Too often confused, laser hair removal and pulsed light hair removal (or flash lamps) are two very different techniques.
Laser hair removal is definitive and the safety much more substantial as it is an act performed by a qualified doctor.
LASERS ARE MORE ACCURATE THAN FLASH LAMP HAIR REMOVAL.
Laser or pulsed light hair removal? Are you hesitating? The Centre Laser Lyon will explain the differences.
Lasers are machines that deliver a single-colored light with photons all oriented in the same way: monochromatic light. This light carries a lot of energy. It spreads without separation; it is a consistent light. The Centre Laser Lyon specializes in aesthetic laser care. Each of the laser hair removal physicians has completed the academic training required to safely use class IV medical lasers.
Flash lamps (IPL or intense pulsed light), meanwhile, produce classic light but a little more vivid, hence the word “Flash” or “Pulsed”. During pulsed light hair removal, it is necessary to place a filter to remove any unwanted colors (or wavelengths). The light from these devices does not remain consistent, while the energy is less important and some is lost due to the filter and diffraction. Laser hair removal or pulsed light, you now have all the information to choose the right treatment.
FEWER SESSIONS WITH LASER HAIR REMOVAL THAN WITH PULSED LIGHT
Laser hair removal usually requires fewer sessions than pulsed light hair removal. For the latter, we talk more about long-term treatment than permanent hair removal. So it is important to not confuse the two. In addition, there may be a problem in language. Some centers or beauticians use the term “laser hair removal” while using IPL. Furthermore, pulsed lights, effective in some cases for pigment spots on light skin, must have the CE mark. A large number of machines for flash lamp hair removal do not have this marking. Although inexpensive, these machines are not safe for patients.
We therefore recommend you to be very careful in your choice. By trusting the Centre Laser Lyon for laser hair removal, you have all the guarantees for an optimal result.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL: A MEDICAL ACT
To conclude, laser or pulsed light hair removal, and therefore other than mechanical, is a medical act. Handling an IPL requires good experience from the doctor using it. Under the law, any non-medical personnel must not use these machines.
The difference in rates between laser hair removal and pulsed light is justified by the safety of lasers and the expertise of your doctor.
Your first consultation with our medical team will allow you to obtain all the necessary information before starting any treatment.