Consultations are free and all courses come with a guarantee. Prices start from £30

In 2001, Distinction Health & Beauty introduced IPL treatments to Scotland. It quickly superseded Laser Hair Removal as the preferred treatment for the reduction of unwanted hair.

Distinction are committed to offering the SAFEST, FASTEST and MOST EFFECTIVE IPL treatments and are proud and humbled to say we have treated over 5,000 clients since 2001 and helped them achieve dramatic reductions in excess hair growth.

Not only can IPL be used for hair reduction but technology is rapidly moving forward meaning we can now offer IPL for ACNE MANAGEMENT, PHOTO REJUVENATION, ROSACEA, PIGMENTATION and RED VEIN REMOVAL.

Questions & Answers

What is Episoft IPL and how does it work?

The Episoft pulse is delivered in a pure refined wavelength ensuring the filtered light is only absorbed by the melanin in the target area of hairs. The pulse of light generates a photothermolic reaction heating up the hair follicle to 40 degrees while ensuring the surrounding skin remains as close to body temperature as possible. This process is aided by Episoft's water cooled refrigerated head - no ice packs are required!

Is it permanent?

Yes, the treatment is approved by the FDA in the USA for permanent hair reduction. When the hair and their follicles are destroyed, they will never grow back.

Is it laser?

No, it is a whitish light (similar to that used in a camera flash). The light creates heat in the follicle which will damage and destroy the hair and its root forever.

Is it as good as laser?

Yes, better than laser. The company that made Episoft also make lasers. Episoft is their next generation system, replacing lasers in hair reduction.

How many sessions will I require?

To achieve long term results you will need on average 6 sessions per area. We offer discounts on packages.

What are the potential side effects?

As with any IPL or laser system, there is a risk of redness or mild burning of the skin. However, if you follow the pre and after care advice given by your therapist, the treatment is extremely safe. A patch test is carried out to ensure the settings are effective but also to safe-guard the skin.

Does it hurt?

You may feel tingling, warmth or a sensation similar to a flicking of an elastic band on the skin. Episoft is very versatile therefore at the time of patch test we would be aiming toward maximum comfort.

Can Asian skin be treated?

Yes, all skin colours can be treated on Episoft.

How fast is the treatment?

Very fast. An upper lip can be treated in 5 mins and full legs in just 30 mins!

After treatment will my activities be restricted?

You should avoid any activity which would make the area hot, sweaty or irritated and avoid all sun exposure 3 weeks prior and 3-4 weeks after treatment.

Is it expensive?

We are committed to keeping our prices affordable starting from only £35 for an upper lip area with discounts on packages and for Polycystic Ovarian sufferers. Consultations are free with no obligation to buy.

Occasionally, if the hair to be treated is grey or white or indeed through medical reasons, clients may not be suitable for IPL. Electrolysis is a good alternative and uses a small electrical current to cauterise the blood flow to the follicle. Several treatments may be required to obtain a result. 10mins £17
25min £28
Eyebrows 15 mins £11
Lip or Chin 15 mins £7
Lip & Chin 15 mins £12
Full Arm £22
Under Arm 15 mins £12
Bikini Tidy 15 mins £11
Bikini Wax 30 mins £16
Brazilian Wax 45 mins £36
Half Leg 30 mins £18
Full Leg 45 mins £26
Full Leg & Bikini Wax 60 mins £36
Half Arm 15 mins £16
Neck 15 mins £13
Chest 45 mins £30
Back 45 mins £30
Hot Wax
Bikini Tidy £16
Bikini Wax £20
Brazilian/Hollywood £35