Permanent hair removal is no longer a luxury reserved only for A-list celebrities. In recent years, the technology of IPL hair removal machines has advanced significantly, working its way into the comfort of our own homes.
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It removes hair by emitting a beam of light that heats up and is absorbed by the hair follicle, preventing regrowth over time. Considered by many to be the most effective technique for home hair removal, IPL has safely and painlessly simplified beauty regimes, removing the need for regular salon appointments.
The Braun Silk-expert Pro makes IPL hair removal at home more efficient, safer and faster than ever before. With a variety of strength levels and increased flashes, you can choose the setting that best fits your skin tone and desired treatment time.
1. Is IPL hair removal safe?
IPL treatment is completely safe to use at home. Often confused with more invasive laser treatments, IPL works in a similar way, preventing regrowth of hair over time, but is much less powerful.
Unlike laser treatments, which target the hair’s pigment (melanin), IPL produces energy emitted by a variety of pulse light waves that are more diffused and less powerful. IPL is typically less painful than laser treatment; with the Silk-expert Pro’s adaptable intensity levels, you can control the strength of your own hair removal treatment.
Developed with dermatologists, the Silk-expert Pro 5’s three different comfort modes enable gentle and precise treatment of sensitive areas like the bikini line and underarms. Its SensoAdapt technology continuously reads skin tone (up to 80x per second), adapting light intensity to the user for the safest and most efficient results. Braun IPL devices are 100% UV proof to ensure no damage can happen to your skin.
2. The luxury of using an IPL at home
Whether it’s to look fresh for an unexpected social invite or last-minute holiday preparation, relying on beautician availability for removing hair isn’t always ideal. The luxury of using IPL for hair removal at home means you don’t have to worry about making an appointment in order to get smooth skin.
At home, you can run yourself a hot bath before any IPL treatment for clean skin, and put on your favourite album or TV series in the background. The beauty of home IPL hair removal is that the treatment is on your terms, with greater privacy than at the salon.
Time saving and cost effective, the Braun Silk-expert Pro can treat both legs in 5-9 minutes at its lowest energy level. Gliding mode allows you to treat larger areas faster by increasing the flashes. Quicker than any salon treatment, you can remove hair from your body in the time it would take you to book a spa appointment.
Inspired by the by the latest IPL technology, Braun’s Silk-expert Pro has safely adapted these methods to enable permanent visible hair removal at home. And you’ll see plenty of financial benefits of IPL at home compared with the total annual costs of salon hair removal treatment.
3. Lasting hair removal at home with reduced cost
Offering the most effective method for long-lasting hair removal at home, IPL works similarly to salon treatments to tackle hair at the root. Emitting light beams which are absorbed by the hair follicle pigment, repeated use over time works to prevent hair from regrowing – delivering visible hair reduction results.
To achieve permanently smooth skin, persistence with IPL treatment is key. Even if after repeated use you find your hair grows back, it will grow back at a significantly slower rate, leaving you with salon soft skin which will last for weeks.
For best IPL results, we recommended shaving the day before, as this will allow the light to penetrate directly into the root of the hair, giving you the smoothest finish.
Of course, as well as the above benefits, you're sure to appreciate the financial benefits of doing your IPL treatments at home too. After all, salon treatments are more expensive, less private and need to be scheduled around a busy lifestyle. At home, the Silk-expert Pro removes hair from all areas of the body in just one treatment – including small areas you wouldn’t necessarily want to pay for in a salon such as the chin and upper lip. And its average lifespan of 15 years mean your savings will only build as time passes.
Want to know more about the benefits of home IPL? Follow our guide to all you need to know about beautiful skin.
4. Explore Braun's IPL Products
The Braun Silk-expert 5 is our latest IPL machine designed to give the fastest hair removal results, equipped with 400,000 flashes. SensoAdapt technology and 10 intensity levels make this device the safest and most inclusive IPL hair removal machine for your skin tone. Delivering visible results in under five minutes, the Braun Silk-expert IPL is suitable for both men and women, with the Pro 5 offering three comfort modes to precisely work on small and large areas of hair.
The Silk-expert Pro 3 is our most affordable IPL device, providing effective permanent hair reduction results after just three months. It has two comfort modes to adjust to difficult areas like underarms, bikini line and legs.
For a lasting finish, we recommend exfoliating before using any IPL product. Paired with the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa, the Silk-expert IPL is guaranteed to leave skin silky smooth for weeks.
And don’t just take our word for it! Check out our IPL hair removal reviews to see how IPL will revolutionise your beauty routine.