Diode laser vs. E-light: which one is better for hair removal?

Diode laser vs. Elight (IPL+RF): which one is better for hair removal?
Diode laser vs. Elight (IPL+RF): which one is better for hair removal?

Laser hair removal has become more popular because of its speed, safety and effectiveness. There are some popular technologies for laser hair removal such as IPL, E-Light, Diode Laser, Nd-YAG. Among those technologies, Diode laser and E-light are the most advanced and effective.

Waxing House often gets questioned “which is the best technology  for laser hair removal?“. We also get questioned “Is the Diode laser best for laser hair removal?”.

The answer is:

Although the Diode laser is the newer technology and very effective, it does not mean the best and most effective for permanent hair reduction.

Let’s clarify more about E-Light and Diode laser, then you will find out the answer by yourself.

What is IPL?

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.

What is E-light (IPL+RF)?

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).

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, modern 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, can quickly treat the large areas including back, shoulders, abdomen, and legs. Thus, you can save much time with E-light treatment.

What is Diode laser hair removal?

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
  • Popular diode laser (808 nm): effective for pale to medium skin
  • Nd:YAG (1064 nm): advisable for olive skin (type IV) and dark skin (type V).
  • Triple diode laser (combination of 3 wavelengths 755/808/1064 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.

Diode Laser vs E-light, which is better?

How Laser, IPL and E-light works?

From the information above, Diode laser and E-light are advanced technologies and more effective, less painful than IPL.

E-light and triple 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 diode laser, you do not need to remember about the suitable wavelength any more.

There is no such thing as ‘the best laser for laser hair removal’ for all cases. Our advice is: you should be consulted ‘which is the best laser for your skin and hair type’.

The key thing to consider when choosing a laser clinic is: quality of treatments which is guaranteed by refund policy. Many spas provide very cheap laser hair removal with lifetime guarantee. They just said, if you do not see effectiveness, continue to come back, they will do the treatments for you forever. Do you want to come back again and again for non-sense treatments? It wastes of your time.

At Waxing House, we use the triple diode laser and E-light to provide the most effectiveness for hair reduction of all skin and hair types. Also, we have refund policy if you do not see the effectiveness after the first 3 sessions of laser hair removal. Our laser hair removal effectively works for both men and women. You’ll get good result or your money back.

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