ELOS has 3 major advantages over IPL: 1. As it treats the follicle, instead of just the head shaft, the results tend to be more long term and less follow-up treatments are required. 2. It treats a wider range of skin tones and hair colours. IPL has difficulty treating very blonde, red and grey hair. 3. The lower light intensity used makes the treatment more comfortable resulting in less blistering, scabbing and inflammation.