At Home Laser Hair Removal for Women of Color?!?! Iluminage Says Yes.
No one told me that when you get older, chances are that you will have hair in places that would become a nuisance. Facial hair. Hair on my upper lip and hair on my chin and under my neck. I loathe and am too lazy to wax (nor do I have the pain tolerance), feel some kind of way about cream hair removers, and know that putting a razor only makes things worse. So when I heard that Iluminage had this new and cool tool that gives us the option to remove hair from the comfort of our home? I was immediately curious, but when I learned that it was specifically inclusive for women of ALL SKIN TONES? I ran to meet the Iluminage team to learn more about Iluminage Precise Touch.
I do not think you understand the level of desperation I have here. My chin and neck area? I am incredulously embarrassed about. I have scars, hair, basically, it is a mess under there and having to use Vitamin C, scrubs, and whatever else works to clear up the spots? Major sad face. So finding something that could help me with my woes? I needed to know more, I had to understand how this works for ME and my skin color.
I have wanted to try another tool, but it did not work for darker skin tones and women of color. So after meeting with the Iluminage team, they surprise gifted me with my own at home permanent hair removal device! I must have jetted home soooooooooooo fast! I could not wait to plug her in, learn more about how to use this puppy and give it a whirl! I was soooo hyped and hopeful, I even did a video!
So how does this work? What is Iluminage Beauty?
Well, I am happy you asked!
Iluminage Beauty, a joint venture between Unilever Ventures and Syneron Medical, brings us PRECISE TOUCH, “the first and only at-home permanent hair removal device FDA cleared for permanent results on all skin tones and the only clinically proven technology to be effective on the widest range of hair colors, (asides from mine) including blond and red hair.” That is a mouthful there! But yes, including the uber fair-skinned beauty to my uber ebony-hued sisters, this is a bit different from other at home hair removal products!
You see, it is all in the technology and details! Iluminage Precise Touch applies the same “elōs technology” that we see in the doctor’s office. The Precise Touch uses a “combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) energies to deliver permanent hair reduction results in the comfort of your home.” Basically, it is the combination of these two (others do not have this dual combo) that allow the tool to find our hair and zap it away to oblivion!
Breaking it down even further with a little Geek Speak:
The IPL energy is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle and delivers energy to prevent re-growth, while the RF technology acts as a secondary heat source that delivers energy to the hair follicle eliminating the need to target pigment in the hair. The shape of the PRECISE TOUCH is specifically designed to treat smaller body parts, such as the underarm area, bikini line and face (upper lip, sideburns and chin) for targeted results.
Girl. All I know is that I am already on my second week, as I write this and I am hopeful. Fingers crossed, prayers made, hoping and wishing that I have finally gotten a solution to this mess under my chin!
You can learn more about Iluminage Precise Touch and the rest of the uber cool products at iluminagebeauty.com!
Are you in the same boat as I am? Are you looking for ways to get rid of your hair woes? What have you done to remedy it? What do you do to tackle this? Let me know!