IPL vs. Laser Hair Removal

Learn how Dr. Janssen of Milwaukee compares laser hair removal and IPL treatments.

Here’s something that might surprise you: even though Fox Valley Plastic Surgery has a full-service medical spa, we don’t offer “laser” hair removal for our Milwaukee, Oshkosh and Green Bay patients. Why not? Well, instead, we offer something that can achieve even better results: IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). IPL and laser hair removal are actually quite similar, but IPL offers some definite benefits.

How IPL Works

Hair removal with IPL uses high energy pulses of light that pass through the skin to the hair follicle. The light energy is absorbed by the follicle, which is heated and destroyed. The effects of IPL are focused on the hair follicle, leaving your skin unharmed.

Why It”s Better

Because IPL treats a larger area than laser hair removal, the target area can be covered more quickly and treatments do not take as long.

Is It Right for Me?

The best way to determine which method of hair removal is best for you is to meet with a qualified treatment professional. I highly recommend choosing a spa practice that is supervised by a medical doctor and that has a reputation for high standards in your community.

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