Philips IPL Lumea Precision Plus Hair removal system

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The first IPL device I want to tell you about is the Lumea Precision Plus by Philips. It is not cheap, it costs about 700 CHF but you can also find some interesting deals from time to time. The price says it all, we are in front of a highly professional product.

Philips claims:

"Philips Lumea uses an innovative light-based technology called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), derived from the technology used in professional beauty salons. Philips has adapted this technology for safe end effective use in the comfort of your own home."

But let's see what it is all about...

The device is pretty heavy but cordless which makes it very easy to use. It features 3 attachments: one for the whole body and 2 smaller for bikini area and face. The Lumea Precision Plus has 140 flashes what means that you don't have to replace any bulbs in the future, and at the same time that you'll be able to treat your whole body completely.

* As I've been testing 2 different IPL devices at the same time I've been using in on half of my body :) *

I've started using it on my armpits, were in fact I have darker and stronger hair. First thing I had to do was to shave my hair.
After having shaved my hair and fully charged the device I was ready to start!

Crucial step is the setting of light energy according to the skin type. It is very simple (follow instructions in the manual enclosed) and you can chose between 5 different levels. The device is ready to flash only once it is correctly positioned on your skin. This could be difficult especially on small and boney areas. You know when you're well positioned when the "ready" light turns green.

To find your light energy level follow these easy instructions.

I've been using the regular attachment to do my armpits and it actually takes 1 minute to do it. The feeling is slightly painful, but surely less painful than waxing... I think it really depends on your pain threshold... Anyway, if you find it too painful, you can alway ice the area before starting the treatment. Or, mostly important, you might have selected the wrong light energy level. Be sure to follow the instruction in the chart above before using the IPL device.

The treatment has to be repeated after 2 weeks and so on, until you are satisfied with the result.
I have to say that after 1 session the results were already remarkable. I would say that more than 50% of my hair had disappeared. After having done 3 treatments I have no hair left on my armpits! Can you imagine that?? This is surely a great result!

Of course I've started treating also other areas, such as legs, bikini and upper lip.

Bikini and lower leg area are other places where I've noticed great results rapidly, too. To treat the whole leg could sound boring, but it lasts no more than 10 minutes per leg. On bigger areas such as legs you can set the "slide and flash" option, meaning that it flashes automatically while you slide on the skin. A great time saver!

When it comes to the upper lip things change a little. First I didn't want to shave the hair in that didn't sound good to me at all.... Second the hair in that area are usually very light and thin, therefore it takes longer to the pulsed light to be more effective. But apart from that I've already noticed great improvements on the upper lip, too.

My general opinion regarding the IPL technology and Lumea Precision Plus is that it is a great and effective way to get rid of unwanted hair in a reasonable amount of time. What I also like about it, is  that, with the proper setting, it doesn't irritate the skin unlike all other hair removal methods.

The IPL Lumea Precision Plus comes with a charger and a soft case, too.

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4 commenti

  1. This sounds great, might have to invest!

    1. Yes it is a very good product. But stay tuned.... a new review will come soon.

      Love xxx

  2. This is the best EVER. Can't live without it.

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