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Laser Hair Removal at home - top 5 Products 1
Groom+Style’s favorite at home laser hair removal products – there is some serious firepower here! Our team has tested them all (or are at least in the process of testing them), so do let us know if you have any questions.

 

Best Home Laser Hair Removal Devices – Top 5 Smoothest Review for Oct. 2019

Please find our detailed analysis, buying guide and test results of all the home laser hair removal models after the comparison table.

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  • Very Effective, Cordless Laser Diode Machine
  • Face & Body- 90,000 Flashes
  • Best for Light Skin & Dark Hair
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  • Powerful Corded IPL System
  • Good for 3000 Flashes
  • Best for Light Skin & Dark Hair
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  • Powerful Corded IPL System
  • Face & Body -65,000 Flashes
  • Best for Light Skin & Dark Hair
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  • Great Value, Corded IPL System
  • Face & Body - 200,000 Flashes
  • Best for Light Skin & Dark Hair
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  • Powerful Cordless IPL System
  • Face & Body - 250,000 Flashes
  • Suitable for Dark Skin (Fitz Scale Type V)
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  • Great Value, Corded IPL System
  • Face & Body - 5,000 Flashes
  • Best for Light Skin & Dark Hair
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  • Powerful, Corded eHPL System
  • Face & Body - 400,000 Flashes
  • Suitable for Dark Skin (Fitz Scale Type V)
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  • Color Blind IPL System
  • Face & Body – 500,000 Flashes
  • All Skin & Hair Colors
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Introduction and Buying Guide

Laser technology is moving into the home to help with permanent hair removal, but which device is best for your needs and should you put your trust in?  Groom+Style investigates.

You don’t have to be a scientist or a doctor (or, for that matter, Goldfinger or Dr. Evil) to appreciate the utility of lasers.

From laser sights to laser pointers, from the operating suite to the military theater, the power of lasers has been harnessed to perform a myriad range of functions that even the scientists at Hughes Research Laboratory in California couldn’t have envisioned when they turned on the world’s first operational laser in 1960.

 

Laser Hair Removal At Home – Growing Popularity

We’ll guarantee that they never expected the laser technology to be used for home hair removal. But do-it-yourself laser hair removal at home (LHR) has become the method of choice for many women and men.

There are drawbacks to using lasers for removing hair, including the facts that most machines don’t work well on dark skin or light hair, it’s a long-term process which requires some patience, and of course, it can be expensive.

But there are several reasons for the growing popularity of LHR in recent years: treated areas stay hair-free for months or years, and it’s less painful than waxing or even a few bad razor cuts. (There is still some pain associated with the laser “zaps,” though, so it’s a good idea to start out by using numbing cream until you know whether it’s needed for future sessions.)

There are some who are scared by the word “laser” and would never dream of trying to use one at home. However, we think a laser (which isn’t dangerous at the power levels used in a home LHR machine) is a lot less scary than the prices that professionals charge for laser hair treatments – which can total thousands of dollars, while a good home machine costs only hundreds.

Don’t forget to check Must Know at the end of this article section before making any buying decision.

 

Laser Technology vs Intense Pulsed Light

First, though, one quick note. All of these machines, as well as many others we haven’t ranked, are referred to by vendors and in the industry as “home lasers.” However, only our #1 product actually uses laser technology. All of the others use similar but less-powerful light systems to remove hair; most use what’s called IPL (intense pulsed light).

How do you know a good laser hair removal device from a bad one? You check Groom+Style’s list of the top 5 best at home hair removal lasers, of course.

 

1. Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X

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Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X. Click on the photo to check the Price on Amazon.

There really wasn’t much question which laser hair removal product belonged at the top of our rankings. The Tria has been around longer than its competitors, it was the first LHR system approved by the FDA as safe and effective for home use, and it uses the same technology (laser diode) that pros use in the salons which charge big bucks for a full series of laser treatments.

