HOME LASER HAIR REMOVAL VS PROFESSIONAL HAIR REMOVEL
The power of professional machinery is much greater too. A professional laser and IPL machine outputs optical energy around 40 J/cm2. At home IPL devices output maximum is around 7 J/cm2 and at home laser is 20 J/cm2. It’s a significant difference and means you need a higher number and more frequent home sessions to get your best results.
What’s more, professionals dismiss home-use devices saying they’re so much weaker and therefore aren’t as effective as professional treatments. But then home device brands promise you fuzz-free results just as good as professional sessions.
THEY WORK IN DIFFERENT WAYS
IPL and laser hair removal both use different types of powerful light energy to remove hair. The light travels through your skin where the dark melanin pigment in your hair absorbs the energy. It converts to heat and damages specific areas in your hair follicle (the bit below the skin). The hair then shuts down and enters a resting phase.
The high power of professional machinery destroys key areas of the follicle of actively growing hairs in just one session. This damage breaks the hair growth cycle for long lasting smooth results. You need a course of 6 to 8 to catch the majority of your hairs in the active growing state.
Home-use devices are much less powerful, so they work in a slower way. At first, during the start-up phase, they quickly cause temporary hair removal. This is where your hair falls out, but can start a new growth cycle a few weeks later.