At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices That Really Work, According to Dermatologists (2022)

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After experiencing the many pitfalls of shaving (ingrown hairs,redness,irritation, and speedy re-growth), we're contemplating alternativehair removal methodsthis season. Since professional laser hair removal isn't the most budget-friendly option (initial sessions can cost upwards of $600), we're looking at the next best thing: the best at-home laser hair removal devices.

We need to reassert, before we go any further, that body hair isa completely natural,normal thing, and you should absolutely not feel compelled to remove it if you don't want to—it's a personal choice. (If you're a body hair, don't care kind of person, more power to you!) But if you're into the idea of laser hair removal, are over trying to find the best razors, waxing kits, or epilators, want to save some money, but are a little freaked about the idea of doing laser hair removal at home, we've got you covered.

How does laser hair removal work?

New York-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD explains:"Laser hair removal is a treatment where a laser is used to permanently destroy the hair follicle and remove the hair. A laser is a beam of light of a single wavelength that is absorbed by a specific target in the skin. In the case of hair removal, the light is absorbed by pigment within the hair follicle itself. As the laser destroys the follicle, it will not grow back, giving a permanent effect. This is true whether you are getting a professional or an at-home treatment."

How long does laser hair removal last?

"The term laser hair removal is a bit misleading, as it really should be called laser hair reduction," notes Dr. Zeichner. "In some cases it may be difficult to fully remove hair completely." He also says that "the lasers definitely decrease the density of hair and the thickness of each individual hair," and that "it takes multiple treatments to give the results most people are looking for"—so like most pricey beauty treatments, its best to stay patient when waiting for your results.

"Each treatment will partially destroy the follicle, so repeated treatments are often needed for the full effects," he explains. "The difference between at-home and professional strength treatments is the energy level of the laser. At-home devices have much lower energy levels to make sure they are safe to use at home, unsupervised. As a result, these treatments are slower to work and require more sessions to give noticeable improvements."

Are at-home laser hair removal devices safe?

Dr. Zeichner considers at-home lasers a safe alternative to in-office treatments. "At-home devices work similarly to professional treatments, but use lower energy levels. They are more time-consuming to use, but can help. They are also a great option to maintain improvements between professional treatments."

Along with Dr. Zeichner, we chatted with Dr. Howard Sobel, M.D., NYC dermatologist and founder ofSobel Skin; Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton, M.D., dermatologist and medical director ofIngleton Dermatology; and Dr. Rachel Nazarian, M.D., dermatologist at theSchweiger Dermatology Group, to tell us the best laser hair removal devices that really, truly work. Dr. Gretchen W. Frieling, a Boston-based triple-board-certified dermatopathologist, and Dr. Anahita Mansouri, a cosmetic doctor at Kat & Co Aesthetics in the UK, about the very best at-home laser hair removal devices that you can use at home.

The Best At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices

At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices That Really Work, According to Dermatologists (1)Best Compact At-Home Laser Hair Removal Device

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Silk'n Flash&Go Express, IPL Laser Hair Removal System

This FDA-cleared laser hair removal device is a compact-sized tool that packs a powerful punch when it comes to removing hair—fast. It glides over your skin accompanied by its 150,000 pulses per minute. Holding it down to target one hairy spot is super-easy. "This new compact version uses light-based technology, which is FDA-cleared for permanent hair reduction for the entire face and body," Dr. Sobel explains. "I like that it features a new high-tech applicator that allows you to properly target and zone in on smaller areas such as the upper lip, arms, or bikini area." For long-lasting results, employ this device every other week for two months. "This device is ideal if you have dark hair and can be used both on the face and on the body," Dr. Zeichner adds. However, this is not recommended for those with dark or tanned skin, as the laser won’t be able to detect the difference between hair and skin.

Pros: FDA-cleared; Dermatologist–recommended; Small size, Great for targeted hair removal.

Cons: Costs over $200; Not recommended for dark or tanned skin.

