The Real Deal
Home laser devices and IPL home devices are available in Australia and cost between $200 and $1,000. But they don’t tend to work as well as you may think and you need to use them more often to maintain hair reduction.
They are restricted and are only set for people with fair skin (Fitzpatrick types 1 and 2) and dark hair. For safety, energy settings are capped. And in inexperienced hands, problems may still arise. This includes burns, pain, blistering and changes to skin pigmentation.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) devices are not laser devices but flash lamps that emits multiple wavebands of light simultaneously. They work in a similar way to lasers, but are less effective and they are much less likely to permanently reduce hair.
To minimise the risk of damage to melanin producing cells on the skin surface, the choice of laser and how it’s used can be matched to your skin type.
GENTLEPRO is the next step in Laser-based hair removal and skin care. Using light energy, it penetrates the hair follicle, destroying it at its root while preserving the surrounding skin.