Are At – Home Laser Treatments Safe?

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From laser hair removal to microdermabrasion, rapid advances in technology allow you to perform these procedures in the comfort of your own home. Playing “Doctor” may seem like a good idea as it cuts down expenses and saves you a trip out the door. Convenience and cost, however, do not necessarily outweigh the benefits and safety of in-office treatments.

“You get what you pay for” and when it comes to cosmetic treatments, low prices usually means minimal results. Although at home apparatuses can appear to be more cost effective, there is a bigger price to pay when you do it yourself.

Not only do these DIY treatments lack efficiency, your safety is compromised as well. Professionals are trained in the cosmetic field and they use the appropriate equipment to yield the best results, paying particular attention to the wellbeing of their patient. Unless you are properly trained on how to handle a cosmetic laser, it is best to not attempt laser hair removal at home.

Due to the lack of knowledge of the user as well as the quality of the equipment, some of the at-home treatments can cause scars, burns and even damage to your home if the equipment is faulty.
This is not to say that at-home cosmetic treatments hold no value. However, they cannot replace a trained professional with years of experience. Some individuals can benefit from the low prices and easy access, but it is not worth the risks.

If you are considering cosmetic treatment and want results that are achieved in a safe, effective manner, doing it yourself should not be your first choice. Whether it is a face peel or skin-tightening, if you want it done right, leave it to the professionals.

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