L900 Intense Pulsed Light Treatment

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can be used to treat a wide range of facial concerns, such as facial and bodily hair growth, thread veins, skin discolouration (age spots), freckles, open pores, mottled skin and rosacea. L900 will also help to diminish the flushing or redness associated with acne rosacea and can help to reduce roughness on the skin s surface.

What is L900?

L900 is a Pulsed Light Treatment which can help correct a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Hair reduction (unwanted hair)
  • Pigmentation
  • Redness and open pores
  • Unevenness of the skin’s surface
  • Rosacea/acne
  • Photo rejuvenation
L900 Hair Reduction

The L900 hair removal system produces a high intensity flash of filtered light from the applicator head which has been placed in contact with the skin. The energy from the light source is absorbed by the pigment melanin, which is the chromophore giving the hair its colour. The hair rapidly absorbs this filtered light and transfers it to the surrounding cells which, in turn, are then converted into heat, raising them to a temperature of 70C or more. The heating denatures the cells making them incapable of further hair growth.

Histology studies have found destroyed and denatured hair follicles in post treatment and a recent study showed that the percentage reduction in hairs after treatment using IPL systems are well above 80 per cent. Once the follicle is dead, it will not regenerate.

The treatment area is first shaved and a cool gel is applied. The glass applicator is then placed in contact with the surface and the light is pulsed through it onto the skin.

How does the system work?

Unlike other light depletion treatments, hairs are not vaporised by the L900 treatment system. The heat kills the hair roots but the hairs remain in the skin and often become attached to the epidermis. They will fall out after one to three weeks as the epidermis renews itself. During this period, it will seem that the hairs are growing a little faster as the epidermis pushes them out.

It is important to know that the first treatment is believed to synchronise the anagen (growth phase) of the non anagen hairs. This may cause what seems to be re growth but is actually just sleeping hairs star ting to grow at the same time (new growth). This in turn makes the next treatment(s) more effective. You will star t seeing noticeable results even from the second session. Plucking, bleaching and other forms of epilation e.g. waxing should be avoided. This ensures as many follicles as possible can be destroyed by the light.