Silk’n SensEpil Risks & Side Effects
Here you can read about some of Silk’n SensEpil device risks and side effects. Though IPL is a safe method to remove unwanted body hair, side effects and adverts may occur when using any system. Here are some of the common Silk’n SensEpil side effects and tips to avoid them.
Silk’n SensEpil is an IPL hair removal device. The Home Skinovation LTD calls the light energy they use HPL (Home Pulsed Light) but except from the difference in the name, the technology is actually very similar to the well known IPL technology (Intense Pulsed Light).
SensEpil Right Skin Candidate
One of the most common side effects is when the system is used over dark skin. If you are not the right candidate for the Silk’n SensEpil device, than the system might not be effective or might even cause unwanted skin side effects.
The HPL light is a high power xenon light pulse, when it is absorbed by dark skin, it will cause skin tissue to heat. Pain and discomfort will occur, and in severe occasions skin burns and blemish will show. The best way to avoid this is to make sure you have a fair to tanned skin. Most Caucasian skin types who can tan in the sun can be suitable candidates. The Silk’n SensEpil is approved for skin types 1-4.
Right Hair Color Candidate For Silk’n
The HPL works by the physical fact that light turns into heat when projected at dark matter. When the hair to be removed is white, grey, or red the SensEpil light does not have any dark matter to heat, and the skin tissue might absorb too much light. The side effect would be skin blemish and no result at all for the treatment.
No laser nor IPL can treat white, red or grey hair. In some cases you can add natural melanin to your hair to make the treatments more effective.
Over Lapping Or Over Treating
Some users do not follow the basic Silk’n SensEpil manual guide. They do too much flashes over the same spot (over lapping) this may cause side effects like red skin and skin soars. The same side effect can occur when the person is treating the skin every day or every week. The skin need some times to ‘recover’ from the excessive light energy pulsed at it.
Facial Hair Removal With Silk’n SensEpil
One last side effect which can be nasty, is pulsing with the Silk’n SensEpil too close to the eyes. Doing HPL flashes over the face is not approved by Silk’n manufacturer. The Silk’n SensEpil has a wide HPL lamp window and treating too close to the eyes can be dangerous.
You need a safety protection goggles for facial laser hair removal. Unless you have those, do not do facial treatments at all.
Note that doing IPL or HPL over facial fuzz hair, at low energy levels might cause hair regrowth side effect. Instead of hairs growth being reduced, the fine facial hair will regrow even faster.
SensEpil Side Effects Conclusion
The side effects you have read about here, are common to all at-home hair removal systems. Because they all use the same technology, all customers must use them according to these guidelines and safety regulations.
Silk’n SensEpil is one of the most reputed home hair removal devices, it was chosen by thousands of About.com readers as the “Best Hair Removal Device For 2011”. With numerous patents, and thousands of satisfied customers it is one of the best and safest systems for home use.
Silk’n has a skin tone sensor and a skin touch sensor to protect users and avoid side effects by miss use:
“SensEpil comes with a built-in Skin Color Sensor that is designed to measure the skin tone of the applied surface and enable application only on suitable skin tones. This unique safety feature will not enable treatment if your skin is too dark or too tanned taking the guesswork out of treatment.”
“The applicator tip of Silk’n SensEpil has been designed so that a light pulse can only be emitted when the applicator is in contact with the skin. This eliminates the possibility of an accidental flash of light directly towards the user’s eyes.” Read more..
When comparing the Silk’n SensEpil to other IPL systems, it has more effective safety sensors than other systems.
Silk’n Price Reduced
The Silk’n SensEpil has a new price! The regular list price was $550, but due to cheap competition and new brands import, they decided to reduce the price to a dazzling low price of $250. The new Amazon price places the SensEpil device as one of the cheapest home hair removal systems.