What is Laser Hair removal?

It is a process of hair removal by means of exposure of laser light that destroy the hair follicle.

 The laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.

LASER light is

  1. Monochromatic - This means nearly 100% of laser light is one pure colour. 
  2. Directional - This means the light is emitted as a relatively narrow beam in a specific direction, making the light very powerful.
  3. Coherent - This means the light is totally reinforcing and in phase in space and time.

Laser vs IPL Hair Removal

What is IPL Hair Removal?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light which is a broadband pulsed light source. The lPL emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair like a laser. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.


IPL  light is

  1. Multi-wavelength - This means the light has many different colours and a certain percentage of those colours are effective in the treatment of hair removal.
  2. Indirectional - This means the light emitted in many directions away from the source.
  3. Incoherrent ​-  This means many different wavelengths and therefore scatters in the skin

Laser or IPL?

Which is better IPL or Laser? The real answer is “ It depends on what you want”. There are different types of laser. Alexandrite, NdYAG, Diode, Ruby and IPL. All have certain skin types, hair types and hair size that they excel at. In addition, the quality of the machine, the training of the practitioner and the maintenance of the equipment can have a huge impact on the effect of the treatment.

Setsuko Beauty Clinic provides Laser Hair Removal treatments using the  Lynton Motus AY in Bridgwater, Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare and Somerset areas. 

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