What is the difference between Electrolysis vs IPL Hair Removal? If you are in search for permanent hair removal services, you may have come across these two methods.
Differences in treatment areas.
Electrolysis can be used on any hair colour, type, and area, including close to the eyes. For example, back in the day, women used it as a method for permanently shaping brows. Today, electrolysis is used primarily for random white chin hairs, the upper lip, and other small areas.
IPL Hair Removal is a popular choice for larger areas such as legs, arms, back, chest, full face, or bikini. However, hair colour plays an important role when setting expectations for IPL treatment outcomes.
What about treatment costs?
Treatment costs differ between these two treatments. IPL treatments are charged per service. In contrast, electrolysis treatments are often charged as a sitting fee.
With electrolysis, once a hair bulb is treated, it’s gone! You only need one treatment per hair bulb. Electrolysis injects energy directly into the hair bulb via a needle or electrical charge. As a result, it can boast permanent removal. On the down side, electrolysis is a slow progression because you are working on small areas at a time. Therefore, it is not ideal for legs or other large areas.
LASER and IPL Hair Removal are ideal for intimate areas.
IPL Hair Removal requires multiple sessions to achieve similar results. This is due to the different hair growth stages at any given time. With IPL, the root bulb has to be big enough and have enough melanin to yield results. IPL or LASER hair removal can offer a permanent 98% reduction rate.
Which is best for you?
Now that you know a little more about electrolysis vs IPL hair removal, you can make an informed decision when selecting a treatment course. Dérmica offers IPL Hair Removal as a treatment for permanent hair removal/reduction.
IPL/ Laser Hair Removal, Skin Tone, and The Fitzpatrick Scale
The treatment approach to IPL/ Laser hair removal depends on skin tone.The most commonly used guide for selecting the skin type for LASER and IPL treatments is the Fitzpatrick Scale. This guide helps us predict the skin’s rate of aging, risk of cancer, and reaction to UV exposure. The Fitzpatrick Scale ranges from level 1 – 6, with level one being the lightest and level six the darkest.
Different treatment approaches for different skin tones
Because lighter skin tones contain less melanin, they absorb less energy and release it faster. As a result, they are less likely to react adversely following LASER and IPL treatments. In addition, less energy absorption allows us to use higher settings in the early stages of treatment which translates into a higher rate of hair reduction.
On the other hand, melanin-rich tones absorb more energy. Therefore, a lower setting is required, especially in the early stages of the treatment course. Easing the skin into the treatment reduces the risk of burns and hyperpigmentation until it builds tolerance to the energy. Although we can safely treat darker skin, the rate of hair reduction decreases in darker skin tones.
In short, advanced IPL / LASER operating systems can effectively treat a wide range of skin tones. However, there are limitations to treating beyond a Level 5. Adverse reactions such as burns and permanent scarring can occur due to the pigment in the skin absorbing the energy emitted by the laser.
Combination skin is best described as oily down the ‘t-zone’ and normal-dry over surrounding regions of the face. The condition of combination skin can vary with fluctuations in routine, diet, climate, stress levels, and age. These shifts can cause combination skin to become rough, dehydrated or oily, and blemished.
Combination skin becomes oilier during the summer months due to the increased humidity and heat. The winter months can bring about a dull complexion, coarse texture, and fine lines. This is mainly due to cold temperatures, and artificial heat exposure from heaters.
So, now that the snow is here to stay – let’s talk winter care for combination skin!
How do you treat combination skin in the winter?
Our favourite treatment for instant results and the perfect level of exfoliation is – dermaplaning!
Dermaplaning removes the superficial layers that build up from sun damage through the summer months. Although tanned skin adds a flattering glow to the complexion, it can leave the skin looking dull and damaged. Clearing away the damaged cells that build up through the summer brightens and evens the overall complexion.
There’s nothing like applying your skincare products to a freshly dermaplaned face. Once the skin is clear of buildup and dull skin, it quickly and effectively absorbs products and active ingredients.
Should my skincare routine change during the winter months?
As with any skin type, it is beneficial to adapt your skin routine to the changing climate throughout the year, this includes product selection. Try our Home Care Selection Guide for Winter Skin Care recommendations.
