Oct 10 2020
We are Proud to Present You New Generation of IPL Hair Removal Devices
After experiencing the many pitfalls of shaving such as ingrown hairs, redness, irritation and speedy re-growth, we've decided to check out the alternative hair removal methods.
Since professional laser hair removal isn't the most budget-friendly option (initial sessions can cost upwards of $600), and some of us can't head out to an appointment right now, we're looking at the next best thing: at-home IPL hair removal gadgets.
So, no longer reserved for just the A-list, laser hair removal is becoming so mainstream and modern technology now allows you to treat yourself safely and painlessly in the comfort of your own home.
First of all, before we go any further, we need to reassert that body hair is a completely natural, normal thing, and you should absolutely not feel compelled to remove it if you don't want to—it's a personal choice. But if you're into the idea of laser hair removal, want to save some money, but are a little freaked about the idea of doing it at home, we've got you covered.
New York-based dermatologist Josh Zeichner, MD, considers at-home lasers a safe alternative. "Lasers work by emitting a beam of light that is absorbed by a specific target in the skin," Dr. Zeichner explains. "In this case, the light is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicle to heat it up and destroy it, so the hair does not grow back. At-home devices work similarly to professional treatments, but use lower energy levels. They are also a great option to maintain improvements between professional treatments."
As an interesting FYI, Dr. Zeichner adds that, "Each treatment causes some degree of damage to the hair follicle resulting in thinner hair, and it often takes multiple treatments to completely remove hair.
What is an IPL device?
IPL is a broad-spectrum light that’s scattered across the skin to help with permanent hair reduction. It directs light at the melanin (the pigment that gives the skin/hair its colour) in the hair follicle, damaging the root and helping to break the cycle of regrowth. Energy, frequency, skin and hair colour are all determining factors in the efficacy of the treatment.
IPL hair removal devices work by gliding or stamping the device over skin, emitting light as they go. Gliding is convenient for larger surface areas of the body (such as your legs). Stamping (pressing onto the area) is better for smaller areas where you need to be more precise.
How to use IPL devices?
For IPL hair removal to work effectively, some hair is required to allow the light to target it, therefore it’s best not to wax or epilate ahead of your session. Shaving beforehand is advised as the light can target hair directly in the follicle. If IPL is used on longer hair, it runs the risk of burning the skin.
For best results, regular IPL sessions are required. Typically, we suggest a 12-week programme followed by top-up sessions as and when needed.
Does IPL hair removal hurt?
One of the biggest advantages of IPL over other types of laser is that it is far less painful.
The level of discomfort varies from person to person and most of them describe feeling as a warm sensation on the skin.
The process is quite quick, though, so the feeling doesn’t last long. Most devices have a range of heat settings to make it more comfortable, especially in areas that are more sensitive. It's important to remember that a lower intensity is also less effective, so keeping it at this setting would require you to use IPL hair removal for longer.
How many IPL treatments does it take to see results?Typically, IPL devices should be used regularly for four to 12 weeks, to make sure all visible hair has been treated. Hair should start to appear finer and grow back slower, or not at all. Top-up sessions can be done where there is any regrowth. Results vary depending on the use of the device and skin/hair types.
Who can use our IPL hair removal device?
IPL is suitable for all but the darkest skin tones. This is because the light energy may be more attracted to the pigments in the skin rather than the melanin in the hair.
Although no evidence stating that IPL has negative effects on pregnant or breastfeeding women exists, we still cannot recommend using our handset if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, just as a precaution.
Those with certain skin/hair conditions and those undergoing particular treatments are not recomended to use IPL devices.
What to consider when buying an IPL hair removal device?
- The number of flashes: This is the number of times the device can emit a flash. Most have a minimum of 100,000 and once the lamp runs out of flashes, a replacement lamp will be needed. You can’t get replacement lamps for all devices, while some offer unlimited flashes.
- The number of treatment heads: If you plan to use the device on smaller areas, a head that comes with a smaller treatment window is more efficient.
- The level of intensities: This impacts how often you’ll need to use the device and whether you can adapt the intensity to suit more sensitive areas.
- The number of modes: Most devices offer glide and stamp modes.
- Speed: The shorter the time between flashes, the quicker the treatment process.
So, as we said at the beginning, we are more than proud to recommend you our Lumeo Pro-X handset, upgraded and enhanced version of the Lumeo Family Gen.2
- 2 flash modes: Single flash + Continuous flash
- New upgrade: 500,000 flashes (meaning it will last you 20+ years)
- Adjustable: 1-5 level
- Integrated safety protection system (to prevent accidental flash damage to the eyes)
- Plug: EU, US, AU or GB
- Voltage: is globally compatible)
- Integrated UV filter
- Long power cord
- Safe, no side effects