{"id":604580282674,"title":"Nood Hair Removal Review: The Best Affordable Option?","created_at":"2023-01-05T13:56:58-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Nood Hair Removal Review: The Best Affordable Option?\",\n \"keywords\": \"nood, nood reviews, nood review, nood hair removal, nood hair removal review, nood hair removal reviews, does nood work, nood laser hair removal, does nood actually work, nood before and after, nood flasher reviews, nood flasher, nood laser hair removal reviews\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the technology behind Nood to give our take on whether it's likely to be safe and effective for permanent hair removal. We compare it to other treatment options like laser, and share real, unsponsored Nood customer reviews.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/nood-hair-removal-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"editor\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Brian Moore\",\n \"honorificSuffix\": [\n \"M.D.\",\n \"F.A.A.D\"\n ],\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/brian-moore\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/brian-moore-md-faad-2b1b77a2\/\",\n \"https:\/\/www.apexskin.com\/our-team\/dr-brian-moore-md\/\"\n ],\n \"jobTitle\": \"Dermatology Advisor\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"dermatology, skincare, pigmented lesions, anti-aging, medical research, clinical trials, sunscreen, moisturizer, wrinkles, makeup, shampoo, soap\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": [\n \"Columbia University\",\n \"University of Toledo\"\n ]\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"image\": {\n\"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n\"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Nood_Hair_Removal_Thumbnail.png?v=1672945279\",\n\"width\": \"3265\",\n\"height\": \"3265\"\n},\n\"citation\": [\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC2921762\/\", \n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681170\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/my-derma-dream-review\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/27363767\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20166155\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/capillus-review\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23332016\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.goodrx.com\/health-topic\/dermatology\/laser-hair-removal-cost\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/27332688\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.trynood.com\/\"\n],\n\"mentions\": [{\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"intense pulsed light\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"The Flasher 2.0\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"FDA\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Jackie McRae\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"GoodRx\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Amazon\"\n }\n],\n\"datePublished\": \"2023-01-05\",\n\"copyrightHolder\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n},\n\"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/\",\n \"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ], \n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Nood_Hair_Removal_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1672944856\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003eDisclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their dermatologist's guidance in regard to permanent hair removal.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eN\u003c\/span\u003eood is a hair removal brand that describes itself as the “#1 Permanent Hair Removal Solution.” Their most popular device is called The Flasher 2.0, and it uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology, and claims to be much cheaper than procedures like waxing or laser hair removal over time.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut is IPL actually proven in medical studies to be effective for hair removal, or are these just marketing claims? Does it cause side effects? How does it compare to the effectiveness of other hair removal methods like laser hair removal? And how do real users of Nood rate it and describe its effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review medical studies on IPL to give our take on whether or not it’s likely to be effective, and whether it causes side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll compare IPL to other forms of permanent hair removal like laser hair removal, and share real, unsponsored reviews of Nood.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes IPL Work for Permanent Hair Removal?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe safety and efficacy of IPL has been studied in legitimate medical journals, and is approved by the FDA.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC2921762\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e tested IPL for at-home hair removal. Trial participants used an IPL device six total times over the course of 16 weeks. The results were impressive.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e95% of patients experienced some level of hair reduction by the end of the trial, and average hair reduction was 78% after one month.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2019 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681170\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on IPL for hair reduction analyzed data from various clinical trials on the topic, and documented an average hair reduction of 80% one year after the last treatment.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIPL may have secondary benefits to skin quality and skin rejuvenation as well. As we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/my-derma-dream-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMy Derma Dream\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, red light therapy is well established in medical studies to have rejuvenating effects on skin, so it's unsurprising that other wavelengths of light therapy may also benefit skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2016 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/27363767\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that IPL can reduce hyperpigmentation, skin lesions and acne. The treatment was also found to be effective for rosacea in some patients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIPL is not effective for everyone, and is less effective for those with very fair skin and very dark skin. Nood has a chart below that suggests the efficacy of their device based on skin color and hair color:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we will conclude that IPL is highly effective for hair removal in most individuals, though it may not be the best option for those with very light skin or hair and very dark skin or hair. We would also like to see studies with larger numbers of trial participants, because some of the above-cited studies were relatively small.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs Nood Safe?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20166155\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLasers in Surgery and Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal evaluated the safety of IPL devices like Nood. The study authors analyzed results from various clinical trials on IPL for hair reduction and the side effects reported.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSide effects were uncommon and mild. Some patients experienced mild pain and others experienced hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation that faded over time. No risks of serious side effects were reported.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNood’s FAQ section states that the procedure is safe.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we concluded in our review of another light therapy device called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/capillus-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCapillus\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, the main factor in regard to the safety of light therapy devices is the power used. We can’t find any information about the power and wavelengths of light on Nood’s website, so we hope that the brand publishes these technical specifications in the future.