Laser Hair Removal At Home: 5 Products That Actually WorkPublished on January 20, 2020. Updated May 28, 2020
So you want to ditch the razor and painful waxing to try laser hair removal? You came to the right place! Laser hair removal treatments – at home or at a clinic – work by targeting the dark pigment or melanin in the hair follicle. The intense heat caused by the light destroys it, thereby slowing growth. Having to go in for multiple laser hair removal appointments can be overwhelming, which is where at-home laser hair removal comes into play. It can be difficult to determine which of these products actually work, so we did the research for you!
This award-winning handheld laser is the only at-home device on the market that uses a diode laser – the type of intense laser used by many top dermatologists. Voted a “Best Beauty Buy” by InStyle Magazine and FDA approved and dermatologist tested, the Tria is considered a luxury item and that’s because it delivers more than 3-times the energy of other at-home lasers. The manufacturer suggests you treat the area every two weeks until the desired results.
This BioSidin laser hair removal tool is a popular device that has landed on several “best of” lists. This at-home laser hair remover uses OPT, or optimal pulsed light, which is stronger than the standard IPL (intense pulsed light) that has been a go-to for many dermatologists. Safe for all body parts, the device has five adjustable energy settings plus an “ice care button” to cool your skin immediately. The BoSidin has up to 450,000 flashes built-in and the manufacturer claims that clinical tests showed a 96% reduction in hair after three treatments.
This at-home laser uses intense pulsed light (IPL) that is the gold standard for many beauty salons and dermatology clinics. The ProCiv is for use on all body parts and like the Diode and OPT lasers, it targets the dark pigment in the hair follicle to destroy the hair at the root to slow growth. With a 75% hair reduction rate after 8-weeks and 90% reduced at the 12-week mark, this product has two modes; manual to target smaller and sensitive areas such as face and bikini line, as well as an auto mode that targets larger areas such as the legs. This feature allows users to control the intensity of the light and heat on the skin.
This IPL hair removal product has also been listed on consumer review sites as a “Best Buy.” It has 5 energy levels to adjust according to skin sensitivity and specific areas. Its two flash modes are designed to target different parts with the flash mode working best on small areas and the slide mode targeting larger areas. The latest version has been upgraded to 999,999 flashes, virtually guaranteeing you won’t need to buy a replacement cartridge. The Feeke B1 Pro claims a 75% hair reduction rate after 8-12 weeks, and further reductions were seen after 12-weeks.
Certified by the FDA, and clinically tested, the MiSMON showed significant hair reduction and lack of regrowth after 3-4 treatments, with the majority of users claiming up to 94% hair reduction after 7-9 treatments. The manufacturer recommends users begin with the lower settings, which use less intense light and heat, but note that the higher the energy setting the better the results. With a total of 300,000 flashes and an LED reading that shows you the total, it will cover most body areas.