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Is it painful, and what concerns should I have?

Is it painful, and what concerns should I have?

The sensation you experience  is dependent on the area treated, the amount of hair in that area, power settings and individual tolerance levels. The intensity may be compared to that of tweezing. The type of sensation may be compared to snapping of a rubber band on your skin, or you may feel heat. Usually, if you can tolerate waxing procedures, you can tolerate this.  If you’re apprehensive, a product we recommend as an analgesic is ‘Emla’ which you can purchase yourself at the pharmacy and apply prior to treatment.

A common concern is that of skin discoloration. Discoloration could occur as a result of a burn which could happen if the skin is too dark for the power setting.   IPL’s are designed to be used on darker skins, and an experienced technician will be able to make those judgements.  An introductory session will assess your skin type.  Skins of a medium dark coloring or lighter are generally not at risk.  Individuals may be a higher risk if they are on certain photo-sentisizing medications such as acutane. If you are receiving  medication, we need to know.