Everything you need to know about IPL and laser hair removal
In this guide you’ll learn everything you need to know about Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser hair removal. From the science behind the technology to who can use the home devices, I’ve gathered all the facts and put them into plain English for you.
What is IPL and laser hair removal?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and lasers use light energy to slow hair growth rate. They’re both very popular and successful at reducing hair growth. They have many benefits when compared to traditional hair removal methods. People use the term ‘laser hair removal’ to refer to both methods, but IPL and lasers work in slightly different ways. Different types of lasers are used in clinics and beauty spas. Due to their success and popularity there are now several devices you can use conveniently in your own home.More on What is IPL and laser hair removal?
How does laser hair removal work?
Both IPL and laser hair removal use light energy and follow the principle of selective photothermoysis to treat unwanted hair. This article explains this and the key differences between IPL and laser light energy. You’ll also learn about the origins and when treatments became available to the public. There are hundreds of clinical studies too. These prove they work in safe and trained hands, and importantly highlight the risks and possible side effects.Learn How does laser hair removal work?
So are home devices just as good?
At home laser hair removal devices must be safe for the general public and so they are different to professional grade machines. I compare home use and professional treatments so you can decide which is best for you. Then I explain more about how home use devices are different and the evidence they do work.Wise up with At home vs professional treatments
Are the results permanent?
Many people have high expectations from IPL and laser hair removal. They think one zap will leave them permanently hair free. And that’s because the marketing blurb out there can be vague or even misleading. So it’s important to understand what the claims actually mean.Get the facts in Is laser hair removal permanent?