IPL & Laser Treatments

IPL & Laser Treatments

Accurate Body Treatments

An effective technologically advanced treatment for Hair Removal, Cellulite & Leg Veins.

IPL & Laser

Body Treatments

An effective technologically advanced treatment for Hair Removal, Cellulite Reduction, Leg & Spider Veins & Stretch Marks to mention a few.

IPL and Laser for treating a wide variety of body indications.

IPL or Intense Pulsed Light and Laser treatments are very common but marginally understood.

Essentially these treatments involve pulsing high intensity light for a short period of time into the skin.

A variety of application-specific handpieces are used, allowing for a variety of treatment options.

IPL or Intense Pulse Light utilises a full spectrum of light with different scattered wave lengths and effective for Hair Removal.

Laser uses one specific wavelength of light which is more powerful and accurate in treating indications such as scars and stretch marks to mention a few.

Dr Clark recommends IPL for the treatment of:

  • Hair Removal
  • Superficial Body Scars
  • Sun damage

Used in the treatment of:

  • Varicose veins in the legs
  • Stretch Marks
  • Spider Veins
  • Surgical Scars
  • Skin resurfacing

Laser Hair Removal

At SAI we offer Hair Removal treatments for both men & women. Women tend to treat legs, under arms and the bikini line while men tend to opt for back, shoulder and leg treatments.

Hair Removal is an efficient & cost-effective way to semi-permanently remove unwanted hair.

We use the term semi-permanent as in time some untreated hair follicles may grow in treated areas. However, after multiple treatments we can positively say patients report hair to not return.*

The most impressive bonus of laser hair removal is the ability of our therapists to target & treat different areas within the same treatment time simply by swopping hand-pieces. This means you can treat multiple areas in a single treatment plus do so quickly. *

Laser Hair Removal

Stretch Mark Removal

Step 1 involves the use of the Palomar non-ablative laser to break up the scar.

The Palomar fractional non-ablative laser beam goes deep into the dermis to heat the collagen and create micro-injuries. These micro-wounds in turn promote the growth and the production of new collagen to replace the collagen lost in the dermis in the stretch mark. **

As a result, the stretch mark tissue is improved until it more closely resembles the surrounding normal skin.

After the laser treatment, we go onto Step 2: the Dermapen – to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. Step 3 involves applying the Skin Tech TCA Chemical Peel to hasten the removal of the damaged skin layers and allow new unblemished and non-scarred tissue to become visible.

Leg Veins Removal

Medical advancements mean there are more treatment choices than ever for those seeking respite from unwanted veins.

Options available will depend on the type, size, location of veins as well as skin condition and the depth of the veins.

IPL rely only on specific wavelengths of light to do their work. They do not require to be used in conjunction with injections, solutions or compression stockings. The high intensity light is directed through the skin onto the targeted vein.

The laser works to make the main protein in red blood (oxy-haemoglobin) to thicken. The coagulated blood can then be eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The light also collapses the veins structure . This allows the vein to be reabsorbed into the body. Together these two actions destroy the damaged veins and they become lighter in appearance and disappear overtime. *


The Palomar Platform

At SAI we are exceptionally proud to offer the most comprehensive treatment range in South Africa.

We offer patients multiple platforms to treat any anti ageing concern, to suit all skin types.

More and more however we are noticing patients that do not fully comprehend the Gold Standard treatment options we have available or even that some individuals are unaware that treatments are available for their specific skin concern.

What is Palomar Laser?

Palomar is a leading laser manufacturer in the aesthetic world.

They are powerful, adjustable and are proven safe. This is a given for them to even be considered for use at SAI. Each singular handpiece harnesses the laser in unique and different ways to capitalise on the specific technology for diverse but focused applications.

Palomar also developed the next generation of IPL called OPL (Optimised Pulsed Light).

What is OPL (Optimized Pulsed Light)?

When we talk about OPL, think about the technology as the next step or next generation to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).

The advancement of OPL means that Dr Clark and Dr Marks of SAI can now optimize light to a dual-band spectrum with two peaks:

  1. 500-670 nm
  2. 870-1,200 nm

By better controlling peak power using the dual-band spectrum, patients now benefit from more accurate, less painful and more easily controlled treatments and results. The different handpieces discussed below further add to the accuracy and specific treatment protocols.

OPL by Palomar also offers uniform heating using Dynamic Spectrum Shifting combined with Dual Band Filter technology. This means there will be no difference in heat or discomfort irrespective of the laser spot size or penetration depth. Your leg vein treatments will now no longer cause any more discomfort than a hair removal treatment.

In summary, the reason Dr Clark at SAI opted to upgrade fro IPL to OPL is simple:

  • More energy and more energy choice across all laser pulse durations
  • Greater peak power for accurate treatment without surrounding tissue damage
  • Higher fluences to address mid-to-large-sized resistant vessels irrespective of depth

What more could you ask for. If you are considering a laser treatment, be sure to ask if the technology includes OPL. Now lets move to the handpieces.

What is Max G (Optimized Pulsed Light)?

Max G utilises OPL technology. This handpiece is specifically designed to deliver the very accurate and uniform heating for clearing veins, vessels and pigmentation. This makes it the perfect choice for:

  • Sun damage
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea

By ensuring the delivery of light that accurately targets absorption peaks of both haemoglobin and melanin the Max G handpiece allows the team at SAI to target both large and small vessels in the face at any skin depth.

What is Lux R (Optimized Pulsed Light)?

Also part of the OPL family the team at SAI use this handpiece to specifically target hair removal. The Lux R is safe on all skin types: dark skin, light skin and even tanned skin. Finally the Lux R handpiece includes a larger spot size for faster treatment of larger surface areas i.e. back and legs. The most common hair removal treatment areas using the Palomar Lux R at SAI include:

  • Bikini standard & extended
  • G-String
  • Legs
  • Underarm
  • Arms

Many male clients also make use of the Lux R OPL Hair Removal for their back, chest and legs.

What is Non-Ablative Laser?

A single spectrum laser approach, this Palomar handpiece is used when very specific treatment results are required or when deeper penetration is needed to achieve the desired result. This handpiece offers high peak power, state-of-the-art cooling for ultimate patient comfort, and the Skintel Melanin Reader to determine your melanin density for treatment accuracy. At SAI the team turn to the 1540 Non-Ablative for:

  • Facial vessels
  • Pigmentation worries
  • Scar treatment (acne & surgical)
  • Stretch mark treatment
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Varicose veins in the legs
  • Facial skin tightening

The best technology creates opportunities to fulfil our patients anti ageing desires with little fuss, minimal discomfort and in quick time. Palomar and their OPL technology, plus specific handpieces make that all possible like no other platform available on the market today.


Before & After photos does not guarantee specific results and the results can vary from person to person.

Spider Veins Removal Scar Removal Stretch Mark Removal Laser Hair Removal Laser Hair Removal


Specific results of our products can vary from person to person.

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