If you’re fed up with the ongoing hair removal process for lip and chin hair, the continual plucking of a monobrow, or hate the regular leg shaving battle in the bath, you may have been contemplating IPL, or laser hair removal, for a more permanent hair reduction solution.

While searching for your local ‘Laser Clinic Basingstoke’, to start the process of getting hair free for Spring 2023, you may be wondering what the difference is between IPL hair removal and laser hair removal.

Whilst both IPL and laser techniques are very effective for reducing hair growth, there are some significant differences between them. So, here at The Beauty Spot salon in Basingstoke we’ve tried to simplify it for you by highlighting our top 3 benefits of IPL hair removal vs laser hair removal.

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1) Effective treatment for hair removal PLUS other skin conditions

Aside from permanently reducing hair regrowth, IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment is also extremely effective at targeting other skin conditions including acne, broken blood vessels, red veins and pigmentation.

This is because IPL uses a broader spectrum of light wavelengths to target a larger number of skin structures at the same time and can therefore achieve a more extensive treatment. The light spectrum used by laser hair removal technology cannot be adjusted in this way to treat other skin conditions.

To find out more about the range of skin conditions we can treat with our IPL technology see our aesthetics treatments page.

2) Less painful permanent hair reduction

As mentioned above IPL uses a broader spectrum of light than laser technology to target larger areas of the skin. In addition to being useful to treat other skin conditions, another big advantage is it is a lot less painful! Laser hair removal uses a much higher intensity of heat on the targeted area which is generally reported as being much more painful.

IPL treatment is gentler and more diffused, it uses a beam of light that heats up and is absorbed by the hair follicle, which prevents regrowth of hair over time with a course of repeated treatments.

3) Quicker hair reduction treatment for larger areas

Laser hair removal uses a more intense, targeted technique, meaning you can only treat small areas at a time and therefore it takes much longer to treat larger areas, such as the legs and back.

Again, as mentioned above the broader spectrum of light used in IPL is great for treating larger areas of the skin. Using our Lynton EXCELIGHT® machine it takes as little as 25 – 35 minutes to treat an entire leg for hair removal, making it extremely quick and convenient to treat larger areas for hair removal, as well as less painful. A quick and easy treatment to fit in on your lunch break!

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How much does IPL hair removal cost?

Cost starts from £40 per treatment for smaller areas, with discounts available for courses of treatments.

We usually recommend 7-8 treatments per area, one a week for a month, followed by 3 top ups. More, or less, treatments may be required dependent on your hair type. After the course most people need very few top-ups going forward, just think of all the time-savings if you’re able to give up your regular hair removal regime!

IPL hair removal is also an extremely cost-effective long-term hair removal process compared to the ongoing life-time costs of shaving, waxing and depilation.

Click here see our IPL hair removal treatment price list for information on the areas we treat and costs.

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The ‘science bit’ – how safe is IPL hair removal?

If you’ve been searching for the best Basingstoke laser clinics, you can rest assured that here at The Beauty Spot we take safety extremely seriously and research all of our treatments and technology very carefully. Our professional team of beauty therapists undertake extensive training to deliver all of our aesthetic beauty treatments safely in our private and comfortable treatment rooms.

IPL technology has advanced significantly over the years, and our EXCELIGHT® IPL machine uses industry leading DynamicReflex® Technology developed by Lynton. DynamicReflex® Technology is a unique technology developed through many years of PhD research and 25 years of manufacturing expertise, resulting in quick, powerful and safe technology.

Lynton is the UK’s No.1 IPL manufacturer and leading NHS supplier. Dermatologists and doctors use Lynton’s IPL technology because it achieves amazing clinical results safely and effectively.

The Lynton EXCELIGHT® machine we use is a certified medical device under the Medical Devices Directive and is widely regarded by many Dermatologists as the most clinically effective IPL machine in the marketplace.

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With DynamicReflex® Technology, we can achieve better results on difficult skin conditions using the devices superior high energy pulses. The unique technology has been developed to enable safe and effective hair removal on skin types 1 – 5.

Watch Lynton’s EXCELIGHT® video to find out more about the benefits of using their IPL technology:

If you’re looking for a more permanent hair removal Basingstoke treatment, but you have unanswered questions about the process, you can check out our Q&A guide here: IPL permanent hair removal: All your questions answered

Our IPL hair removal treatment is a safe and effective alternative to laser hair removal Basingstoke treatments. Call our team of friendly professional beauty therapists on 01256 460076 to arrange a free consultation to discuss your hair removal concerns.