FAQ

IS IT SAFE?

Absolutely! There have been a number of studies around the world which prove 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.

 

DOES IT HURT?

One of the many advantages of our Handset over other types of laser is that it is pain-free. Most customers explain the feeling as a warm sensation on the skin.

 

IS IT PERMANENT?

Our Handset offers extremely long lasting results however no form of laser hair removal is permanent, even at the clinics. Just be careful when companies claim “permanent” hair removal, as this term technically means that there will be no regrowth of hair for 6 months. To maintain long-term results we advise using our Handset once a week for 8 weeks, then just once every few months for maintenance.

 

DO I NEED TO WEAR EYE PROTECTION?

No, eye protection is not required whilst using our Handset. Our Handsets have been designed with a sensor and will not pulse a 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.

 

HOW LONG UNTIL I START SEEING RESULTS?

Most users start to see a reduction of hair in just 2-3 treatments using our handset, with complete results after 9 treatments. However, results can vary from person to person.

 

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO USE IT?

We recommend using your handset once a week for the first 8 weeks. After this period we recommend using your handset once a month, for 2 months or until satisfied. If you would like to maintain hairless, smooth skin, we recommend using your handset once every 2 to 3 months, or as needed.

 

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

Our handsets have a use-life of 300,000 flashes, which will last well over 10 years if used as directed.

 

WHAT PARTS OF MY BODY CAN I USE IT ON?

You can use your handset on your whole body, including your brazilian and face (just be sure to not get too close to your eyes).

 

DO I NEED TO SHAVE BEFORE USING IT?

Yes, we recommend shaving the areas you wish to target before using your handset.

 

DOES IT WORK ON 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. Our Handset is suitable for skin tones as dark as clay 2-3. If you have a skin tone of either clay 2-3 we do advise to only use up to Intensity level 3 and start by testing the our handset on Intensity level 1.

DOES IT WORK ON ALL HAIR COLOURS?

IPL targets melanin in your hair which absorbs the light's energy, and therefore IPL is may not be so effective on very light blonde, red, or grey coloured hair.

 

IS IT SAFE TO USE OVER FRECKLES OR MOLES?

No, you should not IPL over very dark freckles or moles, although light freckles are okay.

 

IS IT SAFE TO USE OVER TATTOOS?

No, you should not IPL over tattoos, although going around tattoos is fine.

 

CAN I USE THIS BEFORE OR AFTER TANNING?

If you have been tanning recently, we must recommend waiting 2 weeks before using your handset. Please also wait at least 48 hours to tan after using your handset. Artificial tan should also not be on your skin whilst using your handset.