Phillips Lumea Precision Buying Guide
Put an end to costly salon hair removal visits and enjoy smooth skin every day on face and body with Philips Lumea Precision, the revolutionary new, cordless home IPL hair removal system.
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Philips Lumea Precision IPL hair removal: What is it?
Philips Lumea Precision IPL hair removal system is an easy-to-use, handheld device that doesn't just remove hair; it prevents it from reappearing so you can enjoy smooth skin every day. Philips Lumea Precision works by applying gentle pulses of light to the hair, which are absorbed by the hair's melanin. An internal optical filter ensures no UV light reaches the skin and leaves it unharmed. This light energy stimulates the hair root to go into a resting phase. In the following days the hair will shed naturally and hair growth is inhibited.
What makes Philips Lumea Precision so special?
It's a fact: 80% of women prefer Philips Lumea to shaving, waxing or epilation (based on 1,280 Lumea users in Western Europe). Find out why Philips Lumea Precision is so popular among women:
1. Smooth skin every day on face and body - great salon results in the comfort of your own home
No more stubble, no more dark shadows or ingrown hairs - always ready to wear what you want whenever you want. Philips Lumea Precision, from the UK's number 1 IPL brand, 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 and effective use in the comfort of your own home. Philips Lumea Precision works by applying gentle pulses of light to the hair root. As a result, hair sheds naturally and regrowth is inhibited.
2. Specially designed for use on even the most sensitive skin including the face -precision attachment with extra safety for your face
Lumea Precision can be used with confidence to remove hair on body parts including legs, underarms, bikini area, arms, face and stomach. Lumea Precision is specially designed for use on even the most sensitive skin and is the only at home IPL device with extra protection for the face. Philips Lumea Precision includes a precision attachment with an additional UV light filter providing extra protection for treating delicate areas.
3. No replacement bulbs needed
Lumea Precision is a complete solution that comes ready to work right out of the box. More importantly, it does not require replacement lamps or gel. Lumea Precision therefore is a cost-effective alternative to expensive salon-based laser hair removal treatments. From the moment you have purchased Philips Lumea Precision you have everything you need to achieve everlasting smoothness!
4. Innovation you can trust, clinically proven with over 2,000 women
Philips Lumea Precision is a clinically proven and safe hair removal device. It has been developed with leading dermatologists and clinically tested on over 2,000 women. Lumea Precision ensures an effective and gentle treatment, even on the most sensitive body areas.
Is Lumea Precision suitable for me?
Lumea Precision is suitable for a wide variety of skin tones. It has five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment across different skin tones: white, beige, light brown, mid brown and dark brown; and across natural hair colors: blonde, brown and black.
Please note, Philips Lumea Precision is not effective on natural light-blonde, red, gray or white hair. Nor should it be used by women with very dark skin. Please refer to the skin and hair table to find out if this method is suitable for you.
How to use Philips Lumea Precision
Clinical studies show best results after four or five bi-weekly treatments. For smooth, hair free skin every day, simply repeat treatment every four to six weeks. Time between treatments may vary based on your individual hair regrowth.
1. Pre-shave the treatment area
Pre-shave the treatment area to ensure the light energy is channelled in the most efficient way to the follicle. This is only required for the first few treatments, while you are experiencing hair re-growth.
2. Select the light intensity
Select the light intensity according to your skin tone and body hair colour.
3. Apply gentle pulses of light
Apply gentle pulses of light to the hair. The light produces heat in the hair, which is transferred to the hair follicle. This stimulates the hair follicle to go into a resting phase.
4. Hair sheds
As a consequence the hair sheds naturally and hair re-growth is inhibited.
Myths and Truths
MYTH: Light-based hair removal results last forever
FACT: Neither professional nor at home light-based hair removal treatments are guaranteed to be permanent
Neither professional nor at-home light-based hair removal treatments can deliver permanent hair removal. Due to the hair growth cycle, light-based treatments are usually done in a series of sessions. Hairs that may have been dormant during your previous treatment may now be in the growth phase. With both professional and at-home treatments, hairs usually reappear after time, typically with a reduced amount or finer version. For professional treatment, maintenance sessions once or twice a year are often recommended. Philips Lumea Precision uses a lower intensity than the professional treatments, but using it more regularly gives you breakthrough results at home.
MYTH: IPL takes months to take effect
FACT: IPL can cause a visible reduction in hair coverage after just two uses
Philips Lumea Precision hair removal can produce impressive hair reduction results after just two uses. This means that unwanted body hair can be greatly reduced in just two or three weeks. It can take six to eight weeks for optimal results to be achieved, but this varies from person to person, and you could be left with smooth, hair-free skin much sooner than this. In general, clinical studies show best results after four or five bi-weekly treatments. For smooth, hair free skin every day, simply repeat treatment every four to six weeks. Time between treatments may vary based on your individual hair regrowth.
MYTH: IPL is painful
FACT: Lumea Precision IPL has five different light intensity settings to ensure gentle treatments
Using the Philips Lumea Precision IPL system is not painful and will never leave you with a shaving rash, or the sore, red patches caused by waxing or electrolysis. Users often experience a slight warming of the skin when using Philips Lumea Precision, but no pain. Philips Lumea Precision has five different light intensity settings to suit different skin and hair tones, so you can select the setting that's right for you and most gentle on your skin. The lower settings are also ideal for use on more sensitive areas, such as the bikini line.
MYTH: Men cannot use Lumea Precision
FACT: Philips Lumea Precision can be used by men as well
Philips Lumea Precision has been optimised for use by women but can be used by men as well. Recent research showed that men could use Philips Lumea Precision on most areas of the body, except the beard and scrotum.