How long will it take to see results?
The typical hair growth cycle varies between individuals and could take up to 18-24 months, depending on body area (underarm, lower leg and bikini area can take the most time). Since only hairs in their growing phase are susceptible to treatment with light, it is important to do multiple treatments to achieve continuously smooth skin. For this reason, we recommend a start-up phase of 4-12 weekly treatments to achieve optimum results. If you no longer see hair growing, you do not need to complete the full 12 weekly treatments. You can switch to maintenance treatments.
How often will I have to treat to maintain the hair removal results?
After completing your start-up phase, you can continue to treat according to your needs. Retreat on a per need basis.
How should I care for my skin after IPL?
We recommend avoiding exposure to artificial light sources, such as tanning booths or solariums. Avoid any activity or skin products that may irritate your skin for 24 hours after treatment. This includesusing hot tubs or saunas, wearing tight-fitting clothing, using bleaching creams, perfumed products or peeling products. The above may cause irritation, such as itching and redness, in the treated areas.
Do I need to stay out of the sun after IPL?
After treatment, we recommend using sunscreen SPF 15 whenever treated areas may be exposed to the sun.
Can Silk-expert Pro be used by women who are pregnant or teenagers?
As the product has not been tested among these groups it should not be used.
Do I need to use gels or buy replacement lamps?
Braun Silk-expert Pro works without the need of additional lotions or gels and there is no need to purchase replacement lamps like with other devices.
Do I need to wear goggles?
There is no need to wear goggles when using Silk-expert Pro. The skin contact sensors ensure that the device can only be triggered when in contact with the skin and the light visible during treatment is perfectly safe.