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Hair Removal using IPL

You may think that all laser hair removal technologies are the same, but this is not the case. The use of IPL is often promoted as being cheaper than with the use of laser. While hair removal using IPL may be cheaper per session, it will actually cost you more in the long term, both in results and overall maintenance.

And this is why: IPL uses technology that emits a variety of light wavelengths. Some of these light wavelengths will be the precise wavelength that attaches to the melanin in a follicle and some won’t be. A certain percentage of your treatment is actually not doing anything at all. This leads to more sessions being required to get the result you want, and more sessions to maintain the result. Treatments using luminex lasers also have the same problem.

IPL vs. Laser Hair Removal

Unlike with the use of IPL, laser hair removal emits only a single, precise wavelength of light. This precise wavelength is the exact wavelength required to target the melanin in the follicle, meaning you get a more effective treatment per session, leading to fewer treatments to get the result that you want and for long term maintenance. This is actually cheaper for you in the long run.

You should also know that no method can truly be said to be permanent hair removal. While some clinics say laser, IPL, or SPL can provide more permanent results, this isn’t strictly true. The results are actually reductions that may require a few touch-up sessions annually to maintain your results.

To find out more about IPL vs. laser hair removal, or for any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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