What is the difference between IPL and laser hair removal?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Its working principle is actually the same as laser hair removal - using the skin tissue's heating response to light, that is, focusing a beam of light on the hair follicle, heating the hair follicle and destroying the hair follicle, thereby hindering the regeneration of the hair follicle. hair follicles.
But don't confuse IPL with laser hair removal, although both treatments use light to achieve permanent hair removal. The main differences between IPL and laser hair removal are:
·IPL is easy at home, while laser hair removal is best done in a salon, because laser hair removal has a higher laser power and requires professional knowledge to operate the instrument, otherwise it will leave irreversible sequelae such as permanent scars.
·IPL uses a diffused, wider-spectrum light beam, so it also hits the skin around the hair follicle, whereas the laser is very specific because it is a single wavelength and only targets the hair follicle. This means that the laser can be used on all skin tones, while some IPL devices are somewhat selective for skin tones (different skin tones respond to light differently).
·IPL hair removal is generally cheaper, safer and more convenient due to technical features, so it is also easier to do it yourself at home.
So how does IPL work?
IPL is a progressive light therapy that provides a full body hair removal treatment or can be used to treat individual areas such as the arms, legs or the bikini line area, depending on your needs. When using IPL, the flash port needs to be aimed at the part to be depilated, which is conducive to the absorption of light by the depilation part, and is conducive to the pulse light reaching the hair root.
IPL utilizes specific pulsed light to naturally shed and re-grow hair follicles at a slower rate, resulting in thinning and lightening of the hair, the hair becomes very unremarkable, and the physical and visual appearance of the hair can be achieved. influences.
In the first few weeks of traditional waxing, shaving is generally not recommended as it shortens the hair and is not conducive to waxing; however, the depilatory area should be shaved before applying IPL, as it is more conducive to focusing the IPL's beam on on the root of the hair. As the number of IPL applications increases, less and less hair needs to be shaved. At the same time, as the follicles are gradually emptied, you will notice less ingrown hairs and less "shadow" of stubble. But not all bright light devices have the same effect, and it may take several months of bright light treatment to be effective, so be patient when using it and beware of rushing.
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