With hair removal being a topic of discussion daily I am sure you have heard the terms Laser Hair Removal and IPL. Are they the same thing? Which one is best for your treatment?
The short answer is: they are not the same and one is much more effective than the other. Laser emits one single wavelength of light for a concentrated effect while IPL emits various wavelengths that can be spread over the surface of the skin. Using IPL can make treatments take longer and perhaps not provide the results you were looking for. One other thing to consider is that IPL is not safe for all skin types and should definitely not be used on tan or darker skin.
What does this mean for you? It means that Laser Hair Removal would be the better choice for effective treatments that can take less time. Also if you have darker or naturally tan skin, you can feel comfortable using our laser since we can implement a longer wavelength for safety.
If you have any questions about treatments or how laser works please just ask.
Tamira Trujillo is co-owner at Skin Mechanixx. She has been a licensed and certified Paramedical Esthetician since 2002, although she believes her training began during her childhood. Tamira's mother, Jan Walters (formerly Trujillo) was a large influence in the skin care industry in Colorado since the 80's and began instructing Tamira when she was very young. Tamira has a large passion for helping people and skin care allows her an avenue to do that.