The 15 Best At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices for Smooth Skin Head-to-Toe
by Laura FIsher
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Ditch the body hair even when you can’t get to the salon with the best at-home laser hair removal devices of 2020.
If there’s anything that quarantine has taught us (other than, you know, the importance of public health and safety), it’s that we need to be self-sufficient when it comes to our beauty routines. Gone are the days of assuming we can just run out whenever we need a wax, pedicure, or haircut. It’s time to take matters into our own hands.
Maybe you’ve embraced a pared-down grooming routine and a little more body hair. Or, if you’re like me, you’re feeling a bit… overgrown. Enter: at-home laser hair removal. Using at-home devices can be a cost-effective, efficient way to meet your hair removal needs without having to leave your house (or come into physical contact with another person).
Now, I know it can seem intimidating, but at-home laser hair removal devices operate at a much lower energy output than in-office machines, so they’re safe to use in your own bathroom. In fact, most at-home devices don’t even use lasers — instead, they rely on “IPL” (intense pulsed light) technology, which functions similarly to a laser by destroying the hair follicle at its root with heat. Because over-the-counter devices are a bit gentler than in-office systems, it may take more sessions to eliminate unwanted body and facial hair permanently, but you’ll be doing so without the hassle of frequent appointments and follow-up fees.
You’ll definitely want to read the instructions before using one of these products as some at-home devices aren’t meant for certain skin and hair types. Laser treatments typically work best on coarse, dark hair, and if you aren’t using the proper device for your tones, you could risk burning your skin.
One of the most popular at-home laser hair removal devices on the market, the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x, only just came back in stock after selling out from increased demand during the COVID-19 era — and inventory is already running low again as we collectively rush to take our hairless pursuits into our own hands. One thing to keep in mind when shopping for at-home alternatives is that, when available, professional laser treatments can cost customers upward of $1,000 — even on smaller areas like the upper lip and medium spots like the bikini line — for the number of sessions required to keep the hair off your body. So, even though the Tria Beauty machine is from from cheap at $449, the investment still saves shoppers money in the long run.
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Shop it! Tria Hair Removal 4X, $449; amazon.com.
In case the Tria Beauty device sells out again before you read this (or if you’re looking to start somewhere a little more budget-friendly), we tracked down 14 more of the best laser hair removal devices you can shop online in 2020.
Check out our list of devices still available for DIY laser hair removal below, where you’re sure to find one that fits your needs. Some of these options are also limited in stock, so you should probably act fast. And as with any new beauty treatment, make sure to exercise precaution and test the laser on a small patch of hair before going buck wild with hair removal.
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