FAQ on the SilkBeautyCo Laser Hair Removal Handset
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
What is IPL?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a modern type of laser hair removal used for permanent/long-term hair removal.
How does IPL work?
Light energy from IPL is absorbed by the melanin in the hair, which then turns to heat and destroys the hair cells.
Is it safe?
There have been numerous worldwide studies that demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of IPL for hair removal. Due to this fact, it has become an extremely popular safe and effective method of hair removal at home and in clinics.
Does it hurt?
One of the biggest advantages of IPL over other types of laser is that it is far less painful. Most customers explain the feeling as a warm sensation on the skin.
Does IPL work for all hair colours?
IPL relies on melanin in the hair absorbing the light energy, and therefore IPL is not effective on very light blonde, red, or grey coloured hair.
Does IPL work for all skin tones?
IPL is suitable for all but the darkest skin tones. Refer to the skin tone chart below to see whether or not IPL is suitable for you.
Step By Step Instructions
1) Plug the device in
2) Click the green flashing light to turn on
3) Click the green light again to select a level
4) Once desired level is chosen, put the head of the device on the area you wish to treat (Make sure the head is fully covered by your skin.)
5) Hold the big button until you see a flash, then continue moving the device to new areas after each flash, until you have finished.
6) Once you have finished using the device hold the green button to turn off and unplug the device from the wall.
How often do I need to use it?
We recommend using your handset once a week for the first 12 weeks. After this period use your handset once a month, for 3 months or until satisfied. To maintain hairless smooth skin, use your handset once every 2 to 3 months, or as needed.
How long will it take before I start seeing results?
Most customers begin to notice a reduction of hair after just 3-4 treatments, with complete results after 12 treatments. However, results vary from person to person.
Which areas of my body can I use this on?
You can use your handset on your entire body, including your Brazilian and face (just be sure to not get too close to your eyes).
Do I need to shave before using this product?
Yes, you should shave the desired areas before using your handset.
Which hair removal methods can I use between treatments?
Between treatments you should only shave when required. You should never wax, pluck, or epilate as these hair removal methods removes the entire root, which is what absorbs the light during the treatment.
About The Handset
How many years will this product last?
Our handsets have 300,000 flashes, which will last well over 10 years if used as directed.
How strong is this product and what is the energy output?
Our handsets have an energy output of 1.5J-4.9J/cm2 which means it is ideal for hair removal and is also approved for safe and effective at-home use.
How is the handset powered?
Our handsets come with a 12V power supply. With the native plug of your region.
Are there any reoccurring costs?
No. This product is a once-off purchase. There is absolutely no need for replacements or refills.
Can I buy now and pay later?
Not yet but we are going to implement a solution, to make it easier to purchase for you!
To protect the skin, it is not suitable to use the handset if you have any of the following:
- A known skin disorder
- A skin disease such as allergic dermatitis, eczema, etc.
- Are menstruating, pregnant or lactating
- Black or Sunburnt skin (please refer to the color chart)
- Black or fuscescens nevus
- Broken skin, a scab or healed wound, cancer or hemangioma
- Any artificial aesthetic, prosthetic or plastic area
Is it safe to IPL while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Although there is no evidence showing that IPL has negative effects on pregnant or breastfeeding women, we still don’t recommend using our handset as a precaution.
Is it safe to IPL over freckles or moles?
You should not IPL over very dark freckles or moles, however light freckles are fine.
Is it safe to IPL over tattoos?
You should not IPL over tattoos. However, going around tattoos is fine.
Do I need to wear eye protection?
No, it isn't necessary to wear eye protection while using our handset. Our handsets are fitted with a sensor and will not pulse and light unless the entire window is pressed against your skin. That being said you should never try and look directly into the light as it flashes.
Can I use this product before or after tanning?
If you have recently been tanning, we recommend waiting 2 weeks before using your handset. You should wait 48 hours to tan after using your handset. Artificial tan should not be on your skin while using your handset.
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