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Philips Lumea Prestige is the most effective cordless IPL solution and works wonders to prevent the reappearance of hair on body. Gentle pulses of light, applied regularly, keep skin silky-smooth every day.
Philips Lumea 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 worked closely with leading dermatologists to develop our breakthrough hair removal system. For more than 10 years we carried out extensive consumer research with more than 2000 volunteers.
Philips Lumea applies gentle pulses of light to the hair root. As a consequence, the amount of hair your body grows gradually decreases. Repeating the treatment leaves your skin beautifully hair free and touchably smooth.
Our clinical studies have shown significant hair reduction in as little as four fortnightly treatments resulting in smooth hair free skin. To maintain these results, simply repeat the treatment when needed. Time between treatments may vary based on your individual hair regrowth.
Philips Lumea works effectively on (naturally) dark blonde, brown and black hairs. As with other light-based treatments, Philips Lumea is NOT effective on red, light-blonde or white/grey hair. Philips Lumea is also NOT suitable for very dark skin.
Use with confidence to remove hair on body areas below the neckline: legs, underarms, bikini area, arms and belly. It has a big treatment window for fast application on large areas like legs. It is gentle to your skin.
Lumea's unique cordless design is perfect for maximum reach and ease of use.
Philips Lumea is a complete solution that comes ready to work right out of the box. More importantly, it does not require any replacement lamps or gels.
Enjoy smooth skin every day.
Our clinical studies have shown significant hair reduction in as little as four fortnightly treatments resulting in smooth hair free skin. Use with confidence to remove hair on body areas below the neckline: legs, underarms, bikini area, arms and belly.Gentle to your skin.
Never use the device if you have skin type VI (You rarely to never sunburn, very dark tanning). In this case you run a high risk of developing skin reactions, such as hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, strong redness or burns.
Never use the device if you are pregnant or breast feeding as the device was not tested on pregnant or breast feeding women.
Never use the device if you suffer from any of the diseases listed below:
If you have a skin disease such as active skin cancer, you have a history of skin cancer or any other localized cancer in the areas to be
If you have pre-cancerous lesions or multiple atypical moles in the areas to be treated.
If you have a history of collagen disorder, including a history of keloid scar formation or a history of poor wound healing.
If you have a history of vascular disorder, such as the presence of varicose veins or vascular ectasia in the areas to be treated.
If your skin is sensitive to light and easily develops a rash or an allergic reaction.
If you have infections, eczema, burns, inflammation of hair follicles, open lacerations, abrasions, herpes simplex, wounds or lesions and
haematomas in the areas to be treated.
If you have had surgery in the areas to be treated in the last three weeks.
If you have epilepsy with flashlight sensitivity.
If you have diabetes, lupus erythematodes, porphyria or congestive heart disease.
If you have any bleeding disorder.
If you have a history of immunosuppressive disease (including HIV infection or AIDS)
Never use the device if you take any of the medications listed below:
If your skin is currently being treated with or has recently been treated in the past week with Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Beta-Hydroxy
Acids (BHAs), topical isotretinoin and azelaic acid.
- If you have taken any form of isotretinoin Accutane or Roaccutane in the last six months. This treatment can make skin more susceptible to tears, wounds and irritations.
- If you are on painkillers which reduce the skin's sensitivity to heat.
- If you are taking photosensitising agents or medications, check the package insert of your medicine and never use the device if it is stated that it can cause photo-allergic reactions, photo-toxic reactions or if you have to avoid sun when taking this medicine.
- If you take anticoagulation medications, including heavy use of aspirin, in a manner which does not allow for a minimum 1-week washout period prior to each treatment.
- If you take immunosuppressive medications.
- Never use the device on the following areas:
- On the face.
- On nipples, areolas, labia minora, vagina, anus and the inside of the nostrils and ears.
- Men must not use it on the scrotum and face.
- Over or near anything artificial like silicone implants, pacemakers, subcutaneous injection ports (insulin dispenser) or piercings.
- On moles, freckles, large veins, darker pigmented areas, scars, skin anomalies without consulting your doctor. This can result in a burn and a change in skin color, which makes it potentially harder to identify skin-related diseases.
- On warts, tattoos or permanent make-up. This can result in a burn and a change in skin color
On areas, where you use long-lasting deodorants. This can result in skin reactions.
Never use the device on sunburned, recently tanned or fake-tanned skin.
Note: This list is not exhaustive. If you are not sure whether you can use the device, we advise you to consult a doctor.
This device is not washable. Never immerse the device in water and do
not rinse it under the tap.
- For hygienic reasons, the device should only be used by one person.
- Use the device only at settings suitable for your skin type. Use at higher
settings than those recommended can increase the risk of skin reactions
and side effects.
- Only use the device for its intended purpose as shown in the user
- Never use compressed air, scouring pads, abrasive cleaning agents or
aggressive liquids such as petrol or acetone to clean the device.
- Always return the device to a service centre authorised by Philips for
examination or repair. Repair by unqualified people could cause an
extremely hazardous situation for the user.
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How to Use
Before you use Lumea, you should pretreat your skin by removing hairs on the surface of your skin. This allows the light to be absorbed by the hair parts below the skin surface to ensure effective treatment. You can either shave, short-trim, epilate or wax. Do not use depilatory creams, as chemicals may cause skin reactions.
