Does IPL Work?
Though it is a given fact that both lasers and IPL can be effective tools for removing unwanted hair for both men and women, realistically speaking lasers have a safer bond and are more flexible for treating darker skin types as compared to IPL hair removal.
IPL is least effective and has the most side effects for darker skin types because it does not have the correct wavelength range to effectively treat dark skin.
Some down-sides of using IPL for hair removal is it can seriously hurt you, like leaving light brown freckle type spots on skin, extreme pain, sores and burns. It can also lead to blistering and pigmentation of the skin.
IPL poses a higher risk of burning your skin while laser is much safer. Also, IPL is more painful due to the tendency to heat the epidermal melanin more than what laser does.
The use of IPL is very uncertain especially when you leave your fate in the hands of a total stranger who may come out to be an incompetent operator. It may be cheaper than laser but it will not be worth the risk.