IPL vs Laser Hair Removal

IPL vs Laser Hair Removal

IPL 

  • Minimal Patient Discomfort  
     
  • Topical anesthetics are usually not requested nor a cold pack for several minutes before treatments.
     
  • Less procedural time
     
  • All treatments can be done in less than an hour  
     
  • Generates a pulse of intense concentrated light directly to the hair follicle without transferring excessive heat to the surrounding skin  

Laser

  • Painful treatments
     
  • Requires an anesthesia or cold packs prior to treatment
      
  • Extensive procedural time
     
  • Light scatters energy to surrounding skin to cause potential irritation or burns to the skin