Getting rid of unwanted hair can be quite a cumbersome task. There is a hassle of repeating the procedure quite often in case of temporary hair removal techniques. And professionally done laser hair removals are quite expensive and not affordable.
Hence the use of home laser hair removal systems is in high demand these days.
Advantages of home laser hair removal systems:
One can very easily get rid of those unwanted hair on many parts of the body in the privacy of their homes. These easy to use machines are answer to long lasting hair removal methods. The maintenance for such machines is also very low.
There is improvement in home use laser hair removal system everyday. They are more users friendly and are for wider spectrum of users. There is no need to wear the goggles. These lasers are much less stronger than the ones used by the professionals.
These machines are quite safe to be used at home. They have locking and unlocking mechanism. Also, if the hair or skin type is not suitable, the laser will not be activated.
For an effective hair removal, the level of energy in joule must be almost 10. Wavelength is also equally important.
Limitation of home laser hair removal systems:
At any given point of time, not all hair will be in the same phase of growth cycle. During the growth phase, a hair follicle has lots of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to the hair. Forhome use laser method to be most effective, hair in anagen phase must be exposed to the laser.
Laser hair removal system does not give instant results. Laser must treat all the hair when they enter the anagen phase. Hence, you might need to use the laser many times at a particular interval before you get the desired results.
These machines are not as effective on blonde, grey, red or white hair. These machines are also not suitable for medium brown, dark brown or black skin.
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Some of the home use hair removal systems available:
Epila Laser- Treats very small area and one hair at a time. Only works for people with dark hair and light skin as the target is melanin. It can be set at various levels. It is quite easy to use and affordable.
Rio Laser hair removal system- It is a safe and effective way of getting rid of unwanted hair. A small hand held device is used to destroy hair follicles. It offers 2 settings- one to pinpoint individual hair and other to cover the large areas.
Tria- compact, hand held, rechargeable. It is scientifically proven for its safety and efficacy.
Starlux– It uses light-based razor technology
Timepeel- It is a latest microdermabrasion technology that uses a natural diamond material.
These systems have following drawbacks:-
- Can leave scars
- May not work at all
- May work for thick and dark hair but not at all for thin coarse hair
- Laser is very weak
- Burns the skin
- And some of the side effects are-
- Slight pain
These home based laser devices are not suitable for everyone and every part of the body.
These devices must not be used on the sensitive areas like around the eyes, in between eyebrows, temples, cheekbones and nostrils.
Make sure that your skin is not sensitive to the type of laser being used in the device.
Don’t use the laser if you have open sores or any kind of rash or bruise.
Make sure that it works well for your skin tone and hair type.
The device you buy must be FDA approved.
As far as home based laser hair removal system is concerned, still, there is a long way to go in terms of technology. These devices have just hit the market and not enough feedback is available to justify their worth. More studies need to be conducted before they can be assured for guaranteed results.
Right now, they are absolutely not safe for the delicate areas. One must be very careful while using them and also must follow all the instructions very carefully. It is good to be prepared for some unwanted results as well.