Why Home Hair Removal is Gaining Popularity

Traditional methods of hair removal can be tiresome, time consuming, and extremely expensive in the long run. It may not seem like a big deal initially, but shaving, waxing, and threading can cost hundreds of dollars every year. More and more people are opting for laser hair removal at home instead, as it is a convenient onetime investment that saves a lot of time and effort. The results are far better and longer-lasting than any other traditional methods of hair removal.

Home Laser Hair Removal Facts

  • Laser hair removal devices are a one-time investment which can cost between $400 to $800. If the device is of a good brand and quality, then it is likely to last for years without issues. By contrast, in-office appointments can cost $150 or more per visit. Most people will need eight to ten sessions before they see any desirable results, so a full treatment schedule is more expensive than buying at home laser hair removal device.

  • Laser hair removal is generally color specific. This means that people with dark skin and dark hair or fair skin with light hair will not see the results expected as the pulsated light won’t be as effective on them. The laser hair removal works best on people with dark hair and light skin. This same principle applies to home devices, which people should consider before investing in it.

  • The salon devices are professional grades, meaning they are more powerful and cannot safely be used more than once in a four-to-six week period. Home devices are less powerful and can be used without any prior training. They can safely be used every two weeks on the areas needing treatment.

  • Laser hair removal can feel uncomfortable at first. Most people describe it as a tingling or stinging sensation rather than a really painful one. The results will vary from person to person, as more sensitive skin might feel this discomfort to a greater extent. The sensation is temporary and will vanish after a few hours.

  • Bony areas like the shins and ankles tend to feel more discomfort and be more difficult to treat than more muscular or fatty areas like the calves. This does not mean that these areas can’t be treated, but it does mean they tend to be more sensitive to the treatment.

  • Most body parts can be treated easily at home, but the private parts must be left for the professionals to handle, as the skin down there are very sensitive. Without proper supervision, the treatment can cause problems for the sensitive skin in that area, so stick to the bikini line area if required but do not go further.

  • The areas to be treated by the laser have to be shaved first. Laser hair removal targets only the hair follicles, so it’s best to shave in order to prevent the longer hair from burning. Waxing must be avoided, as it removes the hair follicles and leave the laser with nothing to treat.

  • Laser hair removal is not permanent. The hair will not be permanently removed and it is possible that regrowth will occur years after the treatment. It won’t be as much as it was initially, but due to new growth cycles, new hair is likely to surface.

Laser hair removal at home is safe and can be used on a regular basis in the convenience of your home. It is easy, safe, and saves you money, as long as the instructions for use are followed well.