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The Difference Between IPL & Laser Hair Removal

The main difference between laser hair removal and IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is the light technology used to do it. Laser hair removal is the use of specific light frequencies to target the hair follicle whereas IPL uses a broad range of wavelengths, typically 500nm to 1200nm, which is not so targeted.

Laser & IPL Are Not The Same!

Laser hair removal is not the same as IPL. Although they both involve the use of light and they are both designed to remove hair, IPL uses a broad spectrum of light of different wavelengths with a high amount of unfocused energy that is absorbed by the hair and the skin, whereas laser is a concentrated focused single beam of light targeted at the hair follicle, disconnecting it from the blood supply. Laser is more effective at removing hair than IPL generally.

IPL is effective when used for skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing therapies, pigmentation treatments and some other vascular conditions.

At LuxWax, we use the best laser hair removal technology available today. Our laser machines use 3D technology which combines the three laser wavelengths (Alexandrite 755nm, Diode 810nm, ND: YAG 1064nm) into a single applicator that targets the melanin pigment of the hair and penetrates the deep level of the hair follicle. The melanin then absorbs the energy and converts it into heat. This results in the hair follicle being permanently damaged while preventing injury to the surrounding tissue. IPL, on the other hand, uses a broad range of light aimed over a larger area and therefore it is not as targeted at the hair follicle. When comparing laser hair removal with IPL Hair Removal, IPL is not as effective as a laser.


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How Long Does It Take?

To achieve smooth and hair-free skin you will require a minimum of 6 laser hair removal sessions, normally 4 – 6 weeks apart depending on hair growth, whereas IPL would normally require at least 12 sessions.

Laser hair removal sessions are quick, for example, full legs can be lasered in 30 minutes, underarms in only 10 minutes.


How Does It Feel During The Treatment?

Laser hair removal is relaxing at LuxWax. Our Soprano Titanium laser with cooling technology has been clinically proven to remove hair safely, comfortably, and effectively and on ALL skin types. CE Plus is an advanced technology that continuously cools the skin and facilitates range-controlled temperatures throughout the entire treatment. Patients can now enjoy a completely pain-free, cool and comfortable experience throughout the session.


How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

If you are serious about permanently removing your unwanted hair then you should start with 6 laser treatment sessions to get the best overall price. After 6 sessions we will review the results and if necessary periodic top-ups will maintain hair-free skin. Please see our price list Laser Hair Removal Price List – Lux Wax.

To start your journey to hair-free skin then please book a telephone consultation. Contact Us – Lux Wax.

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