The Maple Tree Beauty

Ellipse IPL vs Waxing?

Are you tired of shaving and epilating? Hair removal creams just too much mess? It is time to discover a new method for keeping your body fuzz-free.

IPL hair removal and waxing are the two most popular treatments for smooth skin. We offer both at The Maple Tree Beauty Salon.

We are often asked which hair removal method we’d recommend. In this blog our expert therapist Melissa explains what to expect from the treatment along with the pros and cons.


IPL hair removal

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal uses a hand held device which omits gentle pulses of light, penetrating the skin and targeting the hair follicle. These are then destroyed resulting in permanent hair reduction.

Clients like IPL because it’s:

  • Painless
  • Quick
  • Long-lasting
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Available for face and body

IPL is a fuss-free method of hair removal. When conducted by a professional, it’s easy, painless and the results are brilliant. Your face and body will be hair-free and silky smooth for weeks and you’ll see a permanent reduction over time.”

We suggest 6-12 sessions for maximum results.

Find out about the many benefits of IPL hair removal by booking a complimentary consultation with one of our fully trained therapists.

 Is IPL hair removal right for me?

IPL hair removal is very effective in reducing unwanted hair however the results aren’t immediate; a course of treatments is needed. So if you’re searching for instant hair removal waxing may be the best short-term answer for you. Plus it’s more expensive than other methods, or so it seems at first glance.

However, it is a better long-term solution and the initial upfront costs are economical over time when you consider how much time and money you save on waxing, razors and removal cream on a regular basis.

As with all laser treatments you need to avoid the sun, so the autumn is the ideal time to start a course of IPL so you’re fuzz-free for your next holiday.

IPL hair removal works best on clients with light skin and dark hair so if you’re considering this method book a complimentary consultation with one of our IPL specialists.



Waxing provides instant, precise hair removal all in one session. Perfect for those last minute appointments before a special occasion or holiday, the smooth results can last up to 3 weeks. 

Wax is applied to the unwanted hair and covered with a fabric strip. After a few seconds your therapist will swiftly pull the strip against the direction of hair growth, effectively removing it from the root..

Waxing is:

  • Quick
  • Provides immediate results
  •  Suitable for face and body
  • Cheap
  • Hair re-growth becomes finer

Waxing is perfect for quick, instant hair removal. It’s a popular option for those in a rush. We offer a variety of waxing options at The Maple Tree.

The downside to waxing

Many clients choose waxing for its speed; however it’s a short-term solution. Hair re-growth typically appears within 3 weeks meaning regular waxing is essential. Hair growth is also required at each treatment, which some find an inconvenience.


IPL or Waxing at The Maple Tree

IPL and waxing have many benefits and both are excellent choices for smooth skin. Ultimately hair removal is a personal choice, depending on your preferences and lifestyle.


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