One of the challenges of traditional laser hair removal is that it is most effective on dark hair with light skin. IPL is better at treating a greater range of hair colours – but our R&D department has now developed a system which means we can effectively and safely use IPL hair removal on all hair colours and skin tones.

To understand how, let’s look at the whole process…

  1. How does IPL work?

IPL delivers rapid pulses of high intensity light to the area being treated. The light energy is targeting melanin and when it reaches the hair’s root, where the highest concentration of melanin is located, it is converted into heat, which destroys the shaft, inhibiting future growth.

  1. How does this differ from laser hair removal?

IPL works similarly to a laser; however, instead of just one wavelength of light (monochromatic) IPL is polychromatic, producing a wide spectrum of light. This allows a greater spectrum of skin colour and hair to be treated.

  1. Why can’t normal IPL treat all hair and skin tones?

The fundamental issue is that the part of the melanin responsible for colour, the chromophore, is present in the hair follicle and the top layer of our skin. So when hair and skin colour are similarly light or dark, the light energy is directed to both the hair and skin. This means there isn’t enough energy directed to the hair and so the treatment results are decreased.

  1. What does No+Vello do differently?

Our research and development team has developed a revolutionary product that we spray onto the treatment area. It contains an artificial chromophore that binds to the hair keratin and directs the light energy to where it is required, maximising the results of the treatment.

  1. Who will benefit from this?

This new treatment means we can now use IPL to remove dark hair on dark skin and light hair on light skin, as well as the full spectrum in between.

  1. Is it possible to try it before committing?

Yes – we offer a FREE consolation and patch test in all our centres.

Contact your nearest centre for more information

What skin type are you?

What skin type are you?