IPL Laser Hair Removal


Welcome to Brow Envy, your trusted destination for IPL laser hair removal in Plymouth. We’re all about giving you smooth, beautifully bare skin through the latest in laser technology. Our friendly team is dedicated to providing a personalised experience that’s as unique as you are.

Here at Brow Envy, we understand the importance of feeling good in your own skin. That’s why we’ve tailored our IPL laser hair removal treatments to suit your individual needs, ensuring you receive the best possible care in a professional yet welcoming environment.

Whether you’re tired of constant shaving and waxing or just looking for a more permanent hair removal solution, we’re here to help. With Brow Envy, finding effective and professional laser hair removal near you has never been easier. Let us help you achieve the smooth, hair-free skin you’ve been dreaming of, in a way that’s safe, comfortable, and tailored just for you.

What is IPL Laser Hair Removal?

IPL Laser Hair Removal, standing for Intense Pulsed Light, is a cutting-edge hair removal technique that uses specific wavelengths of light to target hair follicles directly, inhibiting future hair growth without harming the surrounding skin. Unlike traditional lasers that use a single wavelength, IPL technology employs multiple wavelengths, allowing for a broader treatment area and the ability to treat various hair types and colours more effectively. This non-invasive method is designed to deliver long-lasting results, reducing hair growth significantly over time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is IPL laser hair removal safe for all skin types?

IPL laser hair removal is generally safe for most skin types; however, its effectiveness and safety can vary depending on the specific skin and hair type. The technology is most effective on individuals with a higher contrast between their hair colour and skin tone, typically lighter skin with darker hair. That said, advancements in IPL technology have made it increasingly adaptable to a wider range of skin types. Prior to undergoing treatment, a consultation at Brow Envy will help assess your skin and hair type to ensure IPL is a safe and effective option for you. We take great care to customise the treatment settings to match your individual needs, ensuring a safe experience with optimal results.

How does IPL differ from traditional laser hair removal?

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) differs from traditional laser hair removal primarily in the type of light used. While traditional laser treatments use a single wavelength of light to target hair follicles, IPL utilises a broad spectrum of light with multiple wavelengths. This allows IPL to cover larger areas of skin more quickly and can be adjusted to target different hair and skin types more effectively. However, because IPL is less focused than a laser, it might require more sessions to achieve the same level of hair reduction. The choice between IPL and traditional laser hair removal often comes down to individual skin and hair colour, the area being treated, and personal preference.

How many sessions will I need for effective hair removal?

The number of sessions required for effective hair removal with IPL technology can vary depending on several factors, including the area being treated, hair density, hair colour, and your individual hair growth cycle. Typically, most clients achieve significant hair reduction after 6 to 8 sessions, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. This allows the treatment to target hair at different stages of the growth cycle.

Can IPL laser hair removal be used on any part of the body?

Yes, IPL laser hair removal can be used on almost any part of the body where unwanted hair is a concern. This includes common areas like the face (excluding the eye area), underarms, legs, bikini line, back, and chest. The versatility of IPL technology allows for the treatment of both large and small areas effectively.

How do I prepare for my IPL laser hair removal appointment?

To prepare for your IPL laser hair removal appointment, follow these simple steps to ensure the best possible results:

1. Avoid Sun Exposure: Keep the treatment area out of the sun and refrain from using tanning beds for at least 2 weeks prior to your session to avoid sensitivity.

2. Shave the Area: Shave the treatment area 24 to 48 hours before your appointment. This helps the IPL device target the hair follicles more effectively without burning the hair on the surface of your skin.

3. No Waxing or Plucking: Avoid waxing, plucking, or using depilatory creams on the treatment area for at least 4 weeks before your session, as these methods remove the hair from the follicle, which needs to be present for IPL to work.

4. Clean Skin: Ensure the treatment area is clean, free from makeup, lotions, deodorant, or any skincare products on the day of your treatment.

5. Inform Your Technician: Notify your technician about any medications or skincare products you’re using, as some may affect the treatment’s effectiveness or your skin’s sensitivity.

What are the potential side effects of IPL hair removal?

The potential side effects of IPL hair removal are typically mild and temporary. Some individuals may experience redness, swelling, and slight discomfort in the treated area, similar to sunburn sensations, which usually subside within a few hours to a few days. In rare cases, there can be minor blistering, changes in skin pigment, or temporary lightening or darkening of the treated skin, especially if aftercare instructions are not followed properly. It’s important to use a high-SPF sunscreen to protect the treated areas from sun exposure following your session.

Is IPL laser hair removal painful?

IPL laser hair removal is generally considered to be less painful than other hair removal methods like waxing or traditional laser treatments. Most clients describe the sensation as a mild, quick snap against the skin, similar to the feeling of a rubber band snapping. The level of discomfort can vary depending on the area being treated and individual pain thresholds.



“Kirsty made me feel very welcome which is very important especially when I will be exposing my body to her during my IPL sessions. She was friendly and our consultation was very informative with lots of advice.

Vinera Vivian Steria
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“I can’t recommend Brow Envy and Kirsty enough, Everyone is so friendly at the salon and Kirsty always makes me feel comfortable (even with the compromising positions that you have to get in for laser!!)“

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