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SkinBase IPL

What is IPL?

IPL (Intensed Pulsed Light) is an alternative to conventional hair removal techniques such as waxing, shaving or threading. IPL uses light to remove unwanted hair by disabling hair in the follicle to give a permanent reduction in hair growth.

Am I suitable for IPL?

Our trained practitioners will carry out an in-depth consultation and patch test prior to your actual treatment. They will advise you on the best results you can expect to achieve. SkinBase IPL is a medical grade, EU produced machine and is proven to work on almost all skin types, except very dark skin types. Our IPL system has both a large and small spot size applicator, allowing us to treat large areas more efficiently but also being able to modify the size to treat smaller areas.

If you have the following conditions, unfortunately, it would mean you cannot have the treatment.

  • Recent history of cancer, particularly malignant or recurrent tumours
  • Taking medication that causes photosensitivity
  • Use of immunosuppressant drugs

We advise you consult a doctor if you think any of the above apply to you, before undergoing treatment with IPL.


The following can restrict the use of SkinBase IPL:

  • Patients with heart disease
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Infections in the area
  • Varicose veins
  • Directly over moles or sensitive parts of skin

Please call us if you think any of the above apply to you but you would still like to have Skinbase IPL.

How many treatments will I need?

Hair growth happens in 3 different phases and permanent results are achieved during one particular phase. This means typically a course of 8-10 sessions will be needed, with a frequency between 3-8 weeks to see the best results.

How does it feel?

Most people liken the feeling to being flicked by an elastic band. The SkinBase system uses a special cooling handset applied to the skin prior to treatment and immediately after, providing a chemical-free anaesthetic effect on the skin to minimise any sensation.

I am happy with the above information, what is my next step?

The next step is to book your consultation and patch test (£25 redeemable against your course)
You can do this by calling the salon on 01707651512 or book online.

When you attend your patch test:

If you are able to come with visible hair growth in the area of at least 1mm that would be preferable BUT NOT ESSENTIAL. Please do not expose the area to UV or self-tan for at least 4 weeks prior to the patch test. Avoid intense exfoliation, microdermabrasion or peels on the treated area at least for 1 week before. Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before and after the patch test.


Facial areasfrom £35
Bikini areafrom £65
Legsfrom £125
Underarmfrom £65
Backfrom £110

(prices above are per session not total cost)



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