Automatic Lock if Skin Tone is Too Dark

Groom+Style wouldn’t go as far as saying that any machine (of any type) is idiot-proof, but Tria does all it can to make sure this laser is used properly. We’ve already mentioned that most lasers won’t work on dark-toned skin; the 4X makes certain that it’s appropriate for your skin tone with a built-in skin sensor. If it’s safe for you, the machine beeps and unlocks. Otherwise, the Tria stays locked and you won’t be allowed to use it.

Easy to Use Digital Interface

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Tria is safe (approved by the FDA), very effective, and very easy to use.

Once you have the go-ahead (and have read the instructions to know what you’re doing), there’s a terrific digital user interface on the 4X which helps you select one of five strength settings (starting low is a good idea) and counts the number of laser pulses you’ve administered during the session (the instructions explain the proper number of pulses required for each area).

Cordless and Ergonomic

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Beautifully packaged, cordless and effective for both men (not on facial hair) and women – definitely a premium product.

We like that the Tria machine operates cordlessly and is ergonomically designed to be maneuvered easily. The size of the laser head is more of a mixed bag; it’s small so it can be used to accurately target areas like the bikini line, but that also means it takes longer to work on larger areas like the leg.

That actually didn’t bother us, since laser hair removal isn’t a quickie procedure like shaving. When it’s going to take a few months to do the number of treatments required to get rid of all stubborn hair, taking things gradually shouldn’t really be an issue.

Finite Number of Flashes – No Replacement Cartridge

One major difference between the 4X and most competitors is that there’s no cartridge to replace, meaning virtually no maintenance is required. However, that convenience comes with a price of sorts; once you’ve “used up” the laser flashes stored in the machine, it becomes a very expensive doorstop.

With a capacity of 90,000 flashes the Tria should last at least a few years, but after that, you’ll need to purchase a new unit. On the other hand, the average laser cartridge (for machines other than the Tria) only provides about 1000-5000 flashes, so you’d have to buy as many as 90 cartridges for those machines to match the price of the Tria 4X.

How Good Is the Hair Removal With the Tria 4X?

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Tria Laser skin tone chart, and basic guidelines for use.

The one thing we haven’t mentioned yet are results, and this machine provides them. In the first few weeks there should be small signs that the treatments are working; in 2-3 months the areas that have been treated will be much less dense than they used to be as hair re-growth is lessened and the hair that does re-grow is lighter; after that the treated follicles should stop growing new hair completely, only requiring touchups from that point forward.

Quite simply, the 4X does exactly what it’s supposed to do, effectively removing hair for the long term at a price way below the cost of professional treatments and better than the competition – probably because this machine really does use laser light rather than IPL technology.

Specifications of the Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X:

  • Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 5 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Intensity levels: 5
  • Flashes: 90,000
  • Replacement cartridges: Not applicable
  • Power: Rechargeable battery
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Warranty: One year

Check Tria Hair 4X Price On Amazon

Check Our Detail Review of The Tria Beauty Laser Hair Removal Device

 

2. Remington iLIGHT Pro Plus Quartz Hair Removal System

Remington iLIGHT Pro Plus Quartz Hair Removal System
Remington iLIGHT Pro Plus Quartz Hair Removal System. Click on the photo to check the Price on Amazon.

IPL rather than Laser Technology

This product uses the IPL system, rather than an actual laser, to remove hair. It ranks #2 on our list of the top 5 best at home lasers because it outperforms most IPL devices, thanks to the use of quartz light rather than flashes from an ordinary glass bulb.

This model can only be used on the body, see section 2.1 for an iLIGHT model that can be used safely on the face (for women). 

The Remington operates in a fashion similar to the Tria; you give each target area the designated number of flashes, and over a period of time all of the hair follicles are disabled so hair doesn’t grow back. That period of time, however, is longer than with the Tria because IPL pulses simply aren’t as strong as those from a laser.

