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Chapter 1 – Fundamentals of Medical/Aesthetic Lasers and IPLs v1.2
 Figure 20: Light from IPLs and lasers penetrating the skin. Laser light can be focussed into small spot sizes, whereas IPLs cannot. However, once in the skin, they are essentially the same, but with different wavelengths!
Where does the light go in the skin? Click here for a short video or for a pdf. Home-use IPL Devices
More recently (since around 2006), a number of ‘home-use’ IPL systems which claim to remove hair. These tend to be low power/energy units with very little control of the output. However, they have gained popularity across the world with many users.
The first of these laser units was the “Rio” from the Dezac Group and the “Tria” from SpectraGenics. The first IPL unit was the “Silk’n” devices which was launched in the UK in 2008.
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