I have a very exciting post for you today and I’ve been waiting for 6 months to share with you my experience with Philips Lumea IPL hair removal. I think you all agree with me that hair removing is quite annoying and painful, so I was looking for a while for a long-lasting solution. Professional hair removing was on my mind, but it was expensive, so I got my eyes on IPL hair removing at home.
After a long night, searching for the best tool I’ve purchased the Philips Lumea IPL SC1997/00. You have to keep in mind that the results are not permanent.
What it is
Philips Lumea uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology that prevents hair regrow. It’s for use on body and face, has >250,000 lamp flashes, 2 heads, one for the body and the other one for face, and 5 levels of light intensity.
The lamp flashes are very important, the higher the number the longer you can use it.
How it works
The pulses of light are absorbed by the hair root and stimulate the hair follicle to go into a resting phase, as a result, the hair sheds naturally and hair regrowth is prevented. The treatment lasts about 8 weeks and then followed by touch-ups once a month or every two months.
“Philips Lumea works effectively on (naturally) dark blonde, brown and black hairs. As with other light-based treatments, Philips Lumea is not effective on red, light-blonde or white/grey hair. This product is also not suitable for dark skin.”
If you have dark hair and light skin this will work perfectly on you.
I was surprised by how easy to use is, has a cable adapter that sometimes gets in my way, but it’s not a big deal for me. I respected the 8 weeks treatment which means 5 treatments, one treatment at every 2 weeks, and in the manual, it says that after the first treatment in one or two weeks the first results will occur, well that was not my case.
I saw the first result after the fourth and fifth treatment, you can image how disappointed I was seeing that my hair hasn’t fallen off not after the second or the thirst treatment, but I didn’t give up, I wanted to finish the 8 weeks treatment.
Now I’m using Lumea once a month and the results get better and better. So, here are my results after the 8 weeks treatment: legs – 80% hair loss, bikini area – 50%, arms – 70%, underarms – 50%, and moustache – 30%. I was pretty pleased about my legs and arms, but very disappointed about my bikini area and underarm, where I expected a lot more, I hope that in the following months I will lose more hair.
It hurts? Well, sometimes yes, but not in all the areas, it’s not a pain you can handle, it’s like thousands of needles are pricking your skin, the good part is that the sensation passes quickly.
I’ve noticed that although, not all the hair has gone the one remains is weaker and grow more slowly, so it’s still a good thing.
– very easy to use
– the high number of pulses
– quick procedure
– sometimes it hearts
Price: 200€ (with a voucher) from http://www.philips.ro
Even though it wasn’t a complete success for me because not all my area responded to the treatment the same way, I am still happy that I’ve purchased this product. Yes, I still have hair growing, but the fact that is way less, has a weak root and the waxing is no longer painful makes me believe that I’ve achieved something.
Have you tried the IPL hair removing?
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