Smooth skin every day on face and body
No more stubble, no more dark shadows or ingrown hairs - always ready to wear what you want whenever you want. Philips Lumea Precision, from the UK's number 1 IPL Laser brand, uses an innovative light-based technology called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), derived from the technology used in professional beauty salons. Philips has adapted this technology for safe and effective use in the comfort of your own home. Philips Lumea Precision works by applying gentle pulses of light to the hair root. As a result, hair sheds naturally and regrowth is inhibited.
Philips worked closely with leading dermatologists to develop this breakthrough hair removal system. For more than 10 years Philips carried out extensive consumer research with more than 1,500 volunteers.
Gentle and effective application on face and body, even on sensitive skin
Lumea Precision can be used with confidence to remove hair on body parts including legs, underarm, bikini area, stomach, arms and face. Philips Lumea Precision has five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment. Used correctly, Philips Lumea's Precision IPL treatment is safe and gentle to use even on sensitive body areas.
Lumea Precision is the safest IPL solution for the face. This new product features a precision attachment which is specially designed for facial application. It includes an extra integrated light filter that provides additional protection for the face. The smaller application area is convenient for using on the upper lip and other hard-to-reach areas.
Maximum freedom, minimum hassle
Philips Lumea Precision's unique cordless design is perfect for treating the areas you want, when you want. Lumea Precision is a complete solution that comes ready to work right out of the box. More importantly, it does not require replacement lamps or gel. From the moment you have purchased Philips Lumea Precision you have everything you need to achieve everlasting smoothness!
Lumea Precision is a cost-effective alternative to salon-based lase hair removal treatments. Based on average UK 2011 prices, by choosing Philips Lumea Precision over a course of salon hair removal treatments, you could save on average over £2000! Source: Laser hair removal general average prices in UK 2011, www.hairlaserremoval.co.uk
Intense pulsed light works by heating up the hair and root beneath the skin, using gentle pulses of light absorbed by the hair's melanin. Philips Lumea Precision has five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment across different skin tones: white, beige, light brown, mid brown and dark brown.
As with other light based treatments, IPL is not effective on red, light-blonde or grey hair. IPL treatment is also not suitable for women with naturally dark skin complexions. To be sure, please consult the skin chart below to find out whether Lumea is right for you.
Suitable hair and skin types
Consult the Skin Chart below, to determine which light intensity is most suitable for your skin, body and hair colour. You have to adjust the light intensity to your
skin and hair colour to a level you find comfortable. To achieve the best results, use the highest intensity setting within the recommended range that still feels comfortable.
4 steps to everlasting smoothness
To maintain long lasting smooth skin results, repeat the process every 4-6 weeks
For best results
Clinical studies show best results after four or five bi-weekly treatments. Following this initial treatment period, to maintain smooth, hair free skin day in day out, simply repeat treatment every four to six weeks.View Range
Average treatment times (Approx. treatment time)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology has revolutionised the beauty industry. It offers women a long-lasting hair removal solution that they can use safely and easily in their own homes.
MYTH: IPL is a permanent method of hair removal and once treated, hairs will never grow back
FACT: Home-use IPL systems, such as Lumea Precision, prevent hair regrowth
IPL works by targeting active hair roots with gentle pulses of light. This causes the root to heat up and go into a 'resting phase'. The hair then sheds naturally after a week or two, and regrowth is inhibited. If you keep treating the area every 4-6 weeks, the hair will be prevented from growing back. If you stop the IPL treatments, the hair will start to grow back after a few weeks, although it may be finer and sparser than it was before.
MYTH: Home-use IPL is less effective than salon treatments
FACT: IPL can be used effectively in the home
Home-use systems use lower light intensities than salon treatments. However, most salons recommend only one or two top-up treatments a year, whereas home-use treatments can be used more regularly, producing equally effective results. Having an IPL system at home also allows you to time treatments around your own particular hair growth patterns without having to wait months until your next session. With Philips Lumea Precision home-use IPL system, hair coverage can be significantly reduced after just two treatments and you can achieve optimal results after four or five treatments. When used every 4-6 weeks, hairs are prevented from growing back, leaving you with smooth, hair-free skin every day.
MYTH: IPL takes months to take effect
FACT: IPL can cause a visible reduction in hair coverage after just two uses
Philips Lumea Precision IPL hair removal can produce impressive hair reduction results after just two uses. This means that unwanted body hair can be greatly reduced in just two or three weeks. It can take six to eight weeks for optimal results to be achieved, but this varies from person to person, and you could be left with smooth, hair-free skin much sooner than this.
MYTH: IPL is best left to the professionals
FACT: IPL is easy to use at home
There's no need to make time-consuming, expensive trips to the beauty salon when you can achieve equally effective light-based hair removal results at home. The Philips Lumea Precision home-use hair removal system is extremely safe and easy to use at home, as Consulting Dermatolgist Vic A. Narurkar explains: "The device offers adjustable light settings for different skin types, an integrated light filter to protect skin from UV rays, and an automatic switch-off to prevent overheating. It is a truly brilliant marriage between technology and efficacy".
Simply select the light intensity according to your skin and hair tone, place the treatment 'window' over the section of skin you wish to treat, and click the button on the front of the device. This sends out a gentle light pulse, which will be absorbed by the hair to inhibit regrowth. There's no need for special treatment gel or any other extras – once you have your Philips Lumea Precision, that's all you need to set you on the path to long-lasting smoothness. Better still, it doesn't create any mess, so you can use it anywhere in the house, even while you're watching TV.
Here, we disprove the myths about home-use IPL, and give you the facts behind the innovative and effective technology that makes Philips Lumea Precision so popular with the women who use it.
MYTH: Philips Lumea Precisioncosts more than other hair removal methods
FACT: The Philips Lumea Precision IPL system is cost-effective
If you already go for regular IPL treatments in a beauty salon, switching to Philips Lumea Precision home-use IPL treatments could save you over £2000 based on UK average prices for salon laser hair removal treatment (Source: Laser hair removal general average prices in the UK 2011, www.hairlaserremoval.co.uk). At first glance, Philips Lumea Precision may seem more expensive than waxing, for example. But a monthly full leg, bikini and underarm wax in a beauty salon works out at around £480 per year – over £80 more than Philips Lumea Precision, which you can keep using year after year at no extra cost. So Philips Lumea can save you money (as well as time, effort and pain).
MYTH: IPL is painful
FACT: The Philips Lumea Precision IPL system has five different light intensity settings to ensure gentle treatments
Using the Philips Lumea Precision IPL system is not painful and will never leave you with a shaving rash, or the sore, red patches caused by waxing or electrolysis. Users often experience a slight warming of the skin when using Philips Lumea Precision, but no pain. Philips Lumea Precision has five different light intensity settings to suit different skin and hair tones, so you can select the setting that's right for you and most gentle on your skin. The lower settings are also ideal for use on more sensitive areas, such as the bikini line.
MYTH: IPL only works on people with light skin and dark hair
FACT: Philips Lumea Precision IPL treatments can be used on most hair and skin tones
IPL technology is effective on most skin and hair tones. However, it does not work on naturally red, light blonde or grey hair because there is not enough melanin pigment in these shades to effectively absorb the pulses of light. Similarly, it cannot be used on very dark skin because it contains too much melanin pigment and could absorb too much light. Visit our skin chart to check if Lumea Precision is suitable for you.