OUR TOP FOUR HOME LASER HAIR REMOVAL PRODUCTS
For more details on our top recommended home laser hair removal products and other hair removal products (such as the No!No!), see further below.
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HOME LASER HAIR REMOVAL CONSIDERATIONS
Home laser hair removal, such as with the TRIA Beauty and Silk'n Flash and Go, and other permanent hair removal solutions have become increasingly affordable and effective, making expensive trips to a spa unnecessary for those who are willing to operate the device themselves. The savings can be incredible. For example, professional laser hair removal can cost between $1500 - $2500 for one body area. However,the two best home laser hair removal systems costs less than $500 and are thoroughly tested and FDA approved. They are also pain free and very easy to use. If you want technical information, here is the Wikipedia article on laser hair removal. Because DIY home laser hair removal reviews have been so popular here on Beauty and Fashion Tech, we created this special guide to help you determine the best at home laser hair removal unit for you. The guide covers two laser hair removal devices: TRIA Home Laser Hair Removal System and The Silk’n Sens Epil. It also covers a thermal device, theNo!No!, and an amazingly affordable electrolysis devices,theVerseo eGlide and Verseo ePad.
If you are thinking about home laser hair removal, there are a few things to keep in mind, and these are true across both the Tria and Silk’n Sens products and whether you seek to do laser hair removal at home or in a salon:
- Laser hair removal takes awhile. It takes repeated treatments every few weeks over a period of of up to 10 months. Also, hair removal might not ever be entirely complete, although over time it can become almost maintenance free.
- Because laser hair removal systems work by targeting the contrast of darker hair on lighter skin, the laser is not normally effective on blond, gray, or white hair, and cannot be used on dark skin. Laser hair removal may be dangerous to those with a medium to dark complexions. The best candidates are people with light skin and darker hair. The systems recommend here have safety features that prevent them from operating on skin that is too dark.If you have dark skin look at the alternative devices listed in the next sections.
- Laser hair removal is designed for the legs, underarm and general bikini areas. It is not generally considered safe for use on the face, breasts, or genitals.See the next section of alternative devices if you are looking for a device for use on the face.
- Laser hair removal can cause a warming sensation. However, the home laser and IPL devices generally are pain free, with only a minor heating sensation.
- It takes time to do the treatments. Small sections are treated at a time in an overlapping pattern. So it takes awhile to do a leg. Budget for some time!
The Best Home Laser Hair Removal Device For Ease of Use
TRIA Beauty Home Laser Hair Removal Device. Now Update and only $395!Buyit for effectiveness at the best price.
Our top recommended product is the home laser hair removal system from Tria Beauty.The Tria Beauty laser hair removal device is the most affordable choice and is also effective and portable.
Recently updated, the Tria Laser is the most affordable home laser hair removal device, running at $395 and available with an easy pay plan. Thus, the Tria Laser is cheaper than the other FDA approved home product and considerably cheaper than doing a full series of laser hair removal appointments at a salon. Yet it offers the same results.
Using the device basically gives a slight heating sensation. It is quite comfortable, even on the highest setting. Our tester found it very easy to use and started seeing permanent hair removal after 6 months of use, with lessening of hair after 3-4 months. Other testers report similar results in a period of 6-10 0onths. The device has safety monitors so that it will not work on skin that is too dark and it is quiet and fairly portable. See our previous review with video on using the Tria Beauty. There is also a nice FAQ about the product on the TRIA Beautywebsite.
The Best Home Laser Hair System For Faster Use
Silk’n Sens Epil.Buy it for quicker use and faster results.
The Silk'n SensEpil is slightly more expensive than the Tria Beauty and it also requires replacement of the lamp. Further it is larger and a bit noisy. Thus, we generally recommend the Tria over the Sil’n Sens.
However the Silk’n Sens is perfect for those who lack patience.The Silk’nSens has the largest treatment head among the home hair removal devices, allowing for treatment in about half the time of the Tria Beauty. Various reviewers also report faster results with it. For example, many report seeing noticeable hair removal at 3 months of use as compared to 6-10 moths with the Tria Beauty.
Silk’n SensEpil uses Home Pulsed Light Technology (HPL), which has been shown to be highly successful in long term hair removal. Like the Tria, Silk’n Sens provides users an additional safety measure by detecting "safe" skin tones and deactivating if the skin is too dark. Silk’n Sens Epil requires replacement of the lamp cartridges over time, with each cartridge lasting for about one full body treatment or a couple of leg treatments. The unit is $499 with cartridges running at $49. A unit with three replacement cartridges is $599.
The Best Non-Laser Permanent Home Hair Removal Products
Those with darker skin, lighter hair, or who want to remove facial hair, will need a non-laser hair removal system. Below are two recommended products. Note that for permanent hair removal on the legs, we recommend a laser system over one of these products if you have the skin tone and hair color appropriate for it.
Good for Facial Hair and for all Skin Tones and Budget Friendly:The Verseo eGlide Home Roller Electrolysis System.Only $89 With a Money Back Guarantee!
TheVerseo eGlide is an interesting new device that uses gliding electrolysis to permanently remove hair from most body areas, including the face, at the incredibly low price of $89. It’s rolling electrolysis delivers a mild and supposedly painless galvanic current that penetrates the hair shaft and deadens the follicle. It is used with a conductive gel.
Because it does not use lasers or pulsed light, it is safe and effective for all skin tones and hair colors. This product is very new, so the jury is out on its effectiveness, but it seems that it has the potential to be effective as quickly as laser devices, if not even more so, since standard electrolysis is very effective very quickly. Verseo offers a money back guarantee on their products.
Our tester found the product a bit time consuming to use, and recommends laser hair removal if possible for the legs. The eGlide, while it can be used on the legs, requires lengthy treatments of small areas at a time, making the laser, or perhaps the new Verseo ePad, much easier to use on large areas. However, our tester likes the eGlide for removal of facial hair At $89, the price certainly is right! For spot electrolysis, Verso also markets the very popularePenfor spot hair removal.
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A Budget Friendly Non-Laser Hair Removal Device For Legs: The Verseo ePad
The ePad is the newest offering from Verseo for permanent home hair removal. The ePad works with the same galvanic current technology as the eGlide, but uses pads to deliver the current. This allows larger areas to be treated at one time, perhaps making the ePad the preferred non-laser device for hair removal on the legs. However, the ePad is so new that effectiveness is unknown. We suspect that it will be similar to the eGlide, which is promising, but so far, we have not tested the product or published a Verseo ePad review. Verseo does offer a money back guarantee on their products.
Good for all Skin Tones and Hair Colors:The no!no! Classic Hair Removal System
The No!No! has blades that conduct heat down the hair shaft to disrupt hair growth over time. However, unlike lasers and IPLs, no!no! does not use light and it is safe and effective for everyone, regardless of skin type or hair color, including blond and gray hair. It is lower in price than laser hair removal devices, reported to be generally pain free, and is easy to use, but reports have been that it is slightly less effective. Some report that it also burns the hair, causing an unpleasant odor, and a few have complained about the heating sensation. However, others report good luck using the device. Cost: $199- 250.