Hi, my name is Amy and if it’s the first time you’ve dropped by my site, welcome.

The inspiration behind came from my entire life being self-conscious about my body hair. And no, I am not over-reacting. Having body hair and constantly having to try to get rid of it has always been an issue. And for me, it’s more than slightly a ridiculous situation.

A few years back now, I was utterly fed up with spending hours and hours (and money) shaving, waxing and tweezing, all for the hair to start to show signs of returning either after 8 hours in the case of shaving or within a week in the case of waxing. It was pretty much a rinse and repeat scenario. Shaving and waxing all lead to what? Removing unwanted body hair which had an expiry date, it always returned.

Really, I’d rather not think about all the time spent in hair removal throughout my life, but when I do, and I try and add up all the hours of my entire life I have spent wasted away shaving arms, legs, bikini etc, I could have invested that time so much better elsewhere.

The Alternative

The only alternative to shaving and waxing that I could think of was laser hair removal which is apparently the best way to remove unwanted body hair as it’s permanent, so from the onset I was hooked.

I started asking around about laser hair removal and doing plenty of research, only to be informed that a dermatologist or laser clinic would charge up to five hundred dollars a session, that was only one treatment for my full legs! To be quite honest, I can’t afford that. And I don’t think most people can. What is sad is that there is many people that feel exactly how I did and it is all because of our lack of knowledge of home hair removal machines which is stopping them from getting the same permanent hair removal results  for a lot less money than laser clinics (not to mention less time, and energy as well).

So five hundred dollar’s a pop, for each laser hair removal session at a laser clinic was not joking matter, which was why I thought laser hair removal wasn’t going to be within my checkbook, until I thought to look up to buy an at home laser hair removal machine, or like I refer to it DIY laser hair removal :)

Permanent Hair Removal

Within minutes the results were pouring in and I could feel a sense of awe wash through me, this was possible, I can buy my own hair removal machine and zap away my body hair and it was a permanent way to get rid of hair! I was amazed. All I had to do was pick out the best laser hair removal machine, and it was a go. Bye bye body hairs, how much I would be happy to have them gone.

So the only alternative, most women (and now men) that feel like me have, is to use an at home laser hair removal machine. The problem is, when I was on my quest to find a laser hair removal machine to use at home, to be completely honest, there wasn’t a lot of solid helpful information out there. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of information on the net about laser hair removal and IPL hair removal in general like ‘what is laser hair removal? What are the side effects of laser hair removal? Does laser hair removal hurt? And how much does laser hair removal cost?’ But one thing that lacked was personal laser hair removal reviews from people who actually bought and knew about home laser devices.

Like me, I find there are many women out there seeking answers and guidance to ensure they buy a safe hair removal system. When you think about it, you are making a big purchase when it comes to buying your own laser hair removal device, you want to know if you are buying the best and safest hair removal machine out there. For starts, I’ve answered some of the basic laser hair removal questions below but feel free to browse through the site for more information.

Are At Home Laser Hair Removal Machines Safe?

The is a big question and an important one. Basically, all the hair removal devices that I have suggested on this site are 100% safe for you to use at home. Why? Because as you will see from my reviews on each laser device, they are individually FDA approved and clinically proven to show permanent hair removal results at home (for more information on FDA find out here). Although the machines may be safe, it is your responsibility that you ensure your own safety.
Laser IPL Hair Removal
You need to follow the instructions and guidelines of the laser machine that you buy and you need to ensure you buy laser hair removal safety products specifically for laser hair removal to ensure you do not have any injuries or side effects. This includes ensuring you buy laser hair removal goggles, the best laser hair numbing cream and the highest quality hair removal calming cream all designed for laser hair removal treatments. See my post about important products you must buy if you buy a home hair removal machine here.

Why Laser Hair Removal?

When I first starting researching about laser hair removal and IPL hair removal, my mom asked ‘why would you bother, why don’t you just start waxing instead of shaving because that lasts longer’. Although my mother is the older generation, what a lot of people also forget that it’s not just about hair removal. Buying a laser hair removal machine to use at home and getting laser hair removal in general, is all about having a permanent hair removal solution.

But it’s also more than that.