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOverall, we consider Nood to be safe and unlikely to cause side effects, especially given that the device is cleared by the FDA.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored Nood User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Jackie McRae reviewed Nood in a video that includes a live product demonstration and before-and-after images:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/2yx_sk2j_eA\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named Jes Mia reviewed the device and found it to be less effective. She also reports side effects she’s experienced:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@jesmia1\/video\/7164779303685655851\" data-video-id=\"7164779303685655851\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@jesmia1\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@jesmia1?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@jesmia1\u003c\/a\u003e 2 month update on the \u003ca title=\"noodhairremoval\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/noodhairremoval?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#noodhairremoval\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"tiktokreviews\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/tiktokreviews?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#tiktokreviews\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"hairremoval\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/hairremoval?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#hairremoval\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"update\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/update?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#update\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ original sound - Jes Mia\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7164779372501535530?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ original sound - Jes Mia\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eNood vs. Other Hair Removal Options\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBoth IPL and laser hair treatment use light to target melanin in skin and damage hair follicles so that new hair regrowth is stunted or eliminated.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLaser treatments are more focused and use a specific wavelength of light, and may be more appropriate for patients with darker skin according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23332016\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDermatologic Surgery\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFrom a cost perspective, Nood is a superior option given that laser hair removal needs to be completed at a medical provider’s office, and is infrequently covered by health insurance because it’s a cosmetic procedure. According to \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.goodrx.com\/health-topic\/dermatology\/laser-hair-removal-cost\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGoodRx\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, laser hair removal costs around $400 per session, and many patients require multiple sessions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAn epilator is a hair removal device that works by pulling hair from the root. This type of device can be cheaper than Nood but may be more painful based on \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/27332688\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor cost-conscious consumers, Braun sells a popular Epilator for under $40 on Amazon (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3Gjj1HY\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official product listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShaving and waxing are also effective hair removal options, but are more time-intensive and are not appropriate for permanent hair loss. They also end up costing significantly more than Nood over time.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOverall we consider Nood to be the best hair removal option on the market.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Nood for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNood is sold both on the brand’s website and on Amazon. Here’s the price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$189\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: $271\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNot only is Nood cheaper on the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trynood.com\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eofficial brand website\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, but the Amazon listing is from a third-party. We recommend only purchasing from brands directly to reduce the risk of counterfeit products.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customer Reviews of Nood\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs referenced previously, Nood is sold \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3jO8Val\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon Amazon\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which is a good resource for objective customer reviews. The product has an average review rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars with over 250 total reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Hailey” who did a half-body hair test and claims that the device is effective:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“I was so skeptical that I decided to do only one side of my body so I can compare - so for the past 8 weeks I’ve been consistently doing my right side - legs, thighs, bikini, arm, underarm. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eI’m now at week 8 and my lower leg is almost completely hair free. My bikini hair is reduced but I’m going to keep going on it to see if I can eliminate the hair entirely. My arm is now hair-free. My under arm has reduced hair so I’m going to keep working on that one too.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Carly Canilagan” who claims that the product caused side effects:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“...it zapped me. This one actually hurts and made me scared to continue but I tried a couple more times and it zaps me again. I’m so scared to use it now and I’m sad cause it was an investment and I really really wanted it to work :(”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Nood is an FDA-cleared device which is likely to be effective for long-term hair loss, especially in those with skin that is not very pale or very dark. The device uses a type of technology called IPL which is a form of light therapy and is unlikely to cause side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider Nood to be the best hair removal option on the market, all things considered, because it’s backed by clinical research and is more cost-effective over long periods of time than any other hair removal method except for epilators which may be more painful.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor individuals with very fair or very dark skin, it may be worthwhile to speak with a dermatologist about laser hair removal or other treatment options that may be appropriate.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNood is safe and unlikely to cause side effects. The side effects reported in clinical research from IPL therapy are mild and transient in nature.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost of the online reviews of Nood that we came across are favorable.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-01-05T14:04:59-05:00","updated_at":"2023-01-05T23:15:49-05:00","summary_html":"We review the technology behind Nood to give our take on whether it's likely to be safe and effective for permanent hair removal. We compare it to other treatment options like laser, and share real, unsponsored Nood customer reviews.","template_suffix":"","handle":"nood-hair-removal-review","tags":"_related:cosmetics"}

