Laser hair removal is an easy way to remove hair at home. Shaving, tweezing and waxing have been popular hair removal techniques for a while. But now a lot of appliances available are making laser also easy and convenient.
How it works
Laser hair removal has been a common cosmetic procedure done by professionals for a while. The pigments in follicles absorb light emitted which removes the hair.
It works for dark hair and light skin. Red, white, gray and blond hair might not see success with lasers.
Areas to use
It can remove hair from all parts which includes face, hand, armpits, legs, bikini line and other areas.
Benefits of laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is fast. The entire back or legs take an hour and upper lip can be done in a minute.
Laser hair removal can be aimed at specific dark hair leaving the surrounding skin with no damage.
It removes hair permanently which typically most of the other procedures of hair removal might not do.
Preparation for using laser
For using laser, you might have to trim the target area or shave the area. This should be checked before buying the equipment.
The laser will need to be done over a period which typically would be 6 months or so at home. So you should make sure that the time is available for this. Else the effect might not be permanent.
Professional or DIY
A professional service would be as effective or probably more effective as someone else will do it for you. It will also cost more and will need to be planned more. The convenience of the process itself would be huge.
Doing it at home will obviously involve lesser cost. However, it might not be as good as done by a professional and you will need to make sure you do it properly.
Best laser hair removal products
|Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X - Blush||Light to medium||Dark||3.9||$$$||5|
|Silk'n SN-008 Flash&Go All-Over Hair Removal Handheld Device.||Light to medium||Dark||Yes||3.6||$$||$31|
|Remington IPL6000USA I-Light Pro, Professional IPL Hair Removal System||Light to medium||Dark||Yes||3.6||$||$24.94||5|
|DM6000 Pro Kit Permanent Laser Hair Removal System (2-year Warranty)||Light to medium||Dark||3.3||$$|
|Me My Elos Syneron Permanent Infra-red Light [IPL] Laser Radio Frequency [Rf] Hair Removal System||Light to medium||Dark||3.7||$$$|
|No!no! Hair Removal System, Model 8800, Pink 1 Ea||Light to medium||Dark||2.2||$$|
|EPILA SI-808 Personal Laser Diode Hair Remover System||Light to medium||Dark||1.9||$|
|Tanda Me Smooth Professional At Home Hair Removal Kit||Light to medium||Dark||-||$$|
$ – <$250
$$ – $250-$400
$$$ – >$400
Laser heats up the area considerably. And the area can become red. You can use cooling cream, or cooling aloe vera in such cases.
You can use ice packs before using the laser to remove hair.
All in all laser hair removal at home will work if you do it properly and in a disciplined manner. And at a lesser cost than what a salon would charge.