Adena IPL Hair Removal


Adena IPL Hair Removal

 

For the removal of unwanted hair, IPL is more effective than waxing, electrolysis or laser treatment. It is safe and non-invasive and the results are worth the experience. At Mint Beauty Therapy, we are pleased to be able to offer our clients one of the most advanced IPL machines in New Zealand, the Adena.

The light output from the applicator is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. This in turn heats the hair follicle and disables the hair germination cells so the hair cannot grow back. Most clients require 6-10 treatments, usually 5-6 weeks apart, as hair grows in cycles. Each IPL application deals to the hair that is present at the time

so it can vary between individuals.

It is important to note that the IPL application will only work on the hair in the treated area that is in its growing cycle which equates to approximately 20% of total hair. This means that 80% of hair is not in the growing cycle and hence the need for treatments, spread 5-6 weeks apart. Sun exposure and IPL do not work together so if you have been to Fiji for a winter escape, a 2-week stand-down is required before commencing treatment.

This is permanent hair reduction. While it is initially more expensive than other treatments, once a course of IPL has been completed, only occasional maintenance treatments will be required.

All our Permanent Hair Reduction treatments are performed by qualified, certified and experienced IPL Technicians.

Upper Lip$60.00 

Chin$60.00

Lip, Chin & Sides$135.00 

Underarms$90.00 

Neck$75.00  

Arms$220.00  

Abdomen$120.00

Half Leg$330.00  

Full Leg$420.00  

Bikini$120.00  

G-string Bikini$150.00  

Brazilian$180.00  

Back from$350.00  

Chest from$350.00

IPL TREATMENT FOR RED VEINS

Full Face$295.00

Cheek Area$170.00

Hands$145.00

Décolletage$260.00

Facial Veins$150.00

Rosacea                                                          (Price on consult)

 

IPL HAIR REDUCTION FOR ALL HAIR COLOURS

IPL hair removal is probably the best option for permanent hair reduction. IPL's unique design allows customised treatments, according to the colour, texture and location of hair growth. Any hair - black, brown, red, blonde, white and grey - can be treated effectively with the new patented technology from Adena.

Pulses of Intense Light penetrate the skin and heat the hair shaft and follicle which causes an effect on hair growth.  A series of treatments is required to effectively reduce your growth. Your IPL expert will advise the amount and frequency of treatments you require.

IPL SKIN REJUVENATION

Removing the visible signs of ageing can take years off your appearance giving you a smooth clear skin. A course of IPL treatments is required and excellent long term results are possible with a healthy lifestyle and careful attention to the proper use of good skincare and sunblock.

IPL TREATMENT FOR PIGMENTATION

Pigmentation, discoloration and sun spots can all be treated effectively with IPL providing you with the clear and even complexion you have always wanted.

A course of treatments is required and excellent long term results are possible with a healthy lifestyle and specific products to target the pigment producing skin cells and of course the daily use of sunblock.


IPL TREATMENT FOR RED VEINS

Redness flushing and damaged or dilated capillaries respond well to IPL Treatment. Your therapist will consult with you to establish the best IPL treatment protocols and homecare products to help strengthen your capillaries and improve skin density.

Please book for a consultation with one of our IPL specialists to evaluate your skin, to have a patch test, estimate the required number of treatments and to provide the instructions for before and after the procedure.

 

 

 

IPL Hair Removal

For the removal of unwanted hair, IPL is more effective than waxing, electrolysis or laser treatment. It is safe and non‑invasive and the results are worth the experience. At Mint Beauty Therapy, we are pleased to be able to offer our clients one of the most advanced IPL machines in New Zealand, the Adena.

 

The light output from the applicator is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. This in turn, heats the hair follicle and disables the hair germination cells so the hair cannot grow back.  Most clients require 6-10 treatments, usually 5‑6 weeks apart, as hair grows in cycles.  Each IPL application deals to the hair that is present at the time, so it can vary between individuals. It is important to note that the IPL application will only work on the hair in the treated area that is in its growing cycle which equates to approximately 20% of the total hair. This means that 80% of hair is not in the growing cycle and hence the need for treatments, spread 5-6 weeks apart. Sun exposure and IPL do not work together so if you have been to Fiji for a winter escape, a 2-week stand-down is required before commencing treatment.

This is permanent hair reduction. While it is initially more expensive than other treatments, once a course of IPL has been completed, only occasional maintenance treatments will be required.

 

 

☞ How does the Adena remove blonde, red, grey and white hair?

