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The 15 Best At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices for Smooth Skin Head-to-Toe

by Laura FIsher

The 15 Best At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices for Smooth Skin Head-to-Toe
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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.

 

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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Silk’n Flash and Go Express 300 Permanent Hair Removal Device

Price:$219.00See Reviews

This compact device is perfect for sensitive skin like the bikini area and upper lip but can be used anywhere on the face or body. You should notice significant changes in hair growth after 11 weeks, with permanent hair removal occurring at 15 weeks (if you keep up with biweekly treatments).

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LumaRx Full Body Hair Removal System

Price:$449.00

What makes the LumaRx system special is that, while it can be used on both large and small areas, the wide cap of the replaceable cartridge is designed to target bigger body parts like legs and arms more efficiently than other at-home laser hair removal devices. Reviewers say it’s worth the investment because they truly see a difference in body hair growth after as little as four weeks.

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Epilady Absolute Laser Hair Removal

Price:$161.99

The Epilady wand is the most ergonomically-friendly device on this list, with a sleek stylus design that fits perfectly in hand. It’s intended for use on the face, and ideally as a follow-up to in-office treatments. So, if you’ve had laser hair removal in the past and can’t make it in for your touch-up appointment, this device could save you from staring at your mustache in Zoom meetings all day (don’t pretend you’re not just looking at yourself).

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Braun Silk-expert Pro 3 IPL Permanent Hair Removal System

Price:$249.99

Braun is the master of hair removal, but the brand's latest Silk-expert Pro 5 IPL Hair Remover is sold out everywhere right now. The Pro 3 is the older and less expensive generation of that model. It’s a bit clunkier but is a great option still on the market for those who want to save a little cash and are dead set on the Braun brand.

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Iluminage Touch At Home Permanent Hair Reduction Device

Price:$444.49See Reviews

According to the brand, this at-home hair reduction device is the only of its kind cleared by the FDA for all skin tones and a wide range of hair colors, even blonde, a shade that sometimes doesn't get picked up by laser treatments. It has a precision adaptor that makes it easy to use in even hard-to-target areas like the armpits, and the brand claims super quick results, in as little as two treatments.

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Imene Laser Hair Removal

Price:$199.99See Reviews

This IPL device has an ice compression plate to cool down the skin and minimize the pain associated with laser hair treatments as well as any redness and swelling side effects. Note that the Imene hair removal device isn’t suitable for people with red, light blonde, white, or gray hair, nor on dark skin tones.

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BeMyLady Laser Hair Removal

Price:$129.99See Reviews

Despite the relatively low cost of this unit, reviewers start to see a difference in the growth and texture of their body hair after using it for just two weeks. One reviewer notes that it’s important to be patient, and that she expects permanent removal to take at least a year. It could be especially effective for those who've had in-office treatments and want an at-home device for maintenance and touchups.

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Conair Lumilisse IPL Hair Removal System

Price:$180.99

With five intensity levels and two treatment modes, this IPL system offers customization for your face and body hair removal needs. The continuous mode is good for a steady glide over large areas such as the legs, while the manual mode is ideal for targeting smaller areas like the upper lip. Reviewers note results can take a little longer than other devices on the market, but if you’re willing to be patient, the hairlessness will come.

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Remington iLight Ultra Face and Body IPL Hair Removal System

Price:$343.99

This at-home system has five power settings and a separate facial attachment. The brand claims its device offers 2x better results than other leading IPL hair removal devices you can buy, with treated hair falling out within seven to 10 days. Reviewers love the corresponding Remington app, which can help you keep track of your treatments. Unfortunately, this product isn't suitable for super light hair colors or dark skin tones.

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BoSidin Painless Permanent Hair Removal Device

Price:$339.99See Reviews

The BoSidin device is the sleekest one we’ve seen, in a gorgeous jade-green hue with rose gold accents. The look isn’t the only aspect that’s salon quality, though. This multitasking IPL hair removal device has a 180-degree rotatable head and six “smart modes” that were developed in conjunction with the Stanford University BioADD Laboratory to target different areas of the body with precision. Reviewers rave about how easy the innovative tool is to use and love following up their treatments with the built-in cold feature.

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Silk’n Infinity At Home Permanent Hair Removal

Price:$399.00See Reviews

The Infinity is slightly larger than the other Silk’n device on this list, making it a good fit for bigger swaths of body hair. One reviewer who is a licensed electrologist (AKA someone who’s entire job is to use electricity to remove hair) recommends the Infinity and offers a helpful tip: Start using at-home hair removal devices while you are young before hair starts turning white or gray. It will help make the treatments more effective over the long run.

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ProCIV IPL Laser Hair Removal System

This is by the far the least expensive at-home hair removal device our research turned up, but with nearly 200 perfect 5-star reviews on Amazon, the ProCiv device is a solid buy. It’s a pretty standard IPL device with two modes: one for smaller, more sensitive areas and the other for larger targets. The kit also comes with goggles to keep your eyes protected during treatments.

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Goyze Ellesilk Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation System

This versatile and compact device has both a hair removal mode and a skin rejuvenation setting. Featuring an LCD display, it's easy to see which of the eight laser hair removal levels you're on. It’s not suitable for dark brown and black skin tones, however, and there's a built-in sensor that will prevent the device from activating if your skin tone is too dark for it to be safe or effective.

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Beamia At-Home IPL Hair Removal

The Beamia is Amazon’s number-one seller in at-home hair removal devices, boasting over 200 five-star reviews. Happy shoppers say the tool is practically foolproof, with a bulb that won’t flash unless it’s completely flush against your skin (protecting your eyes), an automatic mode setting, and 999,999 flashes to provide a lifetime of use. One reviewer even reports an unexpected benefit of using this IPL device, explaining: "I've had this one vein on my thigh most of my life or at least since my teen years that was always kind of dark purple and it never went away. After 4 sessions with this, it's almost completely gone. It's just a faint purple squiggle now. Now my mom wants to see if it'll work on hers lol."