If you’re looking for a painless, long-lasting hair-removal solution, put down the razors and waxing strips and consider investing in an intense pulsed light technology device, better known as an IPL or laser-removal machine.
They’re designed to glide across the skin and destroy hair roots via energy produced by light waves and, with continuous use, hair regrowth can be reduced almost entirely. But they don’t come cheap, often costing upwards of £150.
Lasers, meanwhile, disable the pigment in hair follicles over time, by converting the laser beam into heat upon contact with skin.
Many devices on the market take just minutes to treat the face, underarms, legs and bikini line. However, for the best results you will need to be committed, as many require a 12-week treatment programme, with top-ups often necessary in future. Your skin also needs to be as smooth as possible to get the best results, so have your razor at the ready in between treatments.
In our lengthy testing period, which spanned over three months, we measured each device by how easy it was to set up and use, any sensation felt during use, value for money, how quickly we saw results and the rate of hair regrowth.
Ahead are the eight which made the cut, and are IndyBest-approved to be worth the investment.
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