The wave lengths used in standard IPL targets the melanin in the hair. Since grey, red, white and blonde hair has no melanin, IPL doesn’t work. However, the Adena has a separate head for this type of hair that targets the hemoglobin or blood source of the hair instead of the melanin. Since waxing causes a microscopic injury to the skin or blood in the follicle, we wax the area to be treated beforehand for a more successful treatment.

☞ What do I need to do before a treatment?

Firstly visit one of our stores for a consultation on your needs. If you have been shaving allow the hair to grow a couple of days so we can see what we will be treating. If you have been waxing, you will need to wait 4-6 weeks until the hair has regrown. Do not sunbake, sunbed, spray tan or fake tan for 2 weeks prior to your treatment as tanning of any sort can lead to superficial burning. Avoid perfumes or any alcohol based treatments on the area to be treated, and inform your therapist if you are on any form of acne medication or topical vitamin A. Shave the day before your treatment. If it’s your first time it’s best to leave a small area, so we can see the hair growth and colour. For those with blonde/grey/red hair, we need to wax you first. So come in only when your hair is long enough for us to wax.

☞ What do I do after a treatment?

No sun tanning or sun beds for 2 weeks after your treatment. Sun tanning can result in irregular pigmentation occurring in the treated areas. Apply topical after Gel on the areas to reduce any irritation. We highly recommend a product we sell in store to stop infection. Always apply good quality, SPF 30+ daily, to avoid irregular pigmentation issues.

☞ What is Square Pulse Light (SPL) hair reduction?

Patented in France and invented by doctors and scientists, this advanced and computerised salon device filters out harmful ultraviolet light and infrared wavelengths, ensuring a safe progressive hair removal system.

☞ How does it work?

Pulses of intense lamp light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the melanin in the hair. The absorption heats the hair shaft and the energy is transmitted to the hair follicle. This results in the follicle being heated to a temperature of 70°C for a millisecond. The hair follicles are destroyed by each flash; the hairs then fall out in two to three weeks. All without damaging the surrounding tissue.

☞ Hair growth : Anatomical aspect

In a cycling way and independently from each other, the follicles, like yo-yos, goes down inside the derm during its growing phase (anagen phase). After this, the follicles goes back up (telogen phase), then goes down again, then up… If all our hair were in the same phase at the same time, they would for example all go simultaneously into the telogen phase. All the head hair would disappear in a very little period of time, before growing again - we would experience a sloughing phenomenon. This does not happen, because every hair is independent. The growth process has the following sequence: The hair is formed and grows by an intense division process of the hair follicle cells. The hair root is located deeply inside the derm; its size is quite large and it is well pigmented. Most of the hair are in the growth phase. This is the longest phase of the cycle. The longer the growing phase, the longer the hair becomes during this phase. The involution phase, also called regression or pause phaseis the shortest of the cycle and lasts only about 2 to 3 weeks (telogen and catagen phase). Only a small part of hair follicles are then in this phase at a given time. During this involution phase, the follicle cells stop dividing, the hair follicle shrinks and is pushed towards the epiderm, next to the opening of the sebaceous gland. A new anagen, catagen, telogen cycle begins. Our follicles are programmed to execute 25 to 30 hair cycles of 3 to 5 years each during a human life. But for hormonal, genetic or physiological reasons, the hair cycle can break down.

☞ How many sessions are required?

The Adena IPL can only treat hair in the growth phase. Approximately 20% of all hairs are in their growth phase at any one time and certain "resting" hairs can also become active due to age and hormonal modifications. Other factors, include hair colour and thickness. Everyone is different and several (an average of 8) sessions may be needed. After that, only one or two annual maintenance sessions are recommended.

☞ Does it give better results?

Yes! Most hair will not grow back at all whilst other hair may grow back thinner and lighter. The Adena IPL is the hair management system preferred by over 2000 salons and Clinics worldwide. It is virtually painless and provides lifetime results. You will wonder why you waited so long!

☞ What area and skin types can be treated?

Any areas of the face and body can be treated with pulse light. The darker the hair the richer in melanin and the better the result. The Adena IPL is the only machine in the world that also removes fine, white, blonde, grey and red hair.

☞ Does it hurt?

For most people, there is virtually no pain. The feeling of the treatment is extremely variable from one person to another, it depends on the concentration of melanin in the skin and the size and density of the hair.

☞ What should I expect after treatment?

In most cases there are no visible effects. Therefore, the treatment does not interfere with normal activities. Hair is detached from its nourishment, but it still remains in its sheath during the renewal of the epidermis (peeling). A light exfoliation 10 to 15 days after the session can speed up the rate at which the hair falls out.

