Benefits of Ipl vs Laser Treatments for Hair Removal

IPL hair removal is a less expensive but equally effective alternative to laser hair removal method. There is ever growing quest for safe and less expensive methods of hair removal. From tweezing to laser hair removal, there are several options to get rid of hair. IPL is a relatively new concept of hair removal. Due to its various benefits (which resemble those of laser method) and its cost effectiveness, it is becoming quite famous among the masses.

Intense Pulse Light or IPL is light energy of multiple wavelengths. The wide spectrum of IPL targets, heats, destroys and stimulates a large area (different structures) of skin in one go. 

Applications of IPL

Intense Pulse Light is used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as,

  • Rosacea
  • Veins
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun spots
  • Pigmentation
  • Birthmarks
  • Discoloration

You can refine skin blotches and pores using IPL. Moreover, IPL hair removal is the best method for removing dark hair.

Benefits of IPL Hair Removal

IPL is affordable, successful and safe procedure. It destructs hair follicles, treats skin pigmentation, minimizes veins and simulates collagen regeneration.  It can be safely used on most parts of the body and face. It takes lesser time to remove hair compared to what laser takes for the same area. It does not leave marks or scar the skin.

IPL vs. Laser Hair Removal

While laser involves narrow, specific wavelength laser beam, which has been precisely calibrated, IPL involves high intense broad-spectrum light energy.  One laser device can address one skin problem for which its wavelength has been calibrated. One IPL machine can address different problems by filtering off the unwanted wavelengths. In one session, IPL can cover more area than what laser can cover in the same time, and hence, is less expensive than laser. One drawback of IPL is that the results are not as dramatic as those of laser are, because IPL is not as invasive or intense as laser.

How is IPL Hair Removal Done?

Intense Pulse Light is focused on the part of the body from where the unwanted hair has to be removed. The IPL device converts the light into heat energy on the skin. This heat impedes the hair growth, removes the hair and prevents it from growing back. In one session, IPL can remove a significant portion of hair. A single shot might take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.

Different IPL hair removal machines are available to suit different skin tones and type. You have to choose a reputable clinic, which offers the right device and experienced staff to treat your hair color and skin type. The cost of treatments starts from $60 and goes up.