Feel the freedom this summer!

Here's everything you need to know about IPL Hair Removal.

How long do you think you spend shaving per year? Are you sick of waxing? The average woman spends about 24 hours of shaving each year and let's not even think about those painful waxing appointments. These traditional hair removal methods only provide very temporary results, some even less than one day, so it's not long before you're taking ANOTHER long shower with that blunt razor you forgot to replace last time. This winter we have a solution for you - one that's more convenient and actually more affordable - IPL Hair Reduction (Intense Pulsed Light). 

On average, it would cost you approximately $1080 to wax your lower legs over two years. With IPL, a course of up to 8 treatments costs $2990. It might sound like a lot but let's not forget the very important keywords, long-term results. Visible light from our Ellipse IsPL machines is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and converted to heat, destroying the hair follicle. Say goodbye to running a razor over tender skin, monthly waxing appointments, prickly regrowth, and ingrown hairs, because you can finally be rid of that unwanted hair that has bothered you for so long! Up until September we are also offering exclusive discounts on our IPL courses. Instead of costing you $2990 to become hair free on your lower legs, it's only going to cost $1950! 

But why choose IPL over laser hair removal? And why shouldn't you purchase one of the many cheaper deals out there?

To answer your first question, technically both use light to treat the skin. However, IPL uses a full spectrum of light with different wavelengths to reach the hair follicles that sit at different depths of the skin. Laser only uses one wavelength, so only reaches one particular depth, potentially missing hair growth at other levels. ​

Secondly, why choose About Face? Because not all IPL machines are equally as effective. At About Face we only use the best and safest technology, delivering fast and effective treatments. We have been pioneers of IPL in New Zealand for 15 years, and only our most senior skin therapists with extensive experience are authorised to perform these treatments. It might be cheaper to go elsewhere but long-lasting results won't be guaranteed. You're better off investing in the best to get the best!

Do you still need some convincing? If you tick all the boxes below then you are the perfect candidate!

  • You are currently regularly waxing or shaving
  • You get frustrated having to remember to shave 
  • Monthly waxing appointments are time-consuming, painful, or you've never had one because of the former reasons. 
  • You're not pregnant
  • Your skin tone is fair to medium (IPL only works on certain skin tones and hair colours) 
  • You want to feel the freedom this summer! 

Read more about IPL here, or ask one of our expert skin therapists yourself! Our IPL consults are free until the end of September, so what do you have to lose?