Easy, long term hair reduction. IPL technology. 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 effective use in the safety and comfort of your own home.
Suitable hair and skin types. 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. This product is also NOT suitable for dark skin.
Application areas. Use with confidence to remove hair on face (upper lip, chin) and body parts including legs, arm pits, bikini area, belly and arms.
Skin Tone Sensor. For extra safety the integrated skin tone sensor measures the treated skin complexion at the beginning of each session and occasionally during the session. If it detects a skin tone that is too dark for this product it will automatically stop emitting pulses.
5 light energy settings. Five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment. Used correctly, Philips Lumea's IPL treatment is safe and gentle to use even on sensitive skin and sensitive body areas.
SmartSkin sensor detects your skin tone and advises you on the suitable light energy setting.
Philips Lumea Essential works wonders to prevent the reappearance of hair on face and body. Gentle pulses of light, applied regularly, keep skin silky-smooth every day.
Warnings or Restrictions
Never use the device if you have skin type V or 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.
To check if your skin type allows usage of the device, consult the skin tone table
See user manual for areas that you can use the device on.
See user manual for who is allowed to use this device.
Size (0) Unit (EA) Height (17.5) Width (24) Depth (8.8)
Product code: 750153
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. 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.
Tips & Advice
The scattered light produced by the device is harmless to your eyes. Do not look at the flash while using the device. 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.
Tanning with natural or artificial sunlight might influence the sensitivity and colour of your skin. Perform a skin test to determine the appropriate light intensity setting.
Do not treat the same skin area more than once during a session. This does not improve the effectiveness of the treatment, but increases the risk of skin reactions.
Lumea should never be painful. If you experience discomfort, reduce the light intensity setting.
What to expect 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, 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, 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 weeks) to maintain the result