Veet Infini’Silk Vs. Veet Infini’Silk PRO
There are two new IPL hair removal systems released lately, which make the choice for anyone who wants a home hair removal, a bit more complicated. Veet, the well known depilatory cream manufacturer has entered the home laser hair removal sector with their brand new light based systems. The Veet Infini’Silk and the Veet Infini’Silk PRO are two more options for those who are on a quest for a hair free body.
In this article we will review the Veet – Infini’Silk and the Infini’Silk PRO and share with you the pros and cons, so you know what to expect, and decide which of them may be a better solution for your needs. You can find both systems at Amazon.
Infini’Silk Vs. Infini’Silk PRO – Technology Comparison
The two systems operate by the same light based technology, using IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). With IPL the dark color in the hair is heated when exposed to the intense light. The heat zaps the hair all the way down to the root, and disables the hair growth. The technology is well known and is FDA approved, safe to be used on the right candidates.
Outer Design and User Interface
The two systems have a different design which helps to differentiate between them. The Infini’Silk (below on the right) is small and hand size device, a little larger than an electric shaver, the Infini’Silk PRO (on the left) is slightly larger, like a hair dryer with a handle and a trigger. Both systems are corded, so they can operate without battery charging breaks.
IPL Window Size – The IPL window of the PRO device (can be seen in left picture above) is 1.3cm x 3cm [3.9cm²] which is larger than the Infini’Silk treatment window which is 0.9cm x 3cm [2.7cm²]. This means that the smaller window covers 25% less skin surface at every pulse, so more pulses are needed to cover the same area.
Power – They both have the same power of 3-5 J/cm² (Joules per square cm). This is similar to most IPL systems. If you use the IPL on lower energy level the effect and results will require longer time to be seen.
Speed – The Veet Infini’Silk have duel operation function, pulse or glide. The system can emit a pulse of light every 2-3 seconds, (depends on the energy level settings). You can choose either to press continuously and glide slowly, which is more easy or to press and pulse each time.
The PRO version can do only pulses with no gliding. Pressing against the skin and pressing the trigger, going in rows to cover all skin area, the larger window, can treat more area in less time compared to the smaller device.
The first sensor will check if the skin treated is not too dark (see below). If it is too dark, the Veet Infini’Silk will not pulse light. Pulsing IPL on tanned skin is painful and dangerous. The light can cause skin defects like pigmentation or hypo pigmentation which are white spots.
The second sensor checks the window is touching the skin, so no accidental light pulses to the eyes or not when properly pressed to the skin. The sensor is inside and it “feels” if the device is pressed against the skin or not.
IPL Lamp and Cartridge – The Veet Infini’Silk and the Infini’Silk PRO use a different type of lamp.
The PRO (above) uses a replaceable cartridge which holds 5000 light pulses. Once the lamp has ’emptied’, you can get a replacement cartridge and the system is as good for 5000 pulses more. The smaller Infini’Silk system (below) uses a different quartz light lamp, which holds 50,000 pulses. But the downside is that once it is emptied, the system is gone, and can not be used anymore.
Best Candidates For Veet IPL – Both systems (like any other IPL system) have specific features which limit the options for best candidates to use the device. They are both effective treating people with dark hair and fair skin. Those with blond, red or grey hair can not use the system, nor can people with tanned or naturally dark skin like Afro Americans, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and South Asian, Latin or Indian.
Facial hair removal – Both systems are not recommended by manufacturer for facial use. Though the Silk’n Flash & Go which is the device Veet PRO re-branded is allowed for facial use.
So which of them is best for you?
The smaller device has a smaller treatment window but 50,000 pulses. It can be great for removing hairs from small area body parts like under arms, lower legs and bikini line. It can do other parts as well, but will take more time efforts. The gliding motion makes it easier to handle and use, just press and move in one continuous motion. Get here the Infini’Silk from Amazon.
The PRO device can be used for all body hair removal. Though it is more bulky, it can be used for smaller areas too. The lack of the gliding motion means it’s more precise but less comfortable. It’s not for touch ups but for real hair hunt session. Get here the Infini’Silk PRO from Amazon.
Both systems have good reviews from customers and users who have purchased them at Amazon. Remember each person can expect different results, as each skin and hair are different from person to person. It is important to follow the treatment schedule plan, as it will assist you see the best results.