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Which is betterr hair removal? IPL or Diode Laser

Which is betterr hair removal? IPL or Diode Laser

George 2023-04-07 14:31:22

When it comes to hair removal, there are many methods available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Laser hair removal remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures globally, and different light-based devices are used to reduce and prevent future hair growth. However, the effectiveness of the treatment can vary significantly depending on the technology used. In this article, we will discuss the two main types of light-based hair removal methods: intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser-based methods, and help you determine which one is the best for your practice.

Laser hair removal uses light energy to target hair follicles. However, according to the FDA, laser treatments provide "permanent hair reduction" rather than complete hair removal. This is because lasers target hair shafts during the anagen phase of hair growth, resulting in thermal damage to the underlying follicle and papilla, which reduces their ability to produce hair in the future. This leads to less frequent hair growth, less dense hair, and thinner or lighter hair shafts, resulting in permanent hair reduction.

Regarding the technologies used in laser hair removal, two main types are used: IPL and laser-based methods. Hair removal lasers generally use a single wavelength, while IPL treatments release a broad spectrum of light energies. IPL devices emit energy from 400-1200nm and can treat red and fair hair colors more effectively than darker skin tones. However, IPL treatments are unsafe to use on darker skin types and are less accommodating than their diode laser counterparts.

Utilizing a 810nm diode laser like the MLKJ is a safer option for treating all skin types and hair colors. The MLKJ is FDA cleared for use on all skin types and has preset parameters and protocols to allow for safe, effective, and easily delegable treatments. The primary wavelength of 810nm targets the melanin in the hair shaft, while the second wavelength of 940nm targets the chromophore hemoglobin, which is found in the papilla, the base of the hair follicle containing the blood supply and nutrients for hair growth. The MeDioStar's dual wavelengths allow for effective and safe hair removal and the targeting of other vascular conditions.

In conclusion, while different methods offer varying benefits and advantages, diode laser hair removal remains the safest, fastest, and most effective hair removal method for patients of any skin tone/hair color combination. It outpaces other hair removal methods in terms of treatment speed and safe application for all skin types, making it the ideal choice for your practice.