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What is the difference between IPL and laser hair removal?
Nov 06, 2018

What is the difference between IPL and laser hair removal?

Laser and IPL hair removal follow the same principle. That is to say, light energy is absorbed by high pigment areas such as hair, so it is heated. Heat can damage hair follicles, slow down hair growth, or even stop it completely. The main difference between IPL and laser hair removal equipment is the light source used. IPL uses broad spectrum visible light, while laser hair removal utilizes laser characteristics.

However, it is important to understand how areas of skin with higher pigmentation (such as freckles and nevi) and usually deeper skin also absorb more light and heat. This may affect which hair removal methods are best for you. To help you make decisions, here are some information about how the two technologies work:

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The working principle of IPL hair removal

IPL stands for intense pulsed light and uses broad spectrum visible light sources. The light is specially controlled to remove shorter wavelengths and is designed for specific structures. In hair removal, it is designed to target melanin in hair, while in other uses, such as spider vein treatment, it targets hemoglobin in blood. Light energy is absorbed and transmitted as heat, making hair warm and damaging hair follicles.

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Working principle of laser hair removal

Laser hair removal also uses energy to heat hair and destroy them by blasting with light energy. However, it is slightly different from IPL because it takes advantage of the specific properties of lasers. Lasers can be controlled very sensitively so that they can focus on a small area and travel a long distance without dispersing as normal. They can also produce beams that contain only one color of light. Therefore, these characteristics of laser can be used for laser hair removal. Laser can penetrate deeper into the pore and provide concentrated light for the hair follicle, so it can be more specific in the treatment it gives.



Which is better, IPL or laser?

Choosing IPL and laser treatment is a personal decision. Your skin color and hair color will affect your laser and hair removal results, so you must know which method is best for you, so that you can achieve the desired effect. You should consider your skin and body type, the amount you want to spend, and the speed at which you want to see the results.

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The advantages of IPL hair removal

With the natural diffusion of broad spectrum light, the coverage of IPL hair removal device is larger than that of laser hair removal device. Therefore, it may mean that the treatment time may be faster because it can treat larger areas at once. In addition to faster treatment times, they may also be quite cheap, but you may find that more conversations are needed to achieve the same results.

IPL uses a wide range of light, which means that it can be used for different purposes. It can be used to treat various skin diseases very successfully. It can also specifically change the types of skin and hair that match the type of treatment. For example, a variant of IPL, called VPL, has been developed which represents variable pulse light. VPL enables users to modify the settings of light pulses to best suit the skin and hair they want to treat. This is because developers realize that not only do light-based hair removal devices have different requirements for different skin tones, but also that thicker bikini hairstyles require different treatments for thinner arm hair.

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The advantages of laser hair removal

The nature of lasers means that laser hair removal devices can focus light into the pores of the skin, closer to the hair follicles to treat it and ultimately prevent regeneration. This may mean that laser hair removal can achieve faster results than IPL, because a single hair is heated to a destructive temperature faster. Therefore, you may need less laser hair removal to achieve the same effect.

More specifically, it means that laser hair removal is more suitable for people with darker complexion. This is because darker skin absorbs more light because of the amount of melanin (pigments) it contains, such as deeper hair and shallower hair. Therefore, there is a risk of heating the deeper skin. The more concentrated nature of lasers and the smaller light areas mean that they are more suitable for people with deeper skin because they greatly reduce the risk of burns compared with IPL. Having said that, some IPL systems are still suitable for deep skin.

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