Larger Area but Less Accuracy

The light-emitting head on the iLIGHT Pro Plus Quartz is larger than the head on the Tria 4X, meaning the light reaches an area more than twice as large which makes it possible to work faster. The downside is that it’s trickier to use this unit to treat small areas like the bikini line with pinpoint accuracy.

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Remington iLight skin tone and hair color chart.

As with most laser systems, this one is not meant for dark skin or light hair, and there’s a skin tone sensor similar to one on the 4X. The manufacturer also specifies that it should only be used below the neck. It’s easy to hold and use this unit because it’s shaped much like a computer mouse and fits nicely in the hand.

Good for 30,000 Flashes

A real positive when comparing the Remington to other IPL devices (including the lower-level Remington, the iLIGHT Pro Plus without the quartz bulb) is that its cartridge is built to deliver 30,000 flashes, good for at least a year’s worth of treatments before it needs to be replaced.

However, the iLIGHT is also more expensive than most IPL machines. There are two arguments for choosing the Remington over the Tria:

1. the treatments are less painful with the iLIGHT (but that’s simply because the skin is being hit with light flashes that aren’t as powerful as the ones produced by the Tria’s laser).

2. depending on your preferences, the iLIGHT is corded so you do not have to worry about recharging it between treatments.

2.1 Remington iLIGHT Ultra Face & Body Hair Removal System

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The corded Remington iLight is FDA approved for men (not on facial hair) and women with a large treatment area and fast flash rate (buy the one with the Quartz lamp for the most effective results) – a great IPL solution.

Remington also has a more expensive model that also uses a Quartz lamp, is capable of  65,000 flashes and is FDA approved for use on facial hair (for women only).

Check Remington iLIGHT  Ultra Face & Body Price on Amazon

You’ll see good results from this FDA approved at-home “laser” when used properly – you’ll just have to wait longer to see them than if you had used the Tria or gone to a salon for professional treatments.

Looking at the details of the Remington iLIGHT Pro Plus Quartz Hair Removal System:

  • Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 4 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Intensity levels: 5
  • Flashes: 30,000
  • Replacement cartridges: yes
  • Power: Corded
  • Run Time: Not applicable
  • Warranty: Two years, limited

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Check Remington iLIGHT  Ultra Face & Body Price on Amazon

 

3. Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal System

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Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal System. Click on the photo to check the Price on Amazon.

Approximately 200,000 Flashes at a Reasonable Price

If the price tags of our first two choices are a little steep for your tastes, the Groom+Style Team suggest taking a look at this Philips Lumea IPL unit – this could be your budget choice.

It is meant to last a very long time; the bulb cartridge can’t be changed, but the company claims it provides a whopping 200,000 flashes before the machine needs to be replaced. (Others have estimated the number to be closer to 100,000 flashes, but that’s still a lot.)

Glide/Slide & Flash – Glide the Unit Over Your Skin

Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal System - Front
Corded, light, easy to use, and easy on the wallet – the Philips Lumea Essential is a great product. Once again suitable for men (not facial hair) and women.

One nice feature of this hair remover is a “slide and flash” mode, which lets you glide the unit over your skin, flashing as it goes, rather than having to deal with each patch of skin individually. There’s also a “stamp mode” meant to be used on the smaller areas of the bikini line and the face. As with our first two choices, there are five intensity modes and a skin sensor on the Lumea Comfort because it isn’t meant for dark skin or light hair.

Philips Lumea skin tone and hair color guide, with the treatment plan explained.

The downside and upside are the same as with other IPL machines. It will take longer to see results than with the Tria laser because the light pulses aren’t as powerful, but that means the treatments aren’t quite as painful.

The Philips Lumea comes with a 180 day trial with money back satisfaction guarantee (at the time of writing this was for the United States, please do check the specifics for your country of purchase). 

3.1 Philips Lumea BRI956 Prestige IPL Hair Removal for Body, Face, and Bikini

The top of the range model released by Philips, that can be used corded or cordless, is safe for the body and face, and is suitable for those with a skin tone of Type V (on the Fitzpatrick scale).  For those who prefer IPL and have a larger budget, this model might be worth considering.

