Believe it or not, there are all kinds of laser hair removal devices available on the market for home use. We don’t know about you, but when we hear about devices that promise results like a professional using a medical-grade device can provide, we proceed with caution.
Are at home laser hair removal devices safe?
For the most part, sure, they’re safe—assuming you didn’t really cheap out on the exact device you buy. But, despite the hundreds of dollars you might pay up front, is at home laser hair removal worth it? Nope. Here’s why.
When it comes to lasers, one size does not fit all
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that should only be performed by trained, practiced hands. It requires an understanding of the science behind laser hair removal and knowing which laser settings will work best given the skin and hair tone of a treated area.
If you do not consult with a professional and purchase an at-home laser hair removal device, you risk seeing no results (in the case of treating grey or light blonde hair) or potentially burning or damaging your skin (for those with darker skin treating themselves). A professional understands how to treat different skin and hair tones to ensure safe and effective treatment.
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At home devices aren’t as powerful
There are a lot of things to keep in mind when you’re considering buying a laser hair removal device for your home versus getting treatments at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates. Simply put, they’re not as effective.
Because of some inherent risks they pose, home devices require higher levels of safety because they’re used by untrained people (you!). That means the laser doesn’t heat the hair as well and you don’t get the same results. The hair removal won’t be as permanent, either.
Home devices also are usually very small with even smaller laser windows. Think 6 pulses or more per square inch of skin. That’s going to take a lot of time! When you’re at home, you probably don’t have the same heat or pain management capabilities as a med spa. You certainly won’t have a device with the cooling technology of our Syneron GentleMax Pro system.
All in all, we do not recommend spending your hard-earned cash on a home laser device. If you want expert care, guaranteed results, and a comfortable experience, get your laser hair removal treatment in Cincinnati from Amy Brenner, MD & Associates.
Get laser hair removal treatments in Cincinnati at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates
At Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, our laser hair removal service goes beyond our expertise. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping every single patient look and feel their best every day.
Whether you’re a long-time patient of our office or you’re visiting us for the first time, we love sharing our expertise with you to help you make the best decisions for your skincare and wellness needs.
If you have any questions or would like to discover which Cincinnati med spa treatments would work best for you, feel free to book your appointment or simply give us a call to get started!