If you chose to wax, please wait 24 hours before using Lumea to let your skin rest. We recommend that you take a shower before the treatment to ensure that all possible residue of wax has been removed from your skin.
1 Pretreat the areas you intend to treat with Lumea.
2 Clean your skin and make sure it is hair-free, entirely dry and free from oily substances.
Note: Once the hairs stop growing back, which usually happens after 4-5 treatments, you no longer have to pretreat your skin before you use the device.
When you use Lumea for the first time or after recent tanning, perform a skin test on each area to be treated. The skin test is necessary to check your skin's reaction to the treatment and to determine the correct light intensity
setting for each body area.
1 Choose an area close to the area you intend to treat.
2 Turn on the device. Make sure you select setting 1.
3 Put the device against your skin and press the flash button to release a flash.
4 Slide the device over the skin to the next area to be treated.
5 Increase the setting by one level, apply a flash and slide the device to the next area. Repeat this for all levels within the recommended range for your skin type.
6 After the skin test, wait 24 hours and check your skin for any reaction. If your skin shows reactions, choose the highest setting that did not result in any skin reaction for subsequent use.
To place the attachment, simply snap it onto the light exit window.To remove the attachment, pull it off the light exit window.
Lumea provides 5 different light intensities. Depending on your skin type and light intensity level you find comfortable, you can select the right light intensity setting. Consult the table provided.
To adjust the light intensity setting, press the intensity increase button or the intensity decrease button until you have reached the required
Lumea should never be painful. If you experience discomfort, reduce the light intensity setting.
After recent tanning, perform a skin test to determine the right light intensity setting.
Press the device firmly onto your skin to ensure proper skin contact.
The 'ready to flash' light on the back of the device lights up green to indicate that you can proceed with the treatment.
Press the flash button to release a flash. You should feel a warm sensation because of the flash.
Note: The light produced by the device is harmless to your eyes. It is not necessary to wear goggles during use. Use the device in a well-lit
room so that the light is less glaring to your eyes.
Place it on the next area to be treated. After each flash, it takes up to 3.5 seconds until the device is ready to flash again. You can release a flash when the 'ready to flash' light lights up again.
To make sure that you have treated all areas, release the flashes close to each other. However, make sure you flash the same area only once.
Flashing the same area twice doesn't improve the effectiveness of the treatment, but increases the risk of skin reactions.
Tips & Advice
The darker the hair, the better the pulses of light are absorbed.
The cycle of hair growth consists of different phases. IPL technology is only effective when the hair is in its growing phase. Not all hairs are in the growing phase at the same time. This is why we recommend an 8-week treatment schedule followed by touch-ups to make sure all hairs are effectively treated in the growing phase.
Note: Treatment with Lumea is not effective if you have light blond, blond as light hairs do not absorb enough light.
Immediately after the 1st treatment
After the first treatment, it can take 1 to 2 weeks for the hairs to fall out. In the first weeks following the initial treatments, you still see some hairs growing. These are likely to be hairs that were not in their growing phase during the first treatments.
After 2-3 treatments
After 2-3 treatments, you should see a noticeable reduction in hair growth. However, to effectively treat all hairs, it is important to keep on treating according to the recommended treatment schedule.
After 4-5 treatments
After 4-5 treatments, you should see a significant reduction of hair growth in the areas that you treated with Lumea. A reduction of hair density should be visible as well. Keep on treating with frequent touch-ups (every 4-8 weeks) to maintain the result.
Tanning with natural or artificial sunlight
Intentionally exposing your skin to natural or artificial sunlight, with the aim of developing a tan influences the sensitivity and color of your skin.
Therefore the following is important:
After each treatment, wait at least 24 hours before tanning. Even after 24 hours, make sure that the treated skin does not show any redness from the treatment anymore. Use a sunblock SPF 50+ on the treated areas in the 48 hours after treatment when exposing your skin to the sun. After this period, you can use your regular sunblock.
After tanning, wait at least 48 hours before you use Lumea. Perform a skin test 48 hours after tanning to determine the appropriate light
intensity setting.Do not use Lumea on sunburned body areas.
Note: Occasional and indirect sun exposure does not qualify as tanning.
Tanning with creams
If you have used an artificial tanning lotion, wait until the artificial tan has disappeared completely before you use the device.
Two treatment modes: Stamp & Flash and Slide & Flash
Your Philips Lumea has two treatment modes for more convenient use on different body areas:
- The Stamp & Flash mode is ideal to treat small or curvy areas like knees and underarms. Simply press and release the flash button to release a single flash.
- The Slide & Flash mode offers convenient use on larger areas like legs.Keep the flash button pressed while you slide the device over your skin to release several flashes in a row.
Recommended treatment schedule
Initial phase - For the first 4 to 5 treatments, we advise you to use Philips Lumea once every two weeks to ensure that all hairs are treated.
Touch-up phase - After the initial treatment phase (4-5 treatments), we recommend touch-ups every 4 to 8 weeks, when you see hairs growing back. This is to maintain results and enjoy smooth skin for months. The time between treatments may vary based on your individual hair regrowth and also across different body areas.
Common skin reactions: Your skin may show slight redness and/or may prickle, tingle or feel warm. This reaction is absolutely harmless and disappears quickly. Dry skin and itching may occur due to shaving or a combination of shaving and light treatment. You can cool the area with an ice pack or a wet face cloth. If dryness persists, you can apply a non-scented moisturizer on the treated area 24 hours after the treatment.
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