Our Review of the Best At-Home Laser Hair Removal Options in 2021’s Market
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After experiencing the many pitfalls of shaving (ingrown hairs, redness, irritation, and speedy re-growth), we contemplated alternative hair removal methods this season. Since professional laser hair removal isn’t the most budget-friendly option (initial sessions can cost upwards of $600), and some of us can’t head out to an appointment right now, we’re looking at the next best thing: at-home laser hair removal devices.
We tested 24 of the most popular at-home laser hair removal devices in the market, including models from Tria, HappySkinCo, Silk’n, LuxRoseSkin, and kenzzi. We found the best five options based on the following criteria:
New York-based dermatologist Josh Zeichner, MD, considers at-home lasers a safe alternative. “Lasers work by emitting a beam of light that is absorbed by a specific target in the skin,” Dr. Zeichner explains. “In this case, the light is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicle to heat it up and destroy it, so the hair does not grow back. At-home devices work similarly to professional treatments, but use slightly lower energy levels.”
We looked for the option on the market that delivered the best results that also were safe for at-home use.
We tested how many weeks it took for us to stop our hair growth, ideally trying to stop hair growth a couple months into weekly use. A few of the devices ended up working extremely well, delivering hairless skin to members of our team for weeks on end without shaving.
If you were to go the in-office route, it would end up costing a few thousand dollars to get your entire body lasered. We were able to get great results with devices that ended up costing less than $400 – with our favorite being just over a couple hundred. We’d highly recommend trying one of the devices on this list before committing to a schedule of in-office sessions.
Why We Chose LuxRoseSkin As Our #1 Favorite $129.95*
By far, everyone had the best results with the LuxRoseSkin handset, the only other hair removal devices we found with similar results were over $400 dollars.
There are companies that make this handset with a similar design, what brought this brand’s device to our top choice was how efficiently LuxRoseSkin’s IPL lasers delivered results for all skin tones and hair colors – for most of us it took just about 6-8 sessions using it once per week to stop hair growth.
✅ Painless, left my skin with a pleasant warmth after a session.
✅ Delivered the best results, there may be better options in the market, we only tested options under a thousand dollars.
✅ They cost around $129.95; the only laser hair removal options we found with similar results were $400+
✅ Beautifully designed, it’s an aesthetic addition for a weekly routine.
Left us silky smooth for months on end after 6-8 sessions