Why is my at home laser hair removal not working?

Why is my at home laser hair removal not working?

Your at-home laser hair removal treatment may not be working for many different reasons. Below I’ve listed the most important ones:

  • Firstly, your skin tone and hair color may not be suitable for the device you are using. Laser hair removal works based on the contrast between the pigment in the hair and the skin. So if your hair doesn’t have enough melanin or your skin has too much, at home laser hair removal will be less effective for you.
  • Secondly, obviously incorrect usage will cause issues. In other words: lack of patience or using it on too high or too low intensity may cause it to fail.
  • Thirdly, not preparing your skin for treatment or not following the post-treatment instructions can definitely impact your much awaited results.
  • Additionally, the quality of the device and its age may affect its effectiveness. Take a look at our best at home laser hair removal devices to make sure you have a device that works.

Ultimately, it is recommended to seek professional advice, especially if the hair growth persists or you experience skin problems.

How long do I need to use my at-home laser for it to work?

How long you need for at-home laser hair removal treatment to work can vary depending on a few factors: skin color, hair color, and the power of the device being used.H

However, in general I’d say it takes around 12 to 16 sessions over a 2 month time period for desired results to be achieved.

However, it is important to note that the results may not be permanent, and touch-up sessions may be required.

Am I using the correct settings on my at-home laser?

To determine if you are using the correct settings on your at-home laser, consider several factors.

  • Firstly, ensure that you are using the appropriate device for your skin type, hair color, and skin tone.
  • Secondly, read the manufacturer’s instructions and follow them precisely. Pay attention to the recommended energy levels and pulse duration, for example Nood recommends you start at level 3 even though the device has 7 levels.
  • Thirdly, do a quick patch test to determine your skin’s reaction to the device.
  • Lastly, closely check your skin’s response during and after your hair removal session. If you have any discomfort or adverse effects, reduce the energy level and/or consult a professional.

How often should I use my at-home laser hair removal device?

The frequency of using an at-home laser hair removal device depends on the individual’s hair growth cycle and the manufacturer’s instructions. Typically, it is necessary to use the device twice a week for the first 2 months, and then as needed thereafter.

Consistency is key to achieving optimal results, so it is important to follow the recommended treatment schedule diligently.

Should I shave or wax before using my at-home laser hair removal device?

Yes, I’d definitely recommend that you shave the area before using at-home laser hair removal devices. This is because the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle, not the actual hair, and if there is too much hair present, the energy from the laser will be absorbed by the hair shaft instead, making the treatment ineffective.

Note: Waxing removes the entire hair follicle, which also removes the pigment, so it is not recommended to wax before using the laser. Additionally, waxing can make the skin more sensitive and increase the risk of burns and skin damage during the laser treatment. Therefore, it is best to shave the area one to two days before using the laser.