The Future Of Permanent Hair Removal Looks A Whole Lot Easier

Everything you need to know about using an IPL device at home

Whether you do or don’t maintain your body hair can be a hot topic of conversation and to be honest, there’s no pressure from us. However, if you do fall into the camp of women who prefer their legs to be silky-smooth, you’ll be well versed in the pitfalls of shaving, waxing and trimming, which includes ingrown hairs, redness, irritation and razor bumps. (Ouch!) The good news? There’s a new product on the market set to shake up the world of at-home hair removal: the Braun Silk·expert Pro 5.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), also known as laser, is one of the most effective forms of hair removal with the least amount of side effects. The catch? A single session of professional laser hair removal can set you back hundreds of dollars and with six to 10 sessions required to reap the benefits… well, we’ll let you do the math.

The 411 On Braun’s Silk·expert Pro 5

Braun’s Silk·expert Pro 5

Braun Silk·expert Pro 5, RRP $999 at Shaver Shop

Following on from the brand’s first foray into the world of at-home hair removal, the Braun Silk·expert Pro 5 allows you to bring the beauty clinic into your own home. How does it work? Braun’s new IPL device tackles the issue at the root by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle with light to inhibit the root from producing new hair – effectively putting your regrowth cycle into sleep mode.

The device comes with both a standard head and an additional precision head, so that you can use it on large areas (think: legs or arms) along with small or hard to reach areas (i.e. upper lip or bikini line).

While powerful, the Braun Silk·expert Pro 5 is completely safe. SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensors ensure optimal safety, thanks to sensors which read your skin tone 80x per second continuously and automatically adapting the light intensity.

And did we mention that this new device is two times faster than its predecessor, meaning you can do both your legs in less than five minutes? With a delivery of up to 125 flashes per minute, this thing means business.

How To Use It

First things first: Before you do anything, read through the safety instructions on the box to ensure the device is ready for use. From there, it’s time to get started:

Step 1: Shave the area with a razor. You want your skin to be clean, dry and hair-free.

Step 2: If you’re a beginner, start with the lowest setting and work your way up. The gliding mode triggers more flashes and is ideal for large body parts; meanwhile the stamp mode provides a more precise treatment suitable for smaller and sensitive areas.

Step 3: Results accumulate over time. Continue this process once per week until the desired results are achieved.

Sponsored by Braun.

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