British Beauty Blogger put up a post here about a home laser hair removal system called Tria.

One of her first statements is this:

I’ve actually tried a Tria home laser hair removal machine, but due to my appalling attention span, quickly realised that I didn’t have the patience for it.

This is my concern with all of these home laser treatment units. Every one that I have looked at requires many passes over the same area and many more treatments than you would require with medical-grade equipment.

I remember when the epilator was all the craze (you know, that little handheld electric doohickey that yanked each hair out — Ouch!). It was promised to make your legs stay smoother for longer … yadda, yadda, yadda. However it hurt and it took so darn long and you had to keep cleaning out the rubber thingy that grabbed the hairs. I think I used mine maybe 3 times before I gave up on it.

Now the fad beauty equipment is home lasers.

Think about it: lasers are powerful and they can hurt and cause damage to important structures like your eyes. In order for the government to approve a laser for home use, the equipment has to be greatly reduced in power to make it safe.

Before you purchase this sort of equipment, you really need to ask yourself if you have the time and motivation to use the equipment for many hours before you see results.

And these things aren’t cheap. British Beauty Blogger quotes a price of 675 British pounds. That’s almost a grand in USD or $1200 Canadian. You can get a lot of hair removal in my clinic for that much money.

Don’t get sucked into purchasing something that requires way more time and effort than you can put into it.