You’ll find many at-home laser hair removal devices available to buy on the market.
At first, they seem like an excellent investment! You get access to permanent hair removal without having to pay a hefty price.
But are they safe to use?
In this blog post, we’ll go through a few risks of using at-home laser hair removal devices.
Let’s get started.
The Risks of At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices
While at-home laser hair removal devices seem handy and are advertised as safe, they usually aren’t. Here are some things you need to know before considering at-home laser hair removal.
To start with, these at-home devices aren’t as sophisticated as in-office lasers, making them relatively unsafe and ineffective for darker skin types. You may even risk burning your skin.
Calibration of device
So, as time passes, the components inside the devices gradually degrade. So, these devices need to be regularly calibrated to work efficiently. Many devices also malfunction, which aren't covered in the warranty.
The dangers of using an uncalibrated device include hyperpigmentation, scarring, and burns.
Finally, at-home devices aren’t able to deliver the heat necessary to permanently destroy the follicle. So, the device might temporarily damage the follicle, but, eventually, it’ll heal itself and you’ll find hairs on the area again.
Using these at-home hair removal devices can have permanent and severe consequences. So, it’s always advisable to visit a professional service.