Here’s How You Decide Which One is Better!
So which one is better? Both procedures have been around commercially since the mid 1990s. They offer the benefit of removing unwanted hair, and both will take several treatments for the procedure to be complete. It takes around 6 to 8 treatments for lighter skin and 8 to 10 treatments for darker skin.
Professionals believe that laser machines are better at removing hair than the IPL. Lasers are proven to take a smaller amount of time to remove the hair, the process is much faster than IPL and is less painful. The setting of the laser can also be adjusted for each area that is needed or wanted to be treated and can safely treat all skin colours and textures.
Another great factor of the laser is that it can precisely remove hair from the target area without disturbing the hairs or areas around it. IPL, however, heats the skin and creates a greater risk for burns, especially in darker skinned individuals.
IPL treatments are better in the sense of treating skin conditions like fine blood vessels or superficial pigmentation but if not used by a skilled technician, can scar or burn the skin. Another downside of IPL is the side effects of long term use. Given the wavelengths used to remove the unwanted hairs, no one knows what the exposure to radiation in higher levels will cause to the client in the long run.