Skin Care

Does At Home Hair Removal Work?

If you’re tired of having to make an appointment with, and paying high prices for, a dermatologist for your laser hair removal needs you might consider new, advanced laser hair removal devices that you can use at home at your own convenience. The question then is, does at home hair removal work?

There are two types of devices that you can use at home to removed unwanted hair: One uses a true laser while the other applies an intense pulsed light to achieve the desired effect of killing the hair follicle. This must be done during its active growth cycle and this is why it takes more than one treatment to completely stop hair from re-growing.

There are no clinical studies available to prove that at-home lasers are more or less effective than hair removal at a dermatologist’s office. The at-home variety tend to be lower powered than professional versions but care should still be taken.