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Laser versus IPL Hair Removal

There are such a wide variety of hair removal devices now, you might be wondering if laser treatments are really worth the investment in yourself. Many devices you can buy online claim to leave your skin smooth and hair free, but how do these devices really compare to actual laser treatments done by a professional?

My Girl Souz laser-hair-removal-women-calgary-tips-souz-ipl Laser versus IPL Hair Removal

What is IPL anyways? 

IPL stands for Intensive Pulsed Light, a broadband pulsed light source that comes out of the device. These devices are generally purchased online, or through retailers claiming to give you hair free treatments at home. IPL treatments are generally much weaker and ineffective on hair removal on certain skin and hair types. IPL does target the melanin in the hair follicle to deliver permanent results, but will focus more on the surrounding skin, rather than the hair follicle itself. As you are unable to control the strength of the light, it is not recommended for those with darker skin tones, as it may burn or damage your skin. 

Professional Laser Treatments

Professional laser treatments are a more selective way of targeting hair removal. The laser used is a monochromatic coherent light source, and is used to target the direct hair follicle rather than the surrounding skin. Professional treatments are recommended for those with sensitive skin or darker skin tones, as those can be tricky to treat with IPL devices. 

Why Laser Hair Removal is Better

Laser hair removal is an investment that is well worth it. Laser hair removal targets the direct hair follicle, leading to lasting results well after your treatments have finished. Working with a professional helps ensure you are getting the right treatment for your skin color, and skin concerns. Remember to voice your skin concerns with your professional aesthetician so they alter your treatments as necessary to prevent skin damage and burning. Please email me to book your consultation today! Let’s get your hair free and ready for summer!

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