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Permanent Hair Reduction Laser Treatment

Ellipse Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL) treatment offers clinically proven, safe and effective long-term removal of unwanted hair and is suitable for facial, body and intimate hair removal.

The Stress Exchange offers a choice of hair removal and depilatory services for men and women including IPL laser hair reduction, waxing with traditional strip wax and hot wax and Electrolysis. If you’re unsure which is the best treatment for you our therapists will be delighted to advise and guide you – please call 020 7357 7006.

IPL laser hair removal consultation

To discover if IPL Laser hair removal is right for you, please book an in-depth consultation (just £29 fully refundable against any IPL course purchased within 6 weeks of the patch test). Call 020 7357 7006 or…

How does IPL hair reduction treatment work?

The Intense Pulsed Light is a controlled beam of short flashes of very bright light which penetrate the epidermis and are absorbed by melanin in the hair contained in the follicle. Melanin converts this light energy into heat which is transferred to the hair follicle, destroying it and ensuring it is unable to produce a new hair.

Hair in the resting (telogen) stage is treated later. The treatment is only effective on growing hairs as these are still attached to the follicle which is why a course of treatments is needed.

What can I expect during IPL laser treatment?

A skin patch test will be carried out at your initial consultation to confirm your suitability for treatment.

Your treatment will take place in our dedicated IPL Laser therapy room. For your wellbeing and protection you will be asked to wear safety eyewear. The laser is carefully directed to the treatment areas with a small hand piece. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the size of area being treated.

Does laser hair reduction hurt?

No anaesthetics are required. Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse – sometimes described like a hot pinch or a flick of an elastic band – although tolerance of pain is very individual from person to person.  Due to the high level of pigment in the skin, darker skin tones may experience more discomfort.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

Hair grows in three different cycles. As IPL laser permanent hair reduction can only successfully treat hair during its growth stage it is often necessary to undergo a course of 3-9 treatments. We recommend you leave at least 6-8 weeks between each session initially, and then only repeat as and if any hair returns.

IPL laser hair reduction results

Hair grows in three different cycles. As IPL laser permanent hair reduction can only successfully treat hair during its growth stage it is often necessary to undergo a course of 3-9 treatments. We recommend you leave at least 6-8 weeks between each session initially, and then only repeat as and if any hair returns.

IPL Laser Hair Reduction Treatments

The single or individual service price is shown for one off treatments. Course price of 6 includes one free treatment (you only pay for 5).

Initial consultation & patch test / trial£29

Face Treatments

 IndividualCourse of 6
Full face (excl. the neck)£180£900
Full face (incl. the neck)£210£1,050
Neck£80£400
Sides of face (sideburns)£55£275
Upper lip£50£250
Chin/Cheeks or Jaw line£50£250
Centre Brow£35£175

Arm Treatments

 IndividualCourse of 6
Hands and fingers£45£225
Under arms£70£350
½ Arms£90£450
Full arms£130£650
Shoulder£50£250

Front & Back Treatments

 IndividualCourse of 6
Areola (nipple)£55£275
Full breast£95£475
Stomach centre line£50£250
¼ front or back£120£600
½ front or back£180£900
¾ front or back£250£1,250
Full front or back£300£1,500

Bikini Treatments

 IndividualCourse of 6
Bikini: regular (2 cm either side excl. top)£70£350
Extended (including top)£85£425
Brazilian (excl. buttocks centre line)£120£600
Brazilian (incl. buttocks centre line)£150£750
Hollywood (full bikini inc. centre buttocks)£150£750
Section on thigh£90£450
Buttocks centre Line£60£300
Full buttocks (centre line & cheeks)£150£750

Leg Treatments

 IndividualCourse of 6
Feet and or toes£40£200
Lower legs (excl. knees)£130£650
Lower legs (incl. knees)£170£850
Thighs (excl. knees)£210£750
Thighs (incl. knees)£230£1,050
Full legs (not incl. feet/toes)£310£1,550

Book a consultation and patch test

Consultations are £29 which is fully refundable against any IPL course purchased within 6 weeks of the patch test. Call 0207 357 7006 to book or…

Preparing for IPL Laser Hair Removal

Avoid hair removal: To ensure as many hair follicles are targeted as possible it is important not to undergo any hair removal (waxing, threading, bleaching, plucking, tweezing, depilatory creams or electrolysis) for at least four weeks before your appointment or during your course of treatment.

Avoid sun and tanning: A tan raises the pigment level in the skin and adversely affects treatment success. We strongly recommend you avoid tanning (solariums, self tanning cream, sun beds and natural sunshine) before and during your treatment course as tanned skin absorbs more light making your treatment less effective.