☞ Why choose IPL hair removal?

IPL hair removal is a great option for long-term and large area removal and recommended by health professionals the world over. You will need a minimum of 6 treatments, because each of the hairs on your body goes through three stages in its lifecycle, and you can only neutralise a hair in the active phase. At any one time only a maximum of 20% of the hairs on your body are in that phase, which is why you need at least 6 treatments. Once you've completed the treatment cycle you can look forward to a lifetime of smooth skin, with only an occasional maintenance treatment - compare that to the cost of a lifetime of waxing!

☞ Can all hair be treated?

IPL's unique design offers you customised treatments according to your hair colour, texture and body location. Any hair (black, brown, red, grey, white and even blonde) can be treated effectively. The new patented technology is specifically designed for the Adena IPL.

 

PHOTO REJUVENATION.

Want younger looking skin? Photo Rejuvenation is a revolutionary new procedure that creates younger and healthier looking skin.

As we age, we start to see signs of sun damage appearing in our complexion. This may include wrinkles, freckles, rosacea, broken capillaries, dark spots, blotchy skin colour, redness of the face and neck, enlarged pore size and sun damage. Photo rejuvenation is able to treat all of this skin conditions and the collagen structure at the same time.

IPL uses intense pulsed light to heat the under layers of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen. More collagen means firmer, smoother skin with an obvious reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

☞ What is IPL skin rejuvenation?

Skin Rejuvenation is a revolutionary way to combat the signs of aging using IPLs, light sources, or LED (light emitting diode) devices to rejuvenate skin from the inside out. There are no harsh chemicals and no long recovery times. This non-invasive procedure results in smoother, healthier looking skin without the extensive investment of time and money required by other skin resurfacing treatments.

☞ What is IPL skin rejuvenation?

Skin Rejuvenation is a revolutionary way to combat the signs of aging using IPLs, light sources, or LED (light emitting diode) devices to rejuvenate skin from the inside out. There are no harsh chemicals. No long recovery times. This non-invasive procedure results in smoother, healthier looking skin without the extensive investment of time and money, required by other skin resurfacing treatments.

☞ How is IPL photo rejuvenation procedure different than other anti-ageing treatments?

With Skin Rejuvenation, your skin is not subjected to harsh, invasive treatments or the intense after-care of other facial rejuvenation procedures. Patented technology protects the sensitive surface layers of your skin, allowing the IPL light to penetrate to a deeper level and stimulate new collagen growth.

☞ How long does a treatment take?

Skin Rejuvenation treatment is so quick and easy, that many patients come in for treatment during their lunch hour. The procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes, and there are rarely any side effects. You can reapply your make-up right away and carry on with your day.

☞ How long will I take to heal?

One of the most outstanding features of IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment is that there is virtually no downtime associated with the procedure. After a session, the area may appear red for up to an hour. However, makeup can immediately be applied.

☞ Does it hurt?

Not really. It might be a little uncomfortable on certain areas of your face. But mostly, it’s a gentle warmth that doesn’t hurt. Photo Rejuvenation treatment can be performed on any facial area – around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, chin – with minimal discomfort.

☞ How many treatments are needed and how long will it last?

Depending on your skin condition, you should notice a difference after one session. For the best results, we recommend 8-10 treatments, 3 weeks apart. Clinical studies show that several treatments are needed to stimulate new collagen growth. We also recommend regular touch up treatments to sustain the continued growth of new collagen.

☞ How will my skin look & feel after treatment?

You may feel as though you have a mild case of sunburn after your treatment and your skin may be slightly pink for 2 or 3 hours. This will disappear as will the mild swelling which you may experience after your treatment. Brown age spots and uneven pigmentation will turn slightly darker after treatment but clear up after a week or so.

☞ Are there any side effects?

Our new Adena Skin Rejuvenation IPL technology is among the safest units on the market. Photo rejuvenation is a very safe procedure. There is virtually no healing time needed which is what makes it so great. Make-up can be applied straight after the treatment, if you want. It is so quick and easy that clients can drop in on their lunch break and return to work straight after. There are some very mild side effects that can occur, but these are generally associated with darker skin types and too much sun exposure too soon after a treatment.

☞ How do I prepare for a treatment?

The face, neck and décolletage should be clean and free of all make up. You should avoid tanning before and after as this will enhance blotchiness. We highly recommend complimentary skin products to help maintain the results achieved. You can start using these before you begin your treatments.