This is something that a lot of people don’t talk about and personally, the biggest reason why I absolutely love laser hair removal. Often the spotlight is on the ‘permanent hair reduction’ aspect, and yes, I know that is what laser hair removal is all about but, the biggest advantage of investing in laser hair removal machine, whether clinical or buying your own laser hair removal machin at home is this: your hair follicles change and your skin changes. How? The hair follicles become smaller and your skin becomes softer.

So not only does the hair reduce, the hair growth gets stunted and eventually disappears permanently and the hair follicle gets smaller. What does this mean? That your skin gets softer. So you no longer feel any hair follicles when you run your hand over the laser treated area. I’ve tried to explain this the best that I can but all I can say is that the area doesn’t look or feel as hairy any more. I guess the best way for me to explain it is this; even after 2 laser hair removal sessions, your hair growth is a lot less, this means that the area treated has more sparse hair. So even if there is hair growth (the hair and hair follicles that haven’t been hit in the correct growth phase yet) it is sparse and you can barely see it, even if you leave the hair to grow quite long. So if you ‘forget’ to shave before a night out, the area is so sparse, you can’t even see the hair anyway.

Say Goodbye to Ingrown Hairs

The beauty of investing in your own at home laser hair removal machine is that you say goodbye to those nasty in-grown hairs! I have suffered all my life from ingrown hairs, they bother me, they are painful and they make me feel self-conscious.  Over the years, I have tried many creams to help get rid of ingrown hairs but I had to apply the creams twice daily and seriously, that was enough to drive me crazy. Especially in the summer, how can you apply an ingrown hair cream on your bikini line when it is boiling hot outside to have the ingrown cream melt away?

By solving not only your hair growth issues, you never have to shave, wax, sugar, tweeze or thread ever again when you buy a laser hair removal machine. For me, I have a whole new life not worrying about ‘body hair’ anymore. However, the fact that permanent hair removal machines have solved my ingrown hair problem is a massive win for me. I find that these sort of personal benefits of at home laser hair removal machines are not widely talked about when you gaze through laser hair removal reviews so I hope to cover more topics like this to help everyone gain all the information they need in this arena. Don’t forget that if you have a question, leave  a comment below so I can help you out!

What At-Home Laser Machine Am I Currently Using?

I find that a lot of women (and men) just want me to get straight to the point. They have done all their research and they are ready to buy a laser hair removal machine for use at home. I pretty much get quite  a few people every single day emailing me simply asking ‘what at home laser hair removal machine do you currently use?.

Currently, I cannot live without the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X. It is the only machine that I have been able to see drastic hair reduction results, and I am talking only 2 sessions. I’ve been using the Tria 4X for about 1.5 years now and it is worth every penny. Ready my Tria 4X Laser Review here.


For others that are still trying to figure what is the best hair removal machine for you, please read my Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X Review for everything you need to know about the Tria Laser.

From an Everyday Woman

There are quite a lot of important factors you need to keep in mind in home hair removal. I hope I can provide as much information as every reader and follower of my site desires. I am not a scientist or professional, but what I am is, an everyday woman, who was once desperate and eager to remove body hair. I’ve been through a fair few machines over the years and I feel I have a wealth of knowledge to help people make the right decision.

I hope I can answer all your questions that you may have. I will try and cover each laser hair removal topic the best I can. If I haven’t quite hit the spot and you would like any help whatsoever, please contact me or leave a comment and I will happy to help you out. If you would like to contribute your own experiences using any of the permanent hair removal devices I have mentioned on the site, please leave a comment and share your story.

Be free, be hair free!

Amy Willis



  2. M looking for cheapest but best result giving device for laser I m indian from north side.i hav dark corse hair on my legs arms and underchin. So please help me to know is SILK’N will gv best result on my light brown skin with dark corse hair thanks.

    • hi saru, yes i understand however, if you want a good machine that will give you the best and most effective results, it will not be the cheapest. you can get a cheaper machine but you will not get as good results. you said that you were Indian, do you have light brown or dark brown skin? Please be careful because many machines will not work on dark brown skin and your only option is the tanda machine if you have dark brown skin. I advise you read about the top 6 machines that i have summarized in that link to get a better understanding :) Personally based on what you have told me, like I said, I would recommend the Tanda machine for you (last machine on the link I pasted in).