Check Philips Lumea Prestige Price on Amazon

A nice machine at a nice price – but sooner or later, it will have to be thrown away since you can’t buy replacement cartridges.

Facts and figures for the Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal System:

  • Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Intensity levels: 5
  • Flashes: 200,000 (manufacturer claim)
  • Replacement cartridges: Not available
  • Power: Corded
  • Run Time: Not applicable
  • Warranty: Two years

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Check Philips Lumea Prestige Price on Amazon

 

4. Silk’n Flash & Go Hair Removal Device Original

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Silk’n Flash & Go Hair Removal Device Original. Click on the photo to check the Price on Amazon.

Please also read section 4.2 & 4.1 below as there are newer models that no longer require replacement cartridges.

Corded IPL Device for Lighter Skin

Another IPL system (they call it HPL for “home pulsed light”) which is the least-expensive of the “laser” hair removal devices on our list, this product from Silk’n is shaped like a police radar gun and has defined the medium-range hair removal market for quite a while.

The Flash&Go is similar to the IPL units we’ve already discussed: it’s corded, it’s FDA approved, and it has a skin sensor because it’s not appropriate for use on dark skin (see section 4.2 for the Silk’n Infinity which can be used on dark and light skin).

5,000 Flashes with Replacement Cartridge (see section 4.1 & 4.2 for versions which don’t have replacement cartridges)

The standard bulb on the Silk’n machine is good for 5,000 flashes after which the bulb cartridge must be replaced, and the machine is OK for use on the face – although it has a head that’s on the large side, so your results working on small areas may not measure up to the performance of the Tria or Lumea. As with all quality IPL units, you’ll see good results but they’ll take longer to occur than with the Tria because of the less powerful IPL light flashes.

Cartridge Replacement Options

This Silk’n model has 1000 flash replacement cartridges, although the company does offer a Long Life Upgrade cartridge with 120,000 flashes. There’s also a Silk’n “Luxx” model similar to the Flash&Go unit gives you 120,000 flashes standard. If you plan to be a heavy user, either of those options would probably make sense for you.

Going in-depth on the Silk’n Flash&Go Hair Removal Device:

  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Intensity levels: 1
  • Flashes: 5,000
  • Replacement cartridges: yes
  • Power: Corded
  • Run Time: Not applicable
  • Warranty: Two years

Check Silk’n Flash&Go Price on Amazon

4.1 Silk’n Compact & Express Models – No Replacement Cartridges

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Note – Silk’n have done it again and released a newer model – see section 4.2 especially if you have skin or hair colors unsuitable for other at home laser hair removal devices.

The latest and greatest hair removal models released by Silk’n in 2016 are the Compact and Express.  These models no longer have replacement cartridges.

The compact version provides 150,000 light pulses.

The Advanced version has a whopping 300,000 light pulses.

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4.2 Silk’n Infinity 400,000 – Suitable for Almost ALL Skin and Hair Colours

Laser Hair Removal at home - Silkn Glide Infinity 400000 Pulses with eHPL Technology
Click photo for Price on Amazon.

Silk’n keeps innovating and improving their products, and have released the Silk’n Infinity 400,000.

This product gives hope to people who have previously been unable to use at home “laser” hair removal devices due to the color of their skin or hair.

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Silk’n Infinity, a brilliant product that is safe for almost all skin tones and hair colors – see chart below.  This product is also suitable for men (not facial hair) and women.

Although Groom+Style have not tested the device on the full range of skin and hair available Silk’n say that the Infinity 400,000 is suitable for all skin colors and almost all hair colors.

Effectively, the product is only unsuitable for people who have BOTH black skin (Type VI on the Fitzpatrick Scale ) AND white or grey hair.

Silkn Infinity Skin Color Chart
Silkn Infinity Skin Color Chart

The product works via a combination of galvanic and optical energy – see diagram below.

