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What is IPL?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Philips Essential applies gentle pulses of light to the hair root, putting the follicle into a resting phase. Therefore, the amount of hair your body grows gradually decreases. Repeating the treatment leaves your skin beautifully hair free and smooth. Treatment to prevent hair regrowth is safe and gentle, even on sensitive areas. Philips Essential is clinically tested and developed with dermatologists for easy and effective treatment, from the comfort of your own home.
Who is it suited to?
It works effectively, easily and safely on a wide variety of hair and skin types. It works on naturally dark blonde, brown and black coloured hairs and on skin tones from very white to dark brown. As with other IPL based treatments, Philips Essential cannot be used to treat white/grey, light blonde or red hair and is not suitable for very dark skin. This is due to the high contrast required between the pigment in hair colour and pigment in the skin tone.
Where can you treat?
The Lumea Essential is suited for body use such as, arms, legs, underarms, belly and bikini and areas on the face like chin, sideburns and upper lip. It can take approximately 10 minutes to treat both legs. Its slightly lower power compared to premium models like the Lumea Advanced allows it to be a reliable yet speedier device.
No. of flashes
‘Flashes’ is IPL speak for the longevity of the product. The Lumea Essential delivers 200,000 lamp flashes which equates to approximately less than 10 years of use.
Objective studies show approximately 75% off hair reduction in four treatments~ when using the Lumea Essential. ~Versus previous models.
Skin Tone Sensor & UV Filter
The integrated skin tone sensor measures the treated skin complexion at the beginning of each session and occasionally during the session. If it detects a skin tone that is too dark for this product it will automatically stop emitting pulses for a safe and effective result. Its integrated UV Filter is almost important protecting the skin from UV light.
Application mode & Energy Settings
The device features a slide and flash motion which enables easy motion application to make your treatment time as efficient as possible as well as a stamp and flash mode for treatment on curvy areas. It also features five light energy settings which can be adjusted manually, giving you complete control of the comfort level.
FREE Lumea App
The Lumea app is free to download and offers a unique and personalised IPL experience – just for you. It is your very own personal coach to ensure you are getting the most out of your Lumea and using it in the correct way to achieve long-lasting results. The app helps you create your personalised treatment schedule per body area, with tips and advice during each treatment. All you need to do is check the app regularly to make sure you are up to date with any notifications or reminders.
- IPL Device
- Storage Pouch
- User Manual
Questions And Answers
Adapted for safe use in the comfort of your own home
Philips have worked closely with leading dermatologists to ensure safe and effective at-home hair removal treatment.
Enjoy smooth skin every day
Gentle pulses of light (200,000 flashes) are applied to the hair root which gradually decreases the amount of hair grown over time.
Clinical studies have shown significant hair reduction in as little as four bi-weekly treatments resulting with smooth hair free skin. To maintain these results, simply repeat the treatment when needed. Time between treatments may vary based on your individual hair regrowth.
Suitable for different hair and skin types
hilips Lumea works effectively on (naturally) dark blonde, brown and black hairs. As with other light-based treatments, Philips Lumea is NOT effective on red, light-blonde or white/grey hair. This product is also NOT suitable for dark skin.
Safe and effective even on sensitive areas
Use with confidence to gently remove hair on face, bikini and body.
Skin Tone Sensor
For extra safety the integrated skin tone sensor measures the treated skin complexion at the beginning of each session and occasionally during the session. If it detects a skin tone that is too dark for this product it will automatically stop emitting pulses.
FIve adjustable light energy settings
Philips Lumea has five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment. Used correctly, Philips Lumea's IPL treatment is safe and gentle to use even on sensitive skin and sensitive body areas.
For ease and comfort of use
Philips Lumea Essential detects your skin tone and advises you on the suitable light energy setting.
50% faster for shorter treatment time*
Larger window with optimized design for faster treatment and better visibility*
Gentle on your skin.
Slide and Flash mode for a more convenient application
Main application mode enables sliding motion for a more convenient and continuous application.
No replacement parts, no hidden costs
Philips Lumea is a complete solution that comes ready to work right out of the box. More importantly, it does not require any replacement lamps or gels.