Laser Hair Removal vs IPL Hair Removal
Both treatments produce energy in order to disrupt the growth element of each hair follicle to reduce hair growth. However, this is where the similarity ends.
Laser Hair Removal
A laser is an intensely concentrated beam of light. The energy is extremely focused rather than diffuse so it is very precise, offering more powerful, accurate results. During an initial consultation we carefully tune the laser to your individual skin and hair type, ensuring the best possible results on all skin shades and types.
IPL Hair Removal
In basic terms, IPL is far less effective than Laser Hair Removal. The 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. It is usually limited to use on fairer skin types.
Its not to late to get started in removing that pesky unwanted hair – where ever it may be!!
Here at Face Doctors Remuera we have the “Gold Standard” in Laser hair removal machines. Our Lumenis One IPL and Laser machine is superior in comparison to other IPL and Laser machines so we are able to get a superior result in fewer sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?Laser Hair removal feels like a rubber band being flicked onto your skin. There is some discomfort, but it is generally brief and subsides quickly.
How many Laser Treatments will I need?The Lumenis 1 machine is the most powerful Laser on the market and is considered the Gold Standard in Hair Removal. What this means is we are able to deliver a superior result in far fewer sessions. You will find Laser Hair Removal is more expensive than IPL, but considering you need less sessions to achieve a better result, it generally works out cheaper in the end.
I tried IPL but the hair grew back. Is Laser going to work?Yes. Laser delivers a more targeted and intense shot to the follicle. Laser delivers a far superior result to IPL and most clients that have had poor results with IPL are amazed at the results we can deliver with the Lumenis 1. Beware of clinics offering cheap hair removal treatments – you will probably end up needing a lot of sessions to achieve a substandard result.
How Much does Laser Hair Removal cost?This is a question that can really only be answered by having a consultation. Our treatments range from $100 to $825 so its difficult to give an accurate price on any individual treatment without seeing a patient first. Why not book in with one of our therapists and discuss your concerns in a confidential, no obligation appointment?
Peter is a beauty and health writer living between UK and Australia. Beside writing he worked as a beauty consultant for many fashion events around UK & Australia too.