We highly recommend professional skincare products containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid attracts and maintains hydration to hold 1000 times its weight in water.Even if you drink 8 glasses of water per day, by the time your other organs have taken their share of water, there is very little that actually transmits to the visible layers of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid molecules act like a breathable capsule absorbing and retaining water molecules, thereby, preventing water from leaving your skin through evaporation.
Another benefit of Dérmaplane is the instant and painless removal of fine vellus hair. The precise technique and fine blades allow for precision removal and a smooth finish.
Take it up a notch.
An excellent pairing for Dermaplane is an AHA BOOST. The combination of hydroxy acids applied to the skin amplifies hydration levels by pushing fresh cells to the surface. These fresh cells are at their prime for proper absorption and hydration retention and therefore make your skin look and feel JUICY!
Take advantage of our dermaplaning specials! This month, relieve dryness and brighten your complexion with a dermaplane treatment. Not only will it even your skin tone, your skin will feel supple and smooth!
Throughout November, save 25% on half face and full face dermaplane services. Please note that your service provider will be taking before and after pictures which may be used for future marketing purposes as a condition of this special. This special is not valid with any other offer or promotion. Offer is valid from November 1-30, 2021. No pre-purchasing.
In addition to our dermaplaning specials, save 15% on in-store Glo Skin Beauty products. From cleansers to serums to moisturizers, our service provider can help you select products that will help you achieve and maintain your desired results.
Glo Skin Beauty formulas are paraben-free and safe for the most sensitive of skin types. Above all, their research and technology result in a skincare line that clinically transforms the skin.
Mark your calendars! Saturday October 30 ONLY- Get a free Brow Shape with your Brow and Lash Tint.
This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Please note that your service provider will be taking before and after pictures which may be used for future marketing purposes as a condition of this deal.
Pick up some EyEnvy during your spa visit!
EyEnvy is a vegan lash and brow conditioner that amplifies your natural hair growth. It contains a combination of nutrient rich vitamins and peptides that elevate hydration and nourish the hair shaft.
“My natural lashes have grow so long!”
Michelle R.- EyEnvy user
EyEnvy Conditioner is great for use on sparse areas of the lash & brow line to help promote new hair growth.
Processing, cleansing, cosmetics, and sun exposure can cause moisture loss which can cause premature colour fading and brittle lashes. The added nutrients in EyEnvy are perfect for post-care as they lock in moisture and extend the life and efficacy of your service!
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The Lash Lift is loved by people who desire the appearance of longer, more feminine lashes. The lash lift does not add lashes. Instead, it curls the natural lashes using a gentle lash perm solution.
Different sizes of silicone pads are used to “lift” each lash individually and create a subtle, natural looking curl, giving the illusion of length for a full, natural yet perfect look.
This treatment takes 45 minutes with results lasting 6-8 weeks.
Do lash lifts ruin your eyelashes?
While the perm solution used is safe for most people, it is recommend that clients wait 12 weeks between lash lifts. This allows you hair to recover and regenerate new growth.
The adhesive used contains latex. As a result, people with sensitivity to latex are not recommended to have the service.
If you have ever reacted to artificial lash glue used for strip lashes, you are at risk of having a reaction. Typical allergic reaction will cause the eyes to swell for up to 72 hours.
Lash care tip: Use EyEnvy Lash and Brow Conditioner after a lash lift. EyEnvy conditions and hydrates hair follicles for stronger-than-ever lashes. It contains a combination of nutrient rich vitamins and peptides that elevate hydration and nourish the hair shaft.
Lash Lift deals
This Lash Love Package is available for $140 and includes:
EyEnvy® Eyelash and Eyebrow Conditioner (2.0 ml)
Upgrade your package to a Lash Lift with Tint!
Upgraded packages are available for $160. These lash lift deals are not valid with any other promotion. No pre-purchasing. Promotion runs from September 1-30, 2021. While quantities last.
Have you tried EyEnvy?
EyEnvy feeds hair follicles with a vitamin-peptide combo for longer and thicker growth after just 4 to 6 weeks!
Other lash care tips:
Glo Skin Beauty – Gentle Makeup Remover. This light formula removes even the most stubborn makeup and a little goes a very long way.
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