Skip navigation! Story from Skin Care. Between shaving , waxing , sugaring , threading, epilating, and good ol' fashioned Nair , there's no shortage of ways to remove body hair if that's your thing — but laser hair removal is the only method that promises smooth, hairless skin on a permanent basis. While the service is available at most cosmetic dermatologists' offices, there are many at-home devices touting similar benefits at a fraction of the cost of an in-office package. If you're wondering how those handheld gadgets work — and, most importantly, if they're suitable for your skin type — then you've come to the right place. Achieving permanent results from at-home options can take a few months, so if you're hoping for hair-free skin by summer, now's not a bad time to start. Ahead, everything you need to know before you try zapping from the comfort of your bedroom.
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We need to reassert, before we go any further, that body hair is a completely natural, normal thing, a nd you should absolutely not feel compelled to remove it if you don't want to—it's a personal choice. If you're a body hair, don't care kind of person, more power to you! But if you're into the idea of laser hair removal, want to save some money, but are a little freaked about the idea of doing it at home, we've got you covered.
Hello, hi: This is your public service announcement that whatever you chose to do with your body hair is percent acceptable. Whether you shave it, wax it, or leave it TF alone is totally up to you, but personally, I've been on a quest to destroy every inch of my body hair for the last few years I like my legs smooth, what can I say?! That's why I've become suuuuuper intrigued by laser hair removal , namely, those little at-home devices that promise to zap off your hair in the comfort of your own bathroom for a fraction of the price of an in-office treatment, might I add. But is at-home laser hair removal actually safe? And is it just as effective as going to a pro? I went to dermatologist Arash Akhavan , MD, to find out everything you gotta know, along with the best devices on the market. First, a refresher: Laser hair removal is a process where light aka the laser beams are directed onto your skin in little pulses. Compared to in-office treatments which, although pricey, are done by board-certified derms or trained professionals who know exactly what they're doing , at-home devices have a much lower energy output which makes them safer for you to use on your own. Akhavan, who highly suggests going the in-office route if you have the means.