At Home Laser Hair Removal for Women of Color?!?! Iluminage Says Yes.

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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.

At Home Laser Hair Removal for Women of Color?!?! Iluminage Says Yes.

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!

Can you feel my excitement? Feel my need for this to work? Girl. I will be on this weekly. DO. Not. Play.

So how does this work? What is Iluminage Beauty?

Iluminage Beauty Precise TouchWell, 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:

Iluminage Beauty Precise TouchThe 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!

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!

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Written by Marie Denee

I am the Editor in Chic of The Curvy Fashionista. Often goofy. Forever emo. Always a Virgo. You can find me somewhere grooving to 90s R&B.

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  1. I have the same issue. I was in the mirror this morning trying to clip hairs before leaving for work. HATE IT!!! I will check this product out.

  2. Lol…babe we need to start HBA! Hair Beasts Anonymous! 😂 Will be following how this goes for you. I spent hundreds of $$ for laser lip, chin & bikini removals and it lasted about a year, then I didn’t go back for touchups (but my skin was restored!). Now I’m back to wax, pluck and thread 🙁 This product would be so great!

  3. As someone who’s hormones are seriously out of whack, hairy is my middle name! I’ve lasered with good results, but it’s a lifelong journey that requires touchups. And it would be good to have an at-home option for POC’s because if you’ve ever been treated with the kind that is not meant for our skin– well it took me 3 years to completely get rid of the scarring. I am def going to have to check this out!

  4. Oooooh Marie! I am so glad you did a post like this! I’ve been so incredibly embarrassed by some of the facial hair that I have. I’m 34 and I was like….Whaaaat is this?! I’ve tried some many different things for removal (waxing, plucking, etc.); none of them have been good fixes…ugh! I’ll definitely have to check this product out! Look forward to seeing how it works!

  5. HI! So I went to their website and there are two models, the Precise Touch and just the Touch. Do you know what the difference is between the two? I desperately need this. I’ve been dealing with facial hair for 30 years due to PCOS. And I have those horrible scars on my chin as well, so i’m very interested in trying this.

  6. If I didnt shave like a man everyday I would be the bearded lady at the circus. This seems to be interesting. I am very curious why you choose the Precise touch from the Touch?

    • Girl, am so hopeful! I loathe the process and if this works, I am golden, so far, so good… I have noticed a slowing of hair growth… the precise touch? Honestly, this one was given to me and when I asked, this is because I can get to smaller areas on the face and chin!

  7. Hi Marie,
    I know it has been a while since you talked about the Precise Touch but I wanted to give you some time to use it and see how things were working out for you before I rushed out and purchased mine. When I say you are not alone with this, I am sometime paranoid to hug a friend because I think I am going to scratch their face with my stubble. I really need this badly and if it is working for you I want to try it. Let me know. Thanks….

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