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Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X

Just short of $450, the Tria 4X will cost you a pretty penny—but it was the first FDA-cleared laser for at-home use, and has become a favorite among dermatologists and patients for legit, professional-level results. “I’m a fan of this device because it has high energy levels and it’s super easy-to-use,” says Nazarian. Dr. Zeichner is a fan of the Tria. "This can be used both on dark and light hair, although it will not work on white hair," Zeichner explains. "It is a true laser as opposed to other devices that use a broad spectrum of light." Dr. Sobel suggests trying the Tria laser as well. "The technology safely delivers over three times more hair-eliminating energy than other at-home hair removal devices, making it the most powerful at-home hair removal device," Dr. Sobel explains.

Pros: Dermatologist-recommended; FDA-cleared; Can be used on dark and light hair; Wireless design; More effective than others on the market.

Cons: Costs over $200.

At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices That Really Work, According to Dermatologists (3)Best Editor's Pick At-Home Laser Hair Removal Device

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MiSMON Hair Removal Device

Here, loyal readers, is an editor's pick that wouldn't be right not to include. Honesty moment: I'm really hairy and I've tried a lot of "hair removal" tactics that have failed me tremendously. This shiny rose gold device, on the other hand, did not and is worth giving a glowing review. First off, it's inexpensive compared to its counterparts. Secondly, thanks to the LCD screen, you're able to monitor the number of flashes on the skin so you'll never go overboard, which is best for a beginner like me.

Pros: Costs under $200; Comes with protective glasses; Has an LED screen for precise use.

Cons: Large size; Not recommended for use on the face.

At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices That Really Work, According to Dermatologists (4)Best Editor-Approved At-Home Laser Hair Removal Device

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Braun Silk Expert Pro3 Permanent Hair Removal System

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My mother gifted me with laser hair removal as a high school graduation present. It wasn't your average gift, but my father gave me his Cuban hair genes, and, well—you know where this story is going. So I set off on my hair-free mission and quickly became addicted. So it's only fitting that my mother gifted me this tool for my college graduation so I could come full circle in my journey to become stubble-free. The Braun Silk Expert System uses intense pulsed light (IPL) that quickly treats my legs in under 10 minutes. It's also equipped with over 300,000 flashes, equalling around 16 years of treatments. I'm hooked.

Pros: Has SensoAdaptTM technology that adapts the light intensity for your skin; Fast-acting; Good for use on the face.

Cons: Costs over $200.

At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices That Really Work, According to Dermatologists (5)Best On-The-Go Laser Hair Removal Device

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Sensica SensiLight Pro Bronze

Dr. Gretchen W. Frieling recommends the Sensica device. “I love this!” she says. “It has an automatic and manual mode and is best for on-the-go hair removal. It comes with two different heads for large and small areas. The charge will last for approximately 600 flashes.”

Pros: Dermatologist-recommended; Good for use on the face, has two light windows—one for use on the body and another, smaller one for the face; Cordless design.

Cons: Costs over $200.

At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices That Really Work, According to Dermatologists (6)Best Affordable At-Home Laser Hair Removal Device

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Ellesilk Laser Hair Removal Device

For a quarter of the price of other devices, you'll get the very same IPL technology, but fewer bells and whistles. (No countdown clock telling you how many pulses are left, no cordless option.) But if the reviews are any indication, it works just as effectively, especially on small areas like your forearms or upper lip. However, some users did note that you have to use the highest heat setting for the best results.

Pros: Costs under $100; Comes in 3 colors, Small size; Can be used on the face.

Cons: Has a chord; Device gets hot during use.

At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices That Really Work, According to Dermatologists (7)Best At-Home Laser Hair Removal Device for All Skin Tones

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Silk’n Infinity

“The Silk’n Infinity uses IPL light, but it’s safe for all skin colors,” says Dr. Ingleton. The petite, circular design allows for easy, all-over treatments, and it’s also equipped with five energy-level settings for a genuinely customizable experience. If the steep price tag turns you off, Dr. Ingleton adds that the Silk’n Infinity’s lifespan makes it worth the investment to her. “It stores 400,000 pulses before it dies, so it’s going to last significantly longer than most devices,” she explains. Zeichner is also a proponent of this device. "This laser emits a broad spectrum of light, rather than a single wavelength. The technology, known as intense pulsed light, can be used across a variety of skin types, even those with an olive complexion."

