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IPL Vs Diode Laser Hair Removal: What's The Difference?

May. 25, 2023

You may get conflicting answers about the differences between IPL and diode laser hair removal technology, depending on who you ask. Most people note that the effectiveness of diode lasers versus IPL is the main difference, but where does this come from? Let's take a look at what you need to know about laser hair removal technology. Before investing in a laser hair removal business, it is key to understand the difference between diode lasers and IPL.


Understanding laser hair removal technology

The key principle behind laser hair removal is to match a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to a specific target, namely the melanin in the hair follicle, while avoiding the surrounding tissue area. Melanin is the natural pigment associated with colour in our skin and hair.

 808cm Diode Hair Removal Machine

808cm Diode Hair Removal Machine

Understanding Diode Laser Hair Removal

The key to successful diode laser hair removal is the delivery of high energy into the skin. The energy is selectively absorbed by the melanin around the hair follicle without affecting the surrounding tissues.


The diode laser uses a single wavelength of light that has a high stripping rate in the melanin. As the melanin heats up, it destroys the roots and the blood flow to the hair follicle, thus permanently stopping hair growth.  Diode lasers provide high frequency, low energy density pulses.


High quality laser hair removal machines such as the Sincoheren SDL 808cm diode hair removal machine. 808cm Hair Removal Machine is the best result and most safety in laser hair removal, special waves laser power penetrates deep into the dermis where the hair follicle is exist,delivering high average power and change its life environment. Diode laser with sapphire contact cooling offer safe and efficacy reduction of unwanted hair for all skin types. This lightweight professional 808 laser hair removal machine uses three wavelength combinations to provide professional hair removal solutions, which can be treated around the clock, bringing you a pleasant, painless comfort.


Learn about IPL laser hair removal

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology is not technically a laser treatment. It uses a broad spectrum of light with multiple wavelengths, which means it produces unfocused energy around the hair and skin area. As a result, there is a lot of wasted energy and less selective absorption in the hair follicle, resulting in less effective damage to the hair. The use of broadband light also increases the likelihood of side effects such as burns or hyperpigmentation, especially if integrated cooling is not used. In most cases, IPL is usually only suitable for lighter skin types (Fitzpatrick rating of 1-3).


What is the difference between diode laser hair removal and IPL?

The treatments described above mean that, typically, IPL technology requires more regular and long-term hair loss treatments. Compared to IPL, diode lasers work more efficiently and with less patient discomfort (integrated cooling), while treating a wider range of skin and hair types.


Which laser is best for your salon business?

In business, your customer is king. Diode laser hair removal is all about providing the most effective technology to deliver high customer satisfaction and maximum ROI for your business. However, not all diode lasers are created equal, so it is important to understand the key factors that make this possible.


Choosing a system with the medical CE mark offers more stringent product testing and quality assurance. To achieve this, the original manufacturer will obtain ISO 13485 certification. It is thought that in the near future, the medical CE mark will become a regulatory requirement for all aesthetic devices.

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