16 of 16 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages None I can think of
Disadvantages Price, not suitable for every skin type, difficult to use
Well basically I bought this and think it is a total waste of money. I paid £99 for this item and thought it would be worth it, and would save a lot in the long run as I wouldn't need any other hair removal products. The instructions were easy enough to follow. Just plug in the machine, turn it on and enter a security code to start (the security code was given in the instruction leaflet). You then choose the setting you feel is correct for your skin, dampen the area you wish to treat, aim and press the button on "gun" to set the laser. The laser only stays on for a few seconds so you can't go ...
12 of 12 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Disadvantages Didn't see any results, waste of money, impossible to use
I bought this product as I have been paying to have laser hair removal done professionally and at £140 a time it is very expensive and each area has to be done 6 times. I decided, considering I was paying so much to see if I could buy this product and see if it worked. I paid £60 for it from e-bay and have now tried using it about 15 to 20 times, the area's that I’ve used the pen on haven't showed any results at all. I have very thick hairs so I don't know whether it is me or not but I have used it on all the power levels and I got the same results from all of them. I did read before I bought ...
62 of 66 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Can be used at home
Disadvantages Expensive, difficult to use, lengthy process
I bought the Rio Laser Hair Removal system thinking it would be the answer to all my prayers - how wrong could I be? The systems works by killing the root of the hair by laser. The wand is placed over the hair, a button is pressed down for 3 seconds while the laser works (a red light indicates the laser is working) and that's basically it. The hair falls out within a few days and regrowth is minimal. However, hairs grow in 3 stages. Anagen (the growing phase) - this is where the hair grows. Can be in this stage for several years. 85% of hair is in this stage at any given time. Catagen (the ...
16 of 17 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages painless, easy to use
Disadvantages can be slow
I have been using my laser for just over a week . I've been using every 2 days and I have noticed less time to do following treatments and best of all less hairs!! To use you have to turn the key and tap in a code using the keys on the front. You then choose the power you want. Ive used 5 the highest ( I am blonde, pale with dark hairy bits!!). For different skin types you have to vary the levels i.e olive skin no higher then 3. The laser is not suitable for dark skin types. You have to press the enable key. The yellow light then lights up. You then putting on damp skin ( slightly wet skin ...
2 of 2 Ciao users found the following review helpful
I purchased rio laser hair removal system well over a year ago,I am a trained beauty therapist so have a good knowledge of the growth of hair.After spending 3 months or so, de fuzzing my mother we had to stop as her hair started to grow in a strange manner ,they were twisted and oddly shaped .This was a concern ,so I emailed the company to get help and as expected I recieved no reply and still no reply.My rio hair removal system is now in a bag and hasn't seen the light of day since.
12 of 12 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Is quite gentle and doesnt hurt
Disadvantages Takes a long time
I bought this system around four months ago and, after using it religously (i.e approx 2 to 3 times per week) I am now starting to see results. I am fair skinned and bought the laser kit to target the dark hair on my upper lip. I used the highest setting and found it to be really gentle and no blistering or anything like that, however you must be careful not to overdo it or yes you will be burned. Follow the instructions carefully but, as has been said on several other reviews now, it takes a long time so you need to be committed to it. I also think its effectivenss varies from person to ...
25 of 28 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Huge savings!
Disadvantages It is a lengthy process.
This portable laser kit has recently made a new addition to my beauty accessories cabinet. When it comes to permanent hair removal for home use, there is usually some skepticism due probably to previous experiences with other products. So, does it really work? The good news is that it does work. I had laser treatments done professionally in the past, and Rio Laser Hair Removal works and feels about the same. BUT, it does so at a smaller scale. Lasers used in clinics and approved centres are built in such a way that the laser beam is amplified in order to cover areas of about half squared ...
9 of 16 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Cheaper than professional
Disadvantages Time consuming
The Product as it says on the box: The Rio Laser Hair Removal Systems are designed for home use. You can now enjoy the benefits of permanent hair reduction without paying for expensive salon treatments. Laser hair removal works by sending a laser beam to the hair follicle with enough energy to destroy the root, without it affecting the surrounding area. This process is known as photothermolysis. As with all laser based systems, several treatments are required to completely clear an area of unwanted hair. Product Safety Features - security key to avoid misuse, safe 808nm diverging laser, secure ...
6 of 12 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages No more shaving!
Disadvantages Takes ages to get rid of all hair.
METHOD To laser you hairs, you turn on the machine and enter security code etc., then you select the setting that is right for your skin tone and place the laser over the hair, it has to be in the centre or it will not get it! Then you press the button on top and wait for two beeps. Usually the hair 'frazzles' and is gone although sometimes it sets on fire or is not removed. The fire is just a spark and quickly goes out although it can be quite painful! PRICE I think the RRP is around £100-120 but I bought mine for £80 from a shopping channel. WHERE TO USE You can use the hair removal ...
0 of 6 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages cost effective. good results
Disadvantages bulky device
Was very good! I use this a lot when I cant afford to go to clinics to get them professionally done but for the money this is great - if you're looking for a low cost, effective product, I would go out and buy this! However, if you want really smooth legs (and other parts lol) then I always go and get them professionally done from a local clinic - my other reviews on here cover that too so if you're bored and fancy a read :) check out my other reviews - they're all beauty related and I love getting things done so I'm very knowledgable when it comes to things like that. Hope you're all well and ...