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17 At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices That Actually Work

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For all of the many methods of body-hair removal out there—from shaving to sugaring to waxing, and everything else in between—laser hair removal (both professional and at-home) is the only strategy that promises permanent results.

However, since the professional versions are not as budget-friendly as we wish they were, coupled with how summer is just around the corner, at-home laser hair removal devices become all the more enticing. To help you wade through the treacherous waters of the world wide web, we spoke to two licensed dermatologists to find out which tools were really the best laser hair removal devices for at-home use. Ahead, shop the 17 best at-home laser hair removal devices for women.

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Best Budget Laser Hair Remover

Laser Hair Removal For Women

Best Amount of Flashes In A Laser Hair Remover


The Flasher 2.0

Best Overall Laser Hair Remover

IPL Silk Expert Pro 5 PL5137

Best for Sensitive Skin Laser Hair Remover

Silk’n Infinity

Best for Medium Skin Tones Laser Hair Remover

Braun IPL Silk Expert Pro 3 PL3111

Best Laser Hair Remover for Armpits

IPL Hair Removal

Best Laser Hair Remover Under $100

Permanent Light Hair Remover Device

Best Laser Hair Remover for Brazilians

IPL ICE Cooling Handset

Best for a Fast Treatment Laser Hair Remover

Flash&Go Express IPL Laser

Best Cooling Laser Hair Remover

Painless Ice-Cooling IPL Laser Hair Removal

Best Anti-Aging Laser Hair Remover

Venus Pro

Most Comfortable Laser Hair Remover

Permanent Hair Removal System

Strongest Laser Hair Remover


Hair Removal Laser 4X

Best Laser Hair Remover for Travel

Sensilight Mini Bronze 300k

Best for Small Areas Laser Hair Remover

Hair Removal Laser Precision

Best for Large Areas Laser Hair Remover

Iluminage Touch Hair Reduction System

What is laser hair removal?

In terms of technology, at-home handheld hair removal devices come in two categories: IPL or a diode laser. “Both devices rely on the same target, which is the pigment of the hair follicle, to have an effect,” says Dr. Garshick. “At the most basic level, the diode refers to an actual laser, while the IPL is a light-based device.” A majority of at-home laser hair removal devices rely on IPL—intense pulsated light—therapy, in which tiny beams of light zap the bulb within each hair follicle. “In essence, it is using heat to destroy the hair follicles,” explains Garshick. “Many of the at-home devices use this technology.”IPL technology emits a variety of different light wavelengths, and dermatologists also use versions of it for photo rejuvenation procedures (AKA fading dark spots). On the flip side, diode laser technology uses one single wavelength of light, which can experts say can help minimize damage to the surrounding skin and be used safely on all skin types and shades. The light is selectively absorbed by the pigment, or melanin, within the hair follicle, making it a more targeted (and often more effective) approach to hair removal.

How long does it take to see results?

Whichever light beam route you opt for, with a bit of consistency and a lot of patience will come real results. Typically, it will take at least a few sessions to see results, and each session should be spaced out at least one week apart. Remember to always follow the instructions of your specific device.


Does laser hair removal hurt?

Depending on the intensity level of the laser (many of the devices have multiple settings), it can feel uncomfortable. When each follicle gets zapped, it might sting a bit—many people compare it to a rubber band being snapped on the skin. But hey, no pain no gain, right?

Does laser hair removal work on all skin tones and hair colors?

But before you start shopping (and zapping) away we do have one important editor’s note: Because laser hair removal relies on melanin to produce results, it’s often not effective on lighter hair colors, like blonde and light gray, which, by nature, contain less pigment. If you have a lighter hair color, consult with a dermatologist before investing your money into an expensive at-home device—and also read the fine print of every product description, because most companies disclose this information upfront. Laser hair removal is also safe for people of color but certain lasers can cause hyperpigmentation and irritation on darker skin tones, so again, it is best to consult your dermatologist.

Is at home laser hair removal safe?

