The handheld device brings the benefit of inconvenient salon treatments to the comfort of your own home, allowing users to significantly reduce hair regrowth on the body and face. Philips have been working with leading dermatologists for over ten years to bring this product to life, ensuring that results are long-lasting and effective. IPL (or Intense Pulsed Light) has been used in the professional beauty market for over fifteen years; Philips have tested their at-home Lumea Precision Plus on over 2000 women and has seen significant hair reduction after only two treatments, making salon visits a thing of the past. The device works by heating up hair at the root, which absorbs the released light pulses and stimulates the hair to shed; the follicle remains at rest until the biological clock tells it to become active again and grow a new hair. As all our hairs are at different stages in their growth cycle, it's essential to repeat the treatment every two weeks for up to two months to ensure all hairs are shed effectively.
Unlike other clunky and large devices that have been seen on the market, the Philips Lumea Precision Plus is small and handy. It comes in a super cute and space-conscious (as well as inconspicuous) case and needs no excessive base unit or cords. Once charged, the handheld device can be used cordless to provide up to five months worth of treatments - it isn't heavy and it won't hurt your wrist after ten minutes of use! It's super easy to use too: all you have to do is check your skintone against the enclosed chart, turn on the device and adjust the settings to match your requirements. Once you're set, you hold the device at 90 degrees against your skin, wait for the indicative green light to flash on the reverse of the unit and click the button... That's it!
Considering this is quite a complex piece of equipment, the ease of use is astounding. Even my Mum could understand this and get to grips with the system in under five minutes (which is saying something.) The red light emitted isn't painful and most won't even feel a thing; depending on where you use the light (it's suitable for all over the body and face) it may feel like a tiny prick, but on the whole it's completely pain free and entirely comfortable. If you're using this to remove unwanted hair from large areas such as the legs, it will take a little longer to fully treat the area - it's suggested that each lower leg takes about 15 mins to complete, meaning you'll need 30-60 mins to treat the entirety of your leg surface area. However, if you wish to treat the underarms, bikini line or face then you're looking at only a few minutes.
Considering an eight treatment session of laser hair removal can cost over £2000 at a Harley Street Clinic, investing in an at-home device that can provide unlimited treatments on unlimited areas of the body seems like a wise choice. Although the Philips Lumea Precision Plus will set you back around £450.00, it will last up to five years before you even need to change a bulb: that's 25% of the cost of professional treatments, with the added benefit that you can continue to top-up when needed for the rest of the product's life.
This all sounds fine and dandy, but does it really work? Can this handy little gadget really help to remove unwanted hair and leave limbs feeling soft and smooth only after a few weeks? I want to put it to the test... With one of you! I have one of these devices worth £450.00 to give away to one of my readers. I want you to put it to the test over eight weeks and really let me know what you think. Your story will be shared on LBQ after the testing period, so we can all see the long-term benefits of the Philips Lumea Precision Plus. Up for the challenge? Enter via the widget below and lets get hair-free...
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Philips.