I don’t know about you, but I don’t know one single woman who doesn’t have hair somewhere on her body that she wouldn’t like to get permanently removed. It might be the thin mustache on her upper lip, the hair underneath her under arms or the hair that’s along her bikini line.
Although one approach to permanent hair removal is to make an appointment with a dermatologist to get a series of laser or electrolysis, that can sometimes be on the pricey side. An alternative is to try the Philips IPL Hair Removal Device from the comfort, convenience and privacy of your own home.
I’ll be honest with you. It’s not the cheapest device on the planet. What I mean by that is you’re gonna pay between $550-600. But after you purchase it, you own it. And, I personally think that the end results will make it well worth your while.
What the Product Comes With
- The device itself
- Four different attachments (face, underarms, bikini, body)
- Instructional booklets
- Cleaning cloths for the device
- Travel bag
- Long-lasting charger
- Two-year warranty
How It Works
Probably the most important thing that you need to do is set up the level of intensity that you want your device to be. In this video, I’m gonna go with level 4 on my arms, but for you, it all depends on your natural skin tone and how sensitive the area you’re about to remove hair from is (for instance, your legs are going to be a lot less sensitive than your bikini region would be).
What does the sensation feel like? It’s a little hard to explain but, I’d probably compare it to having warm rubber sit on your skin. Since you can even use this device on your face, I’d recommend going low (a 1) for your face and going higher (a 4) for your legs (the highest level it goes up to is 5). But again, test it out before using any level of heat on an entire part of your body.
Something else that’s really important to keep in mind is you need to shave (or wax or epilate) the area you want to put this device on before applying the heat. Otherwise, you are going to experience some semi-extreme discomfort as the heat burns your hair up. Remember, this device is to help reduce how often you need to remove your face and body hair; it’s not what you should initially use to get the hair off, though.
With that said, once you are all clean and shaven (and your skin is dry), it’s a good idea to use a white eyeliner pencil to divide various parts of your body into sections. Like, if you want to use the device on your arms, draw about 5-7 horizontal lines on each arm. That way, you can apply the device to one section at a time while keeping up with where you placed it.
You’ll know that you’re using the device accurately when you notice the green light illuminate on it. Simply “zap” each section for no more than a few sections at a time and voila—you’re all set!
Overall, I totally recommend this hair removal product. So long as you shave first and apply the appropriate amount of heat intensity, the process is quick (it takes no more than 30-40 minutes to cover most of your body) and you should start to see a noticeable difference after 3-4 uses.
In fact, the stats on this particular device indicate that you should be able to notice around 92 percent less hair after only three treatments. Not only that but, after six treatments, you should have hair-free skin for up to six months before needing to use the device again.
Oh! If there’s one more thing that I want to make sure to mention, it’s how important it is to wait no less than 14 days in between each treatment. If you think you’ll have trouble keeping up with the schedule, no worries—one of the booklets comes with a handy timetable in the back of it.
What a cool hair removal option, huh? Just in time for swimsuit season!