Nowadays, you can perform laser hair removal yourself, in the privacy of your own home. But while handheld devices are a great way to remove unwanted hair at your discretion, these tools may not offer the same results as if a doctor had performed the treatment.
The energy wavelengths aren’t as strong as the machines in the doctor’s office-such as Nd:YAG, diode or ruby lasers-so sometimes, the results aren’t the same, either in term of how much hair is removed or how long the results will last.
You should also keep in mind that, just because you’re performing the treatment doesn’t mean you can bypass the instructions included with your device. Some at-home devices do not offer enough energy, which can actually end up stimulating hair growth instead of impeding it.
And remember, the same basic principles and guidelines that apply to doctor-administered hair removal apply to at-home versions, like staying out of the sun.
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