Are All Lasers the Same?

As the demand for hair removal continues to rise, the introduction of light-based technologies has grown alongside it. The two main technologies used for permanent hair reduction are lasers (diode) and intense pulsed light (IPL) systems.

The main difference between laser and IPL hair removal is the technology that each device uses to generate light. Lasers produce single wavelengths of light that concentrate on and target a specific pigment or melanin in the hair. IPLs differ from lasers because they produce a broad spectrum of light with a wide range of wavelengths.

Both of these technologies are used by leading hair removal providers worldwide and have proven effective for successful hair removal treatment.


If you’ve been contemplating whether or not to enter the hair removal industry, stop thinking and do it! Laser hair removal is an extremely popular procedure that is being sought out daily by both women and men alike.

The hair removal procedure is extremely easy to learn and can deliver great results using Astanza technology. Astanza provides state-of-the-art diode laser and IPL technology that is trusted by leading practitioners worldwide. Our ReSmooth and ReVive systems can deliver long-lasting hair reduction to patients of all skin types and hair colors.

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