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What to Expect when doing IPL Hair Removal

What can I expect when doing IPL Hair Removal treatments?

How many treatments do I need before I see results from my IPL Hair Removal treatments?

Results are immediate! 

Although your hair may require 8 – 12 sessions, you will experience lasting results with each treatment including your first. 

In fact, your initial treatment will give you the most noticeable reduction. Clients report an average of 20-60% less hair growth following their initial treatment. Not only do they experience less hair growth, but the texture of the hair also becomes finer and delayed in growth rate. 

Now don’t get too comfortable as this effect is not permanent just yet. 

Within the first few days following your session, your hair may appear to have stopped growing. Your hair will resume growth by week 2 and at this point you might think your treatment was unsuccessful. Keep in mind that this resumed growth is a combination of active hair bulbs and inactive hair now shedding from its follicle post-treatment. Once the shedding process has ended, we are able to measure the effects of the treatment. 

Your next treatment will be scheduled within 4 weeks after your first session. 

Each treatment following your initial session will increase the amount of reduction by approximately 10% to maximum of 80-98% overall reduction.

Depending on the number of sessions to date, your recorded progress, and expected sun exposure, we may reduce the frequency of your treatments. You will start off with a 4 week pause between treatments, later increasing to 5 weeks, then 6 weeks until you reach your treatment goal.

Your feedback is key when tracking progress AND making progress. 

At every visit your technician will be asking a series of questions in order to measure the number of sessions required to achieve your desired results. Additionally, your feedback can also used to make accurate adjustments to the intensity level of your treatment. 

After each visit please ensure to track the following to share with your technician at your next visit: 

  1. How much of a reduction have you experienced? 
  2. Has the texture/ thickness of the hair changed?
  3. Has the colour of the treated hair changed? Is the hair light, medium, or dark tone? 
  4. How long did it take for your hair to grow back after your last session? 
  5. How frequently are you shaving the area? 
  6. If there was a reaction, how long did it last, and what type of reaction was it? 

Be patient and realistic with your results 

Although we would love to promise maximum results after 1 session, technology is not quite there yet! For now, expect to have up to 12 sessions over the span of 1-2 years. In the meantime, you can enjoy NOT having to deal with ingrown hairs, itchy razor bumps, embarrassing 5 o’clock shadows, daily shaving routine, or painful waxing! 

Learn more about IPL Hair Removal at https://dermica.ca/ipl-hr/

Book your appointment!

📱 https://dermica.ca/book-now/

🏫 10518 Whyte Ave. Edmonton, Alberta.

☎️ (780) 885-7108

Top 3 questions people ask about IPL Hair Removal

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Ensure you meet treatment criteria before booking your IPL Hair Removal treatment.

Top 3 questions people ask Dermica about IPL Hair Removal 📯

1.) Is it safe?

YES. As with any phototherapy treatment, potential side effects exist, however, education and experience, plus sophisticated technology make your treatment at Dermica as safe as possible.

2.) How does it work?

SIMPLE. Light energy zaps hair follicles eliminating their ability to grow back.

3. Is the staff certified to deliver the treatment?

YES, all staff who operate the equipment and deliver treatments are certified with over 5-15 years of experience. 

Learn more about IPL Hair Removal at https://dermica.ca/ipl-hr/

Book your appointment!

📱 https://dermica.ca/book-now/

🏫 10518 Whyte Ave. Edmonton, Alberta.

☎️ (780) 885-7108

Feb Special: 30% OFF IPL Hair Removal

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IPL Hair Removal Special 30% OFF all IPL Hair Removal.

Multiple areas may be purchased, however, treatment time may not go over 1.5 hours for any appointment. Our online booking system provides treatment time information when you schedule online.

This offer excludes full chest or back and full leg areas and packages; No pre-purchasing. This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from February 1-28, 2019.

Multiple sessions allowed; to take advantage of this offer, book one session on the first week of February, and your next session on the last week of February.


Are you ready for your treatment?

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

***PLEASE ARRIVE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH AREA SHAVED FLUSH TO SKIN***


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity

Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)

Recommended sessions: 8-12

Downtime required: 24 hrs
Online Scheduling

Learn more about IPL…

What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?
Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects


Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

IPL Hair Removal Q & A

What is IPL Hair Removal?

IPL is a light-based treatment that penetrates through the skin to a nanometer depth. The light energy is absorbed into active bulbs which then causes them to self-destruct.

Can anyone have this treatment done?

IPL is a form of radiation, therefore there are health precautions that must be considered for this treatment. If you are currently under the care of a dermatologist or physician, we recommend consulting with them prior to your booking. There also certain medications and topical products that make your skin sensitive to light, and this would be noted in your intake form and your technician would then discuss further with you.

