What is your Skin Type?
Most places use the Fitzpatrick scale to find out what energy levels to use when they perform your laser hair removal treatment. We often get asked what the difference between IPL and laser. IPL isn’t suitable for client’s who have darker skin i.e type 5 and 6 on the Fitzpatrick scale. We need to be careful because it can actually cause burns and other problems.
Often people ask the difference between IPL and Laser as IPL is unsuitable for clients with darker skin tones – in fact it can actually cause burns and pigmentation problems too.
However we have a specialist medical grade near infrared laser and we often treat clients at the top end of the spectrum.