When you hear the words ‘home laser hair removal’, what do you think? Many people often think that laser hair removal at home is dangerous, that it can damage your skin and that it won’t give you the results it promises. But is this really the case?
Of course, if you do not pay attention to the safety and usage guidelines of your device, you will undoubtedly be taking unnecessary risks. The guidelines provide very detailed information and if you make sure you stick to these instructions you will be safe while benefiting from fantastic results. And if you want to be completely safe, make sure you buy a safety tested product, which is cleared by the FDA (US authority for food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices etc) or by any other relevant authority.
This means that many of the myths surrounding home laser treatments are just that – myths. For instance, one myth is that the lasers used in the treatment will damage your skin. This may come from the fact that laser treatment is not suitable for all skin types and should not be used on very dark skin. Lasers work on the melanin in the hair and since dark skin has a large concentration of melanin laser treatment could lead to burning and blistering. But generally, hair removal options such as shaving and waxing can cause more problems than laser hair removal. This is because waxing and shaving can lead to problems such as irritated, dry skin and ingrowing hairs due to how the treatments work. Dragging a razor over your skin every other day over the course of decades is much more damaging than the eight laser treatments you’d need in order to be hair-free for life.
Another common myth about home laser hair removal is that it won’t give you the results it promises – can it really be as good as it says? As long as you used a reputable home laser hair removal treatment, and as long as you follow the instructions, there’s no reason you shouldn’t get the results you’re promised. Home laser treatments work to disable the hair follicles over the course of your treatments, meaning that once you’ve completed the series of treatments, the hairs won’t grow anymore.
This makes laser hair removal at home both effective and convenient. Plus, as you won’t need to worry about shaving every day or booking yourself in for a regular waxing appointment, you’ll even leave yourself with more free time to do whatever you want to.