Everything You've Always Wanted To Know About Laser Hair Removal
Summer is just around the corner and who doesn't want to be smooth and hairless with bikini season just around the corner? If you're tired of shaving and waxing you may want to look into permanent laser hair removal. Here's the lowdown on how it works.
How Does It Work?
Home laser hair removal machines generally either use diode laser or IPL technology. Diode laser is considered the gold standard in hair removal and the same type as used by professionals. The Tria 4x and Tria Precision both utilize diode laser technology in order to permanently disable the hair follicle's ability to grow hair.
Home removal machines which utilize IPL technology emit wavelengths which are absorbed by the skin and destroy hair producing cells. Since the energy is diffused, IPL devices are considered less effective. However, that does not mean that IPL devices aren't able to remove hair permanently; it just may take a bit longer.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
The sensation of laser treatment has been described as a rubber band snapping against your skin repeatedly. Some individuals described their treatments as “extremely painful” while others said it was just uncomfortable. Since pain is subjective different people may have different experiences. If you want to avoid discomfort you can apply a numbing cream beforehand.
Does It Work For All Skin Types?
In order to get the most out of your treatment it is important to pick the right device for your skin and hair type. Lasers from Tria Beauty will not work for those with red hair, grey hair or darker skin. According to Find My Home Laser, Me Smooth reviews and feedback from consumers indicate that the Tanda Me Smooth will work for those those who can't use traditional lasers. Those with fair skin and darker hair can use any laser device.
Choosing A Machine
According to Find My Home Laser, considerations when purchasing a laser hair removal device include cartridge replacement costs, portability and power source. Consider cartridge replacements when deciding which items to buy. Lasers from Tria Beauty may cost higher initially but do not need cartridge replacements. Machines from Me Smooth, Remington and Silk'n may be more affordable but require cartridge replacements which can add up. The Tria 4x requires charging and is portable while the Me Smooth from Tanda plugs into an electric outlet. The Tria 4x offers more portability but it may run out of charge if you are treating multiple areas.