hair. The even better news is that many areas on the face can be treated in a matter of minutes, including the upper lip and eyebrows. Each IPL pulse takes less than a second and can treat many hairs at the same time, in an area approximately the size of a small coin.
It may sound a little scary, but IPL treatments are safe, precise, and at Hairfree completely painless! Intense pulsed light specifically targets hair without damaging any of the surrounding skin. Of course, these treatments should only be performed using quality equipment and by certified and experienced staff. Nonetheless, there are a few things you should prepare and expect for before, during and after your IPL facial treatment.Preparation
Be certain to thoroughly check the credentials and qualifications of the therapist you decide on. IPL and laser treatments are classed as medical procedures, and should only ever be performed by a qualified professional. After you have confirmed this, stop all other hair removal on the area you are having treated for six weeks prior to your first appointment. This is especially important for plucking and waxing, which temporarily remove the hair roots that IPL treatments target. You should also limit sun exposure during those six weeks, as it can affect the efficacy of IPL treatments. This can be difficult for facial treatments, so be certain to apply plenty of sunscreen to your face and neck.Read more >
Body art forms a large part in the expression of personal identity – in the modern age of self-expression, freedom of speech and political correctness, anything goes. But it seems the attitude towards employees with tattoos has changed very little.
Statistics show that people consider tattoos in the workplace a bad reflection on the employer and business. In a survey conducted by Pew Research Centre, although 23% of Americans have a tattoo, 42% of the 2700 respondents said that they thought tattoos in the workplace were inappropriate.Read more >
Microdermabrasion has become a popular cosmetic procedure over the years. Not only is it safe and simple, but it offers wonderful results. Like any cosmetic procedure, it’s important that you take the time and care to look after your skin pre and post procedure to ensure you get the best results and minimise any side effects.
During microdermabrasion, up to 25 microns of the top surface of your skin can be exfoliated. This surface is called the stratum corneum. This layer is made up of dead skin cells and is there to protect your living skin cells.
After completing treatment, anything you put on your skin will be absorbed very quickly as a result of that original layer of skin not being there.
Acne is a skin condition that many teenagers have to deal with. However, it’s not only young adults that are affected, as many people also suffer from acne well into their 20s and beyond. It can not only make one self-conscious of their appearance, but it can lead to scarring and ongoing inflammation accompanied by red marks.
What is acne?
Acne caused by the inflammation of the sebaceous glands which cause them to produce too much oil. From there, the skin becomes the ideal environment for certain bacteria to grow, and this is where the appearance of acne, blackheads, scarring and inflammation begins to appear.Read more >