IPL Laser hair removal kent, maidstone, strood, rochester

Are you tired of shaving or waxing?

Permanent hair removal technology has made extensive and impressive leaps in the past few decades making shaving, waxing, tweezing, threading, and other hair removal methods of the past obsolete. The innovative Ecolite Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology uses clinically tested safe bursts of light to permanently remove unwanted hair from the face and body with a simple flash of light.

IPL Laser Hair Removal Before & After Chin 

(Photograph of a female client's chin & neck before & after 3 IPL permanent hair removal treatments)

How long will the IPL hair removal treatment take?

Although the time of the treatment varies on the body part that is targeted, with the face taking between 15-20 minutes and full legs taking 1-2 hours, with each flash of light the Ecolite applicator covers a large area of the skin making it the fastest and most efficient way to permanently remove unwanted hair.

How does Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal work?

IPL is designed to target and destroy hair follicles by using the skin’s own pigmentation as a conductor. The melanin in hair contains a pigment which absorbs light and converts this light into heat. When the hair conducts this heat into its follicle, the follicle is destroyed and thus cannot produce any new hair. The innovative technology carefully filters the light from the flash-lamp in two distinct ways to ensure that only light with the correct wavelengths is allowed to reach the skin.

PLEASE NOTE: Only skin types 1-5 can be treated. Red, blonde and grey hairs will not respond to treatment. You must be at least 18 years of age to be treated.

Does IPL hair removal hurt?

As no anaesthetic is required and individuals vary in their thresholds of pain, it is difficult to predict how much, if any, pain a particular individual client will feel when he or she receives the treatment. To date, patients describe a wide variety of sensations from a rubber band pinging their skin to a light shot of heat.

How many hair removal treatments will I require?

In terms of the number of treatments, there is no one standard for every client. The factors that affect an individual’s growth cycle are body site, hair density, thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age. Most clinical studies and past client experience report that at least 3-6 treatments are needed, with 1-3 months intervals.

Preparation before treatments

To prepare for treatment, it is vital not to remove any hair by other hair removal methods such as plucking, tweezing, waxing or use of hair removal creams in the month leading up to the treatment. This is extremely important to make the treatment effective as the presence of hair leads to the destruction of the hair follicle. Clients are asked to shave in between treatments to ensure hairs are not removed from the roots.

As hair growth occurs in a cycle, hair follicles go through resting and growing phases. Only follicles in the growth phase actually contain hair and can be destroyed by the heat. Thus, any resting hair follicles must enter the growth phase before they can be effectively destroyed by the Ecolite treatment. This is the reason that a client must go through a treatment cycle at regular intervals until all hair follicles have been through the growth phase.

IMPORTANT: It is also crucial to avoid tanning before and during hair removal treatments  as tanning causes the accumulation of pigment in the skin. Tanned skin will absorb more light and it makes the hair removal process less effective.

Post treatment

After treatment, most clients require no post-treatment care. Clients with very sensitive skin, however, can benefit from applying an aloe vera based product on the treated skin for a few days after their session. Just as clients are encouraged to avoid sun exposure prior to treatments, they are also recommended to both apply sunscreen to their treated areas and limit sun exposure for a few weeks after treatment.

Is it permanent?

Hair removal achieved by IPL is permanent i.e. the hairs that are destroyed during treatment will never return but due to the hair growth cycle it is possible for dormant follicles to produce new hairs (which will be finer than the original hairs). Various factors determine the rate at which new hairs are produced, such as hormonal imbalances, hence some individuals may require further treatments in the future.

Am I suitable for IPL treatment?

Click here for a full list of contraindications.

Please call us on 01634 292050 for more information or to book a consultation.

PureLite offers Laser hair removal in Kent

PureLite is friendly and welcoming; we will do all we can to make you feel at ease and our main concern is your happiness and satisfaction. We are based in a clean and modern premises, discreetly located near Strood town centre.

PureLite opening times


  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 8pm
  • Friday: 10am - 7pm
  • Saturday: 11am - 5pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Bank holidays: CLOSED
PureLite Location

28 Space Business Centre            Knight Road
Strood, Rochester

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Phone: 01634 292050
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