Laser Hair Removal at Home

Home IPL & Laser Hair Removal vs Professional Laser

There are many products on the market advertising IPL/ Laser Hair Removal at home. Have you thought about the differences between Home Kit and a professional Laser treatment?

Getting a home kit seems much cheaper than going to a clinic for laser hair removal treatments. I thought comparing would be interesting, so let’s find out!

For the home IPL hair removal kit, I have chosen a mainstream brand which I call “Product A”.

For a professional laser machine, I have chosen the Motus AY, which I use at my clinic.


  • The home kit (Product A) is around £400 - 450, depending on the sellers.
  • Motus AY treatments on the Upper Lip cost £480 for a course of 12 at my clinic. 

If you are only concerned with one area, there may be no cost-benefit. It will be cheaper if you intend to treat lots of areas. But….


  • An IPL home kit generates between 2-7 Joules of energy; this power is not strong and can be used cordless.
  • The Motus AY delivers between 31-63 Joules of laser light. It’s very powerful, and special safety measures such as training eyewear and non-reflective surfaces must be in place.

Skin Tones

  • Home kits are not suitable for dark skin tones.
  • The Motus AY can be used on all skin tones.


  • The best thing about a home kit is that you can use it at home.
  • With Motus AY, the machine is clinically proven, has precise settings and is powerful. It helps to reduce ingrown hair, and skilled engineers service the machine to maintain top-quality performance.


A home kit does not produce enough power to produce effective long-term results; the home kit I tested informs you that results are temporary and need to be touched up every 4-8 weeks. The Motus AY on the other side, is very effective and produces long-lasting results.

If you would like to know more about professional laser hair removal treatment, You can book a free virtual consultation with Setsuko. She will explain in more detail and answer any questions you may have.

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Setsuko Takeuchi

Setsuko is a Beauty Therapist with more than 15 years experience. After obtaining an NVQ level 3 from Exeter college, she obtained further level 4 qualifications in Laser & Light Therapy Treatments CIBTAC and Skin Needling VTCT. She has also had advanced training in Intimate Waxing from Kim Lawless.