Laser hair removal is one of the latest trends in cosmetic hair removal but it's important to make sure you know what you're getting into.
Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive treatment that safely removes unwanted hair without damaging the skin. This system uses laser light - an intense, pulsating beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where the energy is absorbed and transformed into heat, disabling the follicle while leaving the surrounding area unaffected. Laser Hair Removal offers longer-lasting results than any other temporary hair removal method
IPL is an acronym for Intense Pulsed Light. Using specific light filters, the energy of the intense pulsed light can be focused on a specific target within the skin.
Although IPL is not exactly a laser, it can be used in a similar manner to lasers for safe and effective treatment of unwanted hair, skin pigmentation, and visible and broken capillaries and veins in the skin.
IPL, or intense pulse light, is a technology similar to laser. Instead of a single wavelength of light as with a laser, IPL uses a bright light in front of which filters are placed which filter out most wavelengths except those taken up by pigment and blood vessels, depending on the filter used. The light energy penetrates just below the skin's surface, damaging either the melanin (skin pigment).