If you’ve been looking at treatment options for permanent hair removal then you have probably come across both laser hair removal and IPL and are wondering what the difference is. In short, laser hair removal is safer, more effective, and the only way hair removal should ever be performed.
Both treatments have been available commercially since the mid 1990s, but are distinctly different. The issue here is that many hair removal clinics claim to provide “laser” hair removal, when in fact they only use IPL. In this article, we clear up some misconceptions and shoot straight when talking about the difference between laser hair removal and IPL hair reduction. After reading this, you’ll know what to look out for.
Both hair removal treatments involve producing light energy, which is then absorbed into the dark pigment of the hair to ultimately cause damage to the hair follicle. The goal is to destroy the hair root and also reduce hair growth.
Light is absorbed best and attracted to dark objects. We have all heard about wearing dark clothes in summer and being much hotter compared to wearing white. It’s true! Darker clothes absorb the light energy and convert it into heat, while lighter clothes reflect it. In a similar way, laser energy is absorbed much more by dark pigment in the skin (but with much more speed and intensity). In more technical terms, this dark target matter (chromophore) can be naturally-occurring or artificially introduced. Melanin is considered the primary chromophore for most lasers. Hair removal lasers selectively target one of three chromophores: carbon, haemoglobin, or melanin.
The main difference between laser and IPL for hair removal lies in the technology that each use to generate light as well as the different properties of light being used.
Laser technology is simply much more effective, and achieves substantially better results than IPL with most clients achieving optimal results of permanent hair removal of 80% or greater after four to eight treatments.
However, IPL machines do have an important place in the treatment of skin. IPL provides adequate treatment for skin problems such as superficial pigmentation, redness, and capillaries, but it is not suited to hair removal. In addition, these devices are not suitable for darker skin.
How can we help you?
We offer only the safest, most effective treatment options for laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation. Why choose us?
1.We only use medical-grade lasers.
2.All of our therapists are qualified and laser safety certified.
3.We are “Candela Certified”, ensuring maximum safety and results with our laser devices.
4.We are Victoria’s most experienced clinic, having founded in 2005.
Unparalleled service and innovative treatment options mean that effective laser hair removal treatments are now available to everyone.
Further reading：DPL Photon Skin Rejuvenation Apparatus to remove anti redness
Further reading:IPL (INTENSE PULSED LIGHT) SKIN REJUVENATION