Silk’N™ Home Ipl System For Hair Removal
A new, FDA-approved, personal light-based hair removal device called Silk’n™ has just been launched in Asia. The hand-held gadget is the first of its kind to hit the market and is meant for home-use under the direction of a physician. This device was named one of Allure magazines big breakthroughs of 2008 and featured in NBC’s Today Show, the Rachael Ray show, the Wall Street Journal and InStyle magazine among others.
IPL hair removal works by targeting dark pigment in the hair shaft which absorbs the light energy delivered, turning it into heat energy that kills or injures the hair follicle. This causes a long delay before it grows another hair – often thinner and lighter – or shutting it down completely. Several sessions are needed to treat the condition because hair has three growth stages in each cycle – active, falling out, or dormant – and only the active hairs can be treated in each cycle. Given the higher energies used in a doctor’s office, professional IPL treatments are strong enough to stop hair growth in active follicles more often. As for traditional IPL, Silk’n works best for lighter-skinned individuals with dark hair.
Pre procedure Information
How Long Does It Last?
During clinical studies, an average reduction of 50% in the hair count was noted three months after three bi-weekly treatment sessions, with individual patient results ranging from between 40 to 75 percent reduction in hair growth.
What do I need to do
Come in for a no-obligation, free consultation at our clinic.
Am I suitable
During the consultation, the doctor will assess you for suitability for the treatment and make his recommendations. This device is not suitable for use on the face and is designed for use only on the body.
How long will I need to take off work
There is no down time involved and you will be able to purchase and take the unit home, offering unparalleled convenience, privacy and ease of use.
Will I need Someone to Arrange accompanied Transport home
About the Machine
The big selling point of Silk’n™ is that it allows patients to take care of an often embarrassing problem in the convenience and privacy of their own homes. Powered by the innovative and proprietary Home Pulsed Light™ technology (HPL™), the travel-friendly appliance is clinically-tested and physician-approved for safe, quick, and effective removal of excess hair by patients, after they have undergone some basic training by a healthcare professional.
Post Procedure & Recovery
After treatment, please ensure that you wear sunblock over treated areas if you are going to be in the sun.
Will There be Any Pain/Discomfort?
There is slight heat as well as flashes of light emitted by the unit during treatment as well as the sensation of a rubber band snapping against your skin as each shot is fired. Any discomfort can be eased with icing the treatment area well prior to the procedure.
What Activities am I allowed To do
Treatments should not interfere with your regularly scheduled activities.
What should I avoid
As with professional IPL treatments, avoid getting a tan in the areas to be treated as this can interfere with the treatment results.
Potential risk and complications