Generally speaking, laser hair removal devices are safe. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take proper precautions. “At home laser hair removal can be safe,” says Dr. Lal. However, “It is not universally safe because many factors play a role in safety. All of the available devices are safe for those with light skin and dark hair. Needless to say burns and redness can still occur with less powerful at home devices. These devices are best suited for small to medium hairs in small areas–upper lip, chin, cheeks, bikini, etc. They are not meant for large surface areas like the back.” If you are concerned, or notice any discomfort or irritation, reach out to a doctor. Dr. Lal has a few helpful tips to make removal easier and safer: “Be sure to have tiny stubble the laser can pick up for treatment. Make sure the device you are using is suitable for your skin color and hair color. Don’t use this laser if you have red or very light blonde hair. Don’t over-pulse the laser in the same location as this could lead to burns.”


Which home hair removal laser is best?

Dr. Lal’s favorite at-home device is the Tria 4X laser. “This is a true laser with diode technology. I use it, my mom uses it,” says Dr. Lal. “It’s affordable and great for light to medium skin types. It is cordless. It is not intense pulse technology which is more likely to cause burns.” For in-office treatments, “The gold standard in office laser is the Gentlemax Pro by Candela. It is a dual alexandrite and Nd-Yag laser that can treat all skin types, hairs of various sizes, and in various locations.”

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Exclusive: Yes you can take your activewear outside the gym. Here’s how to style it for spring –




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This activewear set + oversized blazer (under $60) is one of my favorite combos for spring – the color is a pretty pastel blue and the quality is amazing!

Obsessed with this 90s vibe Coach bag! Also these vintage cateye sunnies are so fun and under $10! The shape is super cute and they comes in tons of other lens and glasses colors too.


After wearing the leggings version of this cream ribbed activewear set a ton during the fall and winter, I sold myself on getting the shorts version for spring and summer. I have it in brown, blue, and orange and wore them so much last summer. It’s under $40 and comes in tons more colors (wearing size small). It’s such a versatile activewear set that can go from the gym to a casual everyday outfit. I’ve been loving the matching sets paired with oversized blazers (the perfect layer to help transition between season!) I’m obsessed with this oversized pastel blazer I found on Amazon for under $60! (I also got it in this tan color – I got a large in both for an extra boxy fit.)

I’d been looking for a light blue bag for this season and had been eyeing this Coach bag and was shocked to find it on Amazon.  I loved the shape and color of this one. It also comes in other fun colors like green and pink. Such a cute bag for spring and summer!

What do you think of this spring look? Let me know below in the comments 🙂

xx, Christine

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Exclusive: The 10 Things We’re Shopping From Google’s Holiday 100 List –




The 10 Things We’re Shopping From Google’s Holiday 100 List

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PSA for all you shoppers out there: holiday gifting season is nigh—and if you aren’t feeling any fatigue from the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales (which, lucky you), there couldn’t be a better time to stock up on a handful of gifts for your best friend and/or your S.O., as well as some stocking stuffers and white elephant gifts along the way.

Of course, shopping for your loved ones—or anyone, for that matter—can often lead you down a rabbit hole wondering what to get. After all, you want to gift them the ultimate, most perfect gift available, right? But how can you possibly know what’s the exact right choice when there are so many products to choose from? Aside from checking out our batch of curated gift guides, you can always turn to what others are buying.

This year, Google released its Holiday 100, a collection of the most popular products people have been searching for over the past year—and it truly runs the gamut. From must-have beauty tools and stylish fashion finds to unique home goods, there’s truly something for everyone here. We went ahead and sifted through to find the 10 best (and most giftable) options for the holiday season ahead. Shop them all below.

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The Single Shot Blow-Dryer Brush


Wireless Charger, 0W Max Fast Charging Pad


Modern Waffle Robe

Glow Recipe

Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Cream


Winston Sweater Vest

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro


Terracotta Stone Essential Oil Diffuser


Colored Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 6

Sam Edelman

Teagan Loafer

SunRay Saunas

Southport 3 Person Traditional Steam Sauna

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Exclusive: Hey, Quick Question: What Is Going on at Balenciaga? –




Hey, Quick Question: What Is Going on at Balenciaga?

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Welcome to our column, “Hey, Quick Question,” where we investigate seemingly random happenings in the fashion and beauty industries.

Over the past few weeks, Balenciaga has released two campaigns that spurred online controversy, faced accusations of child abuse, trended on Twitter (not in a good way), filed a lawsuit and issued a multitude of statements. So… what happened? The answer is long and a little bit complicated, but we’re breaking down the timeline of the luxury fashion house’s latest controversy. 

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