Why Laser Hair Removal At Home Is A Bad Idea

Laser Hair Removal at Home

Thinking about laser hair removal, but worried about the price tag and pain that you think comes along with treatments performed by an aesthetician in a professional setting?

We’ve heard this time and time again. People are scared away from professional laser hair removal because the cost is much higher than laser hair removal at home. So many of these at-home devices appear in the cosmetics aisle at the drugstore or other retailers. On top of being cheaper alternatives to in-office treatments, these devices may also claim to be less painful and easier to use in the comfort of your own home.


Safe and successful at-home solutions to temporary hair removal do exist. The obvious – shaving and tweezing. Many waxing kits exist for at-home use as well. For quick fixes to get rid of unwanted hair, the at-home treatments work. But, when it comes to permanent hair removal, doing your own laser hair removal at home is not the best choice. For safety and effectiveness, leave it to the professionals.

Featuring the GentleMax Pro for Laser Hair Removal

Fox Vein & Laser Experts, a leading South Florida vein clinic with two locations in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami metro markets, uses one of the best laser hair removal devices on the market.

The GentleMax Pro powerfully and effectively works on all skin types. It also works on hair of all colors and thicknesses. It transfers a rush of energy that pierces through the hair’s follicle at its core. The follicle absorbs the light and starts to break down, continuing to break down more and more with each session. After a certain amount of sessions, the follicle eventually breaks down completely and no longer produces any hair.

Sessions take a short amount of time with no downtime needed. Most patients say that laser hair removal is a comfortable experience, without much pain. For those more sensitive, creams exist to numb the area. Dr. Fox suggests six-to-eight treatments spaced over a 12-month period. The GentleMax Pro delivers amazing results in a short amount of time. Fox Vein & Laser Experts’ clients express satisfaction with this treatment.

Laser Hair Removal At Home Not Recommended

Typically, laser hair removal at home requires devices as powerful as the GentleMax Pro; however, many at-home devices provide much less by way of effectiveness. Only experienced professionals trained to use the medical device should deliver laser hair removal services.

Most likely, the laser hair removal devices you purchase for home use will not be strong enough to work well on all skin tones and hair colors. Typically, these devices function better with stark contrast between the color of the skin and the color of the hair. If someone has light skin and dark hair, then at home laser hair removal may work. For those with darker skin tones, burning of skin may occur during at home laser hair removal. Devices include sensors to block burning from happening.

Aside from not working well on all skin types, at-home devices are not as strong as more sophisticated machines. That means permanent hair removal may never happen. It may reduce the amount of hair, but never completely remove it. To ensure that unwanted hair completely goes away, then hair follicles require breakdown. To that end, schedule your laser hair removal sessions with a professional.


Choose Laser Hair Removal At Fox Vein & Laser Experts

Additionally, reaching specific areas of the body poses a challenge when doing at-home treatments. Think about areas like the back of the legs, buttocks, full bikini or back. These areas definitely require assistance to ensure that the laser device reaches each hair follicle. An experienced laser hair removal technician in Fox Vein & Laser Experts clinics understands how to deliver the treatment to address each area of the body.

When seeking Miami laser hair removal, forget looking online or in-store for DIY tricks to try at home. Fox Vein & Laser Experts provides the expertise you need to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body. Call our office today at 954-627-1045 to schedule a consultation with our laser hair removal team.