Intense Pulsed Light (IPL/BBL) for hair reduction

IPL offers a safe and effective approach to hair reduction for long-term smooth skin.

At Thrive Skin Clinic we use a high quality TGA approved dermatology laser. Our staff have attended extensive education and training courses, resulting in a cautious and responsible approach to treatment. All of our nurses and technicians are certified in laser safety.

We are able perform IPL on all areas of the female body and can also cater to male hair removal.

Please call the clinic on 0404 123 781 to discuss pricing and treatment options.

Winter Specials

  • Bikini & Underarm $69

  • Brazilian & Underarm $79

  • Chin OR Upper Lip: $50


Procedure Time
Depending on treatment area, this could take anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes.

Recommended Plan
We may advise an Initial patch test depending on the treatment area and the your skin type. IPL is done every 2-6 weeks for 6-10 sessions. Clients often return annually for a top up treatment.

Plan your treatment at least a week before a special event. 

Downtime / Aftercare
Expect redness and swelling for up to 48 hours post treatment. Dark hairs may increase after treatment and then fall off after a few weeks.

Special considerations

  • IPL treatments are not suitable for women who are pregnant, breast feeding or clients who have taken Roaccutane in the last 12 months. There is no evidence that laser and light therapies are unsafe during breast feeding, but hormones can increase the risk of pigmentation complications. Discuss this with our registered nurses or Dr Grant prior to treatment.

  • It is essential you avoid tanning products and sun exposure for 2 weeks leading up and after to your treatment. Our machine is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle, so in order for it to work well, we need lighter skin and a darker hair follicle.

  • For IPL hair reduction the area must be completely hair free. Please shave the night prior to treatment.

  • Please do not pluck or wax the hair or the treatment will not work. If your first visit please leave a small patch of hair unshaven so we can check the colour and thickness.