  3. Hi. I was just wondering which products you recommend for me. I am very fair skinned & my biggest concern is my bikini line (can’t take the ingrown hairs anymore!!!). My hair there is a dark brown. But I’d also like to get all the blonde hairs off my face & my legs (blonde & brown). I’d really like to get the Tria but would like to hear your thoughts first.
    Thank you!

    • hi theresa. no problem, i can help you out :) The Tria 4X is the most effective machine for home hair removal, especially on the bikini line and face. The only downside with the Tria 4X is that it does NOT work on blonde hair. If you want to use a machine on blonde hair, you will need to get the Tanda with the last machine on that list in the link. The Tria 4X however will be perfect for the areas where you have light skin and brown hair.

  4. Hello, thanks for this great review. I just had a couple of questions. I have a fair skin color and dark hair (black), I also have a very sensitive skin. Will Tria 4x be suitable for me. Another question, I live in United Arab Emirates (Dubai), do you deliver till here? If yes, how can I order?
    thanks again

    • hi reina. you are very welcome. yes the tria 4x will work great for you because your skin color is light and you have dark hair color. if you have sensitive skin, the tria will be good for you because it is the most advanced technology it will give you the results in the most safest way, perfect for people with sensitive skin. just ensure you do test patches before you start and start on a low setting and work your way up slowly. i am pretty sure that you can purchase the tria 4x online here and get it delivered to you in Dubai. If not, you may need to search for some people in Dubai on how they got it delivered as I’ve read on the internet people, through various ways, can get it delivered through a local postal service from US for their own country.

  5. Laser hair removal is an option that many women are looking for to get rid of hair permanently and you have shared all necessary information about it. It will help many women.

  6. Hello I would like to 4x Whether industry will work however my hair are black
    my skin is dark , you deliver in BRAZIL ?

    • hi joão paulo. if you have dark skin and dark hair, the 4x will NOT work on you. you need to buy tanda. you can buy it online here and they should deliver to you in brazil.

  7. I just wanted to come back and let you know that I bought the Tria (thanks to your advice) and I’m so happy with it. I’ve done 3 sessions already and seeing some really good results. Thanks again. Margaret.

  8. I have fair skin and dark hair, but a LOT of freckles. I mostly want to buy one for the bikini area (nearly freckle free) so sounds like the Tria is the way to go there. But should I not try on my legs with all the freckles?

    • hi cindy. normal freckles is fine, just watch out for big freckles/moles and avoid those areas. Tria is absolutely excellent for the bikini line, you’ll love it. i think it should be fine on your freckles, depending on how many you have, but ALWAYS do a test patch before proceeding.

  9. Hi! Thank you for your review. I was wondering if the Tria would work well with light brown (Pakistani) skin and black hairs? Thanks again.

    • hi sara. yes you should be fine provided that your skin is light brown and not too dark. if dark, refer to the tanda here, the only machine effective for dark skin colors.

  10. Wondering what machine you would recommend for me. I have the awful chin hairs that are course and mostly grey.

    • hi renee. if your hair color that you want to remove is grey, you can only use this machine here. there is not other machine that will work on grey hairs, it’s also safe to use on your face and chin.

  11. Hi, is the Tria safe to use on genital area, ie so i get a brazilian result rather than just a bikini line wax result. Many thanks, Sam

    • hi sam. i have used the tria on my brazilian but i am not sure if it is ‘advisable’ by the companies that make the products. however, many people do, its just an area of the body that we need to be careful and use a low setting as it is an area of the body that is more sensitive than other parts.

  12. Hello,
    Does the Tria 4x require any application of gel for treatment or do you treat on bare skin?
    Thank you.

  13. If it is a permanent hair removal system, why are you still using it after a year and a half?

    • hi leslie. i am no longer using them, no need, i have no hair left (occasionally over 1.5 years i’ve done touch up jobs here and there though) but i have never had to rely on the machines after about 8 months really…. however i am STILL helping people since starting out my blog.

