What Is It?
We have had many clients approaching us with stories of how previous IPL sessions have not worked and are very apprehensive about trying the laser based on there past experiences.
Many salons that claim that they have a laser machine often are not aware of the wavelengths their machine is operating at and often it will still be an IPL machine.
Laser machines produce a single wavelength of light, which has a very concentrated beam and specific target (the melanin in hair follicle). This means that all the heat is directed at targeting the hair follicle and so is a much more effective method. IPL produce a variety of wavelengths and so cannot produce a concentrated beam, as there are different wavelengths some of these will get to the correct depth to be absorbed by the hair follicle, however a lot will be wasted. Often IPL make better use as a machine that treats the skin such as pigmentation.