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Laser treatment or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Treatment? Which is the preferred Option?

  • Laser treatment or IPL treatment

There is great confusion amongst patients, encouraged by high street beauty clinics that Intense Pulsed light (IPL) produces better results than laser treatment. Unfortunately this is not borne out by medical evidence. IPL gives very good results in some patients especially those with very pale skin, with dark coarse hair. Overall IPL cannot deliver the results that standard hair removal laser treatment are able to and is not able to successfully treat all the different hair and skin types that exist. These variations in hair and skin types often require specific lasers to get the best results.

Why, you might ask, would clinics and spas suggest that IPL is better? Well the average cost of an IPL machine is less than half the price of a good laser. IPL systems are also not regulated in the same manner as lasers are.

For further information on Laser treatment for Hair Removal contact Specialist Skin Clinic on 029 20617690