Wondering about different types of hair removal equipment? This guide by SKN Clinics looks at some of the most common and approved hair removal equipment items available – the Silk’n sensEpil and the TRIA.
The fact that these devices share the same technology as the hair removal equipment used by professional doctors means more access to more cost-effective alternatives that work for the average consumer. The “Hair Removal Journal” reports that these devices come in the almost the same size as hair dryers.
Let’s take a look at the Silk’n SensEpil.
Marketed as the “Physician’s Preference”, this device works by levelling it against the part of the body you intend to treat and blasting a beam of light to destroy the follicular melanin in the hair. This subsequently causes hair loss. For the best results, it is recommended that treatments be conducted once bi-weekly in about three or four sessions, and only when required, that is when hair regrows.
Typically, the duration of treatment was also shorter for the Silk’n SensEpil. Moreover, this device comes with five power settings, allowing the consumer the luxury of setting the power level they are most comfortable with.
Now what about the TRIA Laser Hair Removal Device?
It has a similar mode of action to the Silk’n SensEpil. As per the TRIA beauty site, results begin to show after three treatment sessions. The recommended treatment times are twice per month during the initial three months of treatment.
Subsequently, the frequency is reduced to once per month for the next 4 to 5 months. The TRIA is more comfortable to work with, compared to the Silk’n but takes longer to achieve the same results of the Silk’n. However, it has been reported that some consumers have managed to get their desired hair reduction in as little as eight treatment sessions with the TRIA.
Now you are wondering if these devices really work…
Well, you just have to take a chance, something even professional doctors will tell you. However it is important to note that these devices are optimal for those that have dark body hair.
These devices do not work on unpigmented, barely pigmented or fair (light brown, light red or blond) hair as they lack the requisite melanin to absorb the laser light from the devices.
An additional note from the Silk’n site is that the device should not be used by those with dark or medium-dark complexions. The FDA has also restricted the use of these devices for hair above the neck. If you intend to reduce facial hair, it is advisable you seek the services of professional laser hair removers. Further options such as electrolysis can also be considered.