Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for permanent hair reduction, Perth

IPL laser hair removal is a simple and convenient treatment for long lasting hair reduction which we offer at Dermedica in Perth. Reduce time, cuts, and money spent on shaving and waxing. No two IPL or laser machines are the same for IPL hair removal.

All IPL treatments are not created equal! Dermedica provides a safe, medical grade IPL hair removal in Perth backed up by advanced technology & strong experience. This allows us to ensure a gentle touch, and a smooth finish.

Quick facts: IPL Hair Removal

Also known as: Hair removal, Intense pulsed Light hair removal, laser hair removal

Treatment for: unwanted or excessive hairs on upper lip, chin, face, men's chest, back, bikini, underarms, legs, arms, abdomen

Afraid of laser hair removal treatments?

Tired or even afraid of having laser hair removal treatments? Dr. Teh has 16+ years of experience in the industry. Unlike many other clinics, she personally assesses all clients first to ensure optimum results.

IPL is an advanced technology. Do not trust your IPL treatment to inexperienced hands and risk unwanted side effects such as scarring, and even burning.  At Dermedica, with our knowledge of IPL we will strive to provide you with the optimal results from this impressive technology.

Your well-being always comes first, and at Dermedica we strive to treat all our clients with the utmost respect and care.

How does IPL hair removal work?

IPL works by targeting the colour pigment (melanin) in the hairs. The light destroys the hairs whilst they are in their active growth stage leading to permanent hair reduction, and in some cases removal.

Problem areas that IPL hair removal can treat:

Anywhere that you do not like the hairs to appear. IPL hair removal can be used safely and effectively on almost any part of the body. Common treatment areas include underarms, bikini area (brazilian, G-string or standard), face, legs, arms, chest & back hairs, nipple hairs and snail trail.

How many IPL hair removal treatments are required to get permanent hair removal?

Only hair in the growth phase can be treated most effectively.  The number of hairs in this phase varies from 10-70%.  The length of the growth cycle also varies.  Treatment sessions are recommended every 4-6 weeks.  The number of treatments needed varies. The number of sessions required depends on the distribution of hairs, hormonal and genetic predisposition. Most people can achieve permanent hair reduction and some may achieve permanent hair removal. Results will vary between individual. This is the reason at Dermedica Dr Teh assesses her clients to ensure the treatment meets their expectation.

How do I prepare for IPL hair removal treatment?

Patients should avoid tanning and must not use any fake tan 6 weeks ahead of and during the entire treatment period to avoid excessive discomfort from light absorption in the skin.

Is permanent hair removal possible?

Most people will get a longer lasting hair reduction compare to waxing and shaving. Some people after multiple treatments may get permanent hair removal however there are individual variation.

Is laser or IPL hair removal painful?

As the light energy is taken up by the skin pigments (melanin and haemoglobin) the follicle will heat, with any discomfort depending upon the combined concentration of melanin in the skin and the hairs.  No anaesthesia is required.  Most patients describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable, and liken it to a rubber band being flicked against the skin.

Contact Dr Teh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 92051995 to get more information.

How much downtime is there after IPL hair removal?

There is no downtime – you can head back to work, social activities, and everyday life on the same day.

How long does IPL hair removal treatment take?

For hair removal, hair follicles need to be destroyed in their active growth phase so you will need multiple treatments to achieve the best result. One session typically takes 10 to 30 minutes depending on the surface area.

Are there any side effects with IPL hair removal?

Some patients may experience some redness immediately after treatment - which will usually subside after several hours.  However, most patients experience no side effects at all. Very rarely hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation or blistering may occur. In experienced hands, the risk of burns and scarring can be minimised - although uncommon side effects and complications may occur. As with all medical procedures, there are potential risks and side effects. It is important to have a thorough discussion with an experienced cosmetic doctor to assess your risks and side effects.

Contact Dr Teh on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 92051995 for an assessment.

What hair colour or type are suitable for IPL hair removal? Is IPL hair removal suitable for you?

Dark hairs are most easily treated due to the large concentration of pigment in these hairs, which gives an optimal absorption and conversion of light energy to heat.  Fair hair has less melanin and consequently less heat is produced with less certainty of permanent destruction of the hair follicles.  Grey (white) hair has almost no melanin and cannot be effectively treated.  The ideal patient is fair skinned with dark hair.

To determine if you're suitable for IPL, contact Dr Teh on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 92051995 to get more information.

Why do hairs “grow” after IPL hair removal treatment?

Unlike some other systems, the hairs are not evaporated by the treatment.  The hair follicles are killed by the heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. They will fall out after 1-3 weeks as the skin is renewed.  During this period, it will seem that the hairs are growing as they are pushed out by the skin.

What are the results & benefits of having IPL or laser hair removal?

IPL hair reduction can give a longer lasting result than waxing or shaving. Over a course of treatments, the treated hairs can become finer, lighter, sparser and slower growing. There are individual variations to the degree of hair reduction one can achieve from IPL hair removal.

Contact Dr Teh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 92051995 to get more information.

Why choose Dermedica Perth for IPL hair removal in Perth?

Dr Joanna Teh has a wealth of experience in laser hair removal and IPL hair removal since 2000. More importantly Dr Teh is a cosmetic doctor who understands your skin and knows the precautions to take in order to minimise side effects. All patients are assessed by Dr Joanna Teh personally before a treatment regime is recommended. Would you trust your skin to anyone else? Our priority is on delivering visible results with uncompromising care, service and respect.

  • We treat every patient with the highest levels of care & respect
  • We provide ample time to listen to your history, needs and concerns
  • You'll get a detailed, thorough & honest explanation of each treatment with realistic expectations of the outcomes.
  • We respect every patient's privacy with the strictest standards of confidentiality and discretion
  • We provide quality of care second to none

If you'd like to get some more information about our advanced and effective medically proven treatments, or to make a time for a thorough skin evaluation, please contact Dr Teh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 92051995 to discuss how we can reduce your excessive unwanted hairs. We also have an online shop which you can visit here.

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