IPL is poly-chromatic, which uses multiple wavelengths.
Because the Starlux systems used by Facial Attraction are so adaptable, our highly trained Clinicians can choose different wavelengths, pulse widths, energy levels and temperature.
Other IPLs don’t have these functions because they are pre-set – ours are not pre-set. Therefore, we can specifically target and effectively treat a particular problem.
The Starlux SIPL system used by Facial Attraction offers increased power, a longer “pulse-width” of the light beam, and integrated cooling of the surface of the skin. This effective cooling allows maximum destructive power with less pain and discomfort as with other older IPL and Laser machines.
This ensures greater protection against skin burns and hypopigmentation, which is quite often seen with some inferior IPL machines and Lasers.
Laser is mono-chromatic, that is, one specific wavelength.
However, not all IPL’s and lasers are the same, these are just generic terms – a bit like saying hatch-backs and sedans. You need to know what make and model; within that make, how good the engine is, how it has been maintained, a bit like when you’re comparing cars.
The light (photons) that is emitted at a particular wavelength is the same whether it is laser or IPL.
What will vary is:
The energy level – how powerful the system is.
- The pulse width – which impacts depth of penetration and safety
- The wavelength – If the wavelength is not ideal for a particular treatment, it doesn’t matter if you have the best laser or IPL, it will not deliver the best result.
- How the Energy is delivered – in a smooth continuous wave, or in spikes.