IPL Hair removal

The Differences Between Laser and IPL Hair Removal - Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

Are you tired of shaving, waxing, and tweezing? Did you get enough pain, red bumps, ingrowing hairs, and cuts? Using traditional hair removal methods can seriously irritate the skin. If you are ready to take the next step and go for a more permanent solution, you may already be considering light-based hair removal treatments, such as IPL or laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair on your body. A few years back, light-based hair removal treatments were only available in a beauty salon costing a small fortune. Nowadays, there is a wide range of portable at-home hair removal systems that are affordable and safe to use.  

The question is, which one is the best for you? These two treatments are many times mistakenly seen as being the same. Although they look very similar, there is a major difference between these two treatments.


How does IPL hair removal work?



How does laser hair removal work?


IPL hair removal works by sending a broad spectrum of light with multiple wavelengths to the skin. The light is then absorbed by the hair follicle pigment to disrupt safely its growth. By disrupting the hair follicle, it prevents it from growing back.  


Laser hair removal works by sending a concentrated red beam of light to target hair follicles pigment. Once the hair follicle pigment absorbs the light, it heats up damaging the hair root. The laser light has one wavelength only.


 IPL Hair removal

TOUCHBeauty IPL Hair Removal Device 

What is the actual difference between these light-based hair removal treatments? 

At the end of the day, both treatments have the same purpose, targeting hair follicle pigment to disrupt its growth to reduce hair thickness and prevent growth. The major difference between these two treatments is the type of light they use. While IPL hair removal works by sending a broad spectrum of light with different wavelengths that are sent to the skin to be absorbed by the hair follicle pigment, laser light targets hair pigment only. Because hair grows in several phases, you cannot get rid of your hair in one session only. Hair goes through different phases called anagen, catagen, and telogen. Light-based hair removal treatments can only destroy active growing hair follicles, and that is when they are in the anagen phase. Both technologies require 5-6 treatments for effective and more permanent results.   


Which treatment is safer and more effective for home-use?

Both light-based hair removal treatments aim to reduce hair growth and thin out hairs. But if you are looking for an at-home hair removal treatment device, we strongly recommend choosing an IPL system. There is a reason why most at-home devices use IPL technology. Laser treatments can be very strong, and even dangerous if handled the wrong way. You are more likely to have side effects using laser hair removal. This is why laser treatments are typically performed in a salon by professional estheticians. IPL is gentler on the skin, and safer to use at-home. The light also covers broader areas of the skin, which means treatment will be faster and more effective. Side effects are less common on IPL, user-friendly.


Are there any restrictions on using IPL hair removal technology?

People with deeper skin tones, grey, blond, or red hair may not be able to get effective results from using permanent hair removal systems. Why? Because the light is absorbed by the pigment, if your hair pigment is not dark enough, it cannot absorb light to damage the hair follicle. The same happens with deeper skin tones. If you have a deep skin tone, the pigment will be similar to the hair follicle, so the light cannot find the hair pigment to disrupt its growth. This is why IPL is typically more effective on people with fair skin tones and darker hair color because it ‘s easier for the light to target hair pigment. Be sure to read all the safety precautions mentioned on the device instruction manual so you can have the best results. 

Why choosing TOUCHBeauty IPL Hair Removal Device?   

TOUCHBeauty IPL Laser Hair Removal Device offers you safe IPL hair removal treatments from the comfort of your home. Using this technology will get you free from constant shaving, waxing, and tweezing providing smooth skin hair-free. The device was designed with all the safety precautions in mind to give you safe and effective treatments. This gentle and permanent IPL system will get your skin free from painful and annoying ingrown hairs, nicks, and cuts while effectively reducing hair growth. The intense pulsed light released by the device’s window is absorbed by the hair follicle pigment disrupting the hair growth cycle.  


TOUCHBeauty IPL Hair Removal Device Device Features:

  • Effective IPL hair removal light
  • 5 Intensity light modes
  • Safety skin tone sensor
  • 300,000 light flashes
  • Ergonomic design


This device IPL system is effective and safe to use. Different skin tones and hair color require the use of different intensity levels for safe use. This hair removal system features five light intensity levels to fit different skin tones and treatment needs. The 5 intensity levels offer people the option to choose between a more gentle approach or a stronger one. If an intensity level is too strong for your skin, you can reduce it until you feel comfortable using this system, on the other hand, if you start with a low-intensity setting, you can increase to an intensity level within a safe range for your skin tone and hair color.

Skin tone varies from person to person and even across different parts of the body. Having this in mind, TOUCHBeauty created this device with a skin tone sensor that analyses the skin and only flashes if the skin tone is right for the chosen light intensity level. If it detects that it is not a match, the device will not release a flash for your protection. If this happens, you know you should reduce the intensity level. Also, this device is FDA cleared.

The device can release up to 300,000 flashes ensuring a long service time. The ergonomic and angled head of this device makes it easy to reach different areas of the body. Use this device in the arms, armpits, bikini line, and legs. Easy to use system from the comfort of your home.

It’s recommended to use this device once every two weeks for the first 3-4 times and gradually reduce use according to har condition and growth cycle.


If you want to get rid of body hair and be bikini ready without going to a salon, at-home IPL hair removal treatments will give you amazing results long-term from the comfort of your home.

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