Q1.Is the Philips Lumea safe for me?
Yes. At Philips, your safety always comes first. Philips Lumea has been developed together with leading dermatologists, and fulfills all the safety regulations for home-use appliances. Its safety system ensures that flashing is only possible if the attachment is in full contact with the skin. The integrated UV filter ensures that the light only affects the hair and not the skin. Nevertheless, we recommend to use the appliance in a well-lit room; this reduces the perceived brightness of the flash.Side effects and complications, while possible, are very unlikely as long as Philips Lumea is used according to the instructions and precautions included in the user manual. For optimal safety, use Philips Lumea according to instructions in the user manual.
Q2.Are there warnings or cautions for using the appliance?
As Philips Lumea has been developed with your safety in mind, it's important to note that the appliance is not suitable for certain conditions.
• IPL treatment is not effective on red hair, white/gray hair or light blonde hair. Nor is it suitable for very dark skin, as it can cause skin damage, such as burns, blisters or discoloring. Check the skin types and body hair color chart to see if Philips Lumea is suitable for you.
• Philips Lumea should not be used by women with medical conditions such as skin cancer, lesions, epilepsy, vascular disorders, immunosuppressive disorders or skin allergies to light. If you take any medications, please read the instructions for your prescription to check if they potentially cause photosensitivity. If they do, do not use Philips Lumea. Other medications may cause a reaction, so please consult your doctor before use.
• Do not use IPL hair removal if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
• Do not use near any piercings, tattoos, injection sites (e.g. for insulin), pacemakers or implants
• See the user manual for more detailed information.
Q3.Does the treatment hurt?
Ans.In clinical trials, no women rated the experience as painful, providing that the correct settings according to skin tone and hair color were used and the instructions were followed. Some women did describe feelings such as 'a warm sensation', 'prickling' or 'itching,' which in most cases disappeared after between a few minutes and an hour.
To get accustomed to Philips Lumea, it is recommended that you make test flashes near the area you intend to treat, using the lowest recommended light setting. Once you are comfortable with this, you can increase the light setting, step-by-step if necessary, but it should never become uncomfortable.