Laser Hair Removal – at Home?

This is a guest post from Carlo of Tria Beauty, one of the UK’s leading providers of professional, light-based skincare solutions for use at home.

For centuries permanent hair removal has relied on a range of techniques, some of them more painful than others. Even the less painful have involved the application of soothing creams and lotions to ease soreness and repair damaged skin. Today, thanks to the development of laser technology, permanent removal of unwanted hair is a real possibility for women. Laser technology is no longer in its infancy and it has a wide range of uses from the medical to cosmetic surgery alongside many others. Laser treatment is, however, relatively expensive. Despite the expense it does offer a long term, in most cases permanent, solution.

How Lasers Work

Lasers emit a pulse of intense light which can be adjusted to a specific wavelength. Different light wavelengths can damage, change or interrupt the development of cells. It’s a well-known fact that the harmful UV rays emitted by the sun can cause damage to skin cells, but by adjusting the wavelength of light, lasers can be utilised to target specific cells. It is these principles that underlie laser technology to achieve permanent hair removal. In the case of laser hair removal the light is emitted at a frequency that disables the cells that are the building blocks for growth via melanin. Melanin is a pigment found in both the skin and hair . By disabling these cells in their growth stage, laser treatment effectively breaks the growth cycle of the hair follicles and permanently removes unwanted hair.

Suitable Skin and Hair Tones

The process may sound scary – but it is tried, tested and safe. Laser hair removal has been with us for many years and the technology surrounding it is proven to be not only effective, but also safe. However, laser hair removal will only be effective for certain skin and hair types. Light coloured hair, containing less melanin, will not be removed and it is not advisable to use laser treatment for dark or black skin tones as the laser cause cause skin damage. Those with dark hair and mid to light complexions will find that laser treatment is most suitable for their skin and hair colour.

Slow Salon Solutions

With the technology being so advanced you would think that by now an effective laser hair removal home system would have been developed; thankfully it has. The cost of salon treatment has, until now, been the biggest deterrent for many ordinary women looking to reduce and remove unwanted hair. Hair grows in cycles and no single hair will be in the same stage as the surrounding hairs. Laser hair removal is only effective during the growth cycle and this is why a single salon treatment is not enough to permanently remove hair. Complete removal requires a series of sessions; depending on the area to be treated this can last for several months and costs vary depending on the area to be treated as well as the salon or clinic.

It’s Coming Home

Home hair removal solutions have been available on the market for some years now, including those traditional and painful ones. Recent advances have meant that a number of home laser products are available. Tria Beauty reviews have all indicated that this leading brand is one that many women have found works exceptionally well. Available in the US and approved for home use by the FDA (the US Food and Drug Administration authority), the system offered by Tria is one of several that have finally made it across “the pond”, much to the relief of at least half of the population of the UK. Laser hair removal is the most effective, proven hair removal solution that works on a permanent basis and at last it looks like this solution is coming home.

Laser hair removal home systems have been a long time coming, but there are now a range of products offering effective and permanent hair removal at a fraction of the cost of salon or clinical treatments.

June 13th, 2012
Filed Under: Beauty, DIY & Home Remedies, Skin Care

19 Comments to Laser Hair Removal – at Home?

  1. This is great. I’ve heard that getting laser hair removal can be very expensive so I’m sure doing it at home saves you a lot of money.

  2. I did go to the expense of laser hair removal at a salon years ago–it was VERY expensive and ultimately did come back–it would be so much better to have a machine at home so that if some hairs do reappear-you can zap them away in seconds!

  3. I’ve thought about laser hair removal for a while now. I had no idea I could do it at home, though. That would probably save a ton of money.

  4. Yes! Count me in!! I need touch ups and would love to do them at home

  5. I didn’t realize it was coming to home now. I hadn’t thought of doing it before but it could save money if I did it at home.

  6. I’m sure this would save some money in the end, plus I know a few people who don’t like going somewhere to get unwanted hair removed. This would be perfect for them

  7. What a great idea. It is so expensive to get it done at a salon. Thanks for passing along!

  8. I would not mind trying one for at home. I have no desire to have it professionally done though. I will check this out, maybe it can be a gift to myself!!

  9. This sounds great! At least I won’t be so ashamed to go to the salon.

  10. I would seriously love to give laser hair removal a try. But never had much chance getting it done in a salon. Love that it’s coming to the Home.

  11. What? You can do laser hair removal at home, crazy!

  12. katherine

    I’d love to give this a try! I’ve always been curious about it!

  13. I want to do something like this but I’ve been contemplating going to the professionals and getting it done. If I can do it at home and get professional results then that will be great.

  14. This is something I’d love to try doing at home. Salons are just too expensive, and with two little kids, it’s hard to keep regular appointments like that anyway.

  15. I had no idea home laser hair removal was even possible! It’s certainly something worth considering.

  16. It seems pretty affordable and I would love to try it in the comfort of my home. I am definitely interested in this product.

  17. I didn’t realize you could do laser treatment at home. I think this would be a lot easier than one of the solutions out there, I would have to check out

  18. I never thought about doing this at home! I would give this a try, for sure! I hate hair.. GET RID OF IT!

  19. As someone with a recurring wax appointment, I would jump on this in a heartbeat – no more painful/mildly embarrassing appointments!

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