What is the difference between IPL & Laser Treatments?
If you have been looking at treatment options for permanent hair reduction, then you may have come across both IPL & Laser hair removal, & you may be wondering what the difference is?
The treatments involve producing light energy which is then absorbed into the dark pigment of the hair to ultimately cause damage to the hair follicle. The goal is to destroy the hair root & also reduce hair growth.
Light is absorbed best & attracted to dark objects. We have all heard about wearing dark clothes in Summer & being much hotter as opposed to wearing white, the reason is because it's true. In a similar way light energy is absorbed much better by dark pigment in the hair follicle.
IPL & Laser hair removal are essentially two very different technologies. Both technologies use small devices that ultimately generate heat but in very different ways.
Laser hair removal uses a direct beam of light to target the hair follicle & destroy the bulb. This beam of light is a direct, concentrated heat that travels deep within the skin. Laser treatments are only able to treat hair reduction & pigmentation.
IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. IPL uses a broad spectrum of colour. It is a light scattering heat & the heat is evenly dispersed at a safe level within the skin.
Unlike Laser treatments, IPL is used for many different treatments, they include semi-permanent hair reduction, pigmentation therapy, skin rejuvenation, vascular therapy & acne therapy.
If you would like to know more about any of these treatments or to book your complimentary consultation with one of our qualified Therapists, please feel free to phone us on (02)6360 1121