What is the Different Between IPL Hair Removal and 808nm Hair Removal?

  • Author: ericDate:06-15-2019

If you’ve been looking at treatment options for permanent hair removal, you may have come across both 808nm Diode Laser Hair Removal and IPL and may be wondering what the difference between them. In short, laser hair removal is safer, more effective, and the only way hair removal should ever be performed.

With both IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and 808nm diode laser hair removal, there is the high potential that unwanted hairs can be kept away for a long time. The two methods are very similar and highly comparable, though there is at least one clear difference: Laser hair removal uses a real laser while IPL does not. As the name suggests, IPL uses a light-based device instead of in order to destroy the hair follicles for good.

IPL and 808nm Diode laser hair removal are essentially two different technologies and both are branded under various names, by different companies and often have unique features (such as built-in cooling). But what both of these hair removal methods have in common is the way in which hairs are destroyed. Both laser hair removal and IPL uses small devices that ultimately generate heat, which is what severely damages and burns the hair follicles by the root. This causes some clients to notice the smell of burnt hair, and why the skin can look and feel like a mild sunburn the day after treatment.


If you are being treated at a salon, permanent hair removal can get expensive, but there are ways of reducing your costs like buying an at-home hair removal kit. Regardless, it is an expense you will be glad to have paid when you see the results! In the long run, you are likely to save a lot of money, not to mention the time you no longer have to spend shaving.

The 808nm cost will be 5 times than IPL treatment! Choose which one is at your choice.

2. What do most people say about it?

(1). Summer coming, one month ago, I went to a salon for hair removal. The doctor advised me 808nm diode laser hair removal machine for treatment. I see their machine, it's a lovely machine. I agreed with her advice, and do treatment to my leg. I feel comfortable and almost painless during the whole period. After treatment, she can take off the hair with tweezers easily and even no pain. This is the first time, she asked me back after one week. After three treatment, I can see hair loss clearly.

(2). Víctor Hernandez: Very impressive equipment results in a very short time.


IPL treatment session:

It is recommended that patients complete 2-4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. The first reason to schedule them this way is because new skin cells take about 30 days to grow. By spacing out the sessions as such, you will ensure it has properly recovered and healed before it is treated again.

808nm treatment session:

Just 1 session will not guarantee your skin issue will resolve. You usually need around 4-6 sessions, depending on the particular skin issue and how resistant it is to the laser treatment.

4.Side effect

Both IPL and 808nm diode laser hair removal methods have the same side effects. You can expect some skin irritation which may be in the form of redness, swelling, itchiness or feeling tender. However, this is normally short-lived and should not last more than a day. Simply treat the skin irritation like you would sunburn and keep it moisturized.

The skin will be more sensitive to sunlight after both methods, so it is important that you use adequate sun protection on the skin both before and after treatment. It is also important that you do not scratch the skin as it may be more delicate and that you keep the skin clean to prevent infection.

But compare to IPL treatment, 808nm is more safe and easier for the client. If you want to do a treatment in the professional salon, we absolute suggest you choose the 808nm treatment.

5. You should avoid

· direct sunlight

· tanning beds

· waxing

· chemical peels

· collagen injections

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