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Laser VS IPL

The only difference between laser and IPL is the kind of light that they use. In fact, both methods target the melanin in the hair follicle. Not to mention, both the IPL light and laser flashes have the ability to reach the root of the hair via the melanin.

Both methods have a ‘damaging’ effect on the root, which is meant to inhibit the root to produce new hair. However, the root is not your target. The target is the stem cells in the bulge region. So, to achieve a level of results, having dark hair and fair skin is your best bet.

IPL and Laser hair removal methods may get rid of your unwanted hair for a period of time, but if you are searching for a permanent solution, then these methods are not going to deliver because the stem cells are still there. However, if you want every unwanted hair gone permanently then the Permanence Method is your only option www.permanence.com.au 

Here are some quicks facts about Laser and IPL hair removal methods:

Laser hair removal provides a convenient lifestyle solution for clients seeking a quick fix but not a permanent solution.

While laser treatment is suitable to lighter skin tones it can provide you with immediate results, IPL, on the other hand, can treat a wider area of skin per light pulse in comparison with laser, resulting in a more rapid and cost-effective treatment process.

According to reports, the majority of people who utilise it find that laser hair removal is reliable and well-tolerated. Moreover, please be aware that this information is based on the preference of clients and operators, and not on validated research according to medicalnewstoday.com.

Furthermore, the use of laser hair removal treatment doesn’t seem to have any lifelong health risks at this stage, when used properly according to various laser user experts. Some people may believe that there is a clear avoidance of commitment to the safety of laser treatment, but according to medicalnewstoday.com side effects from laser can be any of the following:

  • Redness and irritation – The skin may sting and may even appear to be slightly swollen. Nonetheless, redness and irritation are not permanent. In fact, the affected area of the skin may look like it has been plucked or waxed.
  • Crusting – Crusting can sometimes result in scarring or scabbing. This is actually just a common issue but can be inconvenient for some people.
  • Changes in skin colour – After undergoing laser treatment, people who have lighter skin may be more inclined to encounter a more darkish pigmentation change on their skin. On the other hand, individuals with darker skin tones may be more likely to experience lighter and more moderate pigmentation changes on their skin. It may be an inconvenient problem but the colour changes hopefully will heal over time, and that the skin eventually will recover and return to normal.
  • Eye injury – Laser hair removal treatment requires very powerful lasers in order to be done successfully. Thus, there is a probable risk of critical eye injury, especially when a specialist is working on a patient’s facial area. In order to avoid such injuries, both the specialist and the person receiving the treatment are advised to wear protective eye devices. The protective gear can prevent injury while the procedure is being carried out.
  • Stimulation of new hair growth – It is not a secret that waxing can stimulate hair growth when done regularly. But did you know that low energy laser hair removal treatments can stimulate hair growth too? While it may be only around 10% of cases, there is proof of how light or laser treatment can massively stimulate hair growth beyond the original problem.

Laser Hair Removal in a Nutshell

Does Laser work – according to medical news today, “Laser hair removal treatment does work, but it rarely achieved permanent hair removal.” So, you need to be clear about the results that you wish to achieve. That said, let’s look at the list of who should avoid treatment, from Laser hair removal blogger.

You can use this list as a red flag and seek advice before proceeding with IPL or Laser. If you meet any of the conditions listed below, you can always achieve your desired result through Galvanic Electrolysis at Permanence, as this process is guaranteed permanent and been around for over 100 years with no documented side effects.

  • Blond, red, grey or white hair  
  • Tattooed sites & permanent makeup  
  • PCOS facial area – fairly likely to get stimulation
  • Those that can’t stay out of the sun.
  • You have a history of skin cancer, such as melanoma
  • Raised moles, suspicious lesions, keloid scar healing problems, active infections, cold sores, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma or vitiligo
  • Cold sensitivity
  • History of frequent Herpes Simplex Virus
  • Current uses of medications that induce photosensitivity and can make your skin sensitive to light, this medication may induce hyper-, hypo-pigmentation, dermatitis, blister or burn.
  • Skin lightening or bleaching agent due to a higher risk of pigmentation complications
  • Pregnancy, trying to get pregnant or during breastfeeding
  • Seizure disorders including light-triggered seizures
  •  Anticoagulation therapy, blood thinning, iron supplements bruise more readily.
  •  Implanted medical devices such as cardioverters, pacemakers, and other implantable devices or fillers, please consult your physician.
  • For optimal hair removal results, wait around 4-6 weeks before starting your first-time-ever laser session.
  • Between your laser sessions/appointments no waxing, plucking, threading, epilation cream or other methods that affect or pull hair out from underneath the skin just shaving
  • Avoid laser /IPL 2 weeks prior to or after Botox.
  • Four weeks or longer prior to or after filler. Consult with your doctor.

Important Reminder

Why is age significant to your desired result?

It is highly suggested that the client should have completely gone through puberty before undergoing IPL/Laser hair removal treatments, as this will allow adequate time for the pattern of hair growth to be fully developed. The majority of people will require ongoing maintenance. Please note that if you want your unwanted hair permanently removed, Galvanic Electrolysis is the only available solution.

We hope you found this information helpful, to book in and know more about what we can do for you, create an appointment at www.permanence.com.au.

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