Calling all at-home hair removal fans! The makers of SensEpil have launched a new laser hair removal device for home use. The Silk’n Flash & Go Permanent Hair Removal system promises to make removing hair from your face, underarms, legs, and other parts of the body simple. But while the Flash&Go may fare well compared to shaving or waxing, can it really stand up to professional laser hair removal? Read on to learn how Flash&Go really works and if it’s a viable alternative to professional laser hair removal.
Like most at-home hair removal systems, Silk’n’s Flash&Go is a mid-sized handheld tool. It’s shaped like a laser gun, making it easy to grip and reach around the body. The $299 price tag includes the purple-accented tool, two lamp cartridges, and a power cord. The price is a little above average for a home hair removal system—most run around $250. You’ll be pretty much set with just the kit, aside from replacement cartridges ($40) every so often. Unlike some other laser hair removal devices, the Flash&Go doesn’t require a conductivity gel. It’s still painful, though: expect the same rubber band snapping sensation as any laser hair removal treatment.
Silk’n Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal system utilizes a technology called Home Pulsed Light (HPL). As a spin-off of the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) typically used in hair removal, HPL uses the same staggered flashes of light but at a lowered setting that’s suitable for non-professional usage. The Flash&Go also features a built-in skin tone censor that asses the user’s skin tone at the start of every session, and occasionally throughout the treatment. Since one of the main risks of laser hair removal is ineffectiveness or scarring on dark skin tones, this feature is very useful for laser hair removal by a non-professional.
Despite its handiness and trademarked technology, the Silk’n Flash&Go will not replace the need for professional laser hair removal. Although they both aim for the same goal—permanent hair removal—the devices formulated for home use are not as powerful, effective, or as safe as laser hair removal performed by a professional. In a clinical setting, a hair removal specialist will be able to gauge the amount of treatments you need. They will also likely have different tools for more sensitive parts, like the genitals or face. If you are truly interested in permanently getting rid of unwanted body hair, it’s time to book a consultation with a hair removal specialist.
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