WHAT PART OF MY FACE or BODY CAN I TREAT AND
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS?

The answer to the question is all areas of face and body, except area directly around the eyes and the inside of nose and ears can be treated safely and effectively.

IPL hair removal treatments with the Shines & Shimmers equipment uses are safe and all UV light is carefully filtered out. We provide protective eye-ware for you, which shields your eyes from the intense light during the treatment.

Although rare, some temporary skin reaction to treatments is possible. The side effects are topical and may include short-term skin sensitivity and redness (usually lasts for 30-120minutes but can sometime last for a couple of days); some people will develop acne-like breakouts (these usually dissapear within several days after the treatment; light swelling around the hair folicles (which is caused by heat and not an infection and only lasts for up to 2 hours).

More serious but less frequent side-effects include burns, blisters and skin color changes. Most of these side effects can be and are prevented by our experienced staff. Please discuss prevention options with your Shines & Shimmers IPL therapist on your next visit.

Please note: Laser hair removal treatments, acne treatments, vascular treatments, skin pigmentation treatments can all be performed using this amazing light-based technology. However different parameters are used for each treatment, for every patient.

The end result of your hair removal treatment plan will depend on many factors including the skill of your laser hair removal therapist, the kind of equipment your skin clinic uses as well as you hair and skin type.