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How the Silk’n Infinity uses Galvanic and Optical energy to disable hair follicles.

Other great features of this product are that:

– as the name suggests the Silk’n Infinity will emit up to 400,000 pulses.

– it can be used on facial and body hair

– it is suitable for both men and women

– it can be used via the pulse and glide method, meaning treatments should take less time

Check the Silk’n Infinity 400,000 Price on Amazon

 

5. Tanda Me My Elos Syneron Touch Hair Removal System

Tanda Me My Elos Syneron Touch Hair Removal System
Tanda Me My Elos Syneron Touch Hair Removal System. Click on the photo to check the Price on Amazon.

ELOS Technology For Darker Skin

OK, those of you with dark skin have been very patient, so we have a “laser” hair removal just for you. The Me My Elos uses a slightly different FDA-approved technology called ELOS, which is similar to IPL but “color blind.”

Just about everything else about the Tanda is similar to the IPL at home lasers we’ve discussed, so we won’t go into great detail. It can be used on the face as well as the lower body, has a large head for covering good-sized patches of skin, and comes with a quartz cartridge delivering 500,000 flashes.

Another brilliant product that is safe and effective for men (sorry, not facial hair) and women, and for all skin tones.

The latest model is called the Elos Touch Advance and has 500,000 pulses.

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The Elos Me is safe to use on most body parts.
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The Elos Me skin tone and hair color chart.
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How the Elos Me works.

Unfortunately, as with most products which have the market cornered (in this case, the dark skin market), the cost is high.

When you consider the number of flashes included, though, it’s not a terrible deal and it’s a good system for an IPL model.

The specs for the Tanda Me My Elos Syneron Touch Hair Removal System:

  • Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Intensity levels: 1
  • Flashes: Latest model has 500,000
  • Replacement cartridges: yes
  • Power: Corded
  • Run Time: Not applicable
  • Warranty: Two years

Check Me My Elos Syneron Price on Amazon

 

Things You Need to Know Before You Go Shopping for Your Laser Hair Removal Device

There are a lot of factors that go into determining which system is the best for you, and these are but some of the vast number of systems that are available in stores and online.  Each of these systems offers benefits for the consumer, and the system that you purchase will depend on your specific needs.

Based on the objective facts, and taking the majority of the population into consideration, the best laser home hair removal system is the Tria Laser Hair Removal 4X, with its ease of use and low operating costs.  You don’t need to spend a fortune to get the look that you want, but you can’t assume that you can spend next to nothing for your perfect look either.

Skin Tone:  Though there have been some technological advancements that made laser hair removal systems viable for darker skin tones, if you have olive colored skin or darker, you need to find a system that is FDA rated for your skin tone.  Fair skinned women can use just about any system out of the box with no problem.  Talk to your dermatologist to get some help determining whether or not a home hair removal system is suitable for your skin type.

Darker skinned women (and men) can check out the Silk’n Infinity in section 4.2 and the Tanda Me in section 5.

Hair Color:  Blondes might have more fun, but when it comes to laser home hair removal, blondes have a tough time.  The lasers have a hard time picking up the light pigmentation of blonde, white or red hair, and so the systems are not as effective with those hair colors.  On the other hand, if your hair is brown or black, you should see fantastic results with most laser removal systems.

Lighter haired women (and men) can check out the Silk’n Infinity in section 4.2.

Price:  The upfront price of a home system might seem shocking at first, but when you compare it to several trips to the doctor for treatments, you actually come out ahead.  Be sure to invest in a quality system, otherwise, you do run the risk of skin damage and ineffective removal.  A good starting point is around $300 for a mid-range kit.

Ongoing Costs:  Finally, there are several systems on the market that have a low initial setup price, but they prove to be more costly to operate in the long-run because they require replacement cartridges every few months.  Depending on how often you plan to use the machine and how expensive the replacement cartridges are, you might be better off paying a little bit more upfront for a cartridge-free kit.

