Different Types of Light-Based Hair Removal
Today, a wide range of light-based aesthetic technologies are used to deliver hair removal treatments. Laser hair removal and IPL treatments are two of the most popular methods. Astanza offers both IPL (EthereaMX) and diode (ReSmooth) laser hair removal technologies that are trusted by practitioners and patients worldwide.
So what is the difference between laser and IPL treatment? Lasers produce a single, concentrated wavelength of light to specifically target melanin in the hair. Diode technology typically uses a wavelength around 800 nm to 810 nm. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) produces a wide spectrum of light, around 550 nm to 1200 nm, rather than one specific wavelength to target melanin in the hair.
Both treatments target hair efficiently to generate optimal results and essentially work in the same way.