Men's Grooming

Laser Hair Removal For Men: Do It Yourself vs. Professional

Laser hair removal  is a proven method to significantly reduce any unwanted hair. After four to six treatments that unwanted hair will nearly be 100 percent gone and you won’t have to worry about it for a very long time.

While men and women have been getting laser hair removal by a specialist for many years now, there’s a new method that allows you to do it right from home.

At home systems, like E-One and the Boots Smooth Skin PLUS system, do offer a wealth of convenience. You can perform your own treatments in the privacy of your own home, but are they safe?

If done correctly, of course. If you’re just starting to get the hang of the do-it-yourself procedure, it can be a little painful, however.

Why a professional is better than doing it yourself

Despite costing a little extra, receiving a professional laser hair removal treatment from a certified specialist is probably the better option over the at-home option. Most specialists work fast (about 15 minutes for treatment on average) and have a better understanding of the equipment, which results in less pain.

Some at-home systems can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour to do just one leg.

At-home systems may cost less than receiving professional treatment, but you may be sacrificing your time and comfort.

At-Home Treatment Cons

Why choose the professional? Because the at-home systems can be clunky and difficult to use.

If you don’t know how to use them, they can also be dangerous. Of course, if you follow the directions, you should be safe. It might be a good idea to have someone help you with your first couple treatments.

You’ll certainly save money over seeing a professional, but you’ll need to decide if your money, discomfort and safety are worth the extra money.


Guest Post

Rachel Myers works closely with the Hairfree Sydney Clinic, where professional hair removal specialists take the hassle out of do-it-yourself hair removal.