Drop everything you’re doing and listen up, men and women alike! Here comes the boon that you were looking for all your life- a solution that makes permanent hair removal as easy as shaving. Take permanent to a new level with Braun’s raving product that has hit the shelves and shook the beauty technology market for good! Make it a part of your routine to stay hair-free through life! Braun’s IPL uses intense pulsated light to concentrate on the hair root (bulb) for making it a bargain as compared to exorbitant salon treatments, and twice as effective!
Easier done than said!
Intense Pulsated Light, explained:
One of the most effective, practically pain-free and easy to use forms of at-home permanent hair removal, Intense Pulsated Light applies broad-spectrum light to the skin that in turn targets the melanin in the skin. Once the device is in contact with the skin, it sends out light that travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts, i.e. the root of the hair. As the light gets absorbed in the skin, the hair papilla (simply put- the hair manufacturing factory unit) gets destroyed due to the heat applied. Since the root, bulb is where the highest concentration of melanin is located, as it gets destroyed, you will be hair-free from the root up!
Why the constant touch-ups?
IPL can be needy during the course of your treatment, demanding time and undivided attention. Ever wondered why?
THIS is why- At any given point of time during treatment, not all of your hair follicles are active, light does not reach the inactive hair follicles, making hair grow back. Since IPL only targets the active hair follicles, one has to wait for an inactive hair follicle to become actives, simply put, for the hair to grow back, making the number of treatments stretch to over the course of few weeks. This property makes IPL effective only if one follows the given treatment protocol. Available in specialist salons since 1997, IPL was one of the first few methods to ever promise the long lost dream of permanently hair-free skin. Braun IPL has been designed after years of extensive research with the world’s leading dermatologists and brought to the comfy of your sofa by Shop4Body!
Braun made its way into the hair grooming business way back when lady shavers and epilators were namesake and not accessible to the public, and revolutionised the way shavers are used in day to day life. Move over salon treatments, Braun IPL is here to save the day for the better, making it one of the most sought after brans when it comes to beauty technology and long-lasting hair removal techniques.
Braun lends the features that we would normally see in a salon treatment, making it a product worth incorporating in your beauty routine. Let’s delve into the features of Braun’s IPL and see what makes it a steal amongst its competitors!
Price: £399 £259 (Combo pack with a Braun body exfoliator free!)
Hair Colour & Skin Tone: Braun’s IPL is suitable for hair colours and skin tones mentioned here.
More flashes, more magic: Braun’s IPL contains about 120,000 flashes that deliver an equivalent of 15 years of full body treatments, making it an investment that will last, totally worth the hype!
Glide mode: A fast, efficient IPL treatment at the comfort of your own home, using the gliding mode to trigger more flashes, close to negligible missed areas!
FDA cleared: Derived from professional light technology, Venus Silk-expert 5 IPL, powered by Braun, is clinically tested for safe and effective use at home.
Intelligent SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor: The only IPL that adapts to your skin, Braun’s BD5009 makes it easier to use the device at home. Varied skin tone means varied settings, leave the worries out the door because Brian BD5009 comes equipped with the unique SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor that reads your skin tone 80x per second – and automatically adapts the light intensity for best efficacy and safety!
Faster treatments: Braun’s IPL provides fast treatments without compromising on effectiveness, doubly suitable for legs or arms (treatment time: a mere 8 minutes) and other large body parts!
Gillette Venus razor: Prep up your skin The Braun IPL includes Gillette Venus razor for a smooth, close shave before treatment, so that your skin can prep up nicely before the treatment begins.
Customise your treatment: Modes that adapt to your skin tone
Normal mode- This mode gives you the full power and adaptation that your skin tone demands, at any time!
Gentle mode- The IPL adapts to different skin tones as fast and accurately as in normal mode – just on a lower energy level, that does not disturb sensitive skin.
Gliding mode- Ideal for treating larger body parts such as legs, stomach and arms, the gliding mode is much easier as compared to precision when it comes to a greater surface area. Press and hold the treatment button, and move the device slowly and continuously from the bottom to the top of the treatment area, making sure to always keep full contact with your skin so that the device flashes continuously!
Precision mode- Ideal for treating smaller body parts with added care, precision mode is just one of the many features of Braun’s IPL. Press and instantly release the treatment button, the device will emit a flash for treating your skin. Continually lift the device and place it onto the next adjacent spot that is to be treated. Again, wait for the power bars to light up white LEDs. Now press and release the treatment button.
Step 1- Remove all unwanted hair in the area that wish to treat. Ensure there is no hair remaining above the surface of the skin, you may use your choice of hair removal technique, and pat dry your skin. There is a razor provided for an optimum 360 degree treatment. Plug your device in a power socket, a fan will start running and an LED light will turn on, this means the device is ready to run!
Step 2- Patch test- Before beginning your first treatment, it is recommended that you test your skin for reaction to Braun Silk·expert on a small area of skin of the body part you plan to treat (about 2 x 3 cm in size; equivalent to the size of two flashes, side by side) and wait for 48 hours for any reaction, if not, then you can continue to treat the area as you normally would.
Step 3- Post the patch test if the result is no irritation or reaction, you may begin your treatment. After plugging in, the device will turn on and start operating in full light intensity, to tone it down into gentle mode, press the intensity button, a blue light will turn on, further press it to make the device go into extra gentle mode, for those with extra sensitive skin!
Step 4- Make sure the nozzle is in full contact with the skin or else it will not work. You may use gliding mode for larger body areas. To use, hold down the button and treat along your skin, gliding as you go. For smaller body parts, press and release the button once. Use the gentle or extra gentle mode for sensitive areas or if it’s your first time.
Step 5- Note that the Philips Lumea is ideal for men below the shoulder area such as chest, arms, back, stomach and legs, making it an ideal day-in treatment basic for you and your SO! For treating facial hair (only for women, men cannot use it due to the density of their facial hair!), thoroughly clean the skin and remove any unwanted hair, make-up and lotions prior to the treatment. Position a mirror for a close, precise treatment.
Step 6- Place the treatment window on your skin, and before pressing the treatment button, close your eyes or look away to avoid the bright light. Use the precision mode for an effective treatment. Try to avoid contact with the nostrils or lips, press your lips firmly together to avoid any adverse reactions.
Step 7- Cleanliness is more important than the treatment, do not forget to wipe clean the nozzle after every use.
Step 8-In the first phase of your treatment, treat once a week for 4 – 12 weeks. Then adjust to your needs. The result is permanent visible hair removal that you can flaunt all life long! Simple touchups in the luxury of your own sofa with managed time schedules or a hefty bill at the salon with treatments that can provide a vacay to the Hamptons, the choice is easy and the choice is yours, make an informed one!