Laser Hair Removal Pro’s – Con’s

You might be in two minds about trying laser hair removal. You’ve read positive reviews and maybe saw some horrifying images of people being burned and marked for life through malpractice. So how are you going to make a well-informed decision? Let me help you! Hi I’m Iris, the owner and creator of and I like to think I know a thing or two about laser hair removal. I’ve had this de-hairing treatment done in several places, at several times in my life and even in 2 different continents. I actually only recently moved to America, about 2,5 years ago, but enough about me. You’re here to learn more about laser hair removal and to hopefully make a decision on whether or not to try it out for yourself. If you are interested to read a bit more about me and why I created this website you can Click Here.

First Things First

The first thing you want to do is make a decision whether you want to try laser hair removal in a clinic or at-home with a LHR IPL tool. IPL is a different kind of laser lamp compared to lasers they use in clinics. In-Clinic treatments are usually a little more pricey than home tools but are definitely the most effective and give you the fastest results. When you want to go to a clinic to get laser treatment done then you want to start by doing a little research into the establishment you’re planning to go to. Read reviews of people who went there and schedule an intake before your actual appointment. This will give you more of an idea of the establishment and people you’re dealing with. After you’ve done your research, read some positive reviews and got a feel of the place, you should feel confident and comfortable enough to make your decision. If reviews are bad and they won’t offer you an intake appointment please run for the hills. They should be open to help you feel safe, especially if it’s you’re first ever experience with laser hair removal.

At-Home LHR Tools

Ok so now we know a little more how to approach our first visit to a laser hair removal clinic let’s dive into the world of At-Home Laser devices. There are so many different ones out there in a wide range of prices how do you choose? Well ask yourself these two questions first; 1, what is my budget? & 2, how patient am I? These two are the most important … to base your decision on. There are plenty of choices for a laser hair removal tool for under $150 which give great, long-lasting results. There are also many at-home LHR tools that are a little more expensive and offer you either better and quicker results and sometimes even better technology.


“Our bodies aren’t all one skin-tone.”


If You’re new to laser hair removal I’d advise you to maybe start with this Braun IPL laser which has a built in SensorAdapt. What this does is scan your skin tone before the IPL flash reaches the skin, this technology protects the user from accidentally burning themselves. When you’re new to laser hair removal it might be hard to determine what level of intensity you should use on what part of the body. Our bodies aren’t all one skin-tone. Even if your skin isn’t tanned by the sun, your skin tends to be darker in certain places and lighter in others. For instance; your armpits, knees, bikini area and sporadic moles or freckles are darker than our arms, legs, tummy and back. Particularly moles and freckles are a lot darker than the rest of our skin and because the whole purpose of the laser is to be drawn to the dark part of the hair root, any place darker will absorb more heat from the laser flash. 


I myself have had the instance of not paying attention and holding the laser over a cluster of freckles I have on my leg and hurting myself. Luckily I hadn’t put the device on the highest level so it didn’t leave a mark, but it sure made me jump. This Braun IPL Laser has the SensorAdapt technology build in which prevents that from happening. So if you’re new to this or don’t trust yourself to be attentive enough to know when to change the settings, I would definitely recommend you this at-home laser hair removal tool. When you’re not sure yet I have a full review and all the facts on this particular device, just Click Here. If you want to check out a few other at-home LHR tools and my review on them Click Here.

Pro’s & Con’s


  • No more shaving
  • No more razor rash or irritated skin
  • No more ingrown hairs
  • Smooth, soft and healthy skin
  • Always ready for bikini season or vacation, with no preparation
  • Less chance to fall over in the bath tub or shower when you’re trying to shave hard-to-reach body parts.
  • It will lighten up your darker areas like your bikini line and under arms. And I’m not mad about it:)


  • You need a little bit of patience. Even when you have in-clinic treatments, you won’t be done within 2 weeks.
  • Can be pricey. You’ll save a lot of money when you buy an at-home laser tool. But even then the best ones that give you the best results in the smallest amount of time will cost you at least $200-$400. In-clinic treatments will cost you at least $600-$1000 for the first 6 treatments and you’ll to come back every so often to keep up with the treated areas.
  • Painful. Sometimes it can be a little painful depending on the type of laser you or the clinic is using. Clinic type lasers are super effective but will hurt a little more than at-home tools. It’s worth the results, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve had some times where the laser gets close to the bone or goes over a darker spot and… ouch. But don’t worry, I am the biggest baby and just have a sensitive skin. So if I can get through it so can you!
  • After care. This one also applies more to in-clinic treatments. Because the lasers are a lot more powerful than your standard IPL home laser, your skin does take a little hit from the heat. Your skin will absorb some of the heat from the laser and won’t be able to get rid of it right away. So make sure you read my After Laser Must Haves so you can take good care of your skin after your treatment. I also advice you not to go in the sun for at least 24 hours or take a hot bath or anything that will add heat to your skin. Sometimes the clinic will provide you with an icepack but not all of them do, so make sure to bring your own. 

Most of these con’s are related to in-clinic laser treatments because they’re just a lot stronger than at-home laser tools. When you are careful with your at-home IPL laser and build up your skins tolerance to the laser flash, you shouldn’t experience much discomfort at all. Just start at level one and go from there.


Did I Help?

I really hope some of my information and recommendations have helped you make up your mind about laser hair removal. Maybe you want to do a little more research on this topic which I totally understand. The most important thing I want you to take away from this is that you don’t have to fear laser hair removal. The technology has been used and perfected over decades and even the at-home tools are highly effective and for the most park really safe. Just make sure you pay attention while you’re lasering your body and if you’re a klutz like me, go for the fool proof Braun IPL laser, and you’ll be totally fine.



I hope you enjoyed reading my post as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you’re left with any questions, anything at all, please feel free to comment down below. You don’t even have to have a question, I love hearing from you guys so come say hi!

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X- Iris G.

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