So there is finally an at-home laser hair removal market for darker skin toned women suffering from hirsutism or excessive hair growth!
A company based in the Middle East called Syneron was awarded USA FDA approval for their me hair removal system. It will be available for the US consumer in early 2013.
Yes, it is simply called the me.
It is an at-home laser hair removal system that uses radio frequency waves and IPL (intense pulse light) to deliver lower energy, but effective treatments to hair.
I am so excited because for years there simply was no market for people with darker skin tones to do at-home laser hair removal. They would have to turn to the likes of professional salons and pay out the ass for it!
Now, the me works for MOST skin types. Scroll down to the bottom of the link for me for the type of skin tones me can and cannot treat.
For the most part, the me can not treat very dark skin and very light hair. The ideal client would have light to medium skin tones and dark hair….as with most laser hair removal systems that are not professional.
Here are some pics to compare medium to dark (untreatable) skin types:
So I hope that gives you a better idea of what type of skin tones would be good for the me.
In case you are curious and have not clicked on the link, here is a picture of the me:
Now on to the pressing question: DOES THE BITCH WORK???
I am still on the fence about buying this thing! I have seen it vary in cost from $500 to $700 US Dollars. I mean, it received FDA approval so it must be somewhat effective, otherwise the U.S. government would not have approved it. The only other at-home laser hair removal machine to get FDA approval is the Tria, which is selective in the skin types it treats. Imagine the law suits if they OK’ed a piece of shit that burned the hell out of women!!! I’m sure it underwent quiet a bit of testing.
Additionally, not two bodies are made the same. Considering skin type, hair type, health, hormones and other medications you may be taking, might alter your results after several weeks of use.
With that being said, I cannot say how effective this device is. From the research I have done, I have seen mixed results. But honestly the reviews have been more good than bad.
But the thing is, with the handful I found, it simply was not enough opinions to sway my wallet. I mean, I didn’t even count a hundred reviews. The one (yes, I said ONE!) review I found on Amazon was bad…and again, it was just ONE! I guess it just goes to show you how new the device is or at least it simply is not available in many countries, certainly not the US.
So while I am so thrilled there is a market for darker toned women who want laser hair removal but cannot afford professional treatments, I am still going to have to wait for more reviews before I take that plunge! But kudos to Syneron for expanding their products’ capabilities to consider more diverse skin tones!
Thanks for reading!