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Hi there,
Thank you so much for your article.
I am light skinned and have dark hair and have spent 5 sessions Salon laser (Candela Device) which was so effective but still I have dark hair in some parts. I ‘m looking for a very powerful and effective home laser hair removal with a quick treatment. I would be thankful if you could introduce me the best one?

thank you,
Mina

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Hi Mina,

Thanks for the question. The most powerful home laser hair removal device for people with light skin and dark hair is the Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X…

Good luck!

Kind Regards,
Lisa

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Hi there,

I have curly/coarse hair, which results in some really terrible and unsightly bumps and ingrowns all over my legs. Consequently, I’ve been considering laser/electrolysis as a more permanent solution to this problem. I’m very fair with brown (not super dark but definitely brown) leg hair. Do at-home lasers seem like a realistic/reasonable solution for me? Is there one model you would recommend over another? I’m really inclined to consider the home options as they’re far more affordable than in-office treatments.

Thanks so much,
Remy

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Hi Remy,

Thanks for the question. Yes, with your fair skin and brown hair the Tria laser would be a great choice!

Kind Regards,
Lisa

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Monika

Thank you for the article!
I have light skin and dark hair – with quite a number of birthmarks / pigment spots.
Can i still use the “regular” machines (not only the one suitable for dark skin)?

Thank you in advance!

Best regards

Monika

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Hi Monika,

Thanks for the great question. Yes, you can still use a “regular” machine that works for light skin, but you do want to avoid activating the device directly on birthmarks, moles, pigment spots etc. Even if you choose a machine for darker skin, you still want to avoid treating birthmarks etc as well.

We recommend covering any skin spots with a small amount of tape/plaster etc before performing a treatment – and even when you have done this, you still want to avoid activating the laser directly on these spots i.e. please treat around them.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Lisa

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Hi, while deciding on Braun IPL, I came to know about Beurer IPL. Which is the better one without harming the skin or any side effects?

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Hi Christy, They both look like good quality IPL devices from reputable brands (Braun and Beurer) and as such should be safe if used according to the operating instructions and common sense (as with all laser hair removal and IPL devices). The key difference seems to be that the Braun Gillette Venus Silk-Expert IPL 5001 has 300,000 flashes and the Beurer IPL Long Lasting Pro Hair has 150,000 flashes – which pretty much accounts for why the Braun is twice the price of the Beurer. For those readers who want to know more about these products, you can read more… Read more »

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Thank you so much for the article.

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I was wondering if you could start with the #1 product (TRIA) which is Laser technology and later move to the LHR technology for touch ups? I am sure new LHR technology will be released by the time the original Tria is used up so I am not asking which LHR to move to yet. I’d like on with many pulses and replaceable cartridges. I am light skinned and have medium brown hair to dark brown hair. I see they are safe for the face, but I was wondering about the eyebrows. Would it be harmful to touching up the… Read more »

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Hi Elisabeth, Thanks so much for the questions. Firstly, the Tria manual clearly states, “Do not use the Tria Laser 4x on or around the eyes, eyebrows or eyelashes. Doing so can cause permanent eye injury.” If you have any further questions about this I would suggest you call/contact Tria directly and see what they say. The Tria laser 4x comes with 90,000 flashes. The approximate number of flashes per treatment area is: Upper lip – 25 pulses over 2 to 3 minutes. Underarms – 100 pulses per side over 4 to 5 minutes. Bikini line – 200 pulses per… Read more »

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Brooklyn Johnson

I had no idea that laser hair removal treated areas stay hair-free for months or years, and it’s less painful than waxing. I have recently gotten so tired of the constant shaving and razor bumps and am looking for an alternative. I will definitely keep your advice in mind when looking for a new hair removal method.

