IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It uses broadband light pulses consisting of a range of wavelengths (500-1200nm), compared to laser which uses single wavelength.
|Wavelength||Monochromatic (single wavelength/ single colour)||Polychromatic (broad band wavelength/ can be broken down into multiple colour like rainbow)|
|Penetration||Target at specific depth at any one time||Target multiple depth simultaneously|
|Hair Removal||A concentrated beam for localised hair removal such as moustache and armpits||Broader treatment window to cover a larger area such as limbs and pubic area|
|Skin Types||Effective for all skin types||Effective for fair skin, cautious use in darker skin|
Before IPL, shaving is recommended but avoid waxing or plucking of hair. IPL requires the hair root to be intact for the treatment to be effective.
IPL is non-invasive and has no downtime. You can resume daily activities and exercise after the treatment.
For rejuvenation, we recommend once a month. For hair removal, it generally needs 3-5 sessions depending on hair types. This is because our body hairs go through hair cycle consisting of growing phase, resting phase and intermediate phase. IPL/SHR target hairs at the growing phase but less effective on the other phases of hair.