THE NEW GENERATION OF SQUARE PULSE LIGHT
An almost painless technique providing long-lasting hair removal and highly effective skin repair and photo-lifting treatments using light therapy.
REMOVAL / REDUCTION OF:
Q. I’ve heard of IPL, what is SPL?
A. It is the latest french innovation square spectrum natural light, filtered to remove Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR) wavelengths. This light targets the melanin (pigment) in the hairs, causing virtually all actively growing hairs to fall out in the treated area, 1 – 3 weeks after treatment.
Q. How does the Or-Light remove hair?
A. The light beam penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. This action heats the hair and is transmitted to the root of the hair, resulting in it being heated to a temperature of 70% C for milliseconds, thus disabling it. Hair follicles are destroyed by each flash resulting in the hairs falling out 1 – 3 weeks after treatment.
Q. How do we know the treatment was successful?
A. In most cases there are no visible side effects. Immediately following treatment it is usually possible to tweeze out a hair which confirms treatment success. Redness or “goose bumps” are also indications of a successful treatment. Hair is detached from its root but remains in its sheath during renewal of the epidermis (peeling). A light exfoliation 10 – 15 days after the session will assist in the shedding of the treated hairs.
Q. Is there any down time for the client?
A. Not at all, in fact these are perfect “lunch time treatments”. Although side effects are uncommon, it is wise to avoid direct sun exposure for 2 weeks preceding your treatments and for a few days after treatment an SPF sun block is recommended.
Q. How many treatments are required?
A. The Or-Light can only treat hairs in the growth phase. Approximately 10 – 20% of all hairs are in their growth phase at any one time. Certain “resting” hairs can also become active due to age and hormonal influences. Other factors which may influence results include hair colour and thickness. Everyone is different and several sessions (± 6 – 8), may be needed. After having completed the treatment programme, one or two annual maintenance sessions may be required.
Q. Is Square Pulsed Light (SPL) the same as laser?
A. No. Laser operates on a single wavelength and is exclusively adapted to a specific type of skin and hair colour. Because of its wide spectrum, the Or-Light is more diverse in use than a laser and successfully performs hair, freckle, pigmentation, capillary, puffiness, line, wrinkle etc reduction and/or removal.
Q. Who can be treated?
A. The darker the hair the better the result. Light and fine hairs can be treated, however with difficulty. White and red hair cannot be successfully removed. Although the Or-light effectively and safely treats skin types 1 – 5, a test patch may be performed to confirm treatment suitability. Dark and tanned skins may be treated with caution.
Q. Why is it necessary to shave the area?
A. Shaving is necessary to avoid the dissipation of energy at the skins surface. If the hair is not shaved, there is a decrease in efficiency as well as a greater risk of discomfort and side effects.
Q. Does it hurt?
A. The sensation is that of an elastic band lightly snapped against the skin. Most people find it less painful than waxing. Comfort levels vary from person to person depending on skin and hair colour, as well as hair size and density. Our built-in cooling system and patented square pulsed light technology ensures a safe and comfortable treatment.
Q. Are there any visible side effects?
A. Most people experience no visible side effects however, in some cases, it may take several hours for redness or “goose bumps” to disappear.
HAIR REMOVAL: BEFORE & AFTER