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The Facts About Laser Hair Removal

Updated: Feb 5, 2020

IPL vs Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal uses a real laser while IPL does not. As the name suggests, IPL uses a light based device instead in order to destroy the hair follicles.

Many clinics offer IPL hair removal and say it's a laser, but it is not as effective for hair removal as true laser technology that's available.

After a decade of researching the effect of IPL devices, it is now known that IPL is not as accurate as the laser in terms of hair removal. There are numerous studies that all point to the same conclusion regarding the Laser vs. IPL debate.

Gentle Max Pro hair removal devices are recognized globally as being one of the most efficient devices for hair elimination. The Candela "Gentle Max Pro" is especially effective due to its built-in cooling equipment. This cooling equipment allows the laser to be used safely on darker skin complexions in addition to caucasian skin types.


The difference between true laser technology and IPL is in the wavelength and the IPL results.

IPL hair removal uses an array of different light wavelengths. Only some of these wavelengths will be ideal for hair removal, but some will not. So while IPL may be cheaper per session, the IPL results are typically not as good because a percentage of your treatment will be ineffective, leading to more treatments and cost in the long run.

Unlike IPL, the Gentle Max Pro laser uses a single, precise wavelength, to target the hair follicle exactly, so there is no ‘hit and miss’. This exact wavelength leads to a more effective treatment.

It is also worth noting that you may need one or two sessions annually to maintain your results. But when you compare this to daily waxing, plucking and shaving, not to mention treatment for ingrown hairs, laser hair removal is the clear winner both for effectiveness and price.

FYI: Only doctors can buy the Gentle Max Pro lasers; anyone can buy IPL.


At Evolution Medical Spa, we use the gold standard in laser hair removal. The Candela "Gentle Max Pro". It is a medical grade world leader in safe, fast and effective hair removal. The Gentle Max has a patented built in cooling device to maximize patient comfort during treatment. So if you are thinking about permanent hair removal, stick with the laser, it is a far more effective form of hair removal.

Visit Evolution Medical Spa for the most advanced laser technology available in the world today!

Evolution Medical Spa

51850 Dequindre Dr. Suite #3

Shelby Twp., Mi 48316

(855) 855-1772

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