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Hi! Thank you very much for this helpful info!
I am tired of years of booking appointments and spending on laser sessions. I wanted to ask: Would you recommend a home device for someone doing “maintenance” like me? I am a 40 year old woman with olive skin ( or a little darker), and after years of lasering, due to my age, some thin, whispy black hairs are resurfacing on my face (chin, upper lip). I also have “hair points” on my chin that look like blackheads, but according to my derma, are actually hair (sigh).
All the best

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Hi Marie,

I think this would be the ideal situation. Home laser hair removal devices cannot be made as power as clinic devices (for safety reasons), so if you already have very minimal hair from professional treatments, then buying a device such as the Tria Laser to maintain your existing treatments, should work very nicely indeed.

Do let me know if you have any follow up questions.

Kind Regards,
Lisa

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Hi, I am a male and am thinking about Brazilian, can any of these home devices be used for that? I understand that a Brazilian can be done by a professional but their products are more powerful are they not? I don’t understand why I can’t use a home device. What could happen if I do? Thanks very much for your time, John LaMarche

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Hi John,

Thanks for the question and comment. So if I understand correctly your goal is to be completely hairless [permanently] in your pubic region – and you are wondering if an at home laser hair removal device is able to achieve that for you…if that is the case please read Lisa’s detailed answer to Joao below, on FEBRUARY 1, 2018.

You can also read a bit more about other hair removal methods in the articles below:

https://staging.groomandstyle.com/shave-pubic-hair/
https://staging.groomandstyle.com/how-brazilian-wax-home/

Let me know if you have any other follow up questions.

Kind Regards,
Pierce

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Hi Thank you so much for the article. I am just looking into laser treatment again and have found articles about home treatment. I am a fair skinned Irish girl with dark hair and successfully had upper lip salon laser treatment in my 30s which I would not hesitate to recommend if you can afford it. I am now in my 50s and going through the menopause. The hair that is now growing on my chin and cheeks is thick course and mostly black, there is some grey but it is the black ones that concern me. It is very… Read more »

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Hi Sarah, I think the Tria Laser would be the best choice for your situation. The question, however, is how dense are those problematic facial hairs. The key concern for men is the density of facial hair/follicles, which makes it generally unsafe to utilise at home laser hair treatment, due to the risk of burning and skin damage. I would recommend you ring Tria’s customer service support line and ask for their opinion, and/or once again try and get a free consultation with a local laser hair removal clinic that you trust, and see what advice they can give you.… Read more »

Aurora
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Aurora

Hi Lisa.

Can you help to choose Lase hair removal. I am with dark hair and light skin. I would like to buy a machine wich is work on the all body… I am with sensitive skin and now it’s have been 7 mouth searching for some devices that work great on sensitive skin and in the all body areas.

Thank you so much with best regards Aurora

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Groom+Style

Hi Aurora, Thanks for your question on Groom+Style. As you have dark hair and light skin my initial thoughts would be that the Tria Laser would be the ideal solution for an at home laser hair removal option for you. It also has 5 different strength options – effectively the highest is the most powerful, most effective, but also the zappiest/”painful”. So, in theory, you have pretty good control if you have sensitive skin. I did, however, want to clarify what you mean by having sensitive skin, do you mean that you are afraid the at home laser hair removal… Read more »

momo
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momo

Can laser machine be used by 2 people as in can it be shared between husband and wife?

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Groom+Style

Hi Mono, Great question and the answer is yes! A single laser hair removal device can be shared between 2 or more people, in fact, this is a strategy that lots of students and young people follow to share the cost. For this strategy to work you just ideally have similar skin and hair color – or at least buy a device that will cover a range of skin tones etc. Our testers for the Elos machine were a married couple and they found it very easy to schedule the treatments together in the evening. Most of the devices reviewed… Read more »

Paras
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Paras

is it safe for tattoo area??

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Groom+Style

Hi Paras,

No, you should not use these IPL or Laser hair removal devices on tattooed areas. Ideally, they should be covered with plaster before any treatment, or avoided altogether.

In the best case the laser/IPL will remove or damage the tattoo (the heat “boils” the ink under the skin) and in the worst case you can burn the skin.

