At-home
Hair Removal Devices

vs. Laser Hair Removal

If you’re sick of shaving pitfalls and wanting to remove unwanted hair, then you’ve heard of at-home hair removal devices. They sound great and promise a one-time cost and ease of use in the comforts of your own home. But at-home hair removal devices aren’t all they claim to be and can cost you more time and money in the long run.

If you’re sick of shaving pitfalls then you’ve heard of at-home hair removal devices. But at-home hair removal devices cost you more time and money in the long run.

  • Most at-home devices use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which targets the melanin in the hair to destroy follicles.
  • At-home handheld devices are either IPL or diode lasers.
  • IPL is not true laser technology.
  • Both technologies rely on the pigment in the hair follicle to work.

So what are the other differences between professional laser hair removal and at-home devices like IPL and diode? Let’s dive in.

On average, Milan Laser clients are 95%+ hair-free in 7-10 treatments.

How Do
At-home IPL

Hair Removal Devices Work?

Hair Removal Devices Work?

Often confused with laser hair removal, IPL (intense pulsed light) technology is used in many at-home hair removal devices, instead of concentrated light and true laser technology. Hair removal results are patchy, inconsistent, and not guaranteed. Results take a long time to achieve with IPL, and once you stop using IPL, your hair will likely grow back.

IPL technology is used in many at-home hair removal devices. Instead of concentrated light and true laser technology, IPL releases a scattered, broad-spectrum light that’s unfocused and inaccurate. Results are patchy and take a long time to achieve with IPL, and once you stop using IPL devices, your hair will likely grow back.

  • Popular devices are less powerful, so more usage is required.—it takes months to see any results.
  • Not always regulated by the FDA, so safety is not guaranteed.
  • Many devices cannot be used for facial hair removal.
  • IPL devices are unsafe for darker skin tones.IPL devices are unsafe for darker skin tones—many devices block usage if skin tone is too dark.
  • Darker skin tones carry a high burn risk.—IPL can’t differentiate between skin and hair.

At-home Diode vs.

Professional Laser Hair Removal

Professional Laser Hair Removal

A diode laser uses one single wavelength of light, can be used on most skin tones, and uses true laser light, unlike IPL. Light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, similar to professional laser hair removal. However, aA diode can only treat a small area at a time because of the wavelength, so it’s time-consuming with patchy results. Removing hair from a larger area such as the legs or back could end up taking over 45 minutes per session—most treatments at Milan can be done over a lunch break.

  • No guarantees on results with diode lasers—less powerful than professional laser hair removal.
  • Diodes are painful, have a greater potential for user error, and carry a high burn risk.
  • Handheld devices are painful and lack comfort features such as the cooling mist used at all Milan Laser locations.
  • Breaks are needed to relieve pain, producing patchy, inconsistent results.
  • At most, IPL and diode users see about a 70% reduction in unwanted hair over 3 months.
  • No medical oversight with at-home diode and IPL devices.
  • With IPL and diodes, there are hidden costs—replacement cartridges, attachments, the need for continued shaving and waxing.There are hidden costs— placement cartridges, attachment, and continued shaving and waxing.

Why In-clinic Laser Hair Removal is More Effective

Than At-home Devices

Professional laser hair removal uses focused laser light to target the hair follicle. The light is absorbed by the pigment to heat and destroy the follicle so it can’t grow back. Results from laser hair removal treatments are permanent when performed correctly, and unlike home devices, laser hair removal works on all skin tones.Laser hair removal uses focused laser light. The light is absorbed by the pigment to heat and destroy it. Results are permanent, and unlike home devices, laser hair removal works on all skin tones. Within seven to 10 treatments, most clients are 95%+ hair-free, as opposed to maintenance treatments every few weeks with home devices. Within seven to 10 treatments, most clients are 95%+ hair-free, as opposed to maintenance treatments every few weeks with home devices.

  • With professional laser hair removal, there’s no one-size-fits-all process.
  • Milan Laser’s highly trained team of experts creates customized treatment plans for each client.
  • Professional laser hair removal can be done on nearly any body area.
  • Milan Laser’s Candela GentleMax Pro includes two lasers to treat all skin tones—the Nd: YAG for darker skin and the Alexandrite for lighter skin tones.
  • Milan is overseen by medical professionals, and laser hair removal is all we do.
  • Laser hair removal is extremely safe.
  • No one-size-fits-all process.
  • Milan Laser’s team creates customized treatment plans.
  • Professional laser hair removal can be done on nearly any body area.
  • Milan Laser’s Candela GentleMax Pro includes two lasers to treat all skin tones.
  • Milan is overseen by medical professionals.
  • Laser hair removal is extremely safe.

Why Professional Laser Hair Removal

Why Professional Laser Hair Removal

is the Best Choice

At-home hair removal devices are time-consuming and painful when treating larger areas and may need multiple sessions to treat a full area depending on battery life. It’s also difficult to reach certain areas on your own. Professional laser hair removal is your best bet for permanent results and safe, effective treatments.At-home devices are time-consuming and painful when treating larger areas and need multiple sessions. It’s also difficult to reach certain areas on your own. Laser hair removal is best for permanent results and safe, effective treatments. All skin tones are safely treated with professional laser hair removal.

  • Professional laser hair removal offers tailored options for everyone.
  • Larger treatment areas can be done much more efficiently.
  • Cooling features on the laser reduce potential discomfort.
  • Hard-to-reach areas aren’t a problem for providers.
  • Quick, easy treatments with no downtime—can usually be done over a lunch break!
  • Milan Laser treatments are a one-time cost with no hidden fees—our Unlimited Package™ ensures no touch-up fees down the road.
  • Treatments are done in a judgment-free environment by medical professionals.Professional laser hair removal treatments are done in a judgment-free environment by medical professionals.

Benefits of the Unlimited Package

The Unlimited Package with Lifetime Guarantee

While most people are 95%+ hair free in 7 to 10 treatments, our exclusive Unlimited Package™ (included, at no additional cost, with every area!) gives you unlimited treatments for life.

So, for one affordable price you get all of the sessions you’ll ever need to be hair free. FOR LIFE! That means if a stray or new hair shows up 6 months, or even 10 years down the road… we’ll take care of it permanently for you. No questions asked. No touch-up fees, EVER.

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