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    Bridgette VonSmirff
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    Registered On: October 18, 2020
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    I’m looking to get an IPL device for the New Year, and deal somewhat with the hair question. Those of you who use one, or have used one, what device did you use, and how well did it work for you? “Do you recommend it for a friend? Or how about a not- so- friend?” LOL!

    Bridgette vS

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      Emily Alt
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      Registered On: August 24, 2019
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      Lots of good advice here. I agree with Genevieve. The Philips Lumea Prestige line of IPL devices is very effective and I highly recommend it. I bought the BRI953 from Current Body in the UK for about $500. As Sophie described, IPL (and laser) aren’t effective on gray or white hair. Lighter color hair (red, blond, light brown) can be treated but take longer. One caution – IPL and laser aren’t safe for use on very dark skin.

      The stuff that gives hair color, melanin, is what laser and IPL work on. The highest concentration of melanin is located in the follicle. Light energy from a laser or IPL travels down the hair shaft and overheats the melanin in the follicle, killing it. Laser and IPL are most effective on darker hair because it has more melanin.

      Melanin is also what gives skin color. The more melanin you have in your skin, the darker it will be. That’s why it’s not safe to use laser and IPL on very dark skin. It can cause burns.

      I’m curious about the treatment Sophie describes where liquid is induced into the follicles of gray hair and then blasted with IPL. Is it dye? Can you fill us in Sophie? I’d love to avoid electrolysis for my face.

      Hope this helps. Happy New Year!
      Emily

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      Sophie Summers
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      Hi, hair removal is a topic currently close literally to my heart. I have just finished filming a video on laser treatment for grey hair. Now whilst this is not directly related to IPL (I will get to that) it does show that things are progressing in an area once used to believe impossible. Let me explain:

      IPL – As a process is NOT strictly designed for hair removal more of a thinning process. Most, including myself, thought it was the holly grail sadly again not. Firstly it only “works” on black hair against a fair/pale skin tone. The degree of success depends on the growth cycle of the hair follicle, and it can take quite a few sessions before you can see any real benefit. In truth, it takes around 15-20 sessions on your face before its good. Here’s the kicker the machine used has a lot to do with the rate of success. The one being used currently on me is circa 100K and is multi-functional. Believe me; not many practices can afford that amount. The place I’m going to specialise in transgender hair removal not by design it is just the leading lady there is so good at what she does. The new treatment for “grey” hair involves inducing a liquid into the hair follicles it’s not quick but much quicker and less painful than electrolysis which is the only other alternative.

      I’m amazed by the results after so many years of false promises I can say I’m very happy with the progress being made. I’m almost 60 by the way so it is never too late to try and be the best you can be. In addition, I have just had a CO2 face peel which was interesting (also filmed that process). Sorry for the self-promotion its an effort to try and help people out. The video will be up on our channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/crossdressinglifestyle) later this month if anyone is interested?

      Please feel free to come back to me if you have any questions I would be delighted to help out.

      Happy New Year xx

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        Genevïéve
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        Sophie wrote:

        “The new treatment for “grey” hair involves inducing a liquid into the hair follicles.”

        How is this achived Sophie… ?

        Gen… 💋

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      Mary Jane
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      How does the ipl work on facial hair?

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        Genevïéve
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        Mary Jane…

        I don’t use the IPL on my face as I have way too much grey facial hair. An IPL works best on light skin tones and darker hair. The IPL probably wouldn’t pick up my grey hair. I’m sure if my facial hair was darker (as it once was…) the IPL would give the desired results.

        Gen… 💋

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      Genevïéve
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      Hi Bridgette…

      In my opinion, an IPL is a must-have….

      I have the Philips Lumea Prestige. Bought it mid Sept. this year. Very happy with the results. Hair growth has been reduced considerably.

      I could probably go a few weeks without getting grossed out by new hair growth… but I like to shave once a week and treat with the IPL afterwards.

      I have shaved/treated my legs, arms, underarms and nether region. It takes a few treatments before you see significant results though.

      An IPL works best with light skin and dark hair… If you have a darker skin tone and/or lighter hair, an IPL may not be the best option for you.

      I highly recommend an IPL device (to those able to get maximum results from it). ❤❤❤

      Gen… 💋

       

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        Hi,

        Seen them in Amazon.  Expensive, but if it does the job, I will definitely get one.  I shave my chest, stomach, legs and back.  Shaving does not last.  I want to keep my breast nice and smooth.  I’ll let you know when I get one and thanks for your posting.

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          Genevïéve
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          Hi Kelli…

          My IPL is the Philips Lumea Prestige. Model number BRI956. Yes, a tad pricey… 930$ (CAD) right now on Amazon.ca. It is pretty much fully loaded with hi-tech. Has the ability to be used (short term) cordless. Recieved a mini hair trimmer with it as a bonus item (use this as a nose hair trimmer). Took a gamble with it, but… Yay… it works!!!

          There is another Lumea model…. the ‘BRI921′ (half the price), not as many lenses, and no cordless capability, but hey it will do the job just as well… and you get the mini hair trimmer as a bonus.

          If I was to turn the clock back, I would choose the BRI921. Different lenses are not a biggie (use one for all body areas), and I rarely use the IPL cordless.

          Gen… 💋

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        Bridgette VonSmirff
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        Sounds like a must get once I get a tiny bit of cash again for Bridgette. Should work for me, all things considered…lol! Can’t wait!

        Bridgette

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          Genevïéve
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          Let me know if you get one Bridgette… and how you like it. ❤

          Gen… 💋

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