March 17, 2018
The world of permanent hair reduction is a complex one, so trying to decide which type of hair removal will work best for you can be tricky. In this blog, we look at the difference between the two technologies to help you on your way to a more effective method of hair removal.


IPL produces a wide spectrum of light that shallowly penetrates the skin. This wide spectrum is diffused and does not target any specific aspect of the hair. The hair absorbs some wavelengths of the light, resulting in heating and disruption of the follicle, while the rest are reflected away. Only some of the energy generated during IPL affects the hairs, making it a less efficient method of hair removal than laser treatment.

It is worth noting that, occasionally, IPL is referred to as IPL Laser treatment. This can be misleading, as the beam produced by IPL is wide-spectrum light and does not involve lasers.


A laser produces a single, concentrated wavelength of light that penetrates deeper into the skin to reach the base of the hair follicle.

The wavelength used in laser treatment has been specifically selected to target the melanin in the hair follicle, unlike IPL, which uses a more scattered approach so only some of the light is absorbed. The narrow beam used in laser treatment is targeted, precise, and effective – all the energy used in the treatment is being utilised for the intended purpose of hair growth reduction/elimination.

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