It may be tempting to save money and get an at-home laser hair removal tool, but here’s the truth: you should not try laser hair removal at home.
The reason comes down to how laser hair removal works. Light energy from the laser targets pigment in the hair follicle, and a professional laser is the only way to successfully target pigment in all skin and hair tones.
Therefore, sometimes the cheapest solution isn’t always the best solution. All too often, clients come to AesthetiCare to fix issues that stemmed from trying laser hair removal at home. So before you jump the gun (or laser in this case), read on to learn exactly why you shouldn’t try laser hair removal at home.
Reason #1: Laser hair removal at home isn’t as effective
Most people turn to laser hair removal because they’re tired of shaving, plucking, and waxing. The thing is, since at-home lasers aren’t nearly as powerful, you won’t get the same effects as a professional treatment.
Professional treatments eliminate 80 to 90% of unwanted hair in the treatment area(s) and can last for 6 to 12 months. On the other hand, if you try laser hair removal at home, you may not even see results at all.
Reason #2: Laser hair removal at home doesn’t work for all people
There’s a small range of people who could (maybe) achieve results from at home devices. Those are people with pale skin and dark hair. As we said earlier, laser hair removal targets pigment. A weak DIY laser won’t be able to target pigment if there isn’t enough contrast between the color of your hair and the color of your skin.
That means if you have lighter hair or dark skin, you should not try laser hair removal at home. This type of hair should exclusively be treated by professionals.
Reason #3: Laser hair removal at home is dangerous
The biggest reason why you shouldn’t try laser hair removal at home is because it’s simply not safe. Unlike professional lasers, at home lasers aren’t FDA approved, and they could damage your skin rather than help you. As a result, you could end up with side effects such as:
- Skin infections
Don’t try this at home: Schedule a consultation with AesthetiCare for laser hair removal today.
At AesthetiCare, our professional laser hair removal service goes beyond our expertise. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping every single client look and feel their best every day.
Our services are more than skin deep. The relationships we build with every single client helps us understand their needs to better serve them; not to mention, we love meeting new people and hearing their stories!
Contact us or use our virtual consultation tool to tell us about your needs and schedule a free one-hour consultation.