A concentrated beam of light is aimed at hair. The light is absorbed by the pigment, which damages the follicle enough to retard future growth. Lasers can remove hair for anywhere from several months to years, as the results differ widely from person to person. Laser hair removal using the Alexandrite laser works by the laser beam passing safely through the skin targeting the melanin in the hair, it’s energy is absorbed by the hair follicle and the heat created weakens or destroys the follicle preventing further growth. Our Nd Yag Laser is suitable for darker skin types, this laser passes through the skin without targeting melanin, it works by directing the beam onto the base of the unwanted hair follicles where it disperses the energy and damages the follicle, reducing the rate at which it grows.

What is the difference between laser hair removal and IPL?

Many clinics still offer IPL hair removal, but did you know this type of treatment is not as effective for hair removal as medical lasers? Both laser hair removal and IPL works by converting light energy into heat energy to heat up the hair follicle to reduce hair growth. However, this is where the similarity ends. The laser is an intensely concentrated beam of light. The energy is extremely focused rather than diffused using a single and precise wavelength that is proven to target hair growth, 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. During you initial consultation we carefully tune the laser to your individual skin and hair type ensuring the best possible results on all skin types.

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