Home laser devices are currently very popular. With home lasers, hair is removed using the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) method. During IPL laser hair removal, short, strong light pulses are directed at the color pigments in the hair, which are then converted into heat in the hair root, destroying the hair follicle and preventing future hair growth.
Although home lasers may seem like a convenient alternative, there are numerous aspects to consider when choosing your laser hair removal method.
Consultation is an essential part of professional hair removal and there are numerous reasons for that. First of all, not every laser is suitable for every skin and hair type. At Real Beauty, we conduct a hair analysis before the first treatment and after every third session. This allows us to decide individually which laser is best suited for your treatment. Furthermore there are a few Do’s and Dont’s after laser hair removal that have to be followed for a safe hair removal journey, such as not going into the sun before and after the treatment. While important information like that is a crucial part of a professional consultation, with home laser devices there is no such expertise.
Home lasers also lack the technological diversity, that makes professional laser hair removal possible for almost all hair and skin types.
Professional laser devices are significantly more effective than home laser devices. Therefore, you need fewer sessions, and the results last longer. Furthermore, new professional laser technologies are painless, which is not the case with IPL home devices.
In addition, great importance is placed on adjusting the laser intensity correctly during professional laser hair removal. Since self-treatments are lacking the expertise of a being treated by a laser specialist, the laser intensity is often not adjusted correctly. This causes the risk of overdosing or underdosing, which is often underestimated.
Underdosing occurs when the light dosage of the laser device is too weak. This results in the destruction of melanin in the hair, but the hair follicle remains intact. This means that the hair will not be removed but turns gray due to the lack of melanin.
The risks of overdosing are burns, light damage, and an increased risk of skin cancer. Burns and light damage occur when the laser intensity is not set correctly. In addition, home laser devices can increase the risk of skin cancer if moles and pigment spots are not spared during treatment.
All of these are aspects that are taken into account during professional laser treatment.
Another difficulty with non-professional hair removal is the choice of the right home laser device. While some devices have a very high quality, others devices may have fake quality criteria, poor components, and poor processing, which increases the risks of self-treatment.
We are convinced that professional laser hair removal is the way to go!
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