How much is laser hair removal?

At-home laser hair removal – How much money can you save?

We all love to save a dollar, especially when it comes to our beauty needs. Facials, nails, hair care, any type of self care costs money and adds up quickly. With rising costs of gas, I dread the thought of driving across town to have a service done. Lucky for all of us beauty mavens, we have at-home beauty devices right at our fingertips. When it comes to laser hair removal, you would be surprised at how expensive it is in a clinical setting, and you can use the same exact technology at home for a fraction of the price!

At-home laser is possible with Tria’s 4X Hair Removal Laser and Precision Hair Removal Laser. I did some digging around to find the latest prices of clinical laser hair removal, and it is definitely a huge beauty investment! Let’s take a look at some of the common areas that people laser, and how much it costs compared to Tria’s laser devices, which start at $329.

Average cost of clinical laser hair removal

In the year 2020, the average cost of clinical laser hair removal with no other related expenses was $389, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. I am assuming this average is based on one session, because most people will need four to six sessions for a complete hair removal on the areas that are treated.

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Cost for the face

According to Anna Guanche, M.D., board-certified dermatologist, the lower face and chin area can cost $250 per session. With 4 to 6 sessions needed, that total cost can go up to $1500. Keep in mind that touch ups are commonly needed, so you’d have to go back to pay for more sessions on top of the initial investment.

Cost for legs

Full legs are obviously a much larger area to cover, and will be very costly for those wanting that smooth and silky look. Dr. Guanche estimates that an area such as the back or legs can cost $600 per session. That’s $3600 for 6 sessions! You could go on a really nice vacation with the savings you will have going with at-home hair removal.

Cost for underarms

As we saw earlier, the facial area can cost about $250 per treatment, the underarms can cost around $175 to $225 per treatment session. That’s a cost of up to $1350 for six sessions. Imagine doing this yourself in just a few minutes, once every two weeks with Tria’s laser, and then treating other areas as you wish.

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Cost for laser on the bikini line

This is a popular area since many people hate to shave their bikini line. Unfortunately, those looking for a full Brazilian style hair removal treatment will have to consult a dermatologist for treatments. The Tria laser is not clinically tested for areas such as the pubic hair area. We can, however, suggest trying the laser out on the areas outside of the panty line for a nice smooth, hair-free look. For about $250, you could go to the clinic for the bikini line laser hair removal for one session. But, since you’ll need up to 6 sessions, that will cost you $1,500.

Total costs for clinical laser sessions

Now that you have seen all of the potential clinical costs for just those 4 areas: Face, legs, underarms and bikini, are you ready to spend up to $7,950? If you have the means to spend that much going to a dermatologist for these treatments, that is entirely up to you where you choose to spend your money. For the rest of us that would rather spend thousands on vacations and new rims for our car, we have the luxury of treating our self at home!

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How to do laser hair removal at home

Had clinical laser hair removal and see regrowth? How to touch up at home

Banishing those pesky dark hairs from your bikini line forever–sounds too good to be true, right? With summer already here and the leg-baring shorts and bathing suits have been dusted off from storage, we are excited to get out to bask in the sun. But who wants to spend a chunk of their day in the shower shaving away unwanted hair? That is why I think that laser hair removal is a godsend for people like me who used to grow leg hairs overnight after shaving it on a hot summer day.

As wonderful as it all is, there is always a chance you are going to see some hair regrowth. One of the most frequent questions I receive from customers is: I had laser done at a clinic, and now I am seeing regrowth and don’t want to spend the money again to have it treated. Will your 4X Hair Removal Laser work on these stray hairs? The answer: YES! 

Tria 4X Hair Removal LaserThe great news for these types of customers is that our 4X Hair Removal Laser uses the same diode laser technology as the laser that is used in a clinical setting, and is more powerful than an IPL device, so you will see quicker and more effective results with the 4X than any other at-home device.

How does at-home laser hair removal work?

Not only will you save on expensive gas to get to the clinic, there’s no need to sit in a waiting room with your hot face mask on. Here’s how the laser works:

  • Targets: Tria’s Hair Removal Laser 4X  targets the pigment in the hair, without touching the surrounding skin.
  • Treats: Once the device identifies the hair melanin (differentiating it from the melanin in the skin by color), it sends highly-concentrated light through it. The light is converted into heat, which disables the hair follicle.
  • Disables: The hair from the disabled follicle falls out, leaving behind soft, smooth skin.
  • Maintains: Over time, the laser effectively disables the hair follicle’s ability to grow back hair.

You only need to touch up your regrowth areas once every two weeks until the hairs have fallen out. Keep in mind, if these hairs are red, white, grey, or blonde, they will not work with the laser as it cannot find the pigment.

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Skincare to avoid when doing laser hair removal

Skincare products to avoid when doing laser hair removal

Summer is just around the corner, and it is the perfect time to start your laser hair removal sessions! As with any laser procedure, whether you are doing it at home or in a clinic, there are some dos and don’ts that you will need to learn about. Today, I’ll discuss the skincare products that should be avoided before, during, and after laser hair removal. These tips will help ensure that you will have a comfortable, safe, and stress-free hair removal experience. Let’s get started!

