Four Reasons To Avoid Home Laser Hair Removal And Use A Professional

3 March 2015
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If you have looked into hair removal, you may have noticed a number of laser hair removal options hitting the over the counter market. These options each have their benefits and their disadvantages. There are so many options that you may be left wondering if going to a professional for your laser hair removal is necessary. Here are four reasons you should consider avoiding home options and move to professional options instead.


One of the key reasons to consider using a professional rather than an at home laser hair removal is the commitment time. An at-home laser hair removal option will not offer the high power levels of an in office option. This means that you will need to commit to using your device of choice for a longer time to achieve the results you need and maintain those results. A professional option will take several visits, but those visits are less frequent than at home options and the effects last longer.

Proper Device Usage

One of the biggest reasons that many people choose to use a professional for laser hair removal is the device difficulty. Though there are hundreds of at-home treatment options, most of the devices are complicated. If they are used wrong, or a step is skipped in the process, you could end up with less than desirable results such as uneven removal. A professional knows how to use their equipment and can use it consistently to avoid uneven removal and other issues at-home devices can cause.

Skin Irritation

There is no device that is made for all skin types. This means that you could end up with mild to severe skin irritation related to the use of at-home laser hair removal devices. In addition to skin irritation, you can also have skin pigment issues and even scarring in severe situations. A professional knows what to do for various skin types and has the equipment needed for those skin types in order to prevent damage and irritation.

Cost Comparison

You may find that a high-quality at home laser hair removal kit or device can run higher than a one-time visit to a professional. This is especially true if you have insurance that may cover the procedure. You also have to consider the accessories you may need with a home device and replacement of that device if something breaks.

These are just a few reasons to consider when you are comparing an at-home laser hair removal option to a salon or professional medical solution. If you have questions about what a professional can do for you and how their services are conducted, consider scheduling a consultation appointment. 

For more information, contact Calgary Vein & Laser Laser Hair Treatments or a similar location.