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Is Ipl the same as Laser?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is not monochromatic, meaning that IPL has different colours and only a small amount of these are effective in the hair reduction treatment. IPL is not coherent and is not reinforcing making it less effective in the hair reductions treatment. IPL is not collimated and is therefore quick to spread out making it less effective in the hair reduction treatment.

Due to the broad spectrum of light, it is often challenging obtaining sufficient energy to destroy certain deep targets such as hair . In order to heat deeper targets, you need higher energy levels, but this increases the risk of burning the skin and certain complications. These adverse effects include hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, blistering, and potentially scarring.

Laser technology is more effective, and achieves substantially better results than IPL with most clients achieving optimal results of permanent hair removal.

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