We Spent the Last Three Months Testing the 24 FDA Registered At-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices.

Written by Natalie Thompson

Hair Specialist & Senior Editor

*We only recommend products we personally tested & loved.

After experiencing the many pitfalls of shaving (ingrown hairs, redness, irritation, and speedy re-growth), we contemplated alternative hair removal methods this season. Since professional laser hair removal isn’t the most time-friendly option (visits take up to two hours, & cost upwards of $400 per session), and some of us can’t head out to an appointment right now, we’re looking at the next best thing: at-home laser hair removal devices.

We tested 24 at-home laser hair removal devices, including models from Tria, Silk’n, Braun, and DeluxeSkin. We rated the best five options based on the following criteria:


We tested how many weeks it took for us to stop our hair growth, ideally trying to stop hair growth a couple months into weekly use. A few of the devices ended up working extremely well, delivering permanently hairless, silky skin to us.


If you were to go the in-office route, it would end up costing up to 400 pounds per session (between 6-8 sessions needed for laser hair removal). We were able to get great results with devices that ended up costing less than $400, with the best results from a handset costing just around $179*.

Safe for At-Home Use

New York-based dermatologist Josh Zeichner, MD, considers at-home lasers a safe alternative. “Lasers work by emitting a beam of light that is absorbed by a specific target in the skin,” Dr. Zeichner explains. “In this case, the light is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicle to heat it up and destroy it, so the hair does not grow back. At-home devices work similarly to professional treatments.” 

We looked for the laser hair removal options on the market that remove hair permanently & were suitable for at-home use.

Why Estheticians Chose DeluxeSkin As The Best Overall Choice For Removing Unwanted Hair


By far, everyone had the best results with the DeluxeSkin handset (known for their clinical devices, their at-home devices are also perfect for permanent hair removal).

A fan favorite since their company began, it features adjustable power levels, and glide mode – allowing for a complete laser hair removal session in just 5 minutes. For all of us, it took just about 8 sessions using it once per week to stop unwanted hair growth.

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HALIPAX Hair Removal Device


Mainly for larger areas, HALIPAX can be difficult for precise laser hair removal; for those of us who used the Remington, it took about 14 sessions for permanent hair removal.

Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X


With Tria – it takes around 14-18 uses to stop unwanted hair growth. It’s designed for more precise permanent hair removal as it does not include a glide-mode option.

Silk’n Permanent Hair Removal Device


Like Remington & DeluxeSkin, it’s able to permanently stop unwanted hair growth after about 12 uses. It’s loved for it’s handheld size & simplicity of use.

Maureen Ryz

I've tried deluxeskin, it works.





Tina Madrame

How does this work? Burns hair from the follicle? I've tried laser hair removal at a clinic & it was perfect for me.





Valerie DiPetrio

Clinic laser hair removal is faster to stop hair growth, Silk'n & deluxeskin are about the same.





Maria Marissa

No skin irritation, i've tried 3 of these devices. Hair finally stopped growing back on the armpits & hasn't grown back for a month.