What is IPL like? Does IPL hurt?
Simply put, no – it doesn’t hurt. The Philips Lumea Prestige went through clinical testing with over 2,000 women to make sure that it felt gentle and easy to use. Most users reported a slight warm sensation with each flash, but that’s all. That’s one of the reasons over 1.5 million women all over the world are now using IPL: who could say no to pain-free, lasting hair removal?
The key is to use the right light intensity setting on your Lumea. There are five to choose from, and a handy guide is included in the pack to help you find the right setting for your skin tone and hair colour.
To avoid any twinges, it’s best to follow the usage guidelines carefully. Shave the area before using Lumea and avoid flashing the same area repeatedly. And, as you can imagine, it’s best not to use IPL (or any other hair removal treatment) on broken or irritated skin, tattoos, infections, or burns.
Have any other questions about IPL, or the Lumea range? Check out the main Lumea page here.
*When following treatment schedule, measured on legs, individual results vary.
**When used corded, time indication for highest energy setting
***When following the treatment schedule, measured on legs, after 3rd treatment, individual results may vary.