Is at home IPL laser treatment really worth the investment?

With summer around the corner, men and women all over South Africa are trying to figure out which hair removal method will be best for them, and let’s face it –
Not everyone thinks that laser hair removal is an affordable option – Even though those who have tried it, might disagree as they have been saving so much in the long run!

So let’s take a look at at-home laser hair removal devices and weigh the pros and cons of such devices.

Laser hair removal is the process of removing hair through energy. Energy is transmitted through the hair shaft, into the follicle and causes permanent damage to the follicle without affecting the surrounding skin.

Laser hair removal machines vary in price.

  • Old IPL machines, home devices to medical grade Diode laser and everything in between.
  • What most people don’t realize is that these machine are not all created equal.
    • An at home device might cost you R 2000 – R 4000
    • Most beauty spa’s use lasers that cost R 150 000 – R 350 000
    • Medical diode Laser prices start from 1,7 Mil and the combination lasers that do BBL, and Laser cost around R 650 000 – R 980 000

These prices are definitely a true reflection of the type of results you can expect.

IPL is the oldest technology, and the same technology that has been utilized by these at-home devices. IPL works in reducing hair – over a long period, by causing damage to the hair follicle.

It’s painful, unpleasant and takes very long!

Most people who have had a bad experience with laser hair removal has had IPL or been treated with a combination laser.

We love IPL for spot treatments like the chin, upper lip, nipple or belly button hair – But if you are treating a larger area and if you are serious about getting rid of the hair permanently, it’s definitely worth investing in the right laser!

Let’s look at the pro’s and cons of an at-home laser

At home lasers are always less powerful than the ones you will find in your doctors office or at a reputable laser clinic. That’s good and bad. On the one hand, with less power comes less responsibility. These devices are safe for amateurs to use at home, so you don’t have to worry about burning yourself in the name of smooth skin. (Still, make sure you follow the directions exactly)

But with less power also comes less effectiveness: The at-home devices don’t work as well as the pro models.

More downsides: It’s hard to cover a lot of territory — like an entire leg — with the small at-home devices, and they might not be strong enough to get completely hair-free.

Our conclusion 

If you are serious about hair removal, and want to get rid of your hair completely – Then invest in laser hair removal with the right clinic –

Otherwise you will definitely reduce the amount of hair you see, but you probably will never be hair free.

You might lighten the hair and reduce the appearance of dark thick hair – but you will still sit with the hair and likely need a stronger laser and more sessions to get rid of those completely.

If you want laser hair removal, but can not afford it – Have a look at our influencer or referral plan here.

You can refer 7 people ( who all get a free session on the house ), and enjoy pain free laser hair removal absolutely free!

We also offer competitive prices to make it affordable for everyone and always try to run specials and promotions to assist our clients. Please refer to our pricelist.

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