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Épilation laser

We are pleased to announce a significant improvement at the Alena Institute! After careful research and thorough consideration, we have decided to switch from IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to the advanced SUBLIM® laser hair removal system. This decision stems from our commitment to providing the best and most effective treatments to our clients. With laser hair removal, you can expect faster, more precise, and painless hair removal, ensuring smooth and silky skin in fewer sessions.

Why switch from IPL to laser hair removal?

Why did we choose to change our method of permanent hair removal? Here are the key differences between IPL and laser hair removal to better inform you:

Technology: Laser hair removal uses a specific wavelength of light to target the melanin in hair follicles, allowing for deeper penetration and greater precision. In contrast, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) uses a broad spectrum of light wavelengths that scatter through the skin, making it less precise but able to cover larger areas quickly.

Effectiveness: Laser hair removal is generally more effective, especially for those with fair skin and dark hair, as the targeted light beam directly targets the hair follicle, resulting in more permanent hair reduction. IPL is also effective but usually requires more sessions to achieve similar results and may not be as effective on very fair or very dark skin.

Treatment areas: Laser hair removal is ideal for small sensitive areas such as the upper lip, underarms, and bikini line due to its precision. In contrast, IPL is better suited for treating large areas like legs and back, thanks to its ability to cover more surface area in each session.

Pain and discomfort: Laser hair removal tends to be more uncomfortable due to the intensity of the laser, although modern devices often include cooling mechanisms to reduce discomfort. IPL is generally less painful, with the sensation often compared to a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Cost: Laser hair removal is often more expensive per session but may require fewer sessions in total, leading to similar overall costs. IPL generally costs less per session but may require more sessions to achieve the desired results.

Compatibility with skin and hair: Laser hair removal works best for people with a high contrast between skin and hair colour, such as fair skin with dark hair. IPL is more versatile for different skin and hair types but may not be as effective on very light or very dark hair. This treatment is suitable for people with skin phototypes I to V on the Fitzpatrick scale:

Skin: very fair Skin: fair Skin: normal Skin: brown to olive Skin: dark brown Skin: black
Hair: red Hair: blonde to light brown Hair: brown to dark brown Hair: dark Hair: very dark Hair: black
Eyes: blue Eyes: blue – grey – green Eyes: grey to brown Eyes: dark brown Eyes: very dark Eyes: black

Session duration: Laser hair removal sessions are generally shorter for small targeted areas but may be longer for large areas due to the targeted treatment approach. Conversely, IPL sessions are usually faster for large areas as they treat a larger surface area with each pulse.

At the Alena Institute, your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities. By adopting the advanced SUBLIM® laser hair removal technology, we are committed to providing you with superior results and an exceptional experience. Say goodbye to IPL and embrace the future of permanent hair removal with SUBLIM®.

Ready to experience the difference? Book your session today!