Many clinics still offer IPL laser hair removal, but did you know that this style of laser equivalent is not as effective for hair removal as newer technologies available in Australia today?
Laser By Sia was recently the first to import into Australia the very latest and most effective laser hair removal technology from the US. This new Alexandrite laser targets the melanin in the hair precisely, for faster and more effective hair removal.
IPL Laser Hair removal
Laser hair removal, IPL or otherwise, works by converting light energy into heat energy that damages the hair follicle by targeting the melanin in that hair follicle.
The difference between newer technology and IPL laser is in the wavelength and the IPL results. IPL laser hair removal uses an array of different light wavelengths. Only some of these wavelengths will be ideal for hair removal, but some will not be ideal. So while IPL laser may be cheaper per session, the IPL results are not as good because a percentage of your treatment will be ineffective, leading to more treatments in the long term.
Unlike the IPL laser, technology like the Alexandrite laser uses a single, precise wavelength, to target the melanin the hair follicle exactly, so there is no ‘hit and miss’. This exact wavelength leads to a more effective treatment than IPL hair removal and therefore fewer treatments in the long term.
IPL vs. Newer laser hair removal results
While IPL hair removal may be cheaper in the short term, for truly effective hair removal it is worth making the investment in newer technology. Alexandrite technology is more targeted and will require fewer treatments over time.
It is also worth noting that for truly the most effective laser hair removal, you may need one or two sessions annually to maintain your results. But when you compare this to daily waxing, plucking and shaving, not to mention treatment for ingrown hairs, laser hair removal is the clear winner both for effectiveness and price.
So don’t turn to IPL hair removal to get rid of your unwanted hair. Visit Laser By Sia in Castle Hill, Bondi Junction and Sydney’s CBD, for the most advanced laser technology available in the world today.