difference between ipl dpl shr and laser hair removal

IPL(Intense Pulsed light)

IPL is a technique that uses the light as pulses for treating. When treated over the hairy parts, the hairs absorb the light emitted and the absorbed light is converted to heat which in turn suppresses the growth of hair follicles and its melanin content.

Compared to SHR, DRP and Laser Hair Removal, IPL is considered the oldest technology is hair removal. It is less focused on target area, requires more sessions and not suitable for dark skin tone.

DPL (Dynamic Pulsed Light)

DPL is an advanced method of IPL that uses the light ( wide range of the light spectrum) in a controlled intensity over the root of the hair to be removed or the hair follicles. The light is half a quotient absorbed by the pigments on the hair.

This makes the hair root to absorb the light which is then converted into heat energy to destroy the pigments. Pigments are the main cause of hair growth in all areas. Apart from hair removing, DPL also used in the process of healing pigmentation and acne ( which occurs at all ages particularly for the teenagers now).

SHR (Super Hair Removal)

SHR Hair Removal is the newest technology which is one advanced form of DPL. In this technique, the light is emitted in many pulses but not a prolonged emission of light. Hence it is casual for people with sensitive fear.

SHR uses a patented approach to target hair follicles and destroy them without pain while also chilling them, resulting in permanent hair removal. The laser sends 50% of its energy to the hair and 50% to the hair follicle, which is responsible for future hair development, allowing for painless hair removal.

Because the energy gradually builds up, there is less irritation and damage on the skin, making it ideal for all skin tones and even sensitive skin customers. SHR is widely used in Singapore laser hair removal treatments since it can remove both fine and coarse hair. Because the SHR hair removal procedure is gentler on the skin, it’s ideal for delicate regions like Brazilian Hair Removal.

SHR hair removal is painless and has a lesser amount of discomfort than conventional IPL hair removal. Hair removal is effective on most areas of the body, including the face, arms, legs, and underarms. SHR hair removal is the gold standard for permanent hair removal since it can be used on all hair types and most skin tones.

Comparison between IPL, DPL and SHR Hair Removal


Type SHR Hair Removal Laser Hair Removal IPL Hair Removal
Treatment SHR hair removal singapore laser hair removal singapore ipl hair removal singapore
Type of Beams High Intensity Single Pulse 808nm Wavelength Laser Low Intensity, Rapid Pulse
Pain Level Discomfort No Pain No Pain
Accuracy Precise target Precise target Less focused on target area
Sessions Required 6 – 10 sessions 6 – 10 sessions 10 – 14 sessions
Recommend Skin All skin type (except tattoo skin) All skin type For fair skin and dark hair
Benefits Fast and Painless for most skin tones Safer for darker skin tone Only for light skin tone
Treatment Costs  $$ $$ $


For IPL, dark skin toned individuals will feel more discomfort compared to lighter skin. You can think of IPL as a black cloth absorbing all the heat but the white cloth which reflects or absorbs the heat at a reduced rate when compared to the latter. IPL is similar to flashlight sparkled out of the camera.

Even though DPL is an advanced form of IPL, it is effective and quick in hair removal when compared to IPL. It removes all the gentle and small hairs, but IPL is used to remove only coarse hairs first and then a small number of tiny hairs.

Using IPL you have to make continuous exposure to the light which is somewhat time-consuming and painful too. But DPL, on the other hand, uses only pulses of light that to in a controlled manner which essentially treats the small hairs too.

IPL can be used only on specific skin tones and hair colours, if used adversely it has the issue of creating sunburns or making small holes in the skin. IPL cannot be used for dark skins, red, white and grey coloured hairs. That is the only advantage of DPL which treats all types of hairs. DPL has the ability to clean the pores and tightens the skin if it is aged.

SHR uses tender pulses of energy at a relatively higher repeated rate. This makes the skin gets heated gently. Only fifty percent of energy is reacted over pigments which are responsible for making the hair grow coarse and dark.

The remaining fifty percent is used to treat the hair-growing papilla cells which are involved in the production of hair. Therefore each and every hair is targeted and removed properly. For new customers, SHR would be more suitable since it is painless when compared to IPL, but cost-wise SHR beats both IPL and DPL.


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