Avoid exfoliants and peeling skincare products for 5-7 days before and after laser treatment

This no-no is a tough one for me since I love to use scrubs on my legs to get that summer glow. But before doing laser hair removal, it is very important to stop using the following items at least 5 days before your treatment:

  • Alpha Hydroxy or Beta Hydroxy (AHA/BHA)
  • Hydroquinone – this is a topical skin bleaching agent to lighten pigment
  • Retinols and retinoids like Retin-A or Differin
  • Salicylic Acids
  • Sugar/Salt scrubs
  • Benzoyl Peroxide

Since the above list of items is designed for exfoliating your skin and removing dead skin cells, these products can also cause your skin to become extra sensitive. Some of these ingredients can be found in body washes and body creams, so be sure to take a look at the ingredient list on your body products before applying. You should wait at least 5 days after your laser treatment to start using these products again. Laser hair removal causes your pores to open, so let your skin heal and give it a break for a week before going back to any of these skincare products. Read More

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Where laser hair removal works best

Wondering if you can use laser hair removal all over your body? While from a technical vantage point you certainly can, there are some areas where hair removal lasers work best.

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to permanently get rid of hair from the bikini area, underarms, legs, arms, and even from the face. And as luck would have it, these are the same areas that most people address when they turn to laser hair removal. Read More

Tinted Sunscreens for Summer

Best tinted sunscreen for your face

In all of my years as a makeup artist, one of the biggest complaints I heard was that layering sunscreen and foundation on the face seemed too heavy. I couldn’t agree more–especially with those who have oily skin or prefer to feel nothing on the skin all day. Finding the perfect combo of face sunscreen and the right coverage foundation is like panning for gold in your backyard. It seems impossible to seek out the right combo, especially as the weather starts to heat up. With the popularity of tinted sunscreens on the rise, I was more than happy to take a look at what was out there and try some for myself.

A bit of a background at what I was looking for: I have combo and super sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts. I prefer mineral sunscreens, and I definitely do not want to shine, but I do not mind a good healthy glow. When it comes to tint, I was looking for something that gave me just a hint of bronze for summer that I could blend down my neck and onto my chest. My skin is fair with redness and an uneven tone, so I was looking for tinted sunscreens that would even out my skin tone and help me look like I got a healthy dose of sunshine. It must be a ‘throw on and go’ type of product that I don’t need to fuss with.

Below are my tinted sunscreen picks as well as picks from other pros. Enjoy!

Pacifica Mineral Bronzing Face Shade Coconut Glow SPF 30 – $16 for 1.7oz

Pacifica Mineral Bronzing Face ShadeI already love the brand Pacifica, so I knew this was a win. They’re 100% vegan and cruelty-free, and the price point is usually affordable. When I am out and about on a daily basis, SPF 30 is fine for me, and I prefer UVA/UVB protection. This 20% zinc oxide formula has a medium tan tint that is sheer, and dries down to a semi-matte finish. There is a particular smell to it that I wasn’t excited about, but once it dries down on the skin, it is not noticeable. This tinted sunscreen offers hydration plus protection, and is water resistant for 80 minutes–awesome! <!–more–>

CeraVe Tinted Sunscreen with SPF 30 – $13.97 for 1.7oz

CeraVe Tinted Sunscreen with SPF 30I’ve been tempted to try this tinted sunscreen out for myself, and the reviews are good. On Amazon, this product has about 22,000 5 star reviews. One reviewer stated that most mineral-based sunscreens give you a white cast, and this one does not. There are photos on the Amazon page to prove that it not only photographs well, but it isn’t as greasy as some had expected. This one is suited for sensitive skin and keeps your skin moisturized all day. Another plus is that it is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic–need I say more about this drugstore pick?

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 – $14.54 for 1 oz

MyChelle Tinted Sunscreen
I purchased this lovely item before going to Hawaii because it is reef safe, and I planned on doing A LOT of ocean swimming. This is a higher SPF than the aforementioned products, for those that will be spending time in the hot sun. Since this product contains bentonite clay, it can be very drying as the finish is super matte. The coverage was pretty good considering that it is a liquid sunscreen, but it definitely evened out my skin tone. Another reason to love this item is that there is a color range from non-tinted to dark. A customer on Amazon commented that if you get the non-tinted version that you can add your own foundation to it to create a tinted version since there is a white cast with this mineral-based sunscreen. Did it stay on while swimming? Yes, for me it surely did, but I can’t say that it will for everyone, and it is not labeled as water resistant. The brand suggests using a water resistant sunscreen under it if you will be making a splash.

ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation – $48 for 1 oz

Ilia Serum Sunscreen

This next product is a bit higher on the price scale, but I am sticking with clean beauty products for this list–and this one is worth it. With 30 shades to choose from, this serum ‘skin tint’ acts as a daily skincare product with added SPF 40 sunscreen. This will give you a dewy finish and a boost of moisture, so keep that in mind. If you’re like me and you are ditching heavy foundations for a more even and healthy glow, this is a good one to try. Ilia is vegan, cruelty-free and has a ‘Clean at Sephora’ stamp of approval.

Perbelle Skin Tone Adjusting CC Cream SPF 43 – $42 for 1.05 ozPerbelle CC Cream

Although I have not tried this product, I have to give Perbelle credit for grabbing my attention! I see an ad for this CC cream every time I log onto Facebook, and the reviews are pretty darn good. Korean-based brand Perbelle claims that this cream goes on clear and adjusts to the perfect shade for your skin tone, and evens out sun spots and any types of discolorations like magic. It contains flower extracts to help with anti-aging and hyaluronic acid to keep the skin moisturized. Another bonus is the addition of niacinamide, which is a powerful anti-aging ingredient that helps brighten the skin. This product does contain fragrance, which was a little turn off for me, but I still want to see what this magic stuff can do!

That will conclude my list of tinted sunscreens to try this summer! Please make sure to read ingredients and make sure there are no irritants that you normally avoid.