The ins and outs of IPL hair removal – cost, side effects and IPL vs laser treatment

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OK, so if you’re fed up with shaving, waxing, or any other fairly mundane and repetitive method of hair removal, you may – like many others – have looked into more permanent methods of hair removal. One of the most popular currently is IPL, or intense pulsed light, so let’s take a look at how it works and what you can expect if you fork out for treatment.

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Your guide to the best type of laser hair removal based on your skin type

If you’re considering laser hair removal, it pays to be clued up about the various systems out there so that you can make sure you choose the best, most effective laser system for you. There are lots of laser hair removal machines that use varying laser frequencies tailored for different skin types. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to laser for hair removal – the key to success is to use the right type of laser at the right setting, so that it’s strong enough to destroy your hairs without damaging your skin. Continue reading

Laser hair removal – is it safe?

There’s no doubt that laser hair removal is growing in popularity as a really effective method for permanent hair reduction, but just how safe is it and do the potential risks outweigh the benefits? OK, temporary side effects like soreness and redness are pretty much to be expected, but when you hear stories of people who’ve opted for laser treatment ending up with burns, scars or permanent hyper-pigmentation (changes to the colour of the skin), it begs the question – just how risky is it?

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