The Adelaide Laser Hair Clinic

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Is this Laser Hair Removal or Intense Pulsed Light?

A breakthrough in the hair removal industry has occurred over the past few years with new, more effective technology. Everyone’s talking about the new amazing “laser hair removal” technology which is available today, but is it really “laser”? If that question was asked several years back, the answer would have been “yes”. However, the laser hair removal system has evolved into something different, and for the better.

Women and men alike are taking advantage of the new intense pulsed light hair removal method for various types of cosmetic reasons, although the process can be costly and somewhat tiresome. Several treatments are usually required before the complete hair removal is achieved. The procedure can be used to remove unwanted facial or body hair.

Brief history of laser hair removal and how the new technology compares

There are several types of laser hair removal treatments that have been somewhat effective in the past, but are still lacking in efficiency. The alexandrite laser, neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser, diode laser and ruby laser have all been commonly utilized in laser hair removal procedures. Due to the prolonged growth and rest cycle of hair follicles, it`s been difficult to find a solution that offers permanent hair removal. There have been several issues of safety as well, especially for those patients who have darker hair and skin tones.