Pros: Dermatologist-recommended; FDA-cleared; Has five energy settings; Uses 400,000 pulses per charge; Can be used on all skin tones.

Cons: Priced over $200; Takes a long time to see results.

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Imene IPL Laser Hair Remover

Because laser hair removal is elective, sometimes brands and derms alike downplay the discomfort associated with zapping your skin with high-frequency light. This device comes equipped with an ice compress plate that cools the skin, reducing redness, swelling and inflammation as you go. The light is strong and effective enough for 500,000 flashes, which is said to be enough to remove unwanted hair head-to-toe on nine to 11 individuals. Translation: Your bikini line doesn't stand a chance. However, this device is not suitable for use on dark or tan skin.

Pros: Cools the skin during use; Can be used on the face.

Cons: Costs $200; Not suitable for dark or tan skin: Not suitable for light blonde, white, or red hair.

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Tria Beauty Hair Removal Precision

This handheld device has a pointed applicator to reduce hair in harder-to-get-to areas. "Because of its small size, this device is a good option to treat areas of the skin that have contours, like the upper lip," Dr. Zeichner confirms. Dr. Sobel agrees: "This is a great option for smaller areas on the face or neck since it uses diode technology, which is similar to in-office technology for laser hair removal. Most other home devices typically use IPL technology, which does not always target the hair follicle as specifically as the diode wavelength." So if there's one spot bugging you, employ this guy. However, this device is not suitable for dark and deep skintones

Pros: Small size; Good for precise use; Dermatologist-recommended; FDA-cleared.

Cons: Priced over $200; Has a 15-minute battery life; Not suitable for dark or deep skin tones.

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Best Versatile At-Home Laser Hair Removal Device

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mē Sleek Permanent Hair Reduction Device

Not only is this the only device of its caliber that's FDA-cleared for every hair color and skin tone, but its midrange size means it can as readily flash away hairs on your upper lip as on your partner's back and thighs. Use once a week for seven weeks, and expect smoother skin for way longer than a razor can offer.

Pros: FDA-cleared; Good for all skin tones.

Cons: Costs over $200; Takes a long time to see results.

Best Fast-Acting At-Home Laser Hair Removal Device

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SmoothSkin Pure IPL Hair Removal Device

This sleek unit makes use of a broader range of light wavelengths to cover larger stretches of skin more quickly. Plus, it has unlimited flashes. The downside? Hair grows back a bit more quickly, so you'll have to be more diligent with touch-ups. It's also, unfortunately, not safe for dark skin tones.

Pros: Covers a large amount of space each time; Has unlimited flashes per use; Works quickly.

Cons: Costs over $200; Hair grows back quickly after each use; Not suitable for dark skin tones.

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Lukelady Home Ice-Sense IPL Laser Hair Removal Green

There are a few handy features in this emerald stunner. First: A cooling plate automatically kicks in when temperatures on the skin's surface climb uncomfortably high. Also, some find the handle easier to maneuver in hard-to-reach places like the backs of thighs or deep bikini zones. But most impressively, this device won't kick on unless it's in contact with your skin, meaning no unseemly (and damaging) flashes to your eyes.

Pros: Costs under $200; Cools the skin during use; Easy to use on the bikini line; Laser only works when it’s in contact with the skin; Good for use on the face.

Cons: Not suitable for deep and dark skin tones; Not suitable for use on gray, light blonde, or red hair.

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​Iluminage Touch Permanent Hair Reduction System

The Illuminage Touch offers high-power IPL technology, 120,000 pulses, and the ability to target blonde and red hair follicles, making it a force to be reckoned with. For ultimate results, this gadget should be used only once a week for six to seven weeks. “Consistency is important—you will only see results if you continue to use these products regularly and as directed,” says Dr. Nazarian. “Even though progress is slow, you will see results.” Zeichner adds that this device uses intense pulse light to treat unwanted hair across a variety of skin types and hair colors. On that note, make sure to read the instructions thoroughly on whichever device you choose. Every device is a little different, but if you follow the directions, you'll quickly get hooked on your smooth-as-hell skin.

