IPL hair removal

strongly attracts attention by its brilliance

Compared to epilation, IPL is considered to be almost pain free.

IPL is designed to stop hair regrowing which means less treatments are needed.

With no hair growth needed, IPL is great for everyone, no matter their busy schedules.

GPL Medical is a leader in providing IPL solutions for every budget

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IPL hair removal systems from GPL

GPL is a used cosmetic and aesthetic laser provider set up by experienced individuals in response to a market requirement for high quality used devices. Our independent status and in-depth specialist knowledge of a full range of devices enables our clients to make the right choices for their clinic in the most cost effective way.

Peace of mind is no problem with our dedicated engineers who offer initial inspection of equipment prior to delivery and comprehensive service contracts. It is no surprise then that we have many very happy customers who have purchased used equipment that has increased their revenue stream and enhanced their business.

Please contact us with your enquiry on any manufacturer or for independent advice on a full range of used devices. Before making a decision on your next supplier, call today on 0044 (0) 7516029907 for a free consultation.

What Is IPL?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, including hair removal, photorejuvenation as well as to alleviate dermatologic diseases such as acne.

IPL is increasingly used in ophthalmology as well, to treat evaporative dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction. The technology uses a high-powered, hand-held, computer-controlled flashgun to deliver an intense, visible, broad-spectrum pulse of light, generally in the visible spectral range of 400 to 1200 nm. Various cut-off filters are commonly used to selectively filter out lower wavelengths, especially potentially damaging ultra violet light. The resulting light has a spectral range that targets specific structures and chromophores that are heated to destruction and reabsorbed by the body. IPL shares some similarities with laser treatments, in that they both use light to heat and destroy their targets.

But unlike lasers that use a single wavelength (colour) of light which typically matches only one chromophore, and hence only one condition, IPL uses a broad spectrum that when used with filters, allows it to be used against several conditions. This can be achieved when the IPL technician selects the appropriate filter that matches a specific chromophore.

IPL Hair removal

IPL can permanently reduce hair growth, most effectively in darker, coarser hair. There are many names and devices for pulsed light treatments such as E-Light, ELOS, and M-Light.

Laser hair removal is different and uses coherent, monochromatic laser light. Broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin, targeting melanin. This light travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts or the bulb (root). The bulb is usually where the highest concentration of melanin is located. As the light is absorbed, the bulb and most of the hair shaft are heated, destroying the hair-producing papilla. It is also claimed that heat conversion occurs directly in the darker capillaries that bring blood to the follicle. At any one time, not all hair follicles are ‘active’, and only active hair follicles can be affected by the treatment. ‘Inactive’ hair follicles can be treated as they become ‘active’ over time.

For IPL treatments, an average of 8–10 treatments are required to remove most visible hair. No common treatment protocol exists and it depends on the equipment used and patient skin type. The area to be treated should be clean shaven and free of sunburn. Treatment sessions are usually 4 to 6 weeks apart. Treatments are often given in doctors' offices and so-called "medspas" by trained practitioners.