IPL Hair Removal Perth

Dr Goldman offers IPL hair removal treatment in Perth using the Super Hair Removal (SHR) Alma Laser’s proprietary state-of-the-art hair removal method. This technology is used in clinics around the world with global brand recognition.

What makes this technology better than hair removal machines used in other medical and cosmetic clinics? In studies comparing SHR to other laser hair removal technologies, SHR was found to cause considerably less pain, to be more effective, in dark skinned patients.

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What is IPL hair removal treatment?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. In the cosmetic industry IPL is used for hair removal and IPL skin treatment to remove hair, rejuvenate and improve skin’s appearance, and reduce undesired skin problems like acne, wrinkles, and uneven texture. Other names for IPL hair removal include laser hair removal, epilation, intense pulsed light, SHR, and hair reduction.

IPL uses a broad spectrum or range of light to generate powerful, focused energy to treat and target cosmetic problems. The devices use filters to narrow this broad range of light down to become more effective at targeting the specific features that become undesirable as a result of both ageing and sun exposure, so called photoageing.

Advance Fluorescence Technology (AFT) is the next generation of intense pulsed light and is the light source in the Alma Laser’s Harmony XL platform that Dr Goldman uses. AFT lasers emit shorter, more uniform wavelengths of light than other pulsed light systems, so patients are less likely to experience harsh side effects. This advanced system has additional and specific filters to further narrow down the light so that, in effect, it lies between traditional IPL and laser treatments.

Why get IPL hair removal?

IPL is the ideal solution for someone who wants to permanently remove face or body hair. IPL is effective for all skin types.

Though it does require multiple treatments, IPL hair removal can be the best way to remove hair and rejuvenate skin with long-lasting or permanent results.

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SHR is the only clinically proven method of laser hair removal that is less painfull. The unique heating and energy delivery method effectively damages the hair follicle and prevents re-growth, while preventing injury to the surrounding tissue. At the same time, ICE™ tech cools the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and the sensation of pain.

The melanin in dark skin types is exponentially more sensitive to the heat in all forms of laser treatment. During SHR hair removal, follicles are damaged not by a single high energy pulse, but by repetitive application of low power pulses, removing the sensation of pain and not exposing the melanin to the same type of trauma as traditional lasers.

Furthermore, the individual pulses do not cause any burning to the skin, as it is the multiple pulses that raise the temperature of the dermis to the level needed to prevent hair growth. SHR technology further ensures that the temperature of the dermis rises above 42°C (for effective removal) but not above 50°C, which could cause pain, burns, and permanent skin discoloration.

Proven record

SHR has been proven in multiple clinical studies as one of the safest method of hair removal for all skin types, including dark skin, whereby melanin is exponentially more sensitive to the heat used in the treatment.

Hair follicles are damaged by repetitive short energy pulses, rather than a single pulse of high energy, as with traditional lasers. These pulses minimize the risk of burning to the skin, as it is the heat build-up which raises the temperature of the deeper skin layer to the level needed for preventing hair growth.

Effective for all skin types

Rather than exposing the hair follicle to a single high energy pulse which can cause trauma to darkly pigmented skin, SHR gradually heats the skin until the required heat energy is delivered to the follicle. This makes SHR one of the safest advanced hair removal option for patients of all skin colours.

SHR affects the melanin of the skin using a unique method, allowing the procedure to be performed anytime of the year, including on tanned skin. Furthermore, sun exposure is less traumatic to the skin following SHR treatment.

Full coverage rate

During SHR treatment, energy is applied over a large area – not just to the region of the hair follicle. The In-Motion™ technique collectively heats up and damages the hair follicles within the treatment area, ensuring full coverage.

Improved technology

Unlike traditional laser hair removal methods, SHR minimises heat build-up by gradually heating the deeper layers of the skin to the appropriate temperature to effectively destroy the hair follicles and prevent re-growth, while avoiding injury to the surrounding tissue. A high repetition rate of short pulses is delivered deep into the skin layer, achieving high power and very effective heat build-up, with little to no pain.

The sweeping In-Motion™ technique of moving the applicator repeatedly over the treatment area ensures full coverage while a propriety system cools the skin’s surface – resulting in pain-free, highly effective hair removal.

Fewer treatments

The advanced filters and more targeted power of Alma Laser’s systems mean you’ll need fewer treatments to effectively remove hair in large or small areas. With advanced technology IPL treatment from Dr Goldman, you’ll experience minimal pain.

Find out more about how Dr Golman’s IPL Hair Removal method excels, or contact us today to book a consultation!

The Procedure

IPL hair removal works by targeting the hair follicles with short, intense bursts of high-powered light to damage them and slow/prevent regrowth.

The procedure requires no “downtime” and can take between a few minutes for small areas to an hour for larger areas – depending on the area. Laser and IPL hair removal and work best when targeting hair in its active growth phase, so multiple treatments are required to remove hair – usually 3 to 8 sessions will sufficiently reduce or remove unwanted hair.

During your initial consultation, Dr Goldman will give you an estimate on how many treatments you will need and the duration of these treatments.

Learn more about what makes Dr Goldman’s Alma Laser technique superior to other laser and IPL treatments in Perth.


As with any cosmetic procedure, IPL and AFT hair removal come with some potential risks. Dr Goldman and his highly qualified, certified team of IPL technicians will do everything possible to reduce any discomfort and negative side effects.

Alma Laser’s Harmony XL platform operates at a lower temperature and more accurate frequency than traditional methods, therefore decreasing the risk of adverse effects. However, cosmetic procedures may vary from person to person, so it’s important to note that some people may experience risks including:

Your surgeon


Dr Goldman is a Specialist Surgeon focusing on Cosmetic Surgery and has over 35 years of experience. He has assisted thousands of patients in Perth and throughout Australia.

As a fully-qualified surgeon (AHPRA ID MED0000978565) and member of FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, ID 141033), MB,ChB, B.Sc (hons), safety is of the utmost importance for Dr Goldman.

Our team is here to help your procedure run smoothly and ensure your recovery is managed professionally.

Dr Goldman is happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure during your consultation and will offer extensive reading and educational material to take home to assist you in the education and decision-making process.

Your surgeon

Dr Robert Goldman

Other IPL applications

The advanced filters increase the power and control for safer and more effective treatments. Utilising different wavelengths (different light characteristics) the Harmony XL can be used to treat the following:

Hair removal
Broken veins, spider veins and other facial vascular lesions
Skin rejuvenation
Undesirable skin pigmentation

In addition, the Harmony XL platform with the advanced handpieces have a specific trademarked technology that allows for the continuous movement of the treating handpiece, the so-called InMotionTM technique compared to the “point and shoot” technique.

This means you get quicker and more comfortable as well as potentially, fewer treatments.

Finally, IPL/AFT can be used alone or combined with other treatments such as radio-frequency and actual laser resulting in more noticeable results for certain conditions and circumstances.

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