Pros: FDA-cleared; Suitable for all hair colors; Larger size.

Cons: Costs over $200; Not suitable for use on the face.

The Best 2-in-1 At-Home Laser Hair Removal Device

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JOVS Venus Pro II

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A common theme among various laser hair removal devices is that the head of the device is so small that it sometimes can take extra time for a removal session. This device speaks for itself. The big selling point: The 330-degree rotating head that's detachable! No matter where you're looking to treat (face, arms, legs, bikini lines, etc), there's a setting that's going to work for you. The six modes let you remove hair from any part of your body with accuracy, and the cooling screen (made from ultra-thin sapphire!) keeps your skin at a constant five degrees Celsius throughout the process.

Pros: Has a 330-degree rotating head; Good for use on the face; Cools skin down during use; Has unlimited flashes.

Cons: Costs over $200; Not suitable for deep skin tones; Not suitable for gray, light blonde, or red hair.

Best Adjustable At-Home Laser Hair Removal Device

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Kenzzi IPL Laser Hair Removal Handset

This lesser-known device caught our eye thanks to the five power settings, which means you can adjust based on your skin tone, the color of your hair, and let's be real: your pain tolerance levels. As with all these devices, compliance is key, so do follow the manual instructions and expect results within five weeks of diligent usage.

Pros: FDA-cleared; Small design; Suitable for use on the face; Has five levels of intensity.

Cons: Costs over $200.

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Braun Silk-Expert Pro 5 IPL Hair Removal System

The latest edition of Braun's best-selling, FDA-cleared, and dermatologist-endorsed IPL hair-removal system, this smaller, lighter device is outfitted with a skin sensor that actually recognizes your skin tone and adjusts the flash intensity as you use it. It also promises that both of your legs will be done in under five minutes, so say hello to smooth legs in a pinch.

Pros: FDA-cleared; Works for all skin tones; Fast-acting.

Cons: Costs over $200.

How should you prepare for laser hair removal?

Dr.Frieling says that you should actually shave a day ahead of when you plan to use your laser hair removal device. Similarly, she recommends staying clear of self-tanners and spray tans at least two weeks before, too. Finally, she says it’s important to “avoid potentially irritating products such as retinoids, retinal, or retinoic acids" prior to your treatment, as well as “brightening ingredients and acidic cleansers."

What should you do after laser hair removal?

Dr. Mansouri says to avoid exercising (or sweating, for that matter) for up to two days. Both sweating and heat can cause “irritation on freshly treated skin after a session is completed,” she says.

It’s also important to stay out of the sun for two weeks. To be extra careful, Mansouri says to wear loose-fitting clothing, and keep your skin cool. Furthermore, you should “avoid topicals, including makeup, except for aloe vera gel or calming and soothing creams,” to allow your skin to heal correctly.

Meet the Experts

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Dr. Joshua Zeichner, MD

As the Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Hospital's Department of Dermatology, Dr. Zeichner has a broad interest in medical and cosmetic dermatology as well as clinical research. His specialty is the treatment of acne, as well as the cosmetic rejuvenation of the aging face. Dr. Zeichner treats general skin conditions, including eczema, rosecea, psoriasis, and skin cancer. In addition, he is well-versed in the use of Botox and dermal fillers, as well as lasers and chemical peels.

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Dr Howard Sobel, M.D.,

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Dr. Howard Sobel, MD, operates Sobel Skin, a private practice for dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and aesthetic medicine in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Sobel Skin was a part of the early stages of the medspa / medi-spa evolution in the United States. Dr. Sobel has been a pioneer of the union between dermatology & cosmetic surgery. Over the years, Dr. Sobel has not only been known for his expertise in all aesthetic treatments, but as one of the bestbotoxandfillersdoctors in New York City. His ability to provide an exceptional outcome never fails, and patients’ are not only thrilled with their results, but also feel younger and rejuvenated after treatment.

Dr. Sobel combines modern technology with over thirty years of experience. His unique practice provides the latest advances in dermatology, dermatologic cosmetic surgery and progressive face and body treatments all in one luxurious Park Avenue facility.

