laser v’s ipl
Many Laser clinics claim their treatments are faster, pain free, less expensive and are marketed quite aggressively.
It’s important to know what you’re getting and what technology is being used in your treatments. For your treatments, we have chosen to work with LASER instead of IPL. Below are a few facts about the difference between the two. In our experience, Laser has provided our clients with the most outstanding results which is why, over a decade on, we are still using the same technology!
What is the difference between IPL hair removal and LASER hair removal?
Laser is a very special type of light that has three characteristics separating it as the brightest, most powerful light created.
LASER light is monochromatic. This means nearly 100% of laser light is ONE pure colour. Intense pulse light (IPL) is NOT monochromatic, meaning that IPL has many different colours and only a small percentage of these colours are effective in the treatment of hair reduction.
LASER is collimated meaning it’s slow to diverge or spread out. This makes laser light very powerful, as nearly 100% of the light can be effective in the treatment of hair reduction. IPL is NOT collimated and therefore is quick to spread out making it less targeted in the treatment of hair reduction.
Finally LASER is coherent meaning that the light is totally reinforcing and doesn’t cancel itself out whereas IPL is NOT coherent and is NOT reinforcing making it less effective in the treatment of hair reduction.
Clinical Studies have compared the effectiveness of LASER v’s IPL and we believe that LASER is far more effective at hair reduction than IPL.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) has its place in the cosmetic industry, as it is effective at removing some types of sun damage when used by competent, trained users. LASER stands alone as an effective treatment for hair reduction, vascular treatments and pigmentation caused by sun damage due to the nature of laser light wavelengths.
Do your homework and don’t decide purely on price and promise. Ask questions about the type of equipment utilised and research if in doubt. The perceived beneﬁt of a saving rapidly vanishes when you realise you have wasted time and money and in extreme cases risked complications associated with cheap laser treatment providers.
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If you would like more information, please contact us and we will be happy to help you, obligation free, with your research towards your Laser Hair Removal treatments.