Firstly I want to say I was overwhelmed with the response for part #1 of this post last month. I should have known that so many of you would also be interested in the prospect of a device which leaves you with pretty much non-existent hair growth!
Well I’ve been trialling the Phillips Lumea Precision Plus IPL device for a month now and wanted to report back on the results so far – half way through my trial period.
“Lumea, the secret to beautiful hair free skin, for up to 2 months.”
The device is to be used once every fortnight and I think I’ve done 3 treatments so far (once more than I was supposed to but I couldn’t resist as I enjoy it so much)! Each time hasn’t taken more than 10 minutes and that’s to do my full lower legs, armpits, bikini line and upper lip area.
It’s really easy to use – simply turn on, set to your desired intensity setting, press against the part of freshly shaved skin you want to treat until the ‘Ready’ button turns green and simply press flash! I was a little apprehensive upon the first time I used it but quickly got into a routine which I found fun and satisfying. I don’t find this painful at all – the higher the setting and you might feel a little bit of heat on the flash but that’s about it. Obviously under the armpits and bikini line this can feel quite tender but it’s absolutely fine for me. I’ve been using setting 4 on my legs, and 2/3 on my face, underarms and bikini line.
It was only after the 3rd use when I noticed a pretty great difference in the appearance of my hairy legs (hopefully all this hairy talk isn’t too graphic for you).
So I shaved my legs last Thursday and spent the next few days packing my life into boxes as I have been moving house. Fast forward to Monday night and I realised I hadn’t shaved my legs for 4 whole days and to be honest, there wasn’t much to get rid of. There were a couple of sparse groups of hairs here & there but on the whole my legs were still soft (I even got my workmate to touch my leg to agree with me and she was impressed – sorry Fran)!
I haven’t noticed much of a difference on my armpits and bikini line but I don’t tend to study those areas as often (ha) but I’ll keep a good eye on them so I can update in my final post next month. So far, so good.
Tempted to try this IPL Hair Remover Tool?
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