Silk’n SensEpil Hair Removal is an FDA cleared device used for permanent hair reduction. It is designed to remove body hair including facial and cheekline hair with multiple treatments.
The device uses the trademarked HPL (Home Pulsed Light) technology, a strong optical energy which is translated to heat energy in order to disable hair growth. When the hair shaft absorbs the light energy, it is transformed to heat energy and disables the hair follicle.
How Does Silk’n SensEpil Work
Silk’n SensEpil Hair Removal is best used by people with naturally lighter skin. people with dark skin coloring are advised not to use the device as it can cause blisters, burns and drastic changes in skin coloring.
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Compared to other home use IPL devices, the Silk’n SensEpil has a skin sensor that allows the user to test the skin tone if it meets the parameters. If the skin is too dark, the pulsed light will not work properly.
For example, if your natural skin color meets the safe zone parameters, but you have sun tanned lower legs but not the upper legs, the console will light up in your lower legs to let you know that your skin does not meet the parameters. You will only be able to use the device on your upper legs.
The device works best on dark hair and those in shades of brown. Lighter hair color will require more treatment instances. Red hair may be a bit more challenging to remove, although not impossible. Those who have white, blond or gray hair on their bodies may find it close to impossible for the device to work.
The Silk’n SensEpil looks great in pink, and it is easy to hold and can be easily stored while laying flat. There is a hair-dryer or a fan-like sound when the device is used but it is quieter than most models.
Does it Hurt?
It is expected that there will be a slight heat sensation when the device is used, but the level of discomfort greatly depends on the pain threshold of the individual and skin sensitivity.
If you have very dark hair, you should expect to feel more heat and a bit more pain similar to a snapping rubber band. For first time users, the feeling of discomfort may be more than those who have used the device several times. The slight pain subsides after multiple treatments.
Since body hair has different stages of growth, Silk’n SensEpil works best after multiple treatments and when used during the growing stage of the hair. It is highly recommended that an interval of 2 weeks per treatment is observed.
The Silk’n SensEpil is retailed at $499 and it comes with a cartridge good for 750 shots. Although the device costs more than other brands, its features and performance makes it a worthy investment.