Philips Lumea is an at-home IPL hair removal system that promises up to 75% hair reduction in as little as two months. With a built-in tone sensor and multiple energy settings, the Lumea is safe and easy to use. But can it deliver on its claims? Let’s find out.
Philips Lumea Features
- IPL hair removal system
- Lamps provide 100,000 flashes for years of treatments (no replacement lamps required)
- Built-in UV filter to protect skin
- Five light energy levels for personalized treatment
- Slide and flash mode for continuous treatment
- Skin tone sensor
- 2-year warranty
- 60-day money-back guarantee
Philips Lumea Review
The Philips Lumea is an affordable, easy-to-use IPL hair removal system that uses the same technology the professionals use. Philips claims that you’ll see a permanent 75% reduction in hair growth after four treatments when used bi-weekly. Some people say the device lives up to this claim, while other say the Lumea is a bogus product.
One thing you have to understand is that no procedure or device can produce complete and “permanent” hair loss. What devices like the Lumea offer is permanent hair reduction. This means that you’ll see fewer hairs and what hair you do see will take longer to grow back. Lumea does deliver on the promise of permanent hair reduction, and if you’re a good candidate for this device, you’ll be more than happy with the results.
The Lumea uses IPL technology to remove hair. What this means is that the device applies a pulse of light to the hair. The hair follicle then heats up, and triggers its resting phase. Once the hair goes into this phase, it sheds naturally and will not regrow for quite some time. The Lumea comes with five built-in light energy settings, so you can choose the right one for your comfort level. We recommend starting on the lowest setting and then working your way up if necessary.
The device comes equipped with essential safety features, such as a built-in UV filter to protect the skin, and a skin tone sensor. The sensor will detect both the color of your skin and your hair to ensure that you can safely use this device on your skin. Like most other IPL systems, the Lumea is not compatible with dark skin tones or light hair.
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Treatments can be performed on multiple areas of the body, including the armpits, legs, stomach, arms and even the bikini area. With the “slide and flash” mode, you can treat larger areas in one continuous motion – rather than “stamping” areas one at a time.
The great thing about the Lumea is that you never have to replace any parts. The lamp will deliver 100,000 pulses of light, which equates to six years of full body treatments. This makes the Lumea an even more cost-effective choice for long-term hair removal.
For further peace of mind, Philips includes a 2-year warranty and a 60-day money-back guarantee.
- Easy to use
- Achieves 75% hair reduction in as little as four treatments
- Continuous application makes treatments quick and easy
- Adjustable light settings for added comfort
- No replacement parts required
- Not compatible with all skin and hair types
Like other light-based hair removal systems, the Lumea is not compatible with dark skin tones and light hair colors.
All in all, the Philips Lumea is an affordable, effective and safe way to achieve permanent reduction in hair growth right from the comfort of your own home. Although it’s not compatible with some skin and hair types, we highly recommend this IPL treatment system.