Permanent hair removal is the perfect solution for individuals looking to cut down on their beauty routine. Laser and IPL hair removal are some of the most popular options for individuals who desire smooth skin without the hassles of shaving or waxing.
While both of these treatments use energy to disrupt the hair growth cycle, the technology used is very different. Learn more about the differences between these hair removal methods to determine which is best suited for your skin.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal involves removing unwanted hair from the face or body through the safe exposure of laser light pulses which are designed to kill the hair follicle. Laser machines produce a single wavelength of light containing a concentrated beam designed to target melanin found in hair follicles. To determine the proper setting on the machine, your hair and skin type and color are taken into consideration. Laser machines are set to emit the exact wavelength needed to treat your hair.
Laser hair removal in Singapore is effective as the laser machine creates more heat to damage hair follicles. This heat is only absorbed by the follicle, not the skin, which prevents burns. This feature also makes laser hair removal a safe treatment option for individuals with darker skin tones.
Lasers also have the ability to target large areas of skin as well as dark, coarse hair that can be difficult to eliminate with other hair removal methods.
Laser hair removal in Singapore can cost a bit more as it can only be done by a certified medical doctor who needs to have competent knowledge in laser technology and they need to have a licence and approval to purchase safe, FDA-cleared machines.
This is all for the safety of every patient. Furthermore, lasers and lights devices at beauty spas are usually not medical grade lasers, and can be less powerful.
IPL Hair Removal
Despite their similarities, IPL devices are not the same as lasers. IPL, which stands for “Intense Pulse Light”, uses broad spectrum wavelengths (like a light bulb) that cannot be focused into a concentrated beam like a laser.
As the wavelengths are of varying lengths, they also go different depths which means only some of the wavelengths are effective at removing hair. Unlike laser hair removal which only targets the follicle, Singapore IPL emits light that can be absorbed into surrounding tissue.
While IPL hair removal in Singapore is more affordable for reducing body hair; making it a better option for individuals on a budget. IPL also provides an alternative treatment for a variety of skin care conditions, including redness, superficial pigmentation, and capillaries. However, IPL hair removal is not a great option for people with dark skin tones.
Shaving and waxing can be laborious. That is why so many men and women are choosing permanent hair removal to reduce time spent removing unwanted hair.
Both laser hair removal and IPL hair removal are excellent options for permanently reducing hair from the body and face. Note that it may take several sessions before unwanted hair is reduced.
If you would like to know which one of these hair removal treatments is suitable for you, schedule a consultation with our skin specialist in Singapore at the Cutis Laser Clinics.