Nood Hair Removal Review: The Best Affordable Option?

Nood Hair Removal Review: The Best Affordable Option?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their dermatologist's guidance in regard to permanent hair removal.

Nood is a hair removal brand that describes itself as the “#1 Permanent Hair Removal Solution.” Their most popular device is called The Flasher 2.0, and it uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology, and claims to be much cheaper than procedures like waxing or laser hair removal over time.

But is IPL actually proven in medical studies to be effective for hair removal, or are these just marketing claims? Does it cause side effects? How does it compare to the effectiveness of other hair removal methods like laser hair removal? And how do real users of Nood rate it and describe its effects?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review medical studies on IPL to give our take on whether or not it’s likely to be effective, and whether it causes side effects.

We’ll compare IPL to other forms of permanent hair removal like laser hair removal, and share real, unsponsored reviews of Nood.

Does IPL Work for Permanent Hair Removal?

The safety and efficacy of IPL has been studied in legitimate medical journals, and is approved by the FDA.

A clinical trial published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology tested IPL for at-home hair removal. Trial participants used an IPL device six total times over the course of 16 weeks. The results were impressive.

95% of patients experienced some level of hair reduction by the end of the trial, and average hair reduction was 78% after one month.

A 2019 medical review on IPL for hair reduction analyzed data from various clinical trials on the topic, and documented an average hair reduction of 80% one year after the last treatment.

IPL may have secondary benefits to skin quality and skin rejuvenation as well. As we documented in our review of My Derma Dream, red light therapy is well established in medical studies to have rejuvenating effects on skin, so it's unsurprising that other wavelengths of light therapy may also benefit skin.

A 2016 medical review found that IPL can reduce hyperpigmentation, skin lesions and acne. The treatment was also found to be effective for rosacea in some patients.

IPL is not effective for everyone, and is less effective for those with very fair skin and very dark skin. Nood has a chart below that suggests the efficacy of their device based on skin color and hair color:

Overall we will conclude that IPL is highly effective for hair removal in most individuals, though it may not be the best option for those with very light skin or hair and very dark skin or hair. We would also like to see studies with larger numbers of trial participants, because some of the above-cited studies were relatively small.

Is Nood Safe?

A medical review published in the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine journal evaluated the safety of IPL devices like Nood. The study authors analyzed results from various clinical trials on IPL for hair reduction and the side effects reported.

Side effects were uncommon and mild. Some patients experienced mild pain and others experienced hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation that faded over time. No risks of serious side effects were reported.

Nood’s FAQ section states that the procedure is safe.

As we concluded in our review of another light therapy device called Capillus, the main factor in regard to the safety of light therapy devices is the power used. We can’t find any information about the power and wavelengths of light on Nood’s website, so we hope that the brand publishes these technical specifications in the future.

Overall, we consider Nood to be safe and unlikely to cause side effects, especially given that the device is cleared by the FDA.

Real, Unsponsored Nood User Reviews

A YouTube creator named Jackie McRae reviewed Nood in a video that includes a live product demonstration and before-and-after images:

A TikTok user named Jes Mia reviewed the device and found it to be less effective. She also reports side effects she’s experienced:

@jesmia1 2 month update on the #noodhairremoval #tiktokreviews #hairremoval #update ♬ original sound - Jes Mia

Nood vs. Other Hair Removal Options

Both IPL and laser hair treatment use light to target melanin in skin and damage hair follicles so that new hair regrowth is stunted or eliminated.

Laser treatments are more focused and use a specific wavelength of light, and may be more appropriate for patients with darker skin according to a medical review published in the Dermatologic Surgery journal.

From a cost perspective, Nood is a superior option given that laser hair removal needs to be completed at a medical provider’s office, and is infrequently covered by health insurance because it’s a cosmetic procedure. According to GoodRx, laser hair removal costs around $400 per session, and many patients require multiple sessions.

An epilator is a hair removal device that works by pulling hair from the root. This type of device can be cheaper than Nood but may be more painful based on clinical research.

For cost-conscious consumers, Braun sells a popular Epilator for under $40 on Amazon (link to official product listing).

Shaving and waxing are also effective hair removal options, but are more time-intensive and are not appropriate for permanent hair loss. They also end up costing significantly more than Nood over time.

Overall we consider Nood to be the best hair removal option on the market.

Where to Buy Nood for the Best Price

Nood is sold both on the brand’s website and on Amazon. Here’s the price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:

Brand website: $189

Amazon: $271

Not only is Nood cheaper on the official brand website, but the Amazon listing is from a third-party. We recommend only purchasing from brands directly to reduce the risk of counterfeit products.

Real Customer Reviews of Nood

As referenced previously, Nood is sold on Amazon which is a good resource for objective customer reviews. The product has an average review rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars with over 250 total reviews.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Hailey” who did a half-body hair test and claims that the device is effective:

“I was so skeptical that I decided to do only one side of my body so I can compare - so for the past 8 weeks I’ve been consistently doing my right side - legs, thighs, bikini, arm, underarm. I’m now at week 8 and my lower leg is almost completely hair free. My bikini hair is reduced but I’m going to keep going on it to see if I can eliminate the hair entirely. My arm is now hair-free. My under arm has reduced hair so I’m going to keep working on that one too.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Carly Canilagan” who claims that the product caused side effects:

“...it zapped me. This one actually hurts and made me scared to continue but I tried a couple more times and it zaps me again. I’m so scared to use it now and I’m sad cause it was an investment and I really really wanted it to work :(”

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Conclusion

The Nood is an FDA-cleared device which is likely to be effective for long-term hair loss, especially in those with skin that is not very pale or very dark. The device uses a type of technology called IPL which is a form of light therapy and is unlikely to cause side effects.

We consider Nood to be the best hair removal option on the market, all things considered, because it’s backed by clinical research and is more cost-effective over long periods of time than any other hair removal method except for epilators which may be more painful.

For individuals with very fair or very dark skin, it may be worthwhile to speak with a dermatologist about laser hair removal or other treatment options that may be appropriate.

Nood is safe and unlikely to cause side effects. The side effects reported in clinical research from IPL therapy are mild and transient in nature.

Most of the online reviews of Nood that we came across are favorable.




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