Dr. Sobel’s focus within dermatology is to further the total well-being and health of his patients and those who use the products he formulated and created.

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Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton, M.D.

Dr. Ingleton is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. She received a BA in Psychobiology from New York University and her medical degree from the University of Maryland. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and her Dermatology residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, the Dermatology Society of New York and the National Medical Association.

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Rachel Nazarian, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Rachel Nazarian joins Schweiger Dermatology after years of practicing various aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic treatments, skin cancer, general dermatology and dermatologic surgery.Dr. Nazarian has written many published articles in medical journals as well as widely respected dermatology textbooks, such as Treatment of Skin Disease.Dr. Nazarian serves as a faculty member at Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology, where she completed her dermatology residency. While completing her medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Nazarian was awarded a grant from the Women’s Dermatology Society. Dr. Nazarian is a board certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Dr. Gretchen W. Frieling

Dr. Frieling. “Dr. G,” is a medical doctor with over 13 years of experience as a leader in the Aesthetic, Dermatology and Pathology fields. Her background is notable for intensive training in ballet, which includes attending the Juilliard School in New York City. She combines her artistic eye, perfectionistic qualities, and medical expertise, to give her patients impeccable results. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, specifically injectables, Dr. G has mastered the art of re-vitalizing the face by softening fine lines and wrinkles, re-establishing volume, and optimizing overall appearance and beauty. She will listen to your requests and concerns. Dr. G will explain the available procedures that would be optimal for your unique situation. She also performs select body procedures, include fat dissolving, buttock lifting/gentle reshaping, and skin tightening.

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Dr Anahita Mansouri

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Dr Ana is a UK-qualified Aesthetic Doctor with a wide range of medical & surgical training experience as well as a background in GP training. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from Newcastle University in 2014 and has since then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr Ana is passionate about all things Aesthetic Medicine & Cosmetic Dermatology.

FAQs

What is the most effective laser hair removal laser? ›

The Alexandrite laser

With its large spot size (up to 18mm) and high repetition rate, it is the fastest hair removal laser with regards to pulse speed. It is suitable for rapid treatment of large body areas. For example, an entire back can be treated in less than 30 minutes.

What is the most advanced laser hair removal machine? ›

Alexandrite. The Alexandrite Laser 755nm is unique in its quick and efficient laser hair removal. It is the fastest technology currently available on the market and is a popular choice for treating large areas of the body on individuals with light to olive skin tones and both fair and medium hair types.

Do any at home lasers work? ›

Zeichner considers at-home lasers a safe alternative to in-office treatments. "At-home devices work similarly to professional treatments, but use lower energy levels. They are more time-consuming to use, but can help. They are also a great option to maintain improvements between professional treatments."

Is IPL better than laser? ›

Laser technology is simply much more effective, and achieves substantially better results than IPL with most clients achieving optimal results of permanent hair removal of 80% or greater after four to eight treatments.

What is the most effective permanent hair removal? ›

Share on Pinterest Electrolysis can permanently remove hair follicles. Electrolysis involves passing an electrical current through a hair follicle, which damages the follicle and prevents new hair growth. Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal available.

Does at home laser hair removal work permanently? ›

At-home laser hair removal does work...

...but that doesn't mean it's always permanent. You'll likely need touch-ups every so often after you've reached your desired results.

Can you do at home laser hair removal every day? ›

Unfortunately, using our hair removal device daily will not do anything but waste the number of laser pulses contained within the laser. Let me explain how at-home laser hair removal works and why you can't use it daily.

Are some laser hair removal machines better than others? ›

Each laser system is different from the other. Some lasers are better for certain types of hair. Some lasers are safer for individuals with darker skin tones. And some laser systems perform better on specific areas of the body than other lasers.

Can you use at-home laser hair removal on pubic hair? ›

You can absolutely remove pubic hair with an at-home laser hair removal device. What is this? Just ensure you've shaved the treatment area first to avoid burns, start on the lowest power setting, and use numbing cream if you find it painful to treat this area.

