How strong is the handset? What are the energy and wavelength outputs?
Our handsets have an energy output of 1.5J-4.9J/cm2 and wavelengths between 470NM-1100NM which means it is ideal for long-term and permanent hair removal, but also safe enough to be used at home. Handset is FCC, CE & RoHS certified for safe use. All the components have been tested for safety and performance.
Which hair removal methods can I use between treatments?
Between your treatments you should only shave when required. We recommend never waxing, plucking, or epilating as these hair removal methods removes the entire root, which is what absorbs our handset's light during the treatment.
How does it work?
The SilkySkinLaser Handset uses IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), which is a modern type of laser hair removal used for long-term, pain-free hair removal. When our Handset is used on your hair, it absorbs the IPL which then heats and destroys the targeted hair cells.
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.
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.
Does it hurts?
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.
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. The IPL is suitable for skin tones fair to warm tan. If you have a skin tone of warm tan, we do advise to only use on Intensity level 1 and start by patch testing the IPL on Intensity level 1. We advise for everyone to start on Intensity level 1 and to always patch test before starting your treatments and when changing intensity level.
How long it will take before I see 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.
Can I use this product before and 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.
Is it safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Although no evidence stating that IPL has negative effects on pregnant or breastfeeding women exists, we still cannot recommend using our handset if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, just as a precaution.
Does it work for all hair colors?
Our hand set works best on dark hair colors. Blond or grey hair does not respond to IPL/Laser. The dark pigment is required to attract the energy.
Are there any reoccurring costs?
No, unlike laser-clinics, our handset is a once-off purchase. There is no need for replacements or refills. Simply plug in and go!
Do I need to shave area before using this hair remover?
Yes, we recommend shaving the areas you wish to target before using your handset.