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Diode laser and E-light are the newest and most effective technologies for hair removal. However, not many people undestand the differences between Diode laser and E-light. Waxing House often gets questioned “What are the differences between Diode laser and E-light?”, “Which one is better for hair removal?”.
Read this post to figure out all necessary information about these two hair removal technologies.
What is E-light?
E-Light is the combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF). E-light is an advanced technology that simultaneously harnesses the power of radio frequency (RF) and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
1️⃣ Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses a wide spectrum of light with wavelengths of between 650 nm and 1064 nm to target and destroy the hair follicles, leading to hair reduction.
2️⃣ Radio Frequency (RF) is a popular noninvasive technology that raises the temperature of the deep layers of the skin, changing the structure of collagen and regenerating skin cells. RF will add more heat to follicles during hair removal treatment, decreases the pore size , tightens the skin, and provides wrinkle reduction.
➡️ As a result, E-light (IPL combines with RF), will provide more effective hair reduction compared with IPL only, and add skin care effects at the same time. Because of using broad spectrum of light, E-Light is suitable with almost skin and hair types. Additionally, new E-light machines has a very good cooling system, making the treatment much more pleasant and much less painful than IPL treatment.
E-light normally has big spots, you can save time when getting treatments for the large areas such as back, shoulders, abdomen, and legs.
What is Diode laser?
Diode laser hair removal uses single, selective wavelength to target the melanin in the hair follicle.
Types of Diode lasers
Diode laser machines are characterized by their wavelength measured in nanometers (nm) as below:
- Alexandrite (755 nm): advisable for pale skin (type I,II)
- Popular diode laser (808 nm): effective for pale to medium skin (type II,III)
- Nd:YAG (1064 nm): advisable for olive skin (type IV) and dark skin (type V).
- Diode laser 4 wavelengths (combination of 4 wavelengths 755/808/940/1064 nm): effective for pale to dark skin.
All diode lasers have a very good cooling system. However, diode laser spot is rather small, which means patients need more time for their treatments. At present, Waxing House is using 4-wavelength Diode Laser.
Differences between Diode Laser and E-light
Here is a table that summarizes the key differences between Diode Laser and E-light:
|Feature||New E-light||4-wavelength Diode Laser|
|Technology||IPL + RF||Diode laser|
|Wavelengths||Broad-spectrum 690-1200nm||755nm, 808nm, 940nm, and 1064nm|
|Effectiveness||Wide range of skin types and hair colors||Wide range of skin types and hair colors, typically for some skin conditions|
|Functions||Hair removal, acne and rosacea reduction, lightening, firming, pore minimizing||Hair removal, acne reduction, pore minimizing|
|Downtime||3 – 4 weeks||4 weeks|
Table of key differences between Diode Laser and E-light
E-light has a wide spectrum from 650nm-1200nm. It is capable of spreading the energy evenly across all those wavelengths. Since everyone’s hair follicles fall within that range, E-light hair removal effectively works for most people.
Diode laser 4 wavelengths including 755, 808, 940, 1064 nm: The energy will be focused on those 4 wavelengths depending on the selected mode of skin color. Therefore, diode lasers may be more effective than E-light if your hair follicles are at the correct position of the 4 wavelengths. But if your hair follicles are out of those wavelengths, it may not works well on your case. Of course, the built-in wavelengths on the machine have been studied to be the most common wavelengthsfor most of skin and hair types.
E-light and 4-wavelength diode laser work effectively on most skin and hair types from fair to dark skin. Since the diode laser focuses the energy on 4 wavelengths, if your hair follicles are suitable for 1 of the 4 wavelengths, the hair reduction effect will be slightly better than E-light and the number of treatments with laser diode can be less.
But if our diode laser doesn’t work for you, it means that your hair follicles are not in one of those 4 wavelengths, you should switch to E-light technology.
E-light and 4-wavelength diode laser work effectively on almost skin and hair types from fair to dark skin. With single wavelength diode lasers, you need to know which wavelength is the best for your skin and hair. However, with our 4 wave-length diode laser, you do not need to remember about the suitable wavelength any more.
New E-light treatment provides more functions than 4-wavelength Diode Laser.
Not only hair removal, New E-light treatment provides more functions such as: Skin firming, improve skin texture and tone, acne and rosacea reduction, pore minimizing. This is because New E-light uses a combination of IPL and RF energy, which can target different skin concerns.
4-wavelength Diode Laser, on the other hand, is primarily used for hair removal. It is a very effective hair removal technology, but it is not as versatile as New E-light.
4️⃣ Downtime after treatment
New E-light has a shorter downtime than 4-wavelength Diode Laser. New E-light typically has a downtime of 3 weeks, while 4-wavelength Diode Laser typically has a downtime of 4 weeks.
Both New E-light and 4-wavelength Diode Laser are safe and effective treatments. However, New E-light offers a wider range of benefits. If you are looking for a treatment that can address multiple skin concerns, New E-light may be a good option for you. If you are primarily concerned with hair removal, 4-wavelength Diode Laser may be a better choice.
There is no such thing as ‘the best for all people”. Our advice is: you should be consulted ‘which laser is the best choice for your case’. At Waxing House, we can switch between the 2 kinds of machines for the best hair reduction result without additional cost.
How to choose a good clinic for laser hair removal?
When choosing a laser hair removal clinic, it is important to consider the quality of the treatments and the refund policy. Many spas offer very cheap laser hair removal with a lifetime guarantee, but this may not be the best deal. What if the treatments are not effective? Will you keep coming back for more treatments, which is a waste of your time?
At Waxing House, if you are not satisfied with our laser hair removal treatments’ results within the first 3 sessions, you will get your money back.
We are confident in the quality of our treatments because we use the latest technologies and have experienced technicians. We also offer a variety of payment options: cash, credit cards (Visa, Master), NFC (Apple pay), bank transfer.
So if you are looking for effective and affordable laser hair removal, look no further than Waxing House!