IPL and laser hair removal treatments are both long-term procedures for reducing hair growth. They work similarly and are both effective in their own right. Besides preventing hair re-growing, both methods can significantly reduce the growth speed of remaining hair and hair thickness.
However, IPL is more effective for multiple conditions compared to laser treatment, not just hair removal.
IPL Treats Different Conditions
IPL technology is used to safely perform various body and skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes.
Besides removing vascular lesions, IPL can also be used to reduce the signs of aging while regenerating skin and stimulating the production of collagen, improving your skin’s elasticity.
IPL can also diminish or remove an array of dermatological conditions such as:
- Skin redness
- Uneven skin coloring
- Minimizing pore size
- Erasing broken capillaries
What About Lasers?
Broad-spectrum light pulses from IPL do not cause any visible damage to the surface of the skin. On the other hand, lasers are more invasive. The precisely calibrated beam is set on a specific and narrow wavelength and can cause peeling, redness, and dark sparks before healing.
Depending on where the laser is used, you can also expect some downtime following your procedure, particularly in the case of laser resurfacing for the treatment of lines and wrinkles.
Where To From Here?
IPL is an excellent option if you want an overall facial rejuvenation with almost no downtime after your treatment.
Whether you should choose laser or IPL treatment depends on your goal. On the whole, IPL is good for hair removal, but it is excellent at performing several other skin treatments, too.
IPL is extremely effective for removing fine capillaries, reducing flushing and redness, reducing pigmentation, treating acne and stimulating collagen production for firmer, smoother skin.
When it comes to choosing the best treatment for you, your decisions will depend on the color of your skin, the severity, and nature of the problem, and how much downtime is acceptable to you.
While IPL requires more treatment sessions than laser treatments, there’s almost no downtime or pain.
Talk to an experienced practitioner today to determine the best treatment for your condition.
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