IPL is not suitable for everyone. It is most effective on light to medium skin tones with hair ranging from dark blonde to dark brown or black. The device is not effective on very blonde, red, grey or white hair
Philips Lumea uses an innovative light-based technology called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to break the cycle of hair regrowth. Gentle pulses of light are applied at the root and, after several treatments, hair is prevented from growing back. IPL technology has been available in specialist salons since 1997. Philips Lumea, derived from this professional IPL technology, makes it possible for you to treat hair easily and effectively at home. Philips Lumea Prestige is the culmination of 14 years of research and development in collaboration with leading dermatologists.
Objective studies show significant hair reduction after as few as 3 to 4 bi-weekly treatments, resulting in smooth, hair-free skin. To maintain results, touch up every 4 to 8 weeks.
Philips Lumea Prestige works effectively, easily and safely on a wide variety of hair and skin types. It works on naturally dark blonde, brown and black hair and on skin tones from very white to dark brown. As with other IPL-based treatments, Philips Lumea cannot be used to treat white/grey, light blonde or red hair and is not suitable for very dark skin. This is due to the high contrast required between the pigment in the hair colour and the pigment in the skin tone.
Inspired by the uniqueness of each body area, Philips Lumea Prestige is the only IPL device to offer uniquely curved attachments designed for optimal results on different body areas. Attachments differ by combinations of shape, window size and filter. This Philips Lumea Prestige offers specialised treatment on the body (legs, arms, stomach), face (upper lip, chin), bikini area and underarms.
It has its own specially designed extra integrated filter and a small, flat window for gentle and precise use on the upper lip, chin and jawline - 2cm2 window size. 84% of women satisfied with hair reduction on face.
It has a medium-sized, curved design for precise coverage of bikini and underarm areas - 3-cm2 window size.
Large, curved-in design to follow body contours thus effectively covering areas like the legs, arms and stomach. Also enables fast treatment on large body areas thanks to the largest treatment window (4.1cm2 window size). 83% of women satisfied with hair reduction on legs.
No replacement parts, no hidden costs - Philips Lumea is a complete solution that comes ready to work straight out of the box. More importantly, it does not require any replacement lamps or gels.
Do not use IPL if you suffer from any of the diseases listed below:
-If you have a skin disease such as active skin cancer, you have a history of skin cancer or any other localised cancer in the areas to be treated.
-If you have a history of vascular disorder, such as the presence of varicose veins or vascular ectasia in the areas to be treated.
-If your skin is sensitive to light and easily develops a rash or an allergic reaction.
-If you have infections, eczema, burns, inflammation of hair follicles, open lacerations, abrasions, herpes simplex, wounds or lesions and haematomas in the areas to be treated.
-If you have diabetes, lupus erythematodes, porphyria or congestive heart disease.
Never use the device on the following areas:
-On warts, tattoos or permanent make-up. This can result in a burn and a change in skin colour.
Please note: This list is not exhaustive. If you are not sure whether you can use the device, we advise you to consult a doctor.
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