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What’s the difference between Waxing, Laser and IPL hair removal?

What could be better than not having to worry about hair in unwanted places and the freedom to enjoy smooth hair free skin 24/7?

But which treatment is the right one for you and what are the key differences?


Let’s first look at Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal reduces and removes hair permanently by destroying the root of the hair, the follicle. It can be effectively used in the treatment of the face, neck and genital area. In fact, anywhere unwanted hair pops up and is a problem.

However, laser hair removal is not an instant fix and requires multiple treatments and the cost of laser hair removal is something to consider even if it is worth the investment.

During the summer months, the treatment area needs to be protected from sun and sunscreen is a must. It is best to plan your treatments in advance, ready for summer. Whether you are a suitable for Laser Hair removal depends on your skin type, hair colour and characteristics. The use of the Fitzpatrick Scale at a reputable salon is necessary in order to find out more information on your journey to enjoying silky, hair free skin 24/7 with laser hair removal treatments.


Now let’s take a look at IPL hair removal treatments

IPL works in a similar way to lasers where a filter is selected and inserted into the device. The filter emits light which is of the correct wavelength to destroy hair in the same way a laser does. The difference is, the IPL device can accommodate different filters and therefore offer different treatments like red vein removal and photo rejuvenation.

Put simply, an IPL device removes hair and can offer these other treatments whereas a laser hair removal device only removes hair.

Both are equally efficient and effective in the removal and reduction of unwanted hair and the results are close to permanent. IPL hair removal is not an instant fix either and requires multiple treatments. Also, the cost of IPL hair removal is something to consider.


So, what about a more traditional approach?

Waxing is an effective hair removal method that has been around for thousands of years. However, the results are not permanent. Waxing is a quick solution to your hairy problem. During the summer months, you can enjoy sunshine after a waxing treatment as long as you use sunscreen.


The fact is that all three options listed above, work effectively in the removal of hair with Laser and IPL offering permanent removal and waxing offering temporary results. It is up to you to choose the best option for your lifestyle.

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