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6 Reasons to have Laser Hair Removal Done by a Professional Instead of At Home


Elegant Reign client receiving laser hair removal treatment

Since the release of a few at-home laser treatments, I’ve been asked how effective it is to do laser hair removal at home, versus having a professional at a reputable business do it. Below is a list of a few reasons why you shouldn’t take this decision lightly, and why you should consider having the pros do it! 

  1. The professional understands the process better than you do it. Since they’re working on a range of clients everyday with different bodily hair goals, types, health, and complexions, they’ll be able to explain the process of hair growth and removal better to you while answering any questions you may have. 

  2. DIY laser machines don’t work on all skin types. Complexion of skin, hair, and density of hair are all taken into consideration by your professional when treating you. Your professional laser tech will be able to adjust the machine accordingly so that it suits your situation at best. DIY machines typically don’t work well on darker skin tones, and could potentially cause burning. 

  3. The professionals have more range to work with. DIY machines have a smaller range of intensity compared to the machines used in a clinic. Because of this, it may take longer to see the results with a DIY machine. Professionals are able to adjust their machine accordingly to suit your progress. 

  4. Length of time. Laser hair removal with a professional can result in seeing a decrease in hair within the first few treatments. DIY machines can take months before you’re able to start seeing any changes in growth. By the 6th-8th treatment, clients attending a laser clinic can see approximately 90% of the hair gone, depending on the body part. There is no set number with DIY laser machines.