What is better: Laser or IPL? Tricky question on everybody’s lips…
Although, personally, I’m a huge fan of IPL for many reasons, including its safety, effectiveness and versatility; I will objectively present you several points (over the next few blog posts) that you need to consider before you make up your mind. So, let’s talk light…
It’s incredible just how far the light technology has come and how great are results it can help deliver in the hands of a trained, skilled professional.
An interesting piece of writing was brought to my attention by a lovely client of mine recently. It was written by a “big name” Australia laser clinic with a very strong focus in favour of lasers for hair removal and very much against IPLs. I checked out the company’s website and noticed the same thing. Everything’s FOR laser and AGAINST IPL hair removal. They even go as far as saying “IPL is not recommended for hair removal”. A statement without substance, which raises a number of questions in my mind.
It is a fact that most IPLs have gone through the same process of accreditation and approval as lasers. Studies of effectiveness of IPLs are well documented and clinically proven. So, is it a governing body that’s not recommending it or is it the laser clinic who perhaps imported laser machines and attached their company name labels on the machines? And why exactly is it not recommended?
A few years ago I had the pleasure of attending a seminar where the head of the company in question presented herself and her company. The presentation was of course very much pro laser and against IPL. Although the most entertaining part for me was that presenter did not give me an impression of thorough understanding the physics of light, she sounded quite convincing. I couldn’t help but think this is how public gets brainwashed into believing things without even investigating a particular topic.
That’s how we jump to conclusions, a bit too quick at times…
Still reading? You must be an intelligent consumer who expects great results and is interested in learning about the differences between these light sources.
IPL vs Laser hair removal analysis continues.
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