Laser hair removal and IPL (intense pulsed light) are two popular methods for removing unwanted hair. Both methods use light to damage hair follicles and prevent hair regrowth, but they work in slightly different ways.
Laser hair removal uses a single wavelength of light that is targeted at the melanin in hair follicles. The light heats up the melanin, which damages the follicle and prevents it from producing new hair.
IPL uses a broadband spectrum of light, which means that it contains multiple wavelengths of light. This light is absorbed by a variety of chromophores in the skin, including melanin, hemoglobin, and water. The light heats up the chromophores, which can damage hair follicles, as well as blood vessels and other skin tissues.
Here is a comparison of laser hair removal and IPL:
|Laser hair removal
|Number of treatments needed
|Risks and side effects
Which is better?
Laser hair removal is generally more effective and requires fewer treatments than IPL. However, it is also more expensive and has a higher risk of side effects, such as skin burns and hyperpigmentation.
IPL is less expensive and has a lower risk of side effects than laser hair removal. However, it is also less effective and requires more treatments.
The best way to choose between laser hair removal and IPL is to consult with a professional therapist from Best Beauty Aesthetics! They can assess your skin type and hair color to determine which method is right for you.