What can be more annoying than the stubble that keeps growing back in spite of carefully shaving each strand every day, for the rest of your life? (Let’s count out the calories that magically appear on your waistline for now!)
Nothing can take over the urge to be permanently hair-free, care-free, no, not even eating to your likes and not getting fat! Discover the world renowned brand that has taken over the beauty technology industry by storm- Philips that has brought Intense Pulsated Light to your doorstep.
What is the rage all about?
Intense Pulsated Light- Explained:
Intense Pulsated Light is one of the most effective, practically pain-free and easy to use, at-home form of permanent hair removal that applies broad-spectrum light to the skin that in turn targets the melanin in the skin. Once the device is in contact with the skin, it sends out light that travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts, i.e. the root of the hair. As the light gets absorbed in the skin, the hair papilla (simply put- the hair manufacturing factory unit) gets destroyed due to the heat applied. Since the root, bulb is where the highest concentration of melanin is located, as it gets destroyed, you will be hair-free from the root up!
Ever wondered why IPL hair removal can be a needy girlfriend sometimes? Demanding time and undivided attention through the course of your treatment time? THIS is why At any given point of time during treatment, not all of your hair follicles are active, light does not reach the inactive hair follicles, making hair grow back. Since IPL only targets the active hair follicles, one has to wait for an inactive hair follicle to become active, hence the number of treatments stretch to over the course of few weeks, making it effective only if one follows the treatment protocol. Available in specialist salons since 1997, IPL was one of the first few methods to ever promise the long lost dream of permanently hair-free skin. Philips IPL has been designed after fourteen years of extensive research with the world’s leading dermatologists and brought to the comfy of your sofa by Shop4Body!
Let’s delve into the features of Philips IPL and discover what the Intense Pulsated Light can do for you!
Corded and Cordless Usage- The only device in the market with corded and cordless facility available- so that you can enjoy your IPL any time, any where, be it wet or dry! Enjoy your treatment after a sugar scrub after a long winded day in the shower for a quick treatment or use it on the sofa for a cosy session in the comfort of your own home!
Fast, safe & easy to use- Intense Pulsated Light is as effective as ever in treating and permanently removing unwanted body hair so that you can enjoy hair-free, care-free all summer long, through the years! It has been designed after years of research with dermatologists and skin-care professionals to provide you the safest treatment possible.
SmartSkin Sensor- Philips Lumea BRI956 comes equipped 5 light intensities and let’s you choose the one that suits you the best with the smart skin sensor, that automatically senses the skin tone for an effective treatment that will last you for life. You can always change the light intensity later based on what you are most comfortable with.
World’s first IPL with curved attachments- Curved attachments for face and body that glide onto your skin for the perfect treatment- done in a jiffy! Make the most of your time by effectively using the IPL for the stipulated treatment time and voila, hello glowing skin!
Tailor-made attachments- Philips Lumea comes equipped with separate attachments for bikini line, face, underarm and body so that each body part gets the attention it deserves, without any compromise. Lumea is one of the premier, most talked about brands that pays attention to your every need, so that you get an all-round much-needed confidence boost with a permanently hair free body!
Suitable for a wide variety of skin types- Philips Lumea Prestige works effectively, easily and safely on a wide variety of hair and skin types. It works on naturally dark blonde, brown and black hair and on skin tones from very white to dark brown. As with other IPL-based treatments, Philips Lumea cannot be used to treat white/grey, light blonde or red hair and is not suitable for very dark skin. This is due to the high contrast required between the pigment in the hair colour and the pigment in the skin tone.
Face attachment with precise design and extra face filter- Lumea has been specially designed with an extra integrated filter and a small, flat window for a treatment that is gentle and precise for use on the upper lip, chin and jawline, a 2 cm2 window size, so that you never have to fret about getting those pesky corners of your face.
Specific body attachment with a large, curved-in design for those large areas- Equipped with a large, curved-in design that follow the body contours, effectively covering tall body parts like arms, stomach and legs! As much as 83 % of women are satisfied with their hair reduction on legs and other body parts, as the 4.1cm2 window leaves no scope for unwanted hair regrowth, getting even the smallest hair on your body!
Medium sized, curved design attachment for underarms that require that special attention- Gone are the days when you had to worry about underarm hair! Philips comes equipped with a 3cm2 window with a curved design that makes reaching those hard-to-reach areas as easy as 1, 2, 3… According to a survey, 86% women are satisfied with the Lumea Underarm attachment. So what are you waiting for?
How to work the magic?
Unlike math, wrapping your head around how the Philips Lumea works is fairly simple and elaborated to make your slide or glide treatments as easy as shaving, only permanent! Let’s check out the procedure, which if followed up with regular treatments can drastically change the way you live your life, and understand how you can manage to get permanently hair-free at home!
Step 1- Turn on the device by pressing the on/ off switch. The device automatically starts operation using light intensity setting 1. Either you can activate the skin tone sensor or choose your own light intensity level by adjusting the setting manually. Adjust using the toggle button until you have reached the required intensity setting, the relevant light will light up white.
Step 2- Get ready to be hair-free with Lumea, switch on the smart skin sensor and put the Lumea to your skin.
Step 3- Once you have successfully scanned your skin, the relevant white intensity light will turn on, indicating the intensity that suits you best according to your skin tone.
Step 4- Lumea gives you five light intensity options to choose from so that you get a tailor-made treatment. Once the smart skin sensor has automatically sensed your skin tone, press the confirmation button to confirm using the suggested intensity lght. If not, then your Lumea will automatically use the highest suggested intensity, which is indicated by a red lighting led indicator, blinking red continuously. If you want to go one step further and set the light intensity setting manually, please consult the given table. This table shows settings that for the majority of users provides a comfortable, but an effective treatment nevertheless.
Step 5- Lumea has been designed to give you the comfort of permanent hair removal from your home. If you ever experience discomfort, reduce the light intensity setting down a notch, simply by using the up-down buttons.
Step 6- It is pertinent to perform a skin test after shifting to another body part, to re-activate the skin sensor, press the magnifying glass symbol. It is especially necessary if your skin is tanned at different places.
Application modes: Philips Lumea comes equipped with two different application modes for a quick, easy and effective treatment, tailored according to your preferences:
Slide & Flash mode- This mode is to treat large areas like stomach, legs. It’s flash and go, just slide it over the area you wish to treat, keep the flash button pressed throughout the application and you will not need to lift the Lumea between flashes! Slide & flash mode is a godsent when it comes to treating large areas, making treatment easier!
Stamp & Flash mode- Ideal for treating small and bony areas like knees and armpits, that are more difficult to treat using the large attachment. Simply place your Lumea on the area you wish to treat, release a flash, lift it off from the skin and move on to the next area, voila! Hello, gorgeous skin!
Takeaway: Philips Lumea is one-of-a-kind device that gives you the freedom of hair-free, carefree summers all life long! It comes added with features that are peculiar and makes the entire treatment fuss-free and comfortable. An investment that will last you for life, this one’s definitely a keeper!