IPL works by directing light at the treatment area. The light is selectively absorbed by melanin, the pigment in the hair follicle. The light heats the pigment to effectively destroy the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells.


IPL works best removing hair when it is in the active growth phase. Not all hair is in this phase as the time of treatment. So IPL treatments are spread over a period of time. This is to make sure that hair which isn’t treated in on session is affected in the next.

Normally six to eight treatment sessions are needed to provide a permanent reduction of hair growth.


Facial hair can be more stubborn and may need ten to twelve treatment sessions or occasionally more in very resistant cases. The gap between sessions is usually 4-6 weeks.


The number of hair removal sessions depends on various factors, including where the hair is, how thick it is and also your particular skin type and hair colour.


To optimise your treatment results, we recommend you complete the full series of treatment sessions.

Riviera Beauty Clinic

1 Southey Drive

Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot

TQ12 5HL

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