I hope that helps.

Kind Regards,
Lisa

maheen
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maheen

hi lisa i will buy the machine which suites best on me please suggest me one because i cant decide which should i buy dosnt matter for the price because i spent money on treatment from laser clinic but my hair are still coming and it morand i want the machine which has more flashes and work long lasting.thanks

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Groom+Style

Hey Maheen, Thanks for your question. From our research the 3 options you have available for back hair and darker skin are: – Philips Lumea BRI956 Prestige IPL Hair Removal for Body, Face, and Bikini – Silk’n Infinity 400,000 – Suitable for Almost ALL Skin and Hair Colours – Tanda Me My Elos Syneron Touch Hair Removal System We have tested the Silk’n Infinity and Tanda me on a range of people with darker skin and dark hair, and the testers have seen a thinning of existing hair and a reduction in hair density. The choice you make should be… Read more »

maheen
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maheen

hi my skin type is between 5 or 4 on fitzpatrick scale .am south asian with medium brown or olive skin tone and i have pcos i want to remove hair from face and body please suggest me which machine will be best and on budget?

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Groom+Style

Hi Maheen, Thanks for the question. Unfortunately, the number of budget at home laser hair removal devices is quite limited for those people with darker skin. The 3 options that are effective for those people with darker skin are the models listed below, but these are not budget: – Philips Lumea BRI956 Prestige IPL Hair Removal for Body, Face, and Bikini – Silk’n Infinity 400,000 – Suitable for Almost ALL Skin and Hair Colours – Tanda Me My Elos Syneron Touch Hair Removal System One option for those people who don’t have a large budget is to share the machine/cost… Read more »

VALERIE WEAVER
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VALERIE WEAVER

First of all, I want to commend you on the most informative article out there regarding at home facial hair removal laser use. I intend to use the at home laser strictly for facial hair removal, upper lip, cheeks, chin and neck. I am a 58 year old Caucasian woman with fair skin. My natural hair color is a medium to dark brown. However, my upper lip, chin and neck hairs are a combination of black, but mostly very course white and gray, with a lot of peach fuzz on my cheeks. The amount of time it takes to show… Read more »

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Groom+Style

Hi Valerie, Thanks for your question, and trust, we appreciate it. You are right the Silk’n Infinity did seem to be out of stock on Amazon for a while, but it looks like it is available again now. Based on the details you have provided it would seem that the “problem” is going to be the white and gray hairs – and unfortunately, no product is going to be able to provide guaranteed results. As you have probably read, the laser works by targeting the melanin in the hair, so the grayer/whiter the hair the less likely the chance of… Read more »

Joy Butler
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Joy Butler

Thanks for this worth reading and impressive material! Among the different kinds of hair removal methods, I haven’t tried Electrolysis yet. I am searching for its reviews and information online so I will be fully aware of what is Electrolysis and its procedure is all about. And let me commend you as your post is one of the best sources that I ever found online. You did not only provide us an awesome guide and a well-detailed image, you have also showed us more options with these reliable reviews, well done!

Groom+Style
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Groom+Style

Thanks Joy, glad you enjoyed the research and article.

We also have a similar guide on electrolysis, linked below, if you are interested.

https://staging.groomandstyle.com/art-of-shaving/top-4-best-home-electrolysis-machine-reviews/

Kind Regards,
Lisa

Mrs
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Mrs

Great article! What is the best machine for a an Asian, like Indonesian coloured skin? Thanks,keep up the good writings!

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Groom+Style

Hi Mrs,

Great you found the article helpful. Please check out the color charts for the Tria Laser, Silk’n Infinity and Tanda Me. If you think your skin tone is too dark for the Tria then please focus on the Silk’n Infinity or Tanda Me. Sorry we can not be more specific but there is such a wide range of Indonesian skin tone that it is impossible for us to give a definitive answer without more information.

Good luck with your choice.

Kind Regards,
Lisa

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