IPL hair removal at home – does it work?

Braun Silk-expert Pro 3 – how does it work? What is the IPL procedure? Who can use this method?

Braun Silk-expert Pro 3 is an epilator based on IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology. This method consists of sending diffused light rays deep into the skin towards the hair follicles, without burning or damaging the surrounding tissues. According to the manufacturer, the epilator provides visible hair reduction after only three months of regular treatments.

The Silk-expert Pro 3 epilator can be used by owners of skin of different colors – from light to medium dark – with hair of different shades, from natural blond to dark brown or black. However, IPL technology will be less suitable for light blonde, red, gray and white hair as it contains less melanin which absorbs light.


The Silk-expert Pro 3 epilator can be used by owners of different skin colors – from light to medium dark

As you can read on the manufacturer’s website, Silk-expert Pro 3 is one of the fastest IPL devices available on the market – it emits flashes every 0.6 seconds. This allows the device to glide smoothly over the skin and significantly reduce the number of missed stitches. Interestingly, Silk-expert Pro 3 is designed to be used for around 16 years, providing up to 300,000 flashes without having to replace the lamp.

The Braun Silk-expert Pro 3 epilator has three intensity levels, providing light intensity that matches your skin tone. Importantly – you don’t need to set it yourself. The device has a Skin Pro sensor (SensoAdapt) with a UV filter, which continuously (up to 80 times per minute) reads the skin tone on different parts of the body, adjusting the intensity of the pulses lights for the safest and most effective removal of visible hair.

It is important to note that the Braun Silk-expert Pro 3 epilator is a device dermatologically tested and approved for skin safety by the international organization for skin safety (Skin Health Alliance) in cooperation with dermatologists and scientists.

My impressions after IPL hair removal

Every year, with the onset of spring and the first warm days, I remember how I do not like to shave frequently, sometimes even daily with a razor… Let’s be honest with ourselves – in winter we can afford to shave a little less;)

Unfortunately, in the summer months, for example on vacation, I sometimes even have to shave my legs twice a day – the hairs grow so fast that sometimes a few hours after waxing I feel that they are starting to grow back. I tried to convince myself to wax – my pain threshold is so low that after tearing the belt I wanted to run away from the chair. I am not convinced by electric epilators for the same reason.

I started thinking about a more permanent laser hair removal / IPL method a few years ago when it was only available in professional beauty salons. I didn’t decide on it for two reasons – I must admit – the price and the need to organize regular visits, which clashed and disrupted my busy schedule. When I had the opportunity to test the Silk-expert Pro 3 IPL epilator, I did not hesitate for a second. Was IPL hair removal a target for me?

The epilator comes in a very stylish and practical toiletry bag with compartments for a cable and additional accessories

The epilator comes in a very stylish and practical toiletry bag with compartments for a cable and additional accessories

The epilator comes in a very stylish and practical makeup bag with compartments for cables and additional accessories – a precise head for the face and the bikini area, a Venus Divine Sensitive razor and a small facial epilator (literally from the size of a lipstick). I was very surprised by the presence of the razor – it turned out that before each treatment you need to carefully shave all areas so as not to burn the hair and damage the device.

The epilator is very aesthetic, elegant, light and fits very well in the hand. I’m not hiding, at first I was afraid that the device would be difficult to use – fortunately, I was wrong. The epilator is extremely intuitive, I could even say very simple. Thanks to the Skin Pro technology, the device itself reads the skin tone and selects the appropriate power – I did not have to worry about setting my skin tone incorrectly and thus, for example, burning my skin.

The hair removal itself is instantaneous – it took me literally five minutes to irradiate both calves and most importantly – it doesn’t hurt at all, you only feel mild flashes of heat. And although the epilator has a gentle mode, I didn’t need to use it even for the bikini area. The biggest positive surprise of this epilator for me was the two possible modes of use of the device – local (which was useful for epilating small areas) and liquid, which generated more flashes, and thus considerably speeded up the treatment, especially over large areas of the body. .

I noticed the first effects after two treatments - the hair started to grow back much slower and it also became much weaker

I noticed the first effects after two treatments – the hair started to grow back much slower and it also became much weaker

How to evaluate the effects of the Braun Silk-expert Pro 3 epilator? I noted that I used it for four weeks – this is the so-called initial phase, during which the manufacturer recommends one treatment per week. Depending on the needs, it can be extended up to 12 weeks, after which it is recommended to use the device once every 1-2 months. I think it works very well! I noticed the first effects after two treatments – the hair started to grow back much slower, and it also became much weaker.

After another two weeks, I can confidently say that the number of hair growths has decreased by up to 50%. (as can be seen in the photo) and I hope that after 12 weeks of use they will disappear completely.

Editorial rating:

Advantages

+ aesthetic design

+ ease and safety of use

+ liquid mode significantly speeds up treatment

+ Skin Pro technology

+ no pain

+ amazing effects

With the code MEDONET – 200 PLN discount on this model of IPL epilator until June 20 on the site https://bit.ly/BraunxMedonet

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