According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the treatment costs an average of $389, so it’s no surprise that some people are starting to rely on at-home laser hair removal kits instead.

Home laser hair removal kits use slightly different devices than those used at salons. According to USA Today, these kits use intense pulse light (IPL) devices.

While this process is less powerful than run-of-the-mill laser hair removal, esthetician @britain.skincare says it still runs a certain amount of risk in a viral TikTok.

In the clip, the expert shows images of burns across women’s legs and faces that she says were caused by IPL devices.

“This is what can happen to your legs or any other body part if you decide to buy an at-home laser hair removal machine,” she began.

She continued, “You can end up with third-degree burns … that don’t go away on their own, and you have to do chemical peels, microneedling, and a ton of other extensive aesthetic stuff just to get rid of some of the scarring.”