Variable Pulsed Light Therapy – Godalming

VPL (Variable Pulsed Light) is the new IPL

“The Evolution of Light for Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation”
Rare prides itself on using world renowned and proven Energist Ultraplus Variable Pulsed Light technology for tailored hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

N.B. Rare complies with legal and professional standards; staff are qualified and skilled practitioners.

What is VPL?
Variable Pulsed Light is a safe and effective technology for treatment of unwanted hair and skin imperfections.
Clinically proven to effectively treat unwanted hair, acne, rosacea, thread veins, fine lines/wrinkles, and the visible signs of sun damage, VPL™ treatments leave your skin looking smooth, silky and radiant.

The variable pulses of light emitted from the Energist Ultraplus VPL™ unit effectively treat and remove unwanted hair and skin imperfections safely and easily, with none of the discomfort of invasive and/or surgical treatments.

Hair Removal
VPL™ has been clinically proven to remove hair from all parts of the face and body. The variable pulse settings mean it can effectively treat the different types of hair found all over the body, from thicker underarm hair to finer facial hair, on a wide range of skin types.

How VPL™ Works for Hair Removal
VPL™ uses short, safe, controlled pulses of filtered light to remove unwanted hair quickly and effectively. Carefully filtered pulses of light are absorbed by melanin, the pigment found in hair. This absorption process produces heat, which heats the hair, damaging the follicle along with its ability to regenerate. Hundreds of hair follicles are treated with each pulse, making VPL™ a fast and effective way to treat unwanted hair.

Hair Removal With Energist VPL™ Technology
What happens during treatment?
You will receive a full consultation with a fully trained therapist who will assess your suitability for the treatment and answer any questions you may have.

Your therapist will advise you on the best course of treatment; this will depend on your skin type, the area to be treated and the colour of your hair.

After your consultation your therapist will perform a test patch on your skin before progressing with the treatment.

The Treatment
The hair in the treatment area will be trimmed and a cooling gel applied to ensure that the light energy is used to achieve the best results. The VPL™ applicator will be placed onto your skin and flashed in a series of shots to treat the area.

Immediately after the treatment your skin may appear a little more pink than usual, but this will fade quickly. The hairs treated will fall out naturally over a period of one to three weeks, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth.

A course of treatments will be necessary to achieve optimal results due to the natural hair growth cycles.

Skin Rejuvenation
VPL™ is the latest advance in non-invasive skin treatment technology.
This quick, effective and safe treatment helps to improve skin texture and tone and reduces a wide variety of skin imperfections for both men and women.

VPL™ offers a safe, non-surgical treatment for many different skin conditions often brought about by age or over-exposure to the sun.

How VPL™ works for skin rejuvenation
Sun damage and the effects of ageing can leave skin looking tired and prematurely aged, resulting in skin imperfections on the face and body. VPL™ uses carefully filtered light energy to target the different structures within the skin to reduce imperfections and improve skin texture and tone.

Thread Veins, Spider Naevi & Cherry Spots
These are conditions where small broken veins become visible on the skin’s surface. During a VPL™ treatment light energy is absorbed by the blood vessels that make up these imperfections. This absorption process heats up and breaks down the vessels. Effective VPL™ treatments allow the body to recognise these broken vessels as waste and remove them naturally.

Sun and Age Spots
Sun, liver and age spots are conditions that usually appear in later years on the surface of the skin. These are all caused by an excess concentration of melanin in a particular area, the pigment which determines our hair and skin colour.

Melanin absorbs the light energy during a VPL™ treatment and heats up quickly, whilst the surrounding skin remains cool. This rapid heating helps break up the concentration of excess melanin into smaller particles that are then removed by the body’s natural waste processes. Imperfections are reduced and skin texture and tone is improved.

Wrinkles & Fine Lines
Collagen is the substance in our bodies that keeps our skin looking youthful and smooth. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less and less collagen, resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The carefully filtered light from VPL™ systems stimulates fibroblasts cells in the body to produce more collagen. This new collagen moves outwards to the skin’s surface resulting in a smoother texture, smaller pore size and reduced fine lines and wrinkles.

Acne
Acne is caused when pores become blocked by over production of sebum and dead skin cells. Once pores are blocked bacteria can build up and cause infection. This can result in acne.

VPL™ treatment improves acne vulgaris (active acne) by destroying anaerobic bacteria that causes the infection by producing an oxygen rich environment. VPL™ light also effectively reduces the inflammation associated with acne.

Acne is reduced significantly following a course of treatments and skin texture and tone is improved as VPL™ initiates further collagen production.

Rosacea
A skin condition resulting in severe redness and spots on the face caused by the dilation of tiny blood vessels below the skin’s surface. Rosacea begins as outbreaks of flushing and redness on the face, but can also affect the neck, chest, scalp and ears. These blood vessels may become hyper-sensitive to certain triggers.

VPL™ treatment can help control the symptoms of rosacea, reducing redness and inflammation. The light energy is absorbed by the inflamed blood vessels, and the associated heating helps break these down. The body then recognises these broken vessels as waste and removes them naturally.

Skin Rejuvenation with VPL™
What happens during a treatment?
You will receive a full consultation with a fully trained therapist who will assess your suitability for the treatment and answer any questions you may have.

Your therapist will advise you on the best course of treatment; this will depend on your age, your skin condition, the severity of your condition and your lifestyle.

After your consultation, your therapist will perform a test patch on your skin before progressing with the treatment.

The Treatment
Your therapist will apply a cooling gel to the area being treated to ensure that the light energy from VPL™ achieves the best results.

After your treatment, the cooling gel will be removed and a sunscreen lotion will be applied.

A course of treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results, the length of which will depend on the condition being treated and its severity.