Dangers of Laser Hair Removal at Home

Glow Beauty Centre shares the potential dangers of using laser hair removal at home and why you should consider visiting a salon for your professional treatment.

Laser hair removal is the most popular method for permanent hair removal. As the holiday season is approaching more people are going away and want the best hair removal options.

Compared to shaving and waxing, laser focuses on the hair follicle to permanently stop hair growth.

Laser hair removal is an effective long-term solution but more people are buying lasers to use at home without having the training and knowledge to safely use the appliance.

Investing in a good hair removal laser can be costly and even after the expensive cost, having the prior understanding of knowing how to use the laser is important to ensure you stay safe and do not cause any harm to yourself or another person.


It’s very rare to get a burn from using a laser machine as your technician will be trained in the correct use of the machine. If you improperly use the laser you can unintentionally cause painful burns on your skin.


It’s normal to get minor swelling on the treated hair follicles after your laser treatment. At a salon a trained technician will know the best ways to minimise swelling. Laser technology used at home can cause more swelling which can cause further unnecessary discomfort.

Lack of Training

Laser technology should be used by a person who is licensed to achieve safe and maximum results.

Laser hair removal is a beauty treatment but it should also be considered as a science. It’s important that you understand how to use the machine properly to avoid causing any damage.

No Experience

With training comes experience. At a salon you will have a trained technician who will have years of experience. When you have laser treatment the colour of your skin and the colour of your hair can determine how many treatments you need to permanently remove the hair.

If you are using a laser at home without professional assistance you can overuse the laser without giving your skin time to rest and recover between treatments.

You can buy your own hair removal laser so you can use it in the comfort of your own home but it’s important for you to understand how to use the machine safely.

At Glow Beauty Centre we recommend going to a salon to have your laser treatment. You can relax knowing you are having your treatment by a trained technician. Compared to buying your own laser it can be cheaper to book a block of appointments with your nearest salon.

If you want more information about laser hair removal and how the treatment can benefit you, contact Glow Beauty Centre at 01772 795572 or send us an email to [email protected]