Is permanent hair removal possible? ›

Permanent hair removal is possible, but it is often expensive. Electrolysis provides permanent results. In contrast, the results of laser hair removal are long lasting but not always permanent. Health insurance does not typically cover the cost of these procedures.

Are IPL machines worth it? ›

Overall, it's great value for money. If you find too many treatment options overwhelming, this device keeps things simple with only three settings - but still includes an in-built skin sensor that adjusts the light intensity based on your skin tone.

Can I use home IPL every day? ›

All in all, you should not use IPL every day. Also, if you wait any longer between sessions, the hair will recuperate and begin to grow back in earnest. After the fourth session, though, you can be more forceful and apply the IPL product if you detect any hair growing back through until it completely stops.

Is IPL same as laser hair removal? ›

The difference between Laser and IPL hair removal

The key difference between laser and IPL is the type of light used. IPL is a broadband pulsed light source, whereas laser is a monochromatic coherent light source. Both methods target the melanin in the hair follicle and deliver permanent results.

What is the difference between Lazer and IPL? ›

The key difference between laser and IPL is the type of light. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a broadband pulsed light source, whereas laser is a monochromatic coherent light source. Both methods target the melanin in the hair follicle and permanent results can be expected from both.

Can you use IPL on pubic hair? ›

Is IPL suitable for intimate areas? IPL is safe for use on the bikini line, but it isn't suitable for the genital area where the skin may have a darker colour and where there is a greater hair density, which would absorb more light energy and may cause discomfort.

How many sessions of IPL hair removal do you need? ›

To gain the maximum benefit of IPL Hair Removal, clinical studies have shown that typically 6-10 treatments are needed and at intervals 4-6 weeks apart. Results will vary depending on hair colour, skin type and the condition of your hair.

How can I remove chin hair permanently? ›

If you want to eliminate chin hairs permanently, you might consider laser hair removal or electrolysis, Dr. Lamb said, which both work by damaging the hair follicle so it stops producing hair.

What vitamins reduce facial hair? ›

Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E

Dietary supplements that contain vitamins B6 and E are also believed to help get rid of unwanted hair growth in the facial areas. For one, vitamin B6 is thought to help lower testosterone in women and inhibit prolactin hormone production.

Is Rosacare a reputable company? ›

Total Scam!

They extended my free return time for 4 months to use it longer. I still did not see results, so I contacted them. They said I had to return at my own expense, and needed to send it back certified. Once I could send them a picture of the return receipt, they would refund.

How many flashes should an IPL have? ›

For the face, it depends on how many areas you're treating, but normally ten. For the bikini line you need about five flashes for each side and the same goes for armpits. Six hundred flashes are enough for a full-body treatment and more. With six energy settings, it has an unlimited lifespan of flashes.

How often can I do IPL at-home? ›

You might be wondering, Can I use IPL every week? And the answer is yes! In fact, using your handset once a week for the first 12 weeks is a good idea. After this initial period, you could then start using your handset once every 3 to 4 weeks for best results.

Do you shave before laser removal? ›

When you're getting ready for your laser hair removal procedure, make sure you shave the night before or the morning of your treatment. The reason for this precaution is simple – you want to remove as much hair as possible so that it doesn't absorb most of the laser's energy.

Can you do laser hair removal too often? ›

Answer: Laser Hair Removal Successions - Not Recommended Less than Two Weeks Apart. The negative effect is that you most likely will not have a very successful hair reduction treatment. We recommend getting laser hair removal treatments every 4-8 weeks because hair grows in cycles.

How long does it take to see results from at home laser hair removal? ›

When can you expect to start seeing results? It varies and is dependent on skin tone and hair color, but Holes says “most at-home laser hair removal devices claim that you can see full results within 8-10 treatments.” In the office, fair skin tones can typically see results after two or three sessions, whereas Dr.

Can you laser your entire pubic area? ›

Lose the hair—even there.

Full Brazilian Laser Hair Removal removes all or almost all pubic hair. It's a more permanent hair removal treatment than waxing or shaving. The laser targets follicles, emits light energy, and stops the growth of hair. And it can be done in less than an hour.

