It seems like the UK certainly has its eyes on the prize when it comes to women’s hair removal. The Philips Lumea Plus is said to be a fast, safe, and pain free solution to hair removal. The Boots Product Page for the Philips Lumea states that 88,000+ women in the UK are staying hair free. This product may not be available in the US just yet, but the product can be shipped from sites like Boots and Amazon. You just have to remember you must consider the conversion of dollars to pounds.
Technology Behind the Lumea Precision
The Philips Lumea Precision Plus uses “advanced intense pulsed technology” combined with a tracking system that treats the targeted areas. All you have to do is move the device over the area you want to treat. You must do this step smoothly and quickly in order to be successful. In order to treat more sensitive areas, like the bikini line, the user can activate the “Step and Flash” mode. The “Step and Flash Mode” requires an attachment that is a 4 cm. window. This window allows for fast hair removal on larger areas of the body such as legs, arms, and the bikini area.
The type of light technology used in the Philips Lumea Precision Plus is also used in salons allover the world. By using the Philips Lumea Precision Plus the user is actually giving themselves a fancy hair removal treatment. This professional technology has been scientifically tested and adjusted in order to be safe for home use. The Philips Company also worked with skincare professionals in order to build the device. The consumer research included over 2,000 women to put their opinions in mind during the device’s creation.
When the light is in contact with the hair follicle, the melanin in the hair and the root absorbs the light. This makes the hair go into a “resting phase."
How to Use the Philips Lumea Precision Plus
The user must pre-shave the targeted area in order to make sure that the light will be able to reach the hair follicle. However, this step is only required for the first few treatments. Do not use other shaving methods like waxing or creams.Make note of your skin and hair type in order to choose the correct light setting (there are five in all). Doing this correctly will allow the hair to shed naturally and slow down its growing process.To be sure that the hair growing process is slowed, this treatment must be repeated every two weeks. But the Boots product page suggests that the legs can be done once a month.
The Philips Lumea Precision Plus is an effective tool for naturally dark blonde, brown, and black hair. Unfortunately, if your hair is naturally is light blonde, white, grey, or red then this product will not be good for you. If you have naturally dark brown or very dark skin, you rarely get sunburned, or tan quite easily you are at risk for skin reactions by using the Philips Lumea Precision Plus. Men can also use the Philips Lumea Precision Plus, however men should not use it on a beard or the groin area. There are also medical conditions that can be negatively affected by using the device. It may be best to consult your doctor before using the Philips Lumea Precision Plus if you have a special medical condition.
According to some reviewers, the battery life does not last too long if you try to attack all the areas at once. Apparently, the legs need the most flashes. It would be best to do certain body parts on specific days.
Since this is a product that harnesses advanced technology,it doesn’t come cheap. On the product page, the Philips Lumea Precision Plus runs for around 200-300 pounds. This translates roughly to $267-$367.
The Philips Lumea Precision Plus is cordless and therefore makes it easier for the user on the go.The device also does not require any replacement parts and/or gels and creams.
Though the Philips Lumea Precision Plus comes with a heavier price tag and a few cons, I can definitely see how it can be useful to a certain demographic. If you have the right hair and skin type requirements and your hair grows very fast, this could be a life saver.
My advice to the consumer is to do some more research with their hair and skin type in mind. That way you can be sure the product is right for you and start putting the money away. Also, keep in mind that I think the product is only available in the UK for now. So, if you live in the US or another country, the shipping may take a while.