PHILIPS Lumea Prestige SC2009/00 IPL – Light-based hair removal

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Greetings, dear readers! In today’s article you will learn about Camilla’s experience with IPL hair removal with a device from the world’s famous Philips – Lumea Prestige SC2009/00 IPL. Lumea Prestige comes in three models: SC2005, SC2007 and SC2009. I can honestly say that it’s also been my dream for a while now to be able to perform hair removal with light at home. Camilla’s message helped me make the decision on whether I should invest in Lumea 🙂 That’s why I invite you all to read Camilla’s review on using this device too 🙂


Hi! My name is Camilla and I’d like to tell you about home hair removal with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) by using PHILIPS Lumea Prestige SC2009/00

Why IPL hair removal?

It’s a commonly known fact that us women go through a lot of trouble with hair removal (unless someone is into natural beauty and shaving “stubble” covered body parts is not really a problem to them 😛 ). I’m the kind of person who actually would rather have smooth legs, armpits and bikini line. Until I was 27 (because that’s my current age) I would make myself shave my body every single or every other day with regular razors. Of course I would also try an electric hair remover – but unfortunately, this experiment resulted in inflammation of hair follicles all over my legs. Thanks to that electric remover, my legs were in a horrible shape for nearly two years – red dots or even ingrown hair in some places. For a long period of time I was afraid to try any hair removal methods other than plain old razors.

But then some time ago I learned that there are devices that let you perform beauty parlor type treatments in the safety of your home. The manufacturer assured that hair removal with IPL is painless and results stay for a long time. Not waiting for long, I decided to get myself one of those.

Why IPL hair removal?

It’s a commonly known fact that us women go through a lot of trouble with hair removal (unless someone is into natural beauty and shaving “stubble” covered body parts is not really a problem to them 😛 ). I’m the kind of person who actually would rather have smooth legs, armpits and bikini line. Until I was 27 (because that’s my current age) I would make myself shave my body every single or every other day with regular razors. Of course I would also try an electric hair remover – but unfortunately, this experiment resulted in inflammation of hair follicles all over my legs. Thanks to that electric remover, my legs were in a horrible shape for nearly two years – red dots or even ingrown hair in some places. For a long period of time I was afraid to try any hair removal methods other than plain old razors.

But then some time ago I learned that there are devices that let you perform beauty parlor type treatments in the safety of your home. The manufacturer assured that hair removal with IPL is painless and results stay for a long time. Not waiting for long, I decided to get myself one of those.

Why PHILIPS Lumea Prestige SC2009/00 IPL?

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Taking all the factors that make a lamp efficient and easy to use into account, I started looking for the best one. Based on all those guidelines, the Phillips’ product – Lumea Prestige SC2009/00 – seemed to be the most suitable one. See for yourselves:

The Lumea Prestige SC2009/00 model comes with 3 different attachments:

  • Body attachment (4 cm2) – for use below the neck line
  • Bikini attachment (2 cm2) – for special treatments around the bikini line
  • Face attachment (2 cm2) – for facial treatments

The lamp’s filter is bright red. No elements require replacement (no need for replacable lamps). The device is equipped with a lamp with capability of over 250 000 flashes, which allows it to be used by the same person for up to five or six years.
Charging time of Lumea Prestige is less than 2 hours, and the battery lasts for three treatments as of now.

Extra perks:

  • The device can also be used to remove hair from the face: above the upper lip, on the chin and on the sideburns
  • Painless and fast treatments that can be performed almost everywhere. Hair removal with IPL doesn’t cause inflammation of hair follicles or ingrown hair. No risk of skin irritation
  • Easy to use – after reading the manual using Lumea Prestige is incredibly easy
  • The device employs five adjustable light intensity levels, making hair removal delicate and effective

What is included?

  • multivoltage charger
  • carrying bag
  • cleaning cloth
  • user manual

PHILIPS Lumea Prestige SC2009/00 and different types of skin and hair

Before buying Lumea Prestige the manufacturer suggests taking our skintone and hair color into account. Philips Lumea will be the right device for people whose natural color is dark blonde, brown or black. Philips Lumea Prestige won’t work with people whose hair color is: red, light blonde, grey/white. For people with very dark skin this device won’t work. It is because IPL works best with high contrast between the skin and hair.

First 8 weeks of using PHILIPS Lumea Prestige SC2009/00

I started using Lumea Prestige all according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Over a span of two weeks one should perform 4 – 5 treatments, and then touch-up treatments every 4 – 8 weeks. I heard that now they even have a special app that reminds you of regular use of this device 😀
My first treatment was longer than they are now. Over time, I got better with that and now a single session lasts about 20 minutes. The device is pretty lightweight, fits well in your hand, which makes hair removal problem-free.
Right after the first treatment I noticed I had less hair (although I expected the results to be much better). I didn’t let it discourage me since I knew that to get the best results you have to be systematic and stick to your hair removal schedule. Right now I’m after five treatments and I can see a significant improvement. I can pull out some of the hairs by myself. There’s much less of them. Lumea Prestige can even handle the hair around the bikini line.

What is especially important to me is the fact that for how effective it is, the device doesn’t irritate your skin and doesn’t cause inflammation of hair follicles or ingrown hair.

PHILIPS Lumea Prestige – conslusion

PROSCONS
Wide range of use: arms, legs, stomach, bikini line, armpits, chin, sideburns, upper lipHair removal on bigger areas may be a trouble at first, as every centimeter of the body needs to be flashed. However, over time it only gets faster
Lack of parts that need replacement, lack of hidden costsQuite a high price
Painless procedureNot suitable for people with red, light-blond or grey hair
Separate attachments for different body partsCan’t use it while pregnant
Cordless use – treatments can be performed everywhere 
The device’s big window allows for fast and precise treatments 
Durability – the lamp can be used by the same person for as long as five to six years 
No irritations after hair removal, no ingrown hair. 
Built-in UV filter protects skin from UV radiation 
5 light intensity levels for different types of skin 

PHILIPS Lumea Prestige – my review

I definitely recommend the Lumea Prestige lamp. So far, this device has been one of the best investment in my life. I think that each of us deserves Lumea Prestige my dear ladies! Comfort, relief and convenience. I’d say that the Philips device is worth its price. It’s a purchase that will benefit your for years to come. Considering the costs of hair removal treatments we pay for over the course of a year, you will get a return very fast. Not to mention the time wasted on shaving with razors or a regular electric hair remover 😉

 

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