Laser hair removal and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal are both popular methods for achieving long-term hair reduction, but they work in slightly different ways and have some notable differences. Here are some reasons why laser hair removal at Freyja Medical, Wrexham, may be a better option for some people:
Laser hair removal targets the hair follicle directly
Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light to target the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicle. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment and converts to heat, damaging the hair follicle and inhibiting future hair growth. This direct targeting of the hair follicle allows for more precise treatment and better results for our clients!
IPL is less effective than laser:
Laser hair removal is generally considered to be more effective at reducing hair growth than IPL hair removal. This is because the laser energy is more concentrated and able to reach the hair follicle more effectively.
Fewer side effects with laser hair removal:
Some people experience side effects with IPL hair removal, such as redness, swelling, and blistering. These side effects are generally less common with laser hair removal, as the laser energy is more precise and targeted.
Our laser can be used on all skin types:
Laser hair removal can be effective on a wider range of hair and skin types than IPL hair removal. This is because the laser energy is absorbed more effectively by darker, coarser hairs, and can be adjusted to different skin tones. As IPL uses multiple wavelengths, it is dangerous to use on darker skin.
Laser hair removal requires fewer treatments:
Laser hair removal typically requires fewer treatments than IPL hair removal to achieve the desired results. This is because the laser energy is more concentrated and able to reach the hair follicle more effectively, leading to a higher rate of destruction.
Overall, laser hair removal may be a better option for people looking for a more effective, precise, and potentially longer-lasting hair reduction treatment with fewer side effects. However, it’s important to consult with our trained, experienced therapists at Freyja Medical to determine the best hair removal option for your individual needs and skin type.