At-home laser hair removal systems are advertised as delivering excellent results for a fraction of the cost of an in-office treatment. If this sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is. Here are just a few of the reasons to trust
your permanent hair removal treatments
to a professional.
Permanent laser hair removal works because the energy from the laser disables the hair follicle, causing the hair to fall out and never grow back. At-home hair removal systems use weaker lasers or none at all, instead relying on intense pulsed light to treat unwanted hair. This is because lasers can be dangerous, so the strongest, most effective laser treatments are only available to medical professionals, making over-the-counter systems unreliable and generally ineffective.
Lasers generate a high level of heat during treatments, which is why laser technicians performing an in-office treatment use a special cooling device with each laser treatment so that your skin doesn’t burn and provide you with a protective covering for your eyes. Even though at-home laser hair removal systems are not as powerful as in-office treatments, it’s still possible to harm yourself without proper training and taking the right precautions.
Purchasing an over-the-counter hair removal system can be half the cost of paying for in-office treatments, so it’s easy to understand why some might be tempted to go the DIY route. However, tremendous numbers of individuals who attempt permanent hair removal at home report little to no effectiveness, and many go on to schedule professional treatments at a medical spa. Rather than run the risk of wasting several hundred dollars for an ineffective system, it pays to trust a trained professional to permanently zap away your unwanted hair using the safest and most reliable practices.