Can Remington iLIGHT Ultra Be Used For Facial Hair
One of the reasons women buy a home laser hair removal device, is to be able to permanently reduce the facial hair growth. There are many devices to purchase for body hair removal, some of them are not meant to be used over facial hair. Remington iLIGHT Ultra (IPL6500QFB) is a device which can be used for reducing facial hair safely, as long as you follow the guidelines and use some common sense.
Removing Facial Hair With Remington iLIGHT Ultra
The main danger when treating the face, is causing damage to the eyes and getting skin burns when using the device not as intended.
Avoiding eye damage can be quite simple… DON’T TREAT ANYWHERE NEAR THE EYES. Do not try and do IPL near the eyebrows, or upper cheekbones. Some users buy a laser protective goggles and wear them while treating the body, to get extra protection from the side flashes. These googles are not needed, but you can never be too safe when it comes to eye safety.
Skin Tone and Hair Color
When planning to remove facial hair with laser or IPL, you need to know that the danger from skin burns and redness occurs when the light energy is high and the skin is dark. If you are an idea candidate for the Remington iLIGHT Ultra (IPL6500QFB) you need to have far skin (not naturally dark or seasonally tanned) and have dark hair.
If you have grey, white, red or ginger hair then the device is not for you. It will not effect hair without enough dark pigment. The secret to a successful treatment is having a contrast between skin and hair.
The main area you might want to be careful is around the upper lips, there the skin is naturally dark even on white people. Another thing is if you have pimples or skin spots, they are also dark and can absorb more energy than intended and cause side effects.
Using the Remington iLIGHT Ultra – Facial Cap
Treating around the lips requires to use the special ‘facial cap’ which narrows the main IPL window so it is more precise. Using a white pencil or white stickers to mask pimples and skin spots can protect you from the IPL pulse when treating facial areas.
It is recommended to treat the facial skin with the lowest energy level and then only if you feel comfortable to raise it one level at a time. Note that the device is NOT recommended for male facial hair removal!
If you are looking for a fine system, with high safety for facial hair removal then IPL6500 Remington iLIGHT Ultra device is suitable for you.
Remington iLIGHT Ultra IPL6500QFB Conclusion
This is the first IPL device by Remington which is officially cleared for facial hair removal. Make sure to switch the caps when treating the facial skin, the narrow window will help protect and deliver a safer session.
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