What is IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses warm gentle light to break the cycle of hair regrowth and put the hair to sleep. Gentle, pain-free pulses of light are applied at the root and, after several treatments, hair is prevented from growing back for up to 6 months, leaving you feeling more confident.*
*Median hair reductions after 12 treatments: 78% on legs, 64% on bikini, 65% on
**When following the treatment schedule, measured on legs, individual results may vary.
What's the difference between laser and IPL?
Laser hair removal uses a monochromatic laser light, whereas IPL uses a broad spectrum of light. Professional laser treatment is high-energy and focuses on selected areas. Many names are given to laser hair removal, but IPL is not laser.
Is there a permanent hair removal method?
Even with laser treatment permanent hair removal cannot always be achieved. However, there are methods that can deliver long lasting results, like salon laser or at home IPL. Lumea can be used at home safely and achieves 95% hair reduction*
Does Lumea IPL hurt?
In extensive research, no women described it as painful, providing the correct skin tone and hair colour setting were used. In the tests, some women described a ‘warm sensation’ or ‘prickling’ which in most cases disappeared within a few minutes.
Is Lumea safe to use?
Philips Lumea was developed with leading dermatologists and tested with over 2000 women. Lumea IPL is derived from the technology used in professional salons but adapted to fulfil all the safety regulations for home-use appliances.