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What is IPL Permanent Hair Removal, and how does it differ from laser treatments?

With so many hair removal treatments, choosing the best one for you might take time and effort. The most popular hair removal methods are currently IPL hair removal and laser hair removal treatments. While both might sound similar, there are several key differences between them! Read on as we discuss the differences to help you make an informed decision about the best hair removal treatment! 


What is IPL Permanent Hair Removal? 

IPL is an effective, pain-free treatment to remove hair permanently. A specific beam of light bypasses the epidermis and targets the folic, damaging the reproductive cycle of hair without injuring the surrounding tissue. As the hair follicle gets destroyed, the hair shaft becomes weak and limp. The follicle eventually dies, and the hair doesn’t grow back! 


The difference between IPL Hair Removal and laser hair treatments 

Both IPL and lasers use light to heat the hair follicle to prevent regrowth. However, the definitive difference between them is the type of light used for this process. 

In short, lasers produce a very specific wavelength of light, creating a single powerful beam to eradicate the hair follicle. In comparison, IPL uses a wide range of wavelengths to produce a single white flash, covering a larger area. 


Pain Rating 

Because lasers utilize a single beam to heat the hair follicle, you may feel a sensation that can be likened to being snapped with a rubber band. Depending on the treatment area, certain parts of the body or face may experience more pain. To reduce discomfort, numbing will be applied to the treatment area before the procedure. 


EstheClinic’s IPL Permanent Hair Removal treatment is painless without patented No Pain System (NPS) technology, ensuring that all hair removal procedures are fast and safe. Unlike traditional IPL hair removal treatments where high-energy beams would be delivered one time to the skin, NPS gradually heats the skin to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicle and prevents regrowth while not damaging the surrounding skin. Our French-patented technology allows us to administer effective hair removal without the need for numbing cream, no matter the area of the body! 



Typically, it takes 24 hours for the skin to heal from laser hair removal treatments. You may experience redness and swelling for a few days after the treatment, and you are advised to refrain from being exposed to direct sunlight for a month before and after the procedure. 

IPL hair removal treatments usually have no downtime, and you may resume your normal activities after the treatment! However, you will also be advised to avoid direct sun exposure for a week before and after your IPL hair removal treatment! 


Duration of Treatment 

Because the beam of light used in laser treatments is singular and concentrated, the duration of laser treatments is longer than IPL hair removal treatments. Depending on the treatment area, typical laser treatments can take up to 30 minutes to 1 and a half hours! 

EstheClinic’s IPL Permanent Hair Removal treatments are designed to fit our customer’s busy lifestyles. It is perfect if you are looking to pop by during your lunch break or in-between appointments, as our patented technology allows hair removal to be two times faster than traditional IPL! 


Price Point 

Lasers can be dangerous if not operated by experienced professionals. The risk of burns and blisters may occur if the laser is mishandled. Therefore, licensed doctors can only perform laser treatments, which tend to be more costly than IPL hair removal. Laser light is also expensive to generate, thus often coming with a hefty price tag, whereas IPL is often much more affordable!


Still unsure which treatment is best for you? 

In conclusion, both treatments are great at helping you achieve your hair-free goal. Still, to find a hair removal treatment that is the best choice for you, we recommend heading down to EstheClinic for a free consultation to assess your skin condition, medical history, and hair removal goals to help you make the best decision for you! 

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