These days, men and women both have to spend large sums of money on trying to beautify and groom themselves. Not only is it time consuming, and requires a lot of effort, beauty treatments are also quite expensive. Hair removal is one such example. There are a number of ways to remove unwanted body or facial hair. You can get waxing done, which does give a smooth look but is time consuming, may lead to rashes in some people, and has to be repeated weekly (depending on the requirements).
Then come the razor blades. A lot of people shave their body hair as a cheaper and a more convenient DIY option, but that leads to faster and thicker growth; not to mention the stubbles left behind are uncomfortable! At-home hair removal devices are becoming quite popular now. Most are similar in nature and give satisfactory results. They lead to permanent hair reduction using the IPL technology. The majority are not suitable for use on darker skin tones. That brings us to our product – the only at-home, permanent hair removal device that is suitable for ALL skin types and colors!
Dual Wave IPL and RF Technology
The Iluminage Touch Permanent Hair Reduction Device is one of the few devices that utilizes a unique combination of safe, Dual Wave IPL and RF technology which ensures a painless hair reduction process that is designed to work on both light and dark colored hair.
The process of hair removal through this device is also relatively less painful than other devices because of its Dual Wave IPL and RF technology. It is safe to use on sensitive or rash prone skin types also. It has a “glide” feature, which makes it easier and quicker to use. Given its large cartridge head size, it also covers a large body area efficiently and quickly. It can also be used on freckled skin but not on very large freckles, birthmarks and moles or over tattoos and varicose veins. It is very easy and comfortable to operate and gets good coverage with less effort. It uses flash on each area two to three times, thus there is no need to worry about too much overlap.
Multipurpose with High Flash Count
Using a patented technology, this is the only FDA-approved technology that is safe and secure to use for permanent removal of hair for all skin tones. Used by dermatologists all around the world, it is clinically proven to be effective on the widest range of hair colors, even on blonde, dark blonde, and red hair. It is designed in such a way as to treat a larger skin area for faster and quicker treatments. It can also be used on targeted areas, which includes the bikini area, legs, underarms, and even on the face (upper lip, chin, cheeks), once every week for at least seven weeks.
Based on clinical study with results evaluated at one year after the use of this device for full treatment sessions, the users experienced up to 94% reduction in their body and facial hair, on all skin tones use on. After the first few sessions of using this device the frequency of needing to use this device reduces and then only maintenance or “top up” sessions are required as the hair are significantly reduced or lightened. It is a very easy to use and simple device with basic instructions which one can read from the user manual. It can also be carried around easily and there are no batteries required.
The Iluminage Touch is manufactured by Iluminage Ltd (formerly Syneron Beauty Ltd), and it is the rebranded and improved version of the MeMyElos devices. The UK/Europe model comes with 300,000 flashes and the US one comes with 120,000 flashes. It is a well known brand name which can be trusted to perform and is very durable.
- Dual Wave Technology
- FDA Approved
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.1 x 6.8 inches ;
- Device Weight: 4.1 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
- Warranty: 1 year
- No batteries required
- Combined IPL and RF Energy
- Low, medium and high energy levels
- No need for a skin tone sensor
- Integrated UV filter
- Applicator turns off by itself when not in use for 30 seconds
Customer’s Reviews and Conclusion
For permanent hair removal, there is a popular option of laser treatments but they require multiple sessions with the physician, and are very expensive, so not many can afford it. This device is a more affordable option, as it gives the user an unlimited control of the duration of the treatment.
Many felt that this device is priced a little on the higher side, but given the unique feature and its suitability on their skin, most users felt it was worth the high price tag. Although there is the other cost of replacing the cartridge as it runs out, over all it can be seen as a one-time beauty investment that most users were satisfied about.
Customers were very happy with the use of this product. Many claimed it was ‘a dream come true’ – finally something worked on their specific hair colors and skin tones! Most devices which are readily available were not suitable for a great majority of people, because they only treat light skin tones. This device by iLuminage was the answer to their prayers. It works on almost all kin tones and hair colors.
Tweezing (plucking) or threading are options for removing facial hair such as sideburns and mustaches, but they are quite painful and the hair grows back very quickly. That is why users also complimented that this device is virtually painless, as compared to all other hair removal devices and techniques. Many users also felt it takes less time for each session of hair removal, thanks to its large cartridge head and glide option, which covers more area quickly. Easily available, this device is highly recommended by users and is voted as a best buy in terms of price, functions and durability.