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At Home Laser Hair Removal Versus Alternatives

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At Home Laser Hair Removal Versus Alternatives At Home Laser Hair Removal Versus Alternatives

There are many options for hair removal, waxing, laser, plucking, etc.; the list goes on. There’s no shortage of options, and each promises results within their own scope. Rather, the challenge is uncovering which of these proposed solutions to get rid of unwanted hair is really the most viable in the long term.

At RoseSkinCoTM, we specialize in offering you options for long-term hair removal that can be practiced from the comfort of your home, affordably, and conveniently as well. No one wants to have to go to the salon and spend a lot of money to remove unwanted hair when there are options to achieve the same results at home.

With that said, here are some of the most common methods for at home hair removal - some more common than others - as well as their potential benefits and any drawbacks they might present. As you’ll find out, one of the best options is at home laser hair removal, as it mitigates some of the issues presented by other methods, but in case you needed some additional convincing, read on.


Shaving might be the most classic form of hair removal that is practiced at home, by women and men. It needs no introduction or explanation; I’m sure if you’re reading this, you’ve shaved before. With no further ado, let’s check out some of the advantages and disadvantages.

Pros of shaving: Shaving has the potential to be fairly fast and effective, and will leave you with smooth, hairless skin. You can shave at home and most razors are discrete and convenient enough that you can comfortably bring them on the go. If you’re looking for a quick, short term solution for hair removal that will leave your skin hairless, shaving is certainly practical.

Cons of shaving: Shaving does remove hair, that’s true enough, but it is not practical for hair removal from large areas of the body. It’s common enough for women to shave their legs or other areas for ‘spot treatment’ hair removal, but it’s not a good idea to shave your entire body. It’s a recipe for irritation and ingrown hairs. One of the drawbacks of shaving is that it is not practical for sensitive skin as it can cause razor burn and irritation, even in small areas.

Additionally, razors get dull over time and need to be replaced, which becomes expensive in the long run.

Finally, it’s not a permanent solution. Shaving needs to be performed routinely in order to keep those areas hairless.


Waxing is almost as straightforward as shaving, although it might not be practiced with as much widespread fervor. The basis is simple. Heat up wax past its melting point, apply it to an area with unwanted hair, apply a strip to it, and then rip the hair out. Ideally, this pulls all of the hair on that area out by the roots.

Pros: When it’s performed properly, it pulls all the hairs out and leaves you with smooth skin. Smoother than shaving, because it strips away a lot of oils and pulls hair out by the root. It’s one of the better options, at least in the short term, for removing hair and leaving your skin smooth.

Cons: Although waxing can be performed at home, most seek professional services as it can be difficult to do by yourself. Professional treatment can also be very expensive. Waxing is also not suitable for large areas of the body as it is painful and can cause redness and irritation, even on not-so-sensitive skin. In some situations, waxing will break the hair rather than pulling the entire strand out, which can cause ingrown hairs.

In addition, waxing, like shaving, is not a permanent solution for body hair removal, as the hair will eventually grow back.


Plucking is just as popular as shaving is, and often performed in conjunction with a shaving routine to remove hair from small areas like the lip, brow, and face. It has a few benefits, but a large list of cons; let’s get into some of them.

Pros: Plucking is certainly effective at removing the hairs you’re able to grip with that. It might be the most straightforward method on the list. It is, of course, cost-effective as it just requires a pair of tweezers.

Cons: If the argument is that plucking is cost-effective, the counterargument is that it is extremely ineffective with respect to time. When you have to pull out each hair individually, it’s no longer a practical solution for hair removal. On top of that, it’s also very unpleasant and can lead to irritation and redness. There’s just no way to make this a practical solution for removing hair from anywhere but smaller areas of your face and body.Although plucking can in some instances slow hair growth, it is also not a permanent solution.


Threading is an interesting process for hair removal and one that has gained in popularity in recent years. Threading, which is usually performed by an experienced, trained professional, encompasses the use of two thin threads that are twisted to grasp hairs, which is then pulled out by the root.

Pros: As mentioned, threading can be performed relatively efficiently when done by a professional. It can also be used to remove more than one hair at once, and unlike tweezing, it is not as painful when it is performed properly. This makes it viable for those looking to remove a few unwanted hairs relatively quickly and comfortably.