  14. Hi, thanks for the article. A couple of quick questions:
    1) I’m slightly concerned to read that you’ve been using the Tria for 1.5 years… Does that mean it doesn’t result in permanent hair removal like a few sessions at a clinic would?
    2) I’m a guy – do you think this and other home laser solutions would be effective for my coarse man hairs? (I want to remove an unsightly patch on my upper back.)

    • hi tom
      i am no longer using them, no need, i have no hair left (occasionally over 1.5 years i’ve done touch up jobs here and there though) but i have never had to rely on the machines after about 8 months really…. however i am STILL helping people since starting out my blog.
      have you read my article about the best machines – to determine which one you’d like to get. what skin color and hair color do you have?

  15. I have a few dark hairs on my chin and the rest of the hair is blonde–could I just clip the dark hairs short and treat those couple of spots instead of shaving the whole area?

    • hi mikaela. any areas where you don’t shave and you use the machine will have very much delayed results, i wouldn’t recommend it. you can do as you like, just don’t expect to get permanent hair removal results from the areas where you don’t shave. it’s not just about having the hair in line with the skin to be penetrated, it’s more about the ‘hair growth cycle’ which is more important for the laser to penetrate down into the hair root.

  16. Hi I have light brown hair on my chin and face sides, I got a lot of laser hair treatments at different clinics but didn’t have good results, which home laser machine do you recommend… do I have to shave my chin before treatment ? thanks

  17. I have PCOS with really dark coarse hair on my chin and my jawline. I have a wheatish complexion. Which would be the best machine for me?

    • hi mj. if you just want one that is affordable and solely to use on your face, this is the best one here. it should work a dream on your wheatish complexion and dark coarse facial hair :)

  18. Hi. Tnx for ypur good website. I bought it last week.
    I have light freckles on my face and some light brown and red scars on my hand ..
    Can I use tria on them?
    And can i use tria below my eybrow and forehead?

    • hi pegah. thank you! light freckles should be fine, just make sure you use on the lowest setting. i wouldn’t use on red scars if they are large red scares. it is not recommended you use the tria anywhere near your eyebrow or forehead, only from the cheekbone down, so sideburns, upper lip, lower lip and chin.

  19. Hi. Could you please msg. me back privately? I’m looking for a machine that will permanently remove my leg hair which is dark & light, do a Brazilian, (I normally wax), remove my blonde facial hair & be able to sanitarily use it on others when I’m done. Any ideas? I’ve searched & searched. Please help.
    Thank you for all of your work, I hope to have my own site or blog someday.

    • hi leigh. sure i’ll email you now. i’m sorry for my late reply, it looks like your comment got lost in my comment system.

  20. Hello,
    I’ve dealt with the same issues you have for as long as I can remember, and after a very similar path of shaving and waxing myself to frustration I’m finally splurging on a device. I have fair skin and tan very little, I mostly burn and freckle in the sun, but I also have many freckles of varied size and colour over my body. My hair ranges from soft and light to dark and coarse. I’d like a device that would be safe to use over my freckles and is diverse enough to tackle my wide range of hair types. Are there any devices you can recommend that fit my criteria? Sorry about the long post and thanks in advance for any help you can give me!

  21. Hello Amy,
    First of all a big thank you for putting this extensive source of information and sharing your knowledge and experiences with us.
    I was wondering if you would be able to advise me. I want to get rid of my hair from my intimate areas (testicles, scrotum and my penis) I’d rather do it my self and wanted to check if you could recommend the right device. My hair colour varies from dark to light brown with a few blond hair here and there. I have a fair skin colour but my testicles and penis are actually a bit darker (no idea why) I would be grateful if you could let me know what is the best option for me. Thank you in advance.

    • hi matt. thank you very much for your feedback, it’s much appreciated. I’d just thought I’d let you know that the areas that you want to remove hair from are not really ‘approved’ or ‘advised’ safe to perform treatments by any device manufacturer. whether you proceed to do it on those areas, its completely up to you. I do know alot of men that do it on those areas but you should really proceed with complete caution, all genital areas are sensitive areas, where the skin and hair growth is different to the rest of the body, there is a risk that you can injure yourself (hence why no manufacturer has approved it as yet). If you still do what some direction, all I can say is that to treat blonde hair, this is the only machine that treats all hair colors, you can purchase it in the UK here.

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