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Laser Hair Removal at Perfection

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal using the Lumenis LightSheer Desire (NEW)

The Gold Standard in Laser Hair Removal by Lumenis – The World Leaders in Laser Technology

At Perfection we are committed to providing you with the best levels of service and care possible, where quality will never be compromised. This is reflected in the high quality products and brands we choose to use.

Our Lumenis LightSheer Desire Laser Machine is no exception to this rule and we are extremely proud to be the only salon in the Cotswolds offering the New LightSheer Desire Technology.

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To find out more about Laser Hair Removal, select the information pages below to find out more about Laser Hair Removal at Perfection…

Laser Hair Removal - FAQs
Laser Hair Removal - Preparing for Treatment
Laser Hair Removal - After Care

What is the difference between IPL and Laser?

Not all Laser Hair Removal treatments are true lasers. A large number of practises promote and market IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments as Laser Hair Removal.

These are commonly found on daily deal web pages, where it can be very tempting to shop around for the best deal. However, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

There is infact a significant difference between a laser and an IPL machine, when it comes to permanent hair reduction…

IPL Laser
More sessions required Fewer sessions required
Can cause burns on darker skin tones Can be used on all skin types
IPL ‘s are not lasers, they are broad spectrums of dispersed wave lengths which cannot be focused to a concentrated Lasers use a single precise Wavelength of light with a concentrated beam and specific target
Shallow penetration Deep penetration, targeting the root of the hair, for effective removal of deeper thicker hairs
Results are less effective Results are extremely effective

In terms of skin conditions, IPL can be used very successfully to treat a variety of common complaints such as blemishes, age spots and acne scars.

What is the difference between IPL and Laser?
Lasers penetrate deep into the skin and specifically target the root of the hair (the source of growth)

IPLs are unable to target the hair follicle specifically, which can result in potential damage to the skin
Being FDA approved, the Lumenis LightSheer Desire Laser is effective on all skin types.

How does it work?
IPL has multiple wavelengths that scatter around, sometimes targeting the skin as well as the hair!

As with all light based therapies, IPL works by penetrating a wave of energy which is attracted to the pigment inside the hair. The light is then absorbed by the pigment and turned into heat, which results in the hair being destroyed.

  • IPL is far less effective than laser hair removal.

    The energy is produced by a lamp, a little like a light bulb, and produces a variety of light waves, meaning that it is more diffused and less powerful.

    Spokesman at SK:N Clinic

Laser Expert, Dr Patrick Bowler, quoted “It’s now generally accepted that IPL is a good workhorse for treating blood vessels, but not a very good one for hair removal. The truth is, it’s limited and quite uncomfortable.

The great thing about laser is that you can specifically set them up, adapting the wavelengths to target an exact pigment”.

The easiest way to explain the difference is the laser is like a sniper that can precisely hit a single target with one shot, whereas IPL is like a grenade that hits several targets at once.

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