IPL Hair Removal

IPL Hair Removal London

IPL Hair Removal

At Nue Clinic we use The Excelight IPL System by Lynton to achieve permanent hair reduction. The Excelight is a certified medical IPL device, delivering highly effective IPL treatments.

IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, works by directing light energy into the melanocytes in the hair follicle. These are the cells that produce the colour. The light converts to heat and causes destruction of the follicle so it can no longer effectively produce hair.

80-90% reduction in hair growth is normally seen after 8 sessions. It is suitable for both men and women, on the face and body.

Whether it’s unwanted hair on the legs, underarms, bikini line, back, or facial areas such as the upper lip or chin, IPL treatments can effectively target and reduce hair growth.

The gold standard technology for pain-free hair removal treatments

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal is a popular method for long-term hair reduction. It uses broad-spectrum light to target the pigment in hair follicles, heating them and eventually destroying them. Here’s how IPL hair removal typically works:

Preparation: Before the IPL treatment, it’s important to shave the area being treated to ensure the light is absorbed by the hair follicles and not the hair above the skin’s surface. It’s also advisable to avoid sun exposure and self-tanning products prior to the treatment.

Consultation:  IPL hair removal treatments begin with a consultation and test patch, which must be completed at least 72 hours prior to the full treatment. Skin type, hair colour, and medical history will be assessed to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. IPL is generally more effective on individuals with lighter skin tones and darker hair, as the contrast helps the light energy target the hair follicles more effectively.

Treatment: During the treatment, a handheld device emitting pulses of intense light is passed over the targeted area. The light is absorbed by the melanin pigment present in the hair follicles, which heats them up and damages the cells responsible for hair growth. The surrounding skin is usually cooled to minimize discomfort and protect it from the heat.

Sessions: IPL hair removal typically requires multiple treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart. This is because hair grows in cycles, and IPL Hair Removal is most effective during the active growth phase (anagen). Multiple sessions ensure that as many hair follicles as possible are treated during their growth phase, leading to better long-term results.

Aftercare: After each treatment session, it’s important to avoid sun exposure and use sun protection on the treated area. You may experience some temporary redness, mild swelling, or a sensation similar to a mild sunburn, but these effects usually subside within a few hours or days.

IPL hair removal is a safe treatment, however it may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with certain skin conditions, medical conditions, or who are pregnant

IPL Hair Removal is a safe long-term solution to unwanted excess hair, suitable for most skin types with minimal discomfort. 

We have excellent transport links to our clinic, so if you’re looking for IPL Hair Removal London, look no further!


Non Surgical Treatments Milton Keynes

Benefits of IPL Hair Removal

IPL Hair Removal offers several benefits, including a long-lasting reduction in hair growth.

Any regrowth, however minimal, will be finer and less frequent, resulting in smoother skin for an extended period.

  • Say goodbye to ingrown hairs as well. With reduced shaving and waxing, you’ll experience fewer instances of rashes, brittle stubble, and ingrown hairs, providing relief and comfort.
  • By investing in laser hair removal, you can save money in the long run, considering that the average woman spends £6500 on razors in her life. It’s a worthwhile investment with lasting results.
  • Additionally, laser hair removal contributes to improved skin tone and texture. Unlike repetitive shaving or waxing that can lead to skin pigmentation issues and uneven skin tone.


Level 1 Micro Area
Toes/Fingers, Full Ears, Middle of Brows, Upper Lip, Nose
Level 2 Small Area
Forehead, Bikini, Cheeks/Sideburns, Feet/Toes, Hairlines, Nipples, Hands (inc fingers), Feet (inc toes), Jawline/Chin, Navel/Neck, Underarms, Upper Lip and Chin
Level 3 Medium Area
Beard, Buttocks, Bikini Extended, Half Face, Lower Arms, Lower Back, Upper Arms, Upper Back, Shoulders,
Level 4 Large Area
Abdomen, Full Arms, Chest, Full Face, Half Legs
Level 5 X Large Area
Full Legs, Full Back and Shoulders, Full Chest and Abdomen

IPL Testimonials

"I have been having IPL Hair Removal with Babs on different parts of my body for two years now, and can't recommend her enough."
"I visited Nue Clinic last year after I did some research into more permanent hair removal treatments. I had hair on my back, which I found uncomfortable during the summer months, especially with the type of uniform I had to wear with my job. I used to try and remove it with clippers! A few months on with my treatment, and I'm very happy with the results. I have a small fluffy patch of hair by a tattoo, but that's it!"
"I was already a client at Nue Clinic when I mentioned to Babs that I was shaving the hair from my upper lip and was unhappy with a sun spot on my cheek. Babs explained how she could help with both of those problems with IPL. I'm pleased to say I'm now hair free with a barely noticeable sunspot."


To help you make a decision about Non-Surgical Treatments feel free to get in touch with our team for a FREE consultation.

IPL Hair Removal FAQs

How does IPL Hair Removal work?

IPL hair removal operates by directing intense pulsed light (IPL) energy towards the melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing colour within the hair follicle. When the IPL light reaches the melanocytes, it undergoes a transformation into heat energy. This thermal energy then targets and damages the follicle, impeding its ability to generate hair effectively. Consequently, the hair follicle is destroyed, leading to a significant reduction in hair growth.

Does IPL Hair Removal hurt?

IPL hair removal may cause some discomfort, often described as a warm sensation or the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin.

However, the level of discomfort varies among individuals, and many people find the procedure completely comfortable.

Is IPL Hair Removal permanent?

IPL hair removal leads to a significant reduction in hair growth. However, it is generally considered to be a long-term hair reduction method rather than permanent hair removal.

Some people may experience permanent hair loss, while others may require occasional maintenance treatments to manage regrowth.

How many sessions of IPL Hair Removal will I need?

The number of IPL hair removal sessions required varies from person to person. It depends on factors such as hair type, colour, and the specific area being treated.

On average, 8 sessions are needed to achieve satisfactory results, typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

How does IPL Hair Removal differ from other hair removal methods?

IPL hair removal differs from other methods like shaving, waxing because it targets the hair follicles directly.

The heat generated by the light energy damages the follicle, leading to reduced hair growth over time.

In contrast, other methods only temporarily remove visible hair and do not target the hair follicle.

Does IPL Hair Removal work for everyone?

IPL hair removal will work for you providing that your hair is darker than your natural skin colour.

Can you treat all skin types?

IPL hair removal is a safe treatment, however, it may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with certain skin conditions, medical conditions, or who are pregnant.

I have blonde hair, will IPL Hair Removal work for me?

Unfortunately, IPL hair removal is not effective on white, blonde, and grey hair due to the absence or minimal production of pigment in these hair colour types. Since IPL targets the pigment in the hair follicle, the lack of pigment in these hair colours results in the IPL not being able to effectively detect and destroy the follicle, making the treatment less effective for individuals with such hair colours.

Can you have IPL Hair Removal while pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is not recommended to do so. However, if you want to make the most of a special offer, we happen to be running. You can always purchase any of our special offers and commence treatments when you are ready.

What areas of the body can IPL Hair Removal treat?

Most areas of the body can be treated, see the pricing table above for the full list of treatment areas.

Popular treatment areas include Legs, Chin, Neck, Lip, Stomach, Bikini, Arms, Back, and Underarms.

I would love to book in for my IPL Hair Removal treatment, are you close to London?

Yes, we have excellent transport links to the clinic and are well connected to London whether you are travelling by train or car. If you are searching for IPL Hair Removal London, look no further! We have plenty of free parking. And our clients come from far and wide, including London for their IPL Hair Removal treatment.