Views: 5 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2018-05-08 Origin: Site
Laser Hair Removal
Laser machines produce a single wavelength of light (pure light consisting of one single colour and form), which has a very concentrated beam and specific target (the melanin in the hair follicle).
The type/colour of your hair and skin will determine the tuning settings of the machine and will be discussed with you during your consultation. Laser machines are tuned to emit the exact wavelength required to treat your hair.
IPL’s are NOT lasers. The machines produce a broad spectrum of wavelengths (like a light bulb) and cannot be focused to a concentrated beam. Because a range of different wavelengths are dispersed at a variety of depths only some of these will be effective for hair reduction.
A more shallow penetration in comparison to laser means that deeper, thicker hairs are not treated effectively. In addition, some of the light can be absorbed into the surrounding tissue as well, leading to heating of the pigment in the skin. This is why there is more of a risk of burns for a darker skin type.
Which is better IPL or laser hair removal?
IPL Hair Removal is a cheaper, less effective technology for reducing body hair.Lasers are far more precise, and can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat several hairs at a time.
Is IPL as effective as laser hair removal?
As with all light based treatments, IPL works by emitting a wavelength into the skin, which in the case of hair removal targets pigment. ... However, as a spokesperson at SK:N clinic explains, "IPL is far less effective than laser hair removal
Is IPL laser hair removal permanent?
Contrary to what is often claimed, photoepilation is not a permanent hair removalmethod but a permanent hair reduction method. Although IPL treatments willpermanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in apermanent removal of all hair.