Hair removal

OPT LED 3.0 / Diode Laser / IPL SHR

LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Nowadays, Legolaser offers three different technologies on hair removal treatments, OPT LED, DIODE LASER, and IPL SHR. They are based on different technologies, but, all of them share same objective, permanent hair removal.

OPT LED technology is the latest technology in hair removal treatments, which it’s the result of the continuous searching for the maximum efficiency in hair removal systems. To date, either Diode laser or IPL SHR technology are more sounded technologies for most of the users due to several benefits we could find in each of them.

Let’s try to break down some comparative information amongst these three technologies in order to get a better understanding of the same.

Description of type of energy

Let’s start through a basic, but, necessary exercise of understanding each word acronym meaning:

  • LED (Light Emitting Diode)
  • Laser (Light Amplified by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and SHR (Super Hair Removal).

We can observe like three of them share the word “Light” within their descriptions, as the three of them work under the principle of photo thermolysis; specific destruction of a biological structure (chromophore) due to induced thermal temperature. However, there are some difference according to the light features, which we can observe on the following table:

 

LIGHT FEATURES

 
LED
DIODE LASER
IPL SHR
Wavelength
Quasi-monochromatic
Monochromatic
Polychromatic
Radiation
Coherent
Coherent
Inconsistent
Direction
Quasi-unidirectional
Unidirectional
Multidirectional
Intensity
High energy light
High energy light
High energy light

 

Technologies comparison table

Due to the fact, these three technologies share some technological features, but some others are specific of each one, let´s try to compare the same through the following table:

 

TECNOLOGY   DIODE LASER LED IPL SHR
Light Source Features Wavelength Specific to 755/808/1064 nm Spectrum 755 ~ 880nm Spectrum 690 ~ 1060 nm
Material Laser Diode Bars  Semiconductor Chips LED Lamp
Light emission way Linear Focused Short range spectrum focused No focused
Durability 8 ~ 20 million shots 80 ~ 100 million shots 750.000 ~ 1 million shots
Maintenance Handle Replacement  every 1 – 2 year Replacement every 5 – 10 year Lamp Replacement
Filters Water filter required No filter required No filter required
Operational Working mode static / continuous SHR/ static / continuous / expert SHR

LIGHT SOURCE FEATURES

 

 
DIODE LASER
LED
IPL SHR
Wavelength
Specific to 755, 808, 1064 nm
Spectrum 755 ~ 880nm
Spectrum 690 ~ 1060 nm
Material
Laser Diode Bars
 Semiconductor Chips LED
Lamp
Light emission way
Linear Focused
Short range spectrum focused
No focused
Durability
8 ~ 20 million shots
80 ~ 100 million shots
750.000 ~ 1 million shots

 

MAINTENANCE

 

 
DIODE LASER
LED
IPL SHR
Handle
Replacement  every 1 – 2 year
Replacement every 5 – 10 year
Lamp Replacement
Filters
Water filter required
No filter required
No filter required

 

OPERATIONAL

 

 
DIODE LASER
LED
IPL SHR
Working mode
static / continuous
SHR/ static / continuous / expert
SHR

 

 

 

Software features

One of the main differences between the new LED, and other technologies is the software system, thus, those parameters the system allows you to operate with. LED software combines the best of each technology to provide you a full range of possibilities. The following software parameters table allows us to understand such confirmation:

 

PARAMETERS
LED
DIODE LASER
IPL SHR
Fluence
Frequency
Pulse Width
Pulse Interval
Sub pulse delay
Sub pulse number
Skin Type
Hair Colour
Hair Thickness

Main benefits / Choose your right option

After all this information, you may probably wonder what technology is the most suitable to your needs. In order to provide you a most accurate answer, there are many factors we might consider like your present and future business needs, business plan, or market statement among others. However, the following tip table may roughly support to your decision about what it’s the most suitable hair removal technology in your case:

 

NEEDS/EXPECTATIONS
LED
DIODE LASER
IPL SHR
Power
Superior
High
High
Benefits
Very high
High
High
Results
Superior
High
High
Comfort
Very high
High
Very high
Safety
Very high
Very high
Very high
Reliability
Very high
High
High
Maintenance
Easy
Standard
Standard
Easy to use
Expertise
Standard
Expertise
Versatility
High
Standard
Very high
High skin types
Very high
High
Very high
Residual hair
Very high
High
Very high
Innovation
Superior
High
High
Design
Superior
High
High
Price
High
Middle
Middle
Life lasting
Superior
High
High