Review of Flash & Go Hair Removal Device
The Flash & Go Hair Remover is an Intense Pulse Light (IPL) device that has been approved for use by the FDA. This permanent hair removal device comes preinstalled with five energy level settings which allow you to vary the energy level accordingly. It can be used to get rid of hair growth from almost all body parts with the genital area as the only exception. In order to achieve the best results multiple treatments are required.
Working principle of the device
As mentioned above the Flash & Go hair removal device is an Intense Pulse Light device. Basically the operation of IPL devices is based on the emission of light waves at varying frequencies wavelengths and magnitudes. When these light rays are guided to the hair shaft the shaft absorbs this light and converts it to heat energy, killing hair cells and disabling hair growth in the process.
What hair type is it suitable for?
The Flash & Go permanent hair removal device has recorded higher success rates with dark hair. This can be attributed to the fact that dark hair contains higher amounts of melanin and as we know the light seeks out melanin. Although the device can also be used on brown hair the process will require additional treatments since brown hair lacks sufficient melanin. The same can also be said of red hair as it also leads to a small reduction.
However, this IPL hair removal device is not applicable to white and gray hair since they are deficient of melanin. The manufacturer claims that some users have achieved desired results after a string of successive treatments although more often this hair types are subject to little or no hair reduction.
No negative effects have been encountered by people with either light or medium skin tones as a result of using the device. However since the device attacks melanin, people with a naturally dark skin tone or dark skin as a result of excessive sun exposure may suffer from burns, dark spots and blisters. All these effects can be prevented by using the inbuilt skin tone sensor that determines if the skin tone is within the safe limits before and during the treatment process. If the skin is perceived to be dark then there won’t be any pulsing light from the device.
How effective is it?
As you might be aware hair growth is characterized by three stages; the growth stage resting stage and the shedding stage. In order to get the best treatment results the process should be done while the hair is at the growth stage. However, multiple treatments are necessary since not all hair is at the same stage at any given time. Adjusting energy setting of Silk’n SN-008 Flash&Go All-Over Hair Removal Handheld Device. to the highest level will also give a better end results but you will have to endure more discomfort. The discomfort largely depends on your own tolerance, hair thickness, body part as well as skin sensitivity. After a series of treatments the discomfort subsides as more hair is shed off.
How much does it cost?
The Silk’n Flash & Go Hair Removal Device costs about $300 and the package includes two cartridges with roughly 1000 pulses each. The replacement cartridges go for about $50 and the number of cartridges to be used depends on the size of total area to be treated.