Can you imagine silky smooth legs, underarms or bikini area? Most of us would love to forget about shaving and those bad side effects as ingrown hairs, cuts or allergies. AS we all know waxing or epilation may give us great results, but they are not permanent solutions. Permanent hair removal at home is relative new technology, but because of great results, it becomes more and more popular. We would like to provide you newest and most detailed information about this technology – so you can choose whats suits best for you.

Most coomonly used technology for permanent hair removal is IPL systems or laser  systems. You may have heard about laser technology but what is IPL? IPL  works by emitting a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and destroys or limits its ability to grow back. You’re basically just zapping yourself with a red light. Usually you can apply this method to any part of the body, including facial hair, armpits, the bikini area, back and chest. As it has become more and more popular to remove hair at home instead of using saloon treatments, more and more appliences has been invented so there might be differences between IPL systems, and it is very important that before you start any procedure, please,  read carefully manufacturer manual.

Usually we have been asked how long does it takes to remove unwanted hair forever? According to user reviews usually It takes a full three months of weekly treatments to see complete results. After three weeks  you should start to see great results. A lot of users say that they see 70% decrease in hair regrowth after only few treatments.

We have been also asked – who can use IPL systems? It is advised that at home IPL systems works best on medium to darker hair colors and it is said that it will not work on light colored hair like white and grey. It is also mentioned that It is less effective on lighter hair colors like light blonde or red. Recommendations suggest that you can’t use IPL system on dark skin or over tattoos or dark spots on your skin.

We have analyzed and researched today’s best IPL hair removal systems  - please, take a look below to see, what is out there.

Ultimate IPL Hair removal system Guide


Remington ILight Pro

Remington IPL6000USA I-Light Pro$$3.5
Philips Lumea Precision Plus IPL$$$4.0
Silk'n SN-008 Flash&Go$$3.5
Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X$$$4.00
Tria Hair Removal Laser Precision$$4.2

How to prepare before procedure?

  1. Do not tan or use sunless tanners for at least a month to prepare for this procedure
  2. Do not wax for at least 2-4 weeks before IPL procedure
  3. Be careful and read instructions or consult your doctor if you use any medicines

Commonly asked questions about IPL hair removal at home:

Does it hurt?

Most responders have told that this procedure is completely painless. Those who have tried says, that usually they do not feel anything, but for some areas like bikini or underarm area they fell a bit sensitive, but not it is not painful.

Do you have to grow your hair before this procedure?

No. Actually you have to shave before this procedure. So you can look and feel great before and in between sessions.

How long will it take to do this?

As most of users replied – it depends on treated area. For underarms and bikini it might take as less as 20 minutes, but for legs it might be up to 2 hours.

Pros and Cons using IPL hair removal systems:


  1. Easy to use
  2. High effectiveness
  3. Low costs if compared with saloon procedures
  4. Pain free
  5. Long term results
  6. Can use on different body parts
  7. Relatively fast procedure


  1. More suitable for medium to light skin tones with dark hair
  2. You have to repeat procedure few times to get permanent results
  3. Few machines needs replaceable bulbs

If you are looking for silky smooth hair free results, we would suggest you try IPL hair removal systems at home. We have heard great reviews from women, some of them are raving about this system. But we suggest that you find as much information as possible before you make your choice. Read reviews – other women experience is the best tool to discover this method.