How effective are the treatments?

In successful treatments we can observe a 98% reduction in active follicles. Following proper protocol before and after your treatment will ensure that you can achieve best results.

How many sessions do I need?

8 – 12 sessions are recommended for maximum results. The exact number of sessions will depend on genetics and personal preference. Clients report 20-60% reduction after the first treatment. Each session afterwards will reduce the remaining amount of hair by approximately 10%. Sessions are continued until the client has reached their reduction goal and growth has been stopped.

Are the results permanent?

Over the years you may begin to gradually reproduce hair in the areas treated. If the previous hair growth was caused by hormonal imbalance there is a higher chance of the hair returning and, in less time than expected. Touch-ups are recommended approximately 2 years following the last session.

Is it painful?

The sensation felt when the energy is delivered is described by most as a small pin-prick shock lasting only milliseconds. When graded on a scale from 1-5 for the pain felt during the session, clients will on average report under a level 3. The portion of the device that is in contact with the skin has a patented cooling system that keeps your skin slightly numb on contact.

How do I prep for my visit?

You must wait at least 3 weeks after waxing or tweezing before your visit. The active bulbs are required to be intact for best result. The treatment area must be shaved prior to your visit.

Do I have to follow any special instructions afterwards?

You must avoid heat exposure in the area as this may result in burns due to the heat retention from the treatment. Avoid tight clothing and friction over the treatment site. Swimming and strenuous exercise should also be avoided for 48 – 72 hrs.

When do I return for my next treatment?

Treatments are ideally spaced 4 weeks apart. This follows the hairs natural growth pattern and ensures that live bulbs are present when the treatment is delivered. Once you have reached your treatment goal, you will be advised by the technician when to return for any touch-ups.

About IPL…

VIEW OTHER LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:
Criteria to review before booking your IPL Hair Removal
What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?
Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?


VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal
VIDEO: Dérmica Bikini Hair Removal Styles
VIDEO: The Dérmica Difference

Online Scheduling

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

JULY SPECIAL- IPL Hair Removal

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IPL Hair Removal Special- FREE underarms with ANY IPL Hair Removal treatment $90+.

This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from July 1-31, 2018. No pre-purchasing. Multiple sessions allowed; to take advantage of this offer, book one session on the first week of July, and your next session on the last week of July. Smaller areas can be combined to be eligible for the $90 minimum purchase.

Our IPL Hair Removal menu includes:

Full Face

$ 175

Upper Lip

$ 45

Chin

$ 60

Upper Lip & Chin

$ 95

Sideburns

$ 90

Chin & Neck

$ 135

Neck

$ 90

Full Arm

$ 270

Half Arm

$ 140

Underarm

$ 90

Hands & Fingers

$ 65

Upper Chest or Back

$ 180

Full Chest or Back

$ 290+

Abdomen

$ 135

Full Leg

$ 315

Upper Leg

$ 180

Lower Leg

$ 165

French Bikini

$ 100

Brazilian Bikini

$ 115

Hollywood Bikini

$ 125

Beard line

$ 165

Unibrow

$ 45

Are you ready for your treatment?

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

PLEASE SHAVE AREAS TO BE TREATED FLUSH TO SKIN THE MORNING BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity
Recommended sessions: 8-12
Downtime required: 24 hrs

Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)


Online Scheduling

About IPL…

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:
What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?
Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects

VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal
VIDEO: Dérmica Bikini Hair Removal Styles
VIDEO: The Dérmica Difference

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

FEB SPECIAL: UA with BIKINI IPL Hair Removal

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IPL Hair Removal Special

FREE underarms with ANY Bikini IPL Hair Removal.
Have you been considering permanent hair removal? Now is the time to start!

While IPL Hair Removal can be done year round as long as certain precautions are followed (such as staying out of the sun for a few days following your treatments), the bikini area is the perfect place to start as it is always covered and post-care instructions are easy to follow.

Have you ever been somewhere and subconsciously raised your arms only to realize you haven’t shaved in days?!? During February, try out permanent hair removal on your underarms for free- never have an embarrassing moment again!

Are you ready for your treatment?

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

PLEASE SHAVE AREAS TO BE TREATED FLUSH TO SKIN THE MORNING BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity


Recommended sessions: 8-12

Downtime required: 24 hrs

Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)
This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from February 1-29, 2018. No pre-purchasing. Multiple sessions allowed; to take advantage of this offer, book one session on the first week of February, and your next session on the last week of February.

Online Scheduling

About IPL…

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:
What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?
Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects

VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal
VIDEO: Dérmica Bikini Hair Removal Styles
VIDEO: The Dérmica Difference

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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

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