Photon hair removal and laser hair removal have the same hair removal principle. They both use melanin in hair follicles to absorb light energy and convert it into heat energy, so as to destroy hair follicles and achieve the purpose of hair removal. The difference between the two is that laser hair removal uses lasers with different wavelengths, while photon hair removal uses a strong pulse light different from laser.
As for whether we are concerned about the good effect of photon hair removal or laser hair removal, there is no final conclusion.
Theoretically, intense pulsed light increases the absorption of light by tissues other than hair follicles, so it also increases adverse reactions. Indeed, there are many reports that photon hair removal is not as effective as laser hair removal. However, some doctors have concluded through practice that the effect of photon hair removal is better than laser hair removal.
Generally speaking, thicker and darker hair (such as axillary hair, male beard, body hair, etc.) has a good effect of laser treatment; For fine (such as some women’s fine lip hair) and light hair, it is poor. For fine and light hair, the combination of laser and intense pulsed light can improve the curative effect.