Considering getting a facial laser treatment? Here’s what you need to know. What are the different types of facial laser treatments? According to Dr Deshan Sebaratnam, consultant dermatologist and senior conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales, these are the five most common types of facial laser treatments on the market. What is the difference between laser treatments?Credit:iStock Intense pulsed light (IPL) or broadband light IPL is one of the most buzzy laser treatments on the market but, to quote Woody from Toy Story , "That’s not a laser, it’s a lightbulb." "[IPL] is strictly speaking not a laser as it uses energy at a range of different wavelengths [while] the energy from a laser should be a single wavelength," explains Dr Sebaratnam. "Because it doesn’t target a specific colour, it is used to even out complexion. It has a role in treating a range of conditions […]