Cons: On the flipside, threading is difficult if not impossible to perform without help, and it is not a cost-effective option when you only choose to have the service rendered. In addition, threading is also not a permanent solution, as hair will grow back, even if growth is slowed. Threading is not viable for the removal of hair from large areas of the body. Like plucking, it is relegated more or less to shaping and spot removal.


Unlike the previous methods which we have explored so far and are mechanical, depilatory creams work by chemical means. Most of them work by dissolving the structure of the proteins within the hair, so that when the cream is removed, what remains of the hair is removed with it.

Pros: When used properly, depilatory creams are a painless way to remove hair, and can be used over somewhat larger areas of the body. This makes them a suitable alternative to shaving, especially for those with sensitive skin or those who are prone to ingrown hairs. Most of them are relatively convenient to use and do not take too long, so this puts time in their camp as well.

Cons: While most creams are relatively safe to use when used properly if on the skin for too long or used in a manner inconsistent with directions, they can cause burns. Additionally, most depilatory creams are not a cost-effective way to remove hair; in fact, some of them are downright expensive. As they are not a permanent solution, the costs will rack up over time.


Electrolysis is an effective solution for hair removal, although it cannot be reasonably performed at home. It requires a specialist to treat a given area with a device designed for the express purpose of electrolysis for hair removal. There are two methods, galvanic electrolysis, and thermolysis. In galvanic electrolysis, a chemical is administered to the hair follicle to dissolve the hair and disrupt growth, whereas in thermolysis radiation is applied to the follicle for the same reason.

Pros: The main benefit of electrolysis is that it works. It is approved for permanent hair removal so it is a viable solution for those looking to completely remove hair from almost any area of their body.

Cons: Despite the fact that electrolysis is approved as a permanent hair removal solution, it is time-consuming, expensive, and cannot be performed at home. It will require you to commit to several sessions for permanent results. Some also report that electrolysis is an uncomfortable experience as well.


Epilation is the process of removing hair using an epilator, which is a handheld device that works similarly to tweezers. It contains a series of small parts that grip hair and remove it at the root when the device is used properly.

Pros: Epilators are effective at removing hair, just as plucking is. In addition, this process can be performed at home and does not take nearly as long as plucking. Some people also use it for removing hair from larger areas of the body.

Cons: Although most people report epilation to be less painful than plucking, many still report the sensation to be an unpleasant one, since you are still pulling hair up by the root. It is not a permanent solution. It will remove hair for a while, up to a few weeks, but after that point, it must be performed again. Also, if you have sensitive skin, it might lead to redness or irritation.

Laser/IPL Treatment

IPL, intense pulsed light, and at home laser hair removal work in very similar ways. Laser hair removal uses one frequency of radiation whereas IPL uses a range of different pulses of light. They both target the hair follicle to inhibit the growth of hair. Both of them cause hair to fall out and discourages the growth of new hair, making them both viable solutions for permanent hair removal.

Pros: Both laser and IPL hair removal are painless and effective for removing hair from all areas of the body. They also, with repeated treatments, are a practical solution for permanent hair removal. They can be performed almost anywhere with nothing more than the device to administer the treatment and require no preparation or clean up.

Cons: When performed as a professional service, either of these methods for hair removal can be expensive, but we have that problem solved with our at home laser hair removal.

Now that you have some of the advantages and disadvantages of each of these methods for hair removal elaborated, we can take a closer look at our IPL Laser Hair Removal Handset and see just how it addresses each of them and is the ultimate at home laser hair removal solution.

Our at home laser hair removal is well-positioned to offer all of the benefits aforementioned in the section on laser and IPL hair removal. It is painless, proven effective, and can be used anywhere on the body for permanent hair removal.

Because it is affordable and can be used at home, our IPL device solves the problem of costly professional treatments. It is also convenient, easy to use and it only takes a little time to complete treatment. Full body treatments can be completed in as little as a half-hour.

Our home device is one of the best solutions for hair reduction that you can find today, and we have thousands of satisfied customers around the world who can vouch for it. Plus, it is backed by a 1-year warranty and a 90-day money-back guarantee. If you want to learn a little more about the product or have some questions about its use and operation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at