In recent years, a number of permanent hair removal products have come onto the market promising to deliver smooth, silky skin, without the nicks, cuts, and inconvenience of shaving.
These products include waxes, creams, and more recently, light-based hair removal products. One of these light-based hair removal products is the Silk’n SensEpil, pronounced “Sense Appeal.” This device promises hair-free, smooth skin, without using any harsh or harmful products.
The SensEpil uses a technology called Home Pulsed Light (HPL) technology, which is very similar to the same laser hair removal technology used in professional clinics, to provide permanent hair removal.
The SensEpil delivers a pulse of optical light into the shaft of the user’s hair. This pulse of light targets melanin in the hair, and rapidly heats it.
This rapid heating process disables the hair’s growth, and keeps it from growing back. After the hair falls out on its own, the user is left without her unwanted or unsightly hair.
The largest difference between the Silk’n SensEpil hair removal device and laser hair removal performed in a professional clinic is the cost.
The professional hair removal treatment may cost as much as $800, and multiple sessions are required in order to achieve the best results. This can quickly put the overall cost into the thousands of dollars.
On the other hand, the Silk’n SensEpil costs only $499, roughly half of just one professional treatment. Additionally, when it is used properly, the SensEpil provides its users with the same high-quality results of the professional treatment.
The device is very easy to use, and it can be used in the privacy of the user’s own home.
This is a fantastic option for those seeking an affordable means of permanent hair removal, or for those who feel embarrassed about visiting a hair removal clinic. The SensEpil treatment wand is placed against the user’s skin, and the pulse of light is emitted.
The wand is then shifted to a new area of the skin, and another pulse of light is emitted. This process is repeated until the desired area has been completely treated. The process is very fast, and users can expect to spend between 20 and 30 minutes on their legs, or about 10 to 15 minutes on their arms.
This treatment process is repeated once every two weeks, until about six treatments have been performed. After this time, only minor touch up treatments should have to be performed.
In addition to the arms and legs, the Silk’n SensEpil can safely be used on the underarms, bikini area, hands, and feet. However, the device is not designed to be used on the face, as the pulse of light can potentially cause eye damage.
For added protection from accidental eye damage, however, the device comes with a built-in safety feature that inhibits the flash of light from being emitted into open air, and inadvertently into the user’s eye. Some hair removal devices are also not safe for all skin types.
Because of the HPL light-based hair removal technology, the SensEpil is the same way. Those with naturally dark skin should not use the device, as it can cause skin irritation.
Another safety feature keeps this from happening. Its built-in skin sensor measures the user’s skin, and if it is deemed too dark to be treated safely, a pulse of light is not emitted. This allows users to treat their skin worry-free.