IPL Hair Removal
For IPL treatments, energy is produced by a lamp, a little like a light bulb, and produces a variety of light waves, meaning that it is more diffuse and less powerful. Different wavelengths of light penetrate the skin at different depths. As a result, only some of the light energy is used effectively for hair reduction and it also means that deeper, thicker hairs are not treated effectively. In addition, some of the light can be absorbed into the surrounding tissue, leading to heating of the pigment in the skin. This is why there is more of a risk of burns for darker skin types with IPL.
It is usually limited to use on fairer skin types. In essence it is less effective than Lasers and often clients need many more treatments to see effective results.
Prices per session are lower than Laser but the client would need more treatments to see a positive result.
At the clinic, the IPL is primarily used for photorejuventation or treatment of diffused redness on the skin (rosacea)