Again, apologies if this is the wrong board. I do realize that IPL is different from laster hair removal but can’t see a board for just IPL queries.
I had my first IPL treatment session yesterday. I’m getting my upper lip and chin done. I’ve been reading up a lot on this and I’m still not sure if IPL is the most effective method of hair removal.
My clinic offers both IPL and laser (not sure which one). The cost is the same so when the clinician advised that I’m better suited to IPL rather than laser I believed her. She said that laser is only good in certain cases when you need a specific wavelength, e.g. if your skin colour is very dark(if I remember right).
I’m Indian, but my skin is quite fair (for an Indian). I guess I’m a type IV. My skin seems to hve responded well to the treatment yesterday. It was very painful while doing it so I hope it got some hairs too.
Anyway, my question. When is laser more suitable, is it safer, and what are the disadvantages of IPL?