IPL vs Laser Hair Removal
Both IPL (intense pulsed light) and laser hair removal utilise light energy that is absorbed into the dark pigment of hair to ultimately cause damage to the hair follicle, substantially stunting hair growth and its ability to regenerate. Individual hairs are all in different stages of growth, so both options require more than one treatment. The main differences between IPL and laser lie in the technology.
IPL produces a broad spectrum of light that generates heat, which cauterises blood supply and disables cells from growing hair. It is typically cheaper than laser due to its shallower penetration of the hair follicle, which can mean more sessions are required. VPL (variable pulsed light), a more advanced form of IPL, can effectively treat the different types of hair, from thicker underarm hair to finer facial hair.
Regardless of which option you go for, the key is in expertise. Finding a clinic that’s experienced in hair removal is crucial.