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It's good to have an IPL device that's effective but it's great to have a device that tackles specific areas with ease.
Philips Lumea Prestige BR1953 comes with 3 different attachments, which means that you can wave goodbye to all your hair removal salon appointments as you've got a solution for everything.
Not only that, you can expect to see results in as little as 8 weeks too.
- Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Device BR1953/00
- Body Treatment Attachment
- Face Treatment Attachment
- Precision Treatment Attachment
- Power Adapter with UK Plug
- User Manual
- Luxurious Storage Pouch
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This brightening cream melts into the skin, alleviating any redness, bumps and dark spots caused by hair removal treatments. Packed full of moisturising ingredients and antioxidants such as Vitamin E, the Very V Luminizer helps to gently condition the delicate skin on your bikini line, erasing imperfections and deeply nourishing your skin.
Philips Lumea devices use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat the hair.
IPL breaks the hair growth cycle by sending gentle pulses of light to the root of the hair. After a few treatments, it prevents the hair from growing back.
By following the recommended treatment plan, you can enjoy hair-free skin in as little as 8 weeks.
Its 5 energy settings adjust to your skin type and the Skin Tone Sensor detects your skin tone to ensure that you get the right amount of light energy for your skin tone.
To target different areas on the body, each of the three attachment heads are designed in a specific way.
The Face attachment is designed with its own integrated filter and a small, flat window for gentle and precise treatment on your upper lip, chin and jawline.
The Precision attachment is medium-sized, ideal for precise treatments. For treatment on your bikini line and underarm area, this attachment is designed with a concave window to treat those precise areas.
For large areas like your arms, stomach or legs, the Body attachment comes with a convex designed attachment, with the largest window of the three attachments. Thanks for the large treatment window it means that you can do treatments efficiently and effectively.
Is the Philips Lumea suitable for me?
Philips Lumea is best used on naturally dark blonde, brown and black hair with skin tones from very white to dark brown.
Due to the high contrast required between the pigment in the hair colour and the pigment in the skin tone, Philips Lumea cannot be used on light blonde, red or grey hair.
It is not suitable for very dark skin also.
Never use the device if you have skin type VI (you rarely to never sunburn, very dark tanning). In this case you run a high risk of developing skin reactions, such as hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, strong redness or burns.
Never use the device if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the device was not tested on pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Never use the device if you have any active implants such as a pacemaker, neurostimulator, pump etc.
Never use the device if you take any of the medications listed below:
- If your skin is currently being treated with or has recently been treated in the past week with AHAs and BHAs.
- If you are taking photosensitising agents or medications, check the package insert of your medicine and never use the device if it is stated that it can cause photo-allergic reactions, photo-toxic reactions or if you have to avoid sun when taking this medicine.
- If you take anticoagulation medications, including heavy use of aspirin, in a manner which does not allow for a minimum 1-week washout period prior to each treatment.
Never use the device:
If you have diabetes or other systemic or metabolic diseases.
If you have congestive heart disease.
If you have a disease related to photosensitivity, such as polymorphic light eruption (PMLE), solar urticaria, porphyria etc.
If you have a history of collagen disorder, including a history of keloid scar formation or a history of poor wound healing.
If you have epilepsy with flashlight sensitivity.
If your skin is sensitive to light and easily develops a rash or an allergic reaction.
If you have a skin disease such as active skin cancer, you have a history of skin cancer or any other localized 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 you have any bleeding disorder.
If you have a history of immunosuppressive disease (including HIV infection or AIDS).
Never use the device:
If you have infections, eczema, burns, inflammation of hair follicles, open lacerations, abrasions, herpes simplex (cold sores), wounds or lesions and haematomas in the areas to be treated.
On irritated (red or cut), sunburned, recently tanned or fake- tanned skin.
On the following areas without consulting your doctor first: moles, freckles, large veins, darker pigmented areas, scars and skin anomalies. This can result in a burn and a change in skin color, which makes it potentially harder to identify skin-related diseases.
On following areas: warts, tattoos or permanent make-up
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