Question re Laser hair removal: Having IPL treatment for my entire arms

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Question:

I have been having IPL treatment for my entire arms. I have been finding this treatment ineffective.
I am hoping to try Laser instead of the IPL. Is there any problems with switching from IPL to Laser immidiately?
Many thanks.

Answer:

Laser may be more specific in the treatment of hair than IPL. Furthermore, it is possible to choose a laser e.g Alexandrite laser, or Nd:YAG laser depending on your skin colour.

You can switch to laser immediately from IPL.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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