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Rio Salon Laser Hair Remover Review

At-home laser treatments sound like a dream, but we’re seeing more devices on the market that are designed for personal use. The Rio Salon Laser Hair Remover is one of those devices, and it comes at a reasonable price (around £99).

While it does work to permanently reduce hair, it does have some quirks. We’ve seen better models on the market, but if you’re on a tighter budget and have some patience, this unit may be a good choice for you.

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  • Affordable
  • Achieves permanent hair reduction
  • Multiple power levels to accommodate various skin colors and types
  • Safety key prevents unwanted or accidental use


  • A little difficult to use
  • Results take time

Our Rio Salon Laser Hair Remover Review

The Rio Salon Laser is a compact device equipped with an 808nm pulsed laser, which is safe for home use. The laser is small, which means you’ll have to target one hair at a time.

If the hair is captured by the laser (which can be a tricky process), the heat will destroy the hair from the root, helping you achieve permanent hair reduction.

The system itself is easy enough to use, but it’s the capturing of the hair that can be difficult. The laser does come with a DVD that gives you step-by-step instructions, so this can help clarify the process.

The unit, which looks a lot like an old-school telephone, includes the laser itself and a console on the left side that lets you adjust the laser’s power and turn the unit off. There’s also a key to lock the unit and prevent unwanted or accidental use.

The Salon Laser can be used on just about every part of the body, including the face, legs, arms, bikini line and underarms. Because you can only target one hair at a time, it’s a bit easier to treat smaller areas.

Like other at-home hair removal systems, this unit is not compatible with dark complexions or grey hair.

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  • Works on legs, facial hair, underarm and bikini line
  • 808nm pulsed laser
  • Approved for home use
  • Destroys hair at the root
  • 4-second treatment

While the Rio Salon does achieve permanent hair reduction, it takes a long time to get there. We’re talking a year. Maybe more. But some people will see the results they want much quicker. Everyone is different, so it may not take this long for you to see permanent hair reduction.

With that said, this unit is a fraction of the cost of professional laser hair removal treatments. And once you get the hang of using the laser, treatments are relatively quick. Large areas, like the legs and back, can take a bit longer, but that’s to be expected with any hair removal system.

If you have patience and dedication – and you don’t have the budget for expensive laser treatments at the salon – the Rio Salon Laser may be a great option for you. It will take some time to see results, but you’ll save money in the long run, and can perform treatments whenever you want in the privacy of your own home.

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