IPL Hair Removal Services in North Conway & Gorham, NH

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal is transforming hair removal by using IPL with SmartPulse technology to reduce unwanted hair on the face and body. Hair removal treatments are powered by IPL technology, which targets the pigment under the skin's surface. They tend to work best for light to medium skin tones with darker hair. The treatment may work on darker skin tones, but there is a higher risk of discoloration because darker skin has more pigment in it. It may also not work on very light hair, because the hair doesn't have enough pigment in it to absorb the light. It's best to consult with your treatment provider to see if the treatment is right for you. They will perform a test spot and wait between 15 minutes to 48 hours, depending on your complexion, to assess your skin's reaction.

How it works

Intense Pulsed Light with SmartPulse technology delivers light deep into the skin with real time cooling to ensure your protection and comfort. As the energy is absorbed it destroys the imperfection it is targeting and slowly it disappears. The treatment works by delivering energy to the deeper layers of the skin to target the hair pigment and destroy the follicle. SmartPulse™ technology ensures safe and consistent heat distribution, while a real-time cooling system works to keep your skin protected from the heat.

Following your treatment sun protection will be applied. You must avoid direct sun exposure for 48 hours post treatment.

You may feel like you have a mild sunburn immediately after treatment but you can resume to your daily activities immediately after.

Pre and Post Treatment instructions:

  • A consult visit is need before treatments can begin
  • No Shaving the day of consult (full growth must be visible)
  • No tan can be visible prior to treatment to avoid skin damage
  • No sunless tanning products on treatment area 7-10 days prior to treatment
  • No chemical peels or laser treatments 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • No alpha hydroxy or beta hydrox (AHA’S or BHA’S), hydroquinone, retinol 7 days prior to treatment
  • If you are prone to cold sores and are being treated on the face it is recommended to take an anti-viral medication prior to treatment ( if you have an active cold sore the day of treatment please call to reschedule as we can not treat you)
  • If you have taken Accutane or similar medications with in 6 months of treatment we can not treat you.
  • No physical activity 2 hour before or after treatment
  • If you have been treated with Botox or Fillers in the area of treatment yo must wait 14 days before and after treatments
  • Please let us know if you are taking an antibiotic before treatment and this can increase photo sensitivity. Medication must be stopped 7 days before treatment