Design intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction treatment programs
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with and assess client suitability in order to design intense pulsed light (IPL) or laser treatment programs to reduce unwanted hair on areas of the face or body.
This unit describes the process of applying complex understanding of skin and hair biology and wound healing to evaluate client suitability for the application of light technologies for hair reduction performed in a beauty industry treatment environment.
The therapist designs a staged program of multiple treatments that will safely achieve optimum outcomes for the client.
IPL and laser hair reduction treatments are designed by experienced beauty therapists with significant knowledge of skin and hair biology, light physics, laser safety and a broad experience in providing a range of skin therapies and hair reduction treatments.
They exercise judgement in planning and implementing an appropriate treatment program. The use of either IPL or laser apparatus, may be governed by client analysis or the availability of specific equipment in a particular workplace.
Consult with the client
Establish client suitability and treatment
Negotiate client expectations
The client consultation
Select treatment parameters
Apply patch test to client
Design a treatment program and discuss with the client
Design the treatment program
Photograph the treatment area