Many people are unaware that Laser and IPL are actually two very different things, and when they look for permanent hair removal they shop by the cheapest or gimmicky slogans. Laser is the Rolls Royce for hair removal, and I am afraid you certainly pay for what you get. Here are a few differences to help you see why laser is better!!
- Is it proven technology?
Every aspect of a laser will always have published clinical papers and will not be certified until these are complete E.g.: How deep does the laser energy penetrate into the skin? Why does a laser not burn the skin? How does a laser stop hair growth? At Sure Aesthetics we only use the highest Grade Four Medical Laser, which have been clinically proven. IPL generally have white papers, which are not at the same.
- How deep into the skin does the Laser travel?
An IPL can only travel 2mm whilst a laser can travel 4-5mm. So naturally when hairs sit deeper in their follicles a laser has no trouble reaching them and disrupting that hair growth.
- Lasers have an advanced cooling system
Our laser will always blow cool air throughout a treatment to make you more comfortable and reduce adverse side effects on your skin. An IPL does not have this so is a painful procedure.
- Lasers are more selective and more effective
Our lasers are experts at selecting a target, if its hair, veins or pigmentation, which means fewer treatments for you and greater satisfaction with your treatment results.
- IPL’s cannot be used on a dark skin type.
Laser can safely be used on everyone from the English Rose to Dark skin and still have great success, safely. IPL cannot treat the dark skin types as they will burn them. Sure Aesthetics Elite laser houses two lasers the Alexandrite for all light skin types and an Nd-Yag for all dark skin types.
- When were lasers invented?
Laser have been around since 1917 when Albert Einstein first theorized about the process which makes lasers possible, and then In 1958, Charles Townes and Arthur Schawlow theorized and published papers about a visible laser, In 1960, Theodore Maiman invented the ruby laser considered to be the first successful optical or light laser.