The machine directs light at the melanin (the pigment that gives skin and hair its colour) in the follicle, damaging the root and breaking the regrowth cycle for up-to six months. This makes for a longer-lasting removal method than waxing or shaving and it shouldn’t irritate your skin.
How long does Philips Lumea laser last?
The Philips Lumea Prestige lamp lifetime is superb lasting 15+ years of use. With the 250,000 flashes and 4.1 cm² body attachment you can cover a humongous 1,025,000 cm² of body area.
Does Philips Lumea permanently remove hair?
Salons use a very high-intensity light for this procedure, which can be painful. Whereas, the flashes released by Philips Lumea are much gentler. However, both treatments give the same hair removal results. 100% permanent hair removal is highly unlikely, regardless of whether you use IPL at your home or at a salon.
How long does it take Philips Lumea to work?
The initial phase takes about 4-5 sessions every two weeks. So, about 8-10 weeks assuming you’re diligent, which I was – because I wanted those hairs gone.
Can I use Philips Lumea every day?
No, using your Philips Lumea more often than recommended will not speed up the hair removal process. Do not treat the same area multiple times in one session as this will not improve efficacy and can cause skin irritation.
Can I use Philips Lumea every week?
We recommend using Philips Lumea once every two weeks for the first four treatments to achieve significant hair reduction results. To maintain these results, repeat the treatments every 4 weeks for 8 times. The results may vary based on your individual hair regrowth and also across different body areas.
Does the Philips Lumea hurt?
If you are concerned about the Philips Lumea treatment being painful, don’t worry. Some users of Lumea described feeling ‘a warm sensation’, ‘prickling’ or ‘itching’ etc. during or after treatment. In most cases, these effects disappeared within an hour.
Should I shave my upper lip before laser hair removal?
Pre-Instructions for Laser Hair Removal
Patients must shave the area they are going to treat the morning of or the night before. There is a $25 fee if the area is not shaved prior to treatment. Photosensitive medication should be discontinued for 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
Is Philips Lumea good for facial hair?
Developed with dermatologists, Philips Lumea Prestige is great for chin, cheek, and upper lip hair removal. The result after just three treatments is 92% less hair.
Does IPL have permanent results?
Once you undergo an IPL treatment, you should know that your hair won’t be gone immediately afterward. While this treatment does destroy the hair follicle, the hair shaft still needs to shed. This process typically takes about two weeks. Once that final hair falls out, another one will never grow again.
Can you use Philips Lumea on nipples?
Do not use your Philips Lumea on lesions, moles, nipples, piercings, tattoos etc.
How do I get the best results from Philips Lumea?
For Philips Lumea to work effectively it is important that you use it evenly all over your skin and do not miss any spots. However, make sure that you do not flash the same area more than once, as this can result in skin reactions.
Why is IPL not working for me?
You might have a hormonal imbalance
One of the top reasons why IPL hair removal doesn’t work boils down to hormones. Yes, believe it or not hormonal conditions can lead to ineffective hair removal. Our hormones encourage hair growth with the most common one being testosterone.
Can I use Philips Lumea on my stomach?
The largest curved, contour-following design for fast treatment on large body areas like legs, arms and stomach.
Why is IPL not working on my face?
What often happens, is the provider, simply changes the settings on their IPL/Laser to reduce the heat, therefore reducing the chance of burning or scarring, but also making the treatment practically ineffective. Please check with your technician that the machine they are using is actually able to treat darker skins.