What do we think about IPL laser hair removal at home?

Professional laser can be incredibly expensive. If you complete your full treatment and it works well, you’re likely to want to treat other areas. Or if the world randomly enters a one in a hundred year pandemic, and your treatments get interrupted because stores are closed, there’s the potential that you’d have to start again. For all these reasons, it begs the question, what do we think about IPL laser removal at home?

So what is IPL laser hair removal? It’s said to be a safe, non-invasive treatment which permanently reduces the number of regrowing hairs. The IPL laser light pulses are used to disrupt the hair follicles and stop their ability to grow hair, meaning you’ll be silky smooth and free of hair.

I have had professional laser before and have seen results, so I never believed that at home laser kits could work. Beauticians undergo training to properly learn about the skin and the precision that it takes to complete a laser procedure, so how could I possibly achieve the same results from my bathroom floor? Alas, curiosity got the better of me.

I purchased a LUX SKIN® IPL Laser Hair Removal Handset in the Christmas sales last year, so I’ve had it for awhile. Lux Skin say that their handsets utilise clinical grade technology that has been adapted for safe and effective at home hair removal. The handset is compact and safe for use on the face and Brazilian areas. It is $160, but I received a promotional discount at the time so it came down to $79.

To successfully complete a round of treatment, here’s what you’ll have to do:

  • Shave the area that you plan on treating.
  • Plug the handset into power, the power button will flash green – press once to turn on, press the power again to increase intensity.
  • Place the device head flat against the skin and press the big button on the front to activate a zap.
  • Continue to move the device head against the area, not missing any spots.
  • Use after care laser treatment if required and repeat one a week for 12 weeks for best results.

I completed 12 consistent weeks of laser on my underarms with it, and no, it didn’t completely remove all of my hair. Overtime I certainly saw gradually less hair, but no completely treated areas. Overall, this IPL Laser is probably as good as any on the market are going to get.

I wouldn’t necessarily recommend purchasing one of these as I do think that some things are better left to the professionals, but now that I have the machine I wouldn’t throw it away. Now that Sydney is stuck in such a heavy lockdown, I have decided to pick it up again so stay tuned for potentially different results in a few weeks time.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this lengthy post, what do we think about IPL laser hair removal at home?

Until next time,