It's been over a year since we had to get creative with the beauty and skincare services we'd once left to the professionals. That transition meant getting up close and personal with ourselves — especially in the case of DIY waxing and hair removal.
Even if we are mostly out on the other side, some of the skills we've picked up during the last year are here to stay. And it does look like shoppers have found a permanent solution to at-home hair removal in this medical-grade device on Amazon.
The BoSidin Painless Permanent Hair Removal Device isn't the only at-home hair removal product available from the retailer, but it just may be the most chic. With a sleek design that could be the distant cousin of the cult-favorite Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, the system uses the same optimal pulse technology found in medical-grade devices to deliver smooth skin after just three weeks of use, according to the brand.
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At just over $300, the device isn't exactly cheap, but when you consider all the salon visits you'll save on, it's a cost-effective investment. And since even professionals agree that DIY maintenance has made fitting in at-home spa services easier than ever, there's never been a better time to make the switch. "You can laser while taking a work call, take breaks, and fit in a quick session between projects, finish emails in-between," said Dr. Rachel Nazarian of New York City's Schweiger Dermatology Group. "There's more time now to deal with the process! People are happy to have the ability to take care of their own maintenance, and that includes addressing body hair."
The popular hair removal tool works like this: You turn it on, adjust the intensity knob to the corresponding mode of the area you're removing hair from (face, body, arms, underarms, legs, bikini line, etc.), put on the protective sunglasses, hit power, and move it against your skin. According to the brand, you can use it twice a week for the first three to eight weeks for the best results, and then continue to use it every two months after that to maintain smooth skin.
Of course, there are precautions you'll want to take to stay safe and ensure you get the best benefits from the device. Dr. Nazarian says the BoSidin is an effective way to remove hair, but to err on the side of caution if you have darker skin as to avoid potential damage. "Ideally, the lighter the skin and the darker the hair, the more effective the laser is," she said. "Lasers and lights can be damaging to eyes, so make sure you're protecting yourself if you're going to self-treat facial hair."
If you're not already intrigued by the sleek device hundreds of shoppers have left perfect ratings for, a peek at the reviews should do the trick. "I've had this for ten more days and I'm already seeing results," one customer said. "The packaging is outstanding, I love how nice and neat it came, kind of like opening a new iPhone. ... It is very smart at a higher intensity level, but you can adjust that if you are sensitive. Overall [I am] very happy with my purchase and just wish I had gotten it earlier!"
Even if your hobby of baking homemade bread was left in 2020, shoppers and professionals agree that at-home hair removal is one DIY with staying power. Head to Amazon (and be sure to click the coupon for $30 off) to add this popular laser to your beauty routine just ahead of summer.