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The Truth About RosaCare Laser Hair Removal

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The Pros and Cons vs. Professional Treatments

Are you sick of nicks, cuts, and irritation from shaving? Tired of the waxing pain for just temporary smoothness? There’s a better solution.

Laser hair removal can free you from the endless cycle of shaving and waxing. But should you choose an at-home device like the RosaCare or get professional treatments?

As leaders in professional laser hair removal services, Dr. Soni at Ethos Spa Aesthetics & Wellness wants to provide an in-depth look at RosaCare and how it compares to in-office treatments. Read on for a comprehensive guide on laser and IPL hair removal.

What is RosaCare Laser Hair Removal?

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RosaCare was a company that previously sold at-home laser hair removal devices directly to consumers. Their handheld IPL (intense pulsed light) device claimed to permanently remove hair after 12 weeks of weekly use.

However, RosaCare is no longer in business according to court documents. Many customer reviews reported their device provided little long-term hair reduction for most users.

The RosaCare laser hair removal system used IPL technology. IPL devices work by emitting pulses of broad spectrum light waves to target melanin pigment in hair follicles. This heat damages follicles to inhibit future hair regrowth. However, results are less permanent than professional laser hair removal.

RosaCare Laser Hair Removal Efficacy

User experiences with RosaCare have been mixed. While some individuals reported minor reductions in hair growth after consistent use, most found that the device did not achieve the level of efficacy they had hoped for

As an IPL device, RosaCare works differently than medical-grade lasers used in professional settings. For those seeking significant, long-term hair removal, professional laser treatments are likely to provide better results overall. 

With any at-home device, carefully following the instructions for treatment frequency and duration is important to give it the best chance of success. However, individual results can vary widely. 

Managing expectations and researching options thoroughly may help consumers make the most informed decision for their needs and budget.

RosaCare Laser Hair Removal vs. Other Methods

Laser and IPL hair removal use light energy to target melanin in hair follicles and damage the follicle to prevent regrowth.

  • Laser removal uses a concentrated beam to precisely target hair follicles.
  • IPL uses a broad spectrum of light that is absorbed by melanin in the hair and follicle.

Compared to temporary removal like shaving and waxing, laser and IPL can provide longer-lasting hair reduction when done over multiple treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. However, results take time to build up over sessions.

Professional in-office lasers are more powerful and can better disable follicles to inhibit regrowth. Most patients see a 10-25% reduction per session, with up to 90% reduction after 6-8 treatments.

At-home IPL like RosaCare is less powerful. It requires consistent use over months to potentially see gradual thinning. 

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Side Effects of RosaCare Laser Hair Removal

As with any laser hair removal treatment, potential side effects of at-home IPL devices include:

Temporary redness, swelling, blisteringThis is common after laser treatments as the heat and light energy causes inflammation under the skin that resolves quickly. Proper settings and technique can minimize this.
Skin discolorationLasers can potentially cause hyperpigmentation (darker skin) or hypopigmentation (lighter skin) but this is rare with IPL devices designed for home use. Avoid tanned skin and stick to recommended settings.
ScarringVery unlikely with IPL but can happen if you use overly high settings for your skin type. Always start low and work your way up slowly.
Bumps, ingrown hairsLasers can cause folliculitis bumps or ingrowns if hair is trapped under the skin. Exfoliate regularly, shave before treatments, and use a moisturizer.
InfectionQuite unlikely but proper skin prep and hygiene around the device is important. Cleanse skin before use and keep the device clean.

Proper use and care is essential to avoiding side effects. Always follow the safety instructions for your device. 

For your safety, seek professional guidance if you have concerns about side effects. Dr. Soni and the team of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness are here to help!

How to Use RosaCare Laser Hair Removal

The general process for at-home treatment with a RosaCare or similar IPL device is:

  1. Clean and dry the treatment area. Make sure the area you want to treat is clean and completely dry. You may want to take a shower before treatment to ensure the skin is free of lotions, makeup, etc.
  2. Shave the treatment area. Laser hair removal works best on hair that is shaved rather than waxed or plucked. Shave the area you want to treat before starting. This allows the laser to target the hair follicles more effectively.
  3. Adjust the device settings based on skin/hair type. RosaCare devices have adjustable settings based on your Fitzpatrick skin type and hair color. Start on the lower end of the recommended settings to test it out. You can increase the intensity gradually.
  4. Glide the device over the treatment area. Place the device tip about 1/4 inch from the skin and glide it across the treatment area, administering light pulses as you go. Make sure to get full coverage.
  5. Treat the area 2-3 times per week. For best results, you’ll need to repeat treatments 2-3 times per week. Hair growth occurs in cycles, so multiple treatments are needed to target all follicles.
  6. Expect some redness or bumps after treatment. It’s common to have some minor skin irritation immediately after laser hair removal. This is normal and should subside within a day.
  7. Repeat maintenance sessions every 4-6 weeks. After the initial course of treatments, you’ll need maintenance sessions every 4-6 weeks to catch regrowing hairs and maintain smooth skin.

Carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use and care is imperative to maximize results and safety when using at-home laser hair removal devices.

Taking Care of Your Skin After an At-home Laser

Proper aftercare is vital following any laser/IPL treatment to avoid side effects:

Sun Protection

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 2 weeks after treatment. The treated skin is very sensitive to UV rays.
  • Wear broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen daily. Reapply every 2 hours if outdoors. The skin needs extra protection while healing.
  • Wear wide-brimmed hats and UV-protective clothing as additional sun protection.
  • Delay treatment if you have a sunburn or heavy tan. Wait until it fades completely.

Skin Care

  • Use only very gentle cleansers, toners and moisturizers after treatment. Avoid irritating ingredients like retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids.
  • Cleanse gently and pat dry, don’t rub. Be extra gentle over treated areas.
  • Apply a fragrance-free moisturizer like aloe vera gel to soothe and hydrate.
  • Avoid picking at scabs or crusts. Let them heal and fall off naturally.
  • Avoid hot showers, saunas, and hot tubs for 2-3 days. Lukewarm water only.


  • Wear loose, breathable clothing to appointments. Tight clothes can rub and further irritate treated skin.
  • Opt for soft, loose fabrics like cotton or silk that won’t stick to the skin.
  • No tight jeans, elastic waistbands, etc until skin heals.

Device Care

Allow the device to cool between pulses to prevent overheating and burns.

  • Clean device tip according to manufacturer instructions after each use.
  • Check that device settings, intensity, etc are correct before each use.
  • Carefully inspect the device for any signs of damage before use. Don’t use a damaged device.
  • Follow all pre-treatment protocols such as the shaving treatment area.

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Why Professional Laser Hair Removal is Superior

While at-home devices like the RosaCare offer an affordable introduction to laser hair removal, professional in-office treatments deliver far superior long-term results. At Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness, Dr. Soni uses state-of-the-art lasers designed specifically for permanent hair removal. The major benefits of professional laser hair removal include:

  • Medical-grade lasers that deliver 3-10 times higher energy levels directly to hair follicles for maximum impact.
  • Customizable settings based on your unique skin and hair type for optimal safety and results.
  • Dramatic reduction in hair growth, with 70-90% of hair eliminated after a series of treatments.
  • Less pain and side effects compared to DIY laser hair removal.
  • Conducted by experienced professionals who expertly perform treatments.
  • Suitable for all skin types when proper laser technology is used.

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair the Right Way

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For those serious about getting rid of stubborn, embarrassing hair once and for all, professional laser hair removal is the most effective treatment available today. At Ethos, we provide customized hair removal using the safest, most advanced lasers to help clients reveal their smoothest, best skin yet.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation! Invest in permanent results and long-term confidence by choosing the laser hair removal experts at Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness.


What Is the Cost of RosaCare Laser Hair Removal?

The cost of RosaCare laser hair removal is around $400 for the at-home device, while in-office laser hair removal costs approximately $150 per session on average. Professional treatments require multiple sessions but produce better long-term results for the investment.

Is RosaCare Laser Hair Removal Safe?

When used properly on suitable skin, IPL devices like RosaCare are relatively safe. However, misuse or use on dark skin or light hair risks burns, so proper training and professional guidance are essential.

Is RosaCare Laser Hair Removal Suitable for Dark Skin?

Modern professional lasers allow customization by skin type for safe and effective hair removal on dark skin. However, at-home IPL devices like RosaCare are not recommended for dark skin due to burn risks, so consulting a dermatologist first is advisable

Is RosaCare Laser Hair Removal Safe for Use on the Face?

While lasers are widely used professionally for facial hair removal and treating rosacea, at-home IPL devices like RosaCare are not recommended for DIY facial use, especially on dark skin, due to risks.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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