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Laser Hair Removal At Home with Silkn - Does It Work?

Updated on January 19, 2011


The only place where its acceptable to have hair is on your head. Anywhere else and it becomes a problem.

Every year women pay thousands and thousands for procedures to remove hair from their legs, arms, face and other areas of their bodies. We just want it to go away. The longer it goes away, the better because smooth skin has a more attractive look.

Waxing, shaving and plucking are just some of the ways you can remove hair at home but they all seem so primitive.

Laser hair removal at home is the ideal solution and up until recently laser procedures could only be done if you had thousands of dollars and a good dermatologist.There are now several in-home laser hair removal devices that are not only easy to use but very affordable.

In this hub we're going to look at one of the most popular at home laser hair removal devices - the Silk'n SensEpil.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Before doing a laser hair removal, it is important to understand how the procedure works. You can damage yourself if you don't know what you're doing.

The way it works is a laser, which is just a concentrated beam of light, is aimed at the hair. When the light is absorbed by the pigment, the hair follicle is damaged enough so that it slows down or stops the hair from growing back.

Although it isn't a permanent fix, depending on the person, it can take anywhere from a few months to years before your hair grows back and when you repeat the procedure it will take a little longer.

Since the laser has to be absorbed by the pigment in order to damage the follicles, laser hair removal works better on persons with lighter skin than persons with much darker skin. For this reason, if you have light skin, its a good idea to avoid any kind of tanning prior to treatment.

Do not subject sunburned skin to laser treatment either. Wait until the burn goes away.

After treatment, its a good idea to avoide chlorine (stay out of the pool), saltwater and too much of the sun for up to a week to prevent irritation and burning. Using an antibacterial lotion or an over the counter hydrocortisone cream can help prevent blemishes as the skin is sensitive after treatment due to open hair follicles on the skin which can last for a few days.

Does it hurt?

Again, this depends on your personal threshold for pain. Lasers can feel anywhere from a gentle pinch to the sting of a snapping rubber band on your skin.
It does hurt your finances if you go to a dermatologist for the treatment as it can cost over $1000 per session. This is why home laser removal is a really affordable and convenient choice.

Home Laser Hair Removal Options

There's a variety of laser hair removal devices for home use available. They different, they work using the same concept. Below in the video are just a few of those options.

Online User Reviews for the Silk'N

I bought silkn two months ago and 80 percent of my hair is gone. It said to do it every two weeks for two sessions and than less after that but I keep doing it once every two weeks no matter what. I also set the setting at 3 or 4. Its working for me. Although one time I burned my arm because they were tanned and I set the setting on 3 or 4. That hurt for days.

Real user review from

How The Silk'N from SensEpil Can Help

In the video above, we got introduced to the Silk'N SensEpil (the price tag has been greatly reduced now), and a couple of other laser devices but I found a lot of great feedback online that says the Silk'N works great for people who want to get rid of unwanted hair.

In the video below you can see how the Silk'N works and get some of your questions you may be having answered like:

  • Are lasers safe for home use? Is the Silk'N safe?
  • What the Silk'n does?
  • Is it FDA approved?
  • How easy is it to use?
  • How does the Silk'N works?
  • Does it hurt?
  • How often should you use it?
  • How long does it take for hair to be gone?

Another Review from a Guy

I’m a guy with olive skin and dark hair; used it on arms, abs, and lower legs so far. It definitely works for me. I only did one pass on my lower legs around 8 weeks ago and all I have left are tiny black dots. Used it twice on my arms and abs and they look ok but there is some regrowth. I’m sure if I had the patience/time to use it every 2 weeks the results would be even better.

Real user review from

The Silk'N SensEpil seems to be a great option for laser hair removal at home and it is more affordable than seeing the dermatologist for laser treatment. It's convenient since you can use it at home whenever you like - beats scheduling appointments.

The Silk'N also uses the same type of system present in professional machines - IPL or Intense pulse light so you get a professional treatment in a box without having to leave home.

You can get the Silk'N SensEpil at the Silk'N store.


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      7 years ago

      INCREDIBLE! I love this. I got some burns that will heal, so I strongly advise to use lower settings. I used 1 on my arms only one time and have more than 50% less regrowth so a low setting works fine. I then used a 5 on my legs and I got few minor burns that are healing well. I have light olive complexion with dark brown hair. Ladies, use with caution and enjoy finally banishing unwanted hair!!!

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      9 years ago

      I have a Silk'n Sensepil and I LOVE it. It worked so great and I could see a noticeable different after only a few applications. Plus it wasn't really painful. It's totally worth the money and totally works


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