Why Choose Laser Hair Removal Method?

Find here a comparison of laser hair removal method to the various other methods of hair removal and why laser hair removal is best.

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Why Choose Laser Hair Removal Method?

One of the best and most effective solution for unwanted hair is the IPL/Laser Hair Removal method, where a gentle beam of light is focused on the hair follicle which needs to be removed. The heat generated from the light ensures the follicle is destroyed permanently. The medical term for this is ‘Selective Photothermolysis’.

IPL and Laser hair removal method provides fast removal of unwanted hair from large areas of the face and body with few side effects and the results can be a permanent reduction of unwanted hair in the area treated.

The results from Laser & IPL hair removal cannot be matched by traditional methods of hair removal such as shaving, plucking, waxing & electrolysis; However, It is something that takes time and effort and requires commitment especially if you are looking for permanent hair reduction.

Permanent hair reduction doesn’t necessarily imply the elimination of all hairs in the treatment area for ever. It is now generally accepted that complete hair removal may not be achieved with Laser and IPL. The absence of growth in any 12 month period is classed as ‘permanent hair reduction’ and any regrowth is both lighter in color, finer in texture and fewer in number.

Below is a comparison of IPL / laser hair removal method to the various other methods of hair removal and why IPL/Laser hair removal is best.

Waxing Vs IPL / Laser

Waxing: A method of semi-permanent hair removal – removes the hair from the root.

  • Do not have to grow hair before treatment.
  • Can treat & remove ingrown hairs.
  • Rejuvenates & tightens the skin at the same time as removing the hair.
  • Reduces hair permanently
  • Having to grow out hair.
  • Can cause ingrown hairs
  • Messy, Sticky, uncomfortable, stretches & can remove delicate skin from face.
  • Treatments must be continued indefinitely


Threading Vs IPL / Laser

Threading: Ancient art of hair removing with cotton thread – removes hair from root.

  • Only suitable for faces – works better on flat surfaces.
  • Time consuming.
  • Cannot treat sensitive or acne skin.
  • Extremely difficult to get rid of all hairs & hair grows back quickly
Laser / IPL :
  • Can treat all areas easily, face treatments are very effective.
  • Quick – faces takes as little as 15 mins
  • Suitable for sensitive skin and acne skin – helps reduce infection & can sometimes heal skin
  • Covers all areas very accurately & hair takes a long time to grow



Plucking Vs IPL / Laser

Plucking: Process of removing the hair mechanically with a tweezer – removes hair from root.

  • Time Consuming – have to pluck one by one.
  • Short term quick fix – hair can grow back immediately.
  • Can cause pitted scars & hyperpigmentation
  • Can cause ingrown hairs.
Laser / IPL:
  • Removes hair quickly from large areas.
  • Long term solution – Reduces hair permanently.
  • Leaves skin soft & smooth.
  • Can treat & remove ingrown hairs.


Shaving Vs IPL / Laser

Shaving: Using a blade to remove the hair from the surface of the skin – does not disturb the root.

  • Hair grows back very quickly – as early as next day.
  • Hair grows back the same
  • Irritation and sensitivity – also causes shaving bumps.
  • Time consuming – every few days.
Laser / IPL:
  • Keeps hair at bay for long periods of time.
  • Hair grows back finer, softer & lighter.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin & cures razor bumps.
  • Time saving in the future.


Depilatory Creams Vs IPL / Laser

Depilatory Creams: Dissolves hair painlessly by using a cream – removes the hair from the surface of the skin.

Depilatory Creams:
  • Irritates skin – contains irritating chemicals.
  • Varied results – does not get rid of all hair.
  • Messy, smells funny & time consuming.
  • Hair grows back very quickly.
Laser / IPL:
  • Suitable for all skin/ all areas- even sensitive skin.
  • Nice even finish – even on large areas.
  • Quick, easy and no fuss.
  • Laser keeps hair at bay for long periods of time.


Epilating Vs IPL / Laser

Epilating: Electrical device that mechanically grasps multiple hairs simultaneously and pulls them out – removes hair from root.

  • Painful & slow to use.
  • Having to grow out hair.
  • Some areas are more difficult to treat – bikini etc.
  • Can cause ingrown hairs.
  • Time Consuming. Time saving in the future.
Laser / IPL:
  • Large areas treated quickly & cooling devices provide comfort.
  • Do not have to grow hair before treatment.
  • Can treat any area easily including nostrils.
  • Can treat & remove ingrown hairs.
  • Time saving in the future.


Electrolysis Vs IPL / Laser

Electrolysis: Method of hair removal by applying a direct current to the follicle to prevent regrowth – kills off root of hair.

  • Very Expensive.
  • Tedious / time consuming – each individual hair has to be treated.
  • Results are varied – difficult to get good hair reduction.
  • Skin infection & skin damage/scarring. Pitted scarring is common if needle not inserted in opening of follicle.
Laser / IPL:
  • Works out much cheaper than electrolysis.
  • Quick, much faster to treat large areas.
  • Shorter number of treatments will give you permanent hair reduction.
  • Safe & yields smooth skin.


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