Yes, there is a significant difference between both treatments. These are two different types of laser/light devices. The Affirm is a laser, a non-ablative laser that penetrates through the skin. IPL – Intense Pulse Light as the name suggests is a light device that mainly works on the surface of the skin.
Affirm laser rejuvenation is a non-ablative fractional laser which penetrates through the skin making microscopic holes through the epidermis and into the dermis to promote overall skin rejuvenation, help improve skin tone and texture thereby making the skin firmer and smoother, reducing lines, wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks. The overall effect after a series of 4-6 treatments is more even skin tone, and smoother skin.
IPL is a superficial light based heat treatment that cannot penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin. It has the capacity to reduce redness and lighten pigment but has its limitations as it is not as selective as laser – therefore the outcomes are not as successful or achievable.