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Laser vs IPL

The difference between the two and what you need to know.

Laser vs IPL - Making an Informed Choice

Are you contemplating the best option for hair removal? Choosing between Laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) can be a daunting decision. At SKN Studio, we’re here to guide you through the key differences, helping you make an informed choice tailored to your needs.

1. Understanding the Basics

Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal employs focused light to target hair follicles. This highly concentrated beam selectively damages the follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. The diode laser, used at SKN Studio, delivers precision and efficiency.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light): IPL, on the other hand, uses a broad spectrum of light to target the pigment in hair. Although effective for some, it’s generally less precise than lasers and may require more sessions.

2. Precision and Effectiveness:

Laser: Diode lasers are well-regarded for their precision and effectiveness. They’re more focused, making them ideal for all skin tones and types. With fewer sessions, you can expect excellent, lasting results.

IPL: IPL devices are versatile but might require more treatments for similar results. Their broader spectrum of light can be less suitable for individuals with darker skin tones.

3. Comfort and Safety

Laser: Diode lasers offer superior comfort, often described as a mild stinging sensation. At SKN Studio, our machines are medical-grade, MRHA-approved, and HIW-licensed, ensuring your safety.

IPL: IPL can be associated with more discomfort due to the wider spectrum of light. It might also pose risks for certain skin types.

4. Lasting Results

Laser: Diode lasers often yield longer-lasting results, with reduced hair regrowth even after a few sessions. It’s an investment in smooth, hair-free skin.

IPL: While effective, IPL treatments may require ongoing maintenance sessions to sustain results.

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5. Consultation and Customisation

Laser: SKN Studio offers consultations to assess your unique needs, ensuring a tailored treatment plan for the best results. Our priority is your satisfaction and comfort.

IPL: Like laser treatments, IPL requires a personalised approach. However, the broader light spectrum might be less precise for specific skin types.

6. Making Your Decision:

In the world of hair removal, the choice between laser and IPL depends on various factors: your skin type, desired results, and comfort level. SKN Studio is here to provide expert guidance and deliver superior treatments. Schedule a consultation today to embark on your journey to silky, hair-free skin.

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Laser hair removal consultation

Our 30-min laser consultation and patch test are essential initial steps in your journey to smooth, hair-free skin. During this appointment, we will discuss your specific needs to create a personalised treatment plan. The patch test ensures safety and effectiveness. Additionally, we discuss your goals, available packages, and answer your questions. This thorough consultation sets the stage for a customised and successful laser hair removal experience, prioritising your safety and long-term results.

Important Information: 

We prioritise your safety and well-being. All clients will be required to fill out an online consultation form before their appointment to ensure everything is suitable for the treatment. This allows us to perform your treatment efficiently and safely.


I am unable to treat anyone who is:

  • Under 18 years old.
  • Experiencing excessive redness, impetigo, dermatitis, eczema, or any inflammatory skin conditions, including acne and rosacea. (Please contact me before booking)
  • Taking prescribed medication like Roaccutane or antibiotics.
  • Sunburnt, active sores, blisters, or open wounds.
  • Medical conditions like diabetes, epilepsy, or bleeding/clotting disorders.
  • Currently using topical antibiotics or steriod creams.
  • Predisposition to developing keloid scarring.
  • Currently receiving treatment for any cancer.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding (only SKN Deluxe facial available)

Holding back this information could be detrimental to your results and, most importantly, to your health.

For your laser appointment, we will go through a face-to-face consultation where we will check all medical history and any current topical or oral medication you are and have taken in the last 6 months. 

If you have any questions or concerns about anything not listed above, please contact us directly at:

When booking a facial, please consider the following guidelines. Adhering to these recommendations will help you get the very best out of your session.

  • Retinol-based Products: Please refrain from using retinol-based products 7 days before your appointment.
  • Recent Procedures: If you’ve had botox, fillers, micro-needling, chemical peels, or laser treatment, we kindly request a 14 day waiting period.
  • Exfoliating Products: Avoid products containing AHA’s like glycolic acid and BHA’s like salicylic acid for 5 days before your appointment.
  • Facial Waxing: Please avoid facial waxing for at least 5 days prior.