Would someone be so kind as to tell me the difference (if there is one) between IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and SPL (Square Intense Pulsed Light)? I saw an ad in a trashy magazine for a company called Hair Free Centre - www.hairfree.com.au - and all the info given seems a little vague. They’re even offering a free first treatment (a consultation’s one thing…but a free treatment?). I was just wondering if this is worth looking into.

That’s just a variation of an IPL system. For more information on that particular machine, check out the Luminex website . The pulse has a square shape, the intensity is more even compared to IPL machines that use spiked pulses.

IPL can work for some people. I have tried a few IPL machines and they have worked for me, but I got the best results from lasers. They offer large spots sizes so the light can penetrate deeper into the hair follicles. If they offer a free treatment you might as well take advantage of it.

Guys, be sure and check out the models on the website. I don’t know how well their IPL machine works, but it looks like it worked very well on the models. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


haha Damn those models! Thanks for your advice, i’ll be sure to follow it up