Unwanted body hair has plagued thousands of people over the years that many high-tech devices have been developed for faster and easier hair removal. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology systems have dominated the market for at-home hair removal with two top-selling products: the Braun Silk-Expert and the Philips Lumea.
So which IPL device is better: Braun or Philips? The answer depends on the user’s preference. The Philips Lumea is highly recommended for patients who want a long-lasting, cordless device to address smaller areas of the body. On the other hand, the Braun Silk-Expert is fantastic for patients who want to have fast but safe full-body IPL sessions.
IPL hair removal systems like Braun Silk-Expert and Philips Lumea work by placing a device on target areas around the body: hair on the face, neck, chest, back, legs, underarms, or bikini line. Once you press the button, the device will release pulses of light targeting the hair follicles in that area.
These hair follicles contain melanin or pigment cells, which absorb light energy. This light is converted to heat, destroying the hair follicle to disrupt the growth cycle and prevent hair from growing again.
IPL hair removal techniques do not grant immediate results. Unlike waxing and threading, you won’t complete a session with hair-free skin on the first try. You have to wait for the hairs to drop out and die over the course of the next few weeks. For significant hair reduction, the process needs to be repeated regularly over a period of time to achieve the desired results.
You’ll notice that your hairs after IPL treatment will grow slower than before. They will also become less obvious as they grow back thinner, paler, and less coarse. Other benefits of using an IPL solution include:
Philips and Braun are the leading brands for IPL hair removal at home. The Philips Lumea line became wildly popular as more and more people searched for a more affordable alternative to salon visits. Gillette subsidiary Braun emerged after the brand released one of the best epilators available on the market, then moved on to introduce the Silk-Expert IPL line.
Both product lines offer a helpful app that allows you to schedule sessions and view other helpful information. Reviews from users of these handheld products also note that both yield satisfying results. Hair growth slows down while the hairs grow back finer and lighter. As long as you keep up with maintenance sessions, you can keep your skin silky smooth for a long time. However, each device has its own features that let it stand out from the rest.
The average cost of the Philips Lumea is around $350 - $500, while the Braun costs around $250 - $400. With their price tags, it’s only natural that your decision on which IPL hair removal solution to buy is affected by your budget. Both products are great for their prices but for different reasons:
If you’re not concerned about the price, the Philips Lumea is a good investment to make because it’s easy to use and will last you a long time. On the other hand, if you want something that will get the hair removal done quickly, go fo the Braun Silk-Expert.
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