Veet Infini’Silk Pro Compared to Remington IPL Quartz
In this article we will try and help you sort out and compare the two popular IPL hair removal systems for home use, the Veet Infini’Silk Pro and the Remington IPL6000Q Pro Plus Quartz. Both devices are very popular at Amazon and each of them has favored reviews and some negative reviews too. Since there is no perfect hair removal device, you need to check which of these is BEST FOR YOU.
We will place the information available side by side and add our review of the specs so you can get a clearer view of the device you want to purchase.
1. Who Is The Right Candidate
Both systems use IPL technology, which zaps dark hairs with intense light pulses. In order for the device to succeed safely, the best candidates for both systems are people with dark hair or black hair, growing on pale to fair skin tones.
If you have tanned skin or blond or grey hair, then non of the two would be effective for you, and using any of them may cause you skin burns. If you have tanned skin (African American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic or similar) you need to get the ELOS hair removal technology which is the ONLY technology approved by FDA for dark skin hair removal. Click here to read more before you purchase an ELOS system.
2. Effective Results For Hair Removal
The effectiveness of the treatment depends on the right candidates and about the schedule of the sessions. The Remington IPL6000Q Pro Plus Quartz claims ‘permanent results’ which mean 66% hair reduction at 12 month. The Veet Infini’Silk Pro has these stats in the user manual: “average hair reduction 54% at 3 months, and 50 % at 18 months post last treatment (study on 62 people).” So the Remington IPL6000Q Pro Plus Quartz had better results in the clinical trials.
3. IPL Light Energy Compared
The light energy which the device can emit has a direct impact on the heat created and the ability to disable the hair growth. The light is measured by joules per cm² per second. This is the amount of light energy per cm² of kin per second. For example many flashes per second will give a higher joule count than a slow pulsing device. The Veet Infini’Silk Pro has Max 5J/cm² the Remington Quartz has 7 – 8 J/cm2. This means the Remington IPL has more energy per pulse and/or faster pulse rate.
The Remington ‘Spot Size’ is 2 cm² with a speed of 2.25 sec between pulses. The Veet Infini’Silk Pro has 3.9cm² which is twice as large but pulse once every 3.5 second. The Veet Infini’Silk Pro has a small adapter for the tip to treat smaller areas like face or bikini line.
All these specs mean that the Remington will require twice more pulses to cover the same area (its window is half the size) but it will do it in nearly the same amount of time.
If you have dark coarse hair, which is thick, the Remington higher energy is needed to zap those kind of hairs. Note that higher joules means the treatment is more painful. So if you have a thinner hair and sensitive skin, the Veet IPL would be more suitable for you.
4. Safety Rating For Each IPL Device
Both devices have been cleared by the FDA for their hair removal treatments. But there are some differences worth your attention. Both systems have the skin touch sensor which locks the device from pulsing unless the tip is firmly touching the skin surface.
Both systems have skin color sensor to detect whether the skin is too dark for pulsing light on it. Pulsing IPL on dark skin may result in awful pain and scarring.
Here the Veet has an advantage, its skin color detector is on the tip of the applicator, so maximum safety is achieved. If the skin is too dark, the Veet will not pulse and you will not get your skin burned. This is why the pulses are slightly slower in the Veet IPL.
The Remington IPL Quartz has the skin tone detector on the base unit, which is not too wise… if one wants to treat the leg he has to place the leg on the unit to get it approved… The worst part is that this sensor can be easily bypassed… another person can put his skin to check and unlock the device.
Safety above all – We think the Veet Infini’Silk Pro has a huge advantage here.
5. IPL Lamp Cartridge Capacity Compared
The Veet Infini’Silk Pro has 5000 flashes installed. The Remington IPL Quartz has 30,000 flashes, which is quite a lot.
In any case a full body requires about 1000 pulses, (two legs, two arms, two underarms, one bikini line). 4-6 sessions cover a full cycle. So both systems have enough flashes for this need. With the Remington you have extra pulses for future use.
6. Facial Hair Removal
The Veet has another advantage here, it is approved for facial hair removal while the Remington is not. You can use the Veet Infini’Silk Pro to treat the chin, upper lip, sideburns and neck (anywhere from cheekbones and downward). The Remington is not approved for anywhere on the face or neck.
So if facial hair is one of the reasons you are buying such a device, the Veet Infini’Silk Pro is the choice for you.
Both systems are very close and hard to chose from. If you have thick hair and have aggressive hair growth, the Remington may be better for you as the device has a higher energy per square cm. 8 joules compared to 5 is 30% more energy, which may mean more effective treatment.
If you feel that the safety of the device is more important, the Veet Infini’Silk Pro has the skin tone sensor near the tip. It is approved for facial usage, and has a special adapter to add on the tip to do precise treatments on the face skin.
If you are too dark you should read about the Me my ELOS which is approved for tanned, dark and black skin.