Sciton® BBL Hair Reduction
Sciton® BBL Hair Reduction is Encorė Cosmetic Clinic’s premium hair removal service.
Encorė Cosmetic Clinic’s Sciton® BBLTM (Broadband Light) machine has been described by world experts as the “Rolls Royce of IPL machines”.
This is a revolutionary technology in IPL hair removal and is one of our most popular treatments. It provides a treatment that is safe, fast, efficient and comfortable.
How does Sciton® BBL Hair Reduction work?
This IPL hair removal system uses multiple wavelengths of light, transmitted in broadband light form through the laser. With its broad spectrum light, the BBL is able to target the hair at its roots. The melanin deneposits at the root will attract and retain the light once it hits, trapping its energy until it converts to heat to destroy the hair from the root.
We generally recommend five to seven treatments, spaced six or seven weeks apart, for the best results. Thereafter, maintenance treatments may be required once or twice a year.
The technical stuff
The thermoelectrically cooled sapphire plate on the Sciton® BBL hand piece provides continuous cooling, even at maximum power, to keep the skin cool and comfortable before, during and after treatment.
Because the system relies on using the melanin to do its work for it, it is most effective on lighter skin patients. Patients with darker skin tones have a higher degree of melanin pigment in their skin, and while it would be effective, they run a risk of their skin ‘overheating’ with this treatment and causing skin discolouration.
Laser or light energy is selectively absorbed by the melanin in hair follicles and converted to heat, diffusing to and injuring the hair follicle. Effective hair reduction can only be achieved during the growth phase and hair reduction is considered permanent when a significant amount of hair does not return for a period of time longer than the complete growth cycle. After a series of treatments, most hair is permanently reduced in size, quantity and colouration. However, if hair does regrow it should be finer and lighter than before.
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