Technically speaking, IPL (or intense pulsed light therapy) isn't a laser. But it's one of the most popular light-based hair removal types, so it would be rude not to mention it. While lasers send out a single beam of light, IPL sends out a whole spectrum. As it's less powerful than a laser, it can be less effective, which is why it's best for fair hair. It's also often a bit cheaper if you're on a budget.
5 laser hair removal types decoded
Chances are you’ve heard that laser hair removal can be a miracle worker when it comes to getting rid of hair. What most of us haven’t heard is that there’s not just one type of laser – there are five. And some of them go by the kind of scientific names that can challenge our attention spans. So, in simple terms, here’s what they are, what they do, and how to pick the right one for you.