How often should I use my laser hair removal? ›

Most patients can have laser hair removal once every 4 to 6 weeks. Your dermatologist will tell you when it is safe to have another treatment. Most patients see some hair regrowth. Your dermatologist can tell you when you can safely have laser treatments to maintain the results.

Are at-home laser hair removal devices worth it? ›

That said, if you do have light skin and dark hair, they are a great alternative if you are prepared to commit and put in the hours. As a rule of thumb, we'd say at-home lasers are worth the investment if you want to target small areas (face and armpits), as they're easy to use accurately and quickly.

Are home laser hair removal any good? ›

IPL laser hair removal is arguably the most effective hair removal technique around (even more so than your epilator) – namely because it's a permanent hair removal system for both legs and hard-to-reach areas. Including preparation, cost, and aftercare.

Is at-home laser hair removal as effective as salon? ›

Longer-lasting Results: Although home laser systems work much the same way as professional ones, they use a lower intensity with less effectiveness. Many people find that the hair grows back faster and the treatments are less permanent than professional hair removal.

Do home IPL machines really work? ›

That said, a small study on at-home IPL devices published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology reported a 78 percent reduction in amount of hair at the one-month mark and a 72 percent reduction after three months, with participants receiving biweekly treatments with an at-home device over the course of ...

Can I use home IPL every day? ›

All in all, you should not use IPL every day. Also, if you wait any longer between sessions, the hair will recuperate and begin to grow back in earnest. After the fourth session, though, you can be more forceful and apply the IPL product if you detect any hair growing back through until it completely stops.

How often can I do IPL at-home? ›

You might be wondering, Can I use IPL every week? And the answer is yes! In fact, using your handset once a week for the first 12 weeks is a good idea. After this initial period, you could then start using your handset once every 3 to 4 weeks for best results.

Does IPL last forever? ›

IPL is semi-permanent and does need maintenance. Maintenance could be a yearly treatment or even 3-5years down the track, depending on the individual.

What are the negatives of laser hair removal? ›

Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Other rare side effects include graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin.

At what age is laser hair removal most effective? ›

One great thing about this treatment is that it's effective at any age. Whether you are 19 or 89, this treatment is the best way to permanently reduce your hair. The best time for you to seek treatment is whenever you realize that you have unwanted hair that you would be happier without.

Is IPL same as laser hair removal? ›

The difference between Laser and IPL hair removal

The key difference between laser and IPL is the type of light used. IPL is a broadband pulsed light source, whereas laser is a monochromatic coherent light source. Both methods target the melanin in the hair follicle and deliver permanent results.

Should I do laser at home or at a clinic? ›

Most clinics will recommend between 8-10 sessions for a considerable reduction in body hair, whereas you'll have to use an at-home IPL device more regularly to begin with to gain the same results. However, with an at-home IPL device, you can do so in the comfort of your own home, which will ultimately save you time.

Is at home laser the same as professional? ›

Both can remove hair, but the results are dramatically different between at-home devices and professional laser hair removal. The intensity of at-home devices isn't as high as lasers in clinics, and the area treated is much smaller than with in-clinic lasers, so it takes a long time to do an area.

Which is better home laser hair removal or professional? ›

Professional vs at home results comparison

Both give fast smooth results. With a typical and good response, both take around the same elapsed time (1 to 2 months). However, in that time you need a few more at-home sessions.

Why is IPL not working? ›

You might have a hormonal imbalance

One of the top reasons why IPL hair removal doesn't work boils down to hormones. Yes, believe it or not hormonal conditions can lead to ineffective hair removal. Our hormones encourage hair growth with the most common one being testosterone.

How long does it take for at-home IPL to work? ›

Usually, you will start seeing some permanent results after 3 months, but that only means that some of your hairs are permanently gone, not all. The longer you stick with IPL, the less you will need to shave and trim your hair in between sessions.

Can you do at-home laser hair removal every day? ›

Unfortunately, using our hair removal device daily will not do anything but waste the number of laser pulses contained within the laser. Let me explain how at-home laser hair removal works and why you can't use it daily.

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