For use on body and face, 15 minutes to treat lower legs, >250, 000 lamp flashes, Cordless design
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Philips Lumea Prestige IPL - Hair removal device SC2007/00 For use on body and face 15 minutes to treat lower legs >250,000 lamp flashes Cordless design is rated
4.4 out of
Rated 4 out of
Practical review at week 6These are the timings of me doing the following body parts with timings and any bits which have issues that I found. I do this very well and accurately whilst sat in front of the TV.
Whole of each lower leg including knees - it says 15 minutes with the large attachment on the details for the product: Took 10 minutes for each leg.
The tricky bits when doing the legs are round the ankles, kneecaps, and over any parts of the leg where there are prominent bones, or areas which are actually small such as the top of your foot and top of the big toe. For these areas I sometimes switch to the small attachment. For bony areas if I don’t need to switch attachments I carry on with the large attachment and turn the unit sideways in order to get contact.
You’ll also find that when you’re approaching a joint eg back of the leg the handle of the unit can get in the way so you have to turn the handle round otherwise you end up bumping into the back of your knee/the thigh and can’t move the unit any further up.
After doing both lower legs I recharged for 30 minutes.
Did the whole of left thigh (took 13 mins) at which point battery ran out (so from full charge I was able to do 1.5 legs).
Did recharging for 1.5 hrs until unit was showing as fully charged. Did remaining thigh (about 10 minutes).
Then finished with bikini line, armpits and chin which took just a few minutes.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 3 out of
Effective but terrible batteryDoes reduce hair well with repeated use. However the battery is poor e.g it will only do half a leg before it needs to be recharged again. I am a tall size 12, when zapping right and left top half of leg the battery will die before I've completed the left leg. Recharging takes a while before you can continue.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4 out of
Does exactly what it says it willI bought this product as an alternative to waxing. I have dark hairs that grow quickly and wanted to try and minimise growth on my legs, underarms and bikini line.
The first time I used it nothing seemed to happen, but after the third time I found that there were patches of hair on my legs and bikini line that had stopped growing. After using it monthly for a year I had significant hair reduction, hairs grew slower and in some places stopped growing completely.
I then found out I was pregnant so stopped using it for just under a year, I thought I would be back to square one by the time I was able to start using it again but there was no change in that time.
I have now been using it again for a few months and my bikini line hardly grows at all, the same on my legs. I have seen a Reduction under my Arms but it's not as significant as my legs and bikini line.
The laser is pretty much pain free and easy to use. It does take some time if you want to treat Lot of areas though due to the size of the laser head, but is the only downside really. It is expensive but given how much I would spend on waxing, it is worth it. It's less painful and doesn't irritate my skin like waxing did. It's also convenient to use in your own home and less messy.
Overall it does what it says it will, I've had significant reduction in hair growth and now have no growth at all in some areas. Hopefully over time the hairs will stop growing in all areas.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of
The game changer!I have been using my Lumea for approximately 4-months. There is a handy app to keep your treatment plan consistent for the best results & I'm definitely seeing a reduction in dark unwanted hair!
It takes some getting used to as there is a specific angle to hold it or it doesn't work and I have caught the buttons on a few occasions, but that is improving as I am getting used to it.
My skin is happier with this method over shaving & waxing all the time! I would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 2 out of
Terrible Battery.The battery life on this just dwindles. At first it was fine, but now I'll be halfway through a leg starting on full charge and it'll die on me. Then I have to wait 90 minutes just to continue, making the session last a good 3 hours to IPL legs, under my arms and face as it needs charging several times throughout. At least let me use this when it's charging.
It's also really bulky and awkward to use too. I'm just throwing mine away because it's too awkward.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of
BrilliantI purchased this product after much thought having spent many years shaving & waxing to only get a rash every time, I also discovered some thick dark hairs under my chin around a year ago which I found very embarrassing & confidence destroying, the lumen has almost got rid of all unwanted hair under my chin underarms & bikini line!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of
Easy, effective and can't do without it now.Easy to follow instructions. Impressed with hiw simple it is to use. Results were obvious within a few days and I am thrilled. Maintenance top ups easy to do and I would thoroughly recommend this product to anyone e who is hesitating.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of
So far so goodI've not had my lumea long but I think it's working well on underarm hair. It isn't quite so easy to use on my face because it's awkward to manoeuvre.
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