IPL Hair Removal vs Laser Treatments.

Intense Pulsed Light Treatments versus Laser Hair Removal.

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Medical Laser Hair Removal.

    • Medical Laser Hair Removal treatment uses a single wavelength (or colour) of light, all lined up and going in the same direction.
    • This enables the Laser to target the pigment at the base of the hair follicle, rapidly heating it and killing the hair follicle permanently.
    • Because it’s so precisely controlled, there’s much less risk of damage to surrounding skin.
    • Laser can safely be used on all skin types.
    • Medical Lasers must be operated by a specially trained and licensed Doctor in WA.
    • Put simply, less treatments are needed (on average 6), with less risk of side effects.
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IPL Hair Removal (Intense Pulsed Light).

  • IPL hair removal is like a powerful camera flash. It uses a much broader range of colours, with light going in all directions. That means that it affects the surrounding skin much more, potentially causing damage such as burns.
  • The equipment is much less sophisticated.
  • The IPL industry is much less regulated – anyone can operate an IPL machine – they may have little or no training. You can’t be sure that you are in safe hands.
  • With IPL Hair removal there is a higher risk of pigmentation problems, especially on darker skin.
  • Compared to laser, more IPL hair removal treatments are needed as it’s not zoning-in on the hair follicles so effectively.

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Location Azure Medical Cottesloe
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(08) 9286 9900
460 Stirling Hwy, Peppermint Grove, WA 6011

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