The Laser Clinic Blog
20th Apr 2023
IPL and Laser What Are The Differences?IPL and Laser what are the differences?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and laser are both commonly used for skin rejuvenation, but there are some key differences between the two:
Firstly, the technology is different: IPL is not a laser and uses a broad spectrum of light with multiple wavelengths, while laser treatments use a single wavelength of light. This means that IPL can target multiple skin concerns at once, while lasers are more specific.
Secondly, the treatment depth is different: Lasers can penetrate the skin more deeply than IPL, making them better suited for treating lines and wrinkles and a range of skin concerns such as sun damage, scarring and stretchmarks. IPL is better for targeting surface-level skin concerns like sunspots, rosacea, acne, thread veins and uneven skin pigmentation.
Also, Laser treatments generally require more downtime than IPL, as the deeper penetration may require a slightly longer period of time between treatments to allow for the skin to recover between treatments to gain maximum benefit for the whole process. IPL typically involves minimal downtime.
Sometimes the number of treatments is different: Both IPL and laser treatments typically require multiple sessions for optimal results, but the number of sessions required may vary depending on the individual’s skin concerns and the treatment required.
Ultimately, the choice between IPL and laser treatments will depend on your skin type, concerns, and desired results. It is important to consult with a qualified clinician to establish the best option for you.
Here at the Laser Clinic Morpeth, we can offer all the support and advice you will need before starting the correct course of treatment we have both technologies available including Award winning Lynton’s amasing 3JUVE system. Sometimes IPL and Laser can BOTH be the answer (at different times) and we can guide you through that journey and the best possible outcomes you can expect. Get in touch today on 07783 376702 or book a consultation for expert advice and to talk through your skin concerns.