IPL and Laser hair removal methods are gaining a lot of popularity. While this might cost more than a regular waxing session, the reason more and more women are getting attracted towards laser or IPL is because it has no side effects and once you've gotten rid of the hair permanently, you never have to worry about another painful waxing session or ingrown hair that could be very annoying to deal with. People usually wonder how laser and IPL work and in case you're one of them then here is what you need to know.

IPL

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and it is an amazing way to get rid of all your hair permanently. What IPL essentially does is that it produces a lot of heat that focuses on the follicle of hair on your body eventually destroying the follicle permanently.

Laser also functions in a similar way however the only difference between laser and IPL is that laser starts to focus on one particular strand of hair at a time whereas IPL focuses on a larger area which is why it is not as effective as laser.

This light is guided over the skin and as the heat transfers to your skin and it starts to kill the hair follicle which prevents it from growing hair in future. If you have a darker skin tone then you may want to use laser instead of IPL as IPL generates more heat and covers up a larger area which is why it could end up burning your skin. If you have a lighter skin tone then iPL and laser both work well for you.

Laser

Laser is a more modern way of hair removal as compared to IPL and if you're planning on getting larger areas covered then it is recommended that you go in for laser but if you are planning on doing a small area then you might want to try IPL instead because it's more cost effective. You also need to remember that while laser and IPL are both considered to be permanent hair removal techniques, you will need to repeat this process at least 6 to 12 times in order for the hair to go away permanently. While certain follicles might die in the first session itself there are other follicles that take at least 6 to 12 sessions before they are completely damaged.

If you want to make sure that you do not want hair growing back on your body after the laser or an IPL treatment then you might want to skip your waxing routine through your laser procedure and shave the hair instead. Remember that the thicker the hair, the easier for the laser light to detect the hair and kill the follicle which is why you should avoid waxing which stunts the hair growth. The best part about laser and IPL is that it is precise and you don't have to worry about in growth or other such problems again. It is quite successful and in most cases people don't have to go back for the procedure after about 3 to 7 sessions. While laser could cost you a little more, IPL is a more cost-effective method but you should also remember that while laser might cost you a lot of money in one go, you end up saving more money because you no longer need to visit the salon to get a waxing treatment or even spend on threading ever again.

Published by Joel Borthwick