We’ve all tried our fair share of hair removal techniques. I’ve plucked, waxed, threaded, and razor burned my skin raw. Unwanted hair can not only be unflattering, but it can sometimes be downright embarrassing. That is why I decided to test out the new Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device. The Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device is an at-home laser hair remover that is not only FDA cleared, but works just as well as the professional hair removal technology used by dermatologists. Given the current price ($399), I expected the Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device to be on par or better than competitor devices. The average price for hair removal in an office setting can be as expensive as $429 a session, which makes the Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device a much cheaper alternative. With an in-home device, you also have the power to control how often sessions need to be done without any follow-up charges that an office setting may charge. Since the device is safe for a wide range of skin types and hair colors, it is the perfect at-home choice for both men and women.
When my device arrived, it came packaged in a grey carrying case with the device and the charger. Before starting any treatment, I made sure to read up on the device as well as the full instruction list that it came with. I learned that this device uses eHPL™ technology (pulses of light) to remove undesired hair without stubble, ingrown hairs, redness or other irritation. The device uses both galvanic and optical energy which removes the hair while also revitalizing the skin at the same time. The device emits this eHPL technology in the form of a pulse delivered through the electrode plate. The and instructions are pretty straightforward. Once I learned about the treatment process, I was able to begin my treatment plan right away. Since this device does not promise immediate results, a full treatment plan (once a week) is recommended. The Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device offers suggested treatment plans which include recommended energy levels and pulse/glide techniques.
I was a bit nervous to use the device for the very first time, as the instructions say there may be a “POP” sound as well as slight tingling. I was worried that the instructions were downplaying the intensity, however the noise was no more than that of a camera flash. The “tingling” was also very light, and I would describe it more of a warming sensation versus any actual tingling. I am also happy that it didn’t cause me any kind of rash/irritation like some other hair removal treatments do. As recommended, I will be doing a full treatment process which includes treatments each two weeks apart , then an additional three treatments each four weeks apart. I have only done three treatments so far, so it is tricky to speak on long-term benefits. However after three treatments I am happy with the results this far. I do notice a few gaps in my hair growth, which is strictly caused by me pulsing unevenly. Other than that, I think the Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device is a perfect alternative to in-office removal.
Before Treatment: Remove all jewelry before use. Before treatment, the skin should be shaved, clean, dry and free of any powders, antiperspirants or deodorants. Do not wax, pluck or tweeze the hair out. Be sure to cover up tattoos, moles, warts, large freckles, black spots or other marks on the skin that should not be treated. Use a material that does not absorb the light, such as a white cloth or white medical tape.
Starting The Device: Press the control button. The device will turn on, the level 1 energy level indicator light will be on, and a fan sound will start. Approximately one second after pressing the control button, the ready/skin tone warning indicator light (green) will turn on. The device is now ready for you to trigger the first pulse at the lowest energy level. Always start at energy level 1. Select the energy level you are most comfortable with.
Using The Device: Place the Infinity’s treatment surface on the skin and press the pulse button to deliver one pulse. Make sure your hand touches the base electrode together with the pulse button. Press the pulse button. The device will first determine your skin color. If the skin color is light enough for safe application, the device will activate the galvanic circulation. Directly afterwards, the device will flash a pulse of light onto your skin, and the ready/skin tone warning indicator light will turn off. You will see a bright flash of light and simultaneously hear a popping sound, which is a normal noise for the device. The device will immediately recharge for the next pulse. After a few seconds the ready/skin tone warning indicator light will turn on again and start blinking slowly when pressed against the skin. Remove the Infinity treatment surface from the treated area of skin. Decide if you wish to treat the area by gliding or pulsing. If you are pulsing, place the treatment surface on an adjacent part of your skin, and trigger a pulse. If you are gliding, hold the pulse button down continuously and slide the device smoothly along the treated area. Keep pulsing or gliding until you have covered the target area. To make the most of the Infinity’s treatment benefits, apply moisturizing cream to treated areas following treatment. Because of the galvanic energy, your pores will be open, allowing for deeper absorption of the cream, leaving your skin more hydrated and improving tone and texture.
Hair removal treatment plan: A typical full hair growth cycle may take 18 to 24 months. During this time, multiple hair removal sessions will be required in order to achieve long-lasting hair removal. The efficiency of hair removal varies from person to person according to body area, hair color and how the device is used. Treatments 1-4 should be two weeks apart, treatments 5-7 should be four weeks apart, and treatments 8+ can be treated as necessary until desired hair removal results are achieved.
Energy levels: The device has five levels of energy from 1 (the lowest) to 5 (the highest), represented by five energy level indicator lights. The energy level you use controls the intensity of the light pulse projected on your skin during hair removal treatments, from the lowest level to the highest level. As the energy level increases, so do hair removal results, as well as the risk of possible side effects and complications. Please read your product manual thoroughly to understand these potential impacts. Also remember to always start treatments at the lowest energy level and increase it gradually as your personal comfort allows.
Pulsing and Gliding: Pulsing is the best technique for treating specific spots or small areas. It’s ideal for facial hair removal (such as upper lip hair removal), men’s back hair removal and treating other targeted areas of the body. To pulse, press the treatment surface against your skin. Work in rows either across or down the treatment area. The treatment surface creates temporary pressure marks on the treated area so you can see areas you have treated. After each pulse, move the treatment surface to the next spot. Keep doing this pulsing action for the area you are treating. Avoid gaps or overlaps as you use the device. Gliding is the best technique for treating larger parts of the body. This technique is perfect for leg hair removal, underarm hair removal and treating large sections of the body. To glide, press the treatment surface firmly against your skin and slowly glide over your skin (either across or down as shown in the image). Make sure that the treatment surface is always touching your skin. At lower energy levels, the device takes only one to 1.5 seconds to recharge between pulses. This generates a nonstop sequence of flashes. Glide at a regular speed to ensure you avoid gaps or overlaps
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