I mentioned last week I was about to start using SensEpil ($499) in quest of, hopefully, permanently smooth body parts. I loath facial hair and nearly fainted when I recently discovered one black hair sticking out of my chin. EEEEEEEKKKKKK!
Last night got into some hair removal action! I proceeded to zap my chin, underarms, bikini line and the 5 painful looking, wiry hair, on top of my big toes… I know, on my big toes!.
Surprisingly easy to use AND painless
Turn it on, a little green appears telling you the unit is ready to use. Press the applicator head against your skin, a super bright light flashes. Repeat the same steps until the entire area in need of depilation is covered. It took me about 12 minutes to zap all the areas mentioned above.
The lack of discomfort blew me away. I was expecting hell. Years ago while still living in San Francisco I had wanted to get rid of my stash using electrolysis. The pain was so intense, I never finished. Then I gave the tria (medical grade laser) a whirl, and that too KILLED! Not this baby, even after moving to the medium setting.
Word of Caution, not for all skin color
The SensEpil works best on light skin tone and may be harmful to those with dark skin complexions. To further increase the safety levels, SensEpil, has smart Skin Sensor which detects if your skin complexion is safe for treatment. Only when your skin tone is in the allowable range, will treatment begin with a flash of light. Read here for further details.
For those of you wondering why Silk’n cautions against using it on the face, here’s what I found out. The excerpt below was taken directly from their FAQ on their website: http://www.silkn.com/FAQ#FAQ04
Q. Why does the website say I can use SensEpil on my face below the cheek bone however my brochure it says it is not recommended for use on the face?
A. After two years of studying market data we have determined that Silk’n SensEpil can be used safely on facial areas below the cheek bone. We are currently in the process of reprinting brochures to reflect this change. We apologize if you received a brochure that has not yet been updated, however we hope to inform you of our latest realtime information online.
Just like with any laser hair removal, don’t expect overnight results. According to the company, most users will see some reduction in thickness after 2-4 weeks, but in order to get the full results you need to be patient and should expect to wait quite a bit longer. I’m in no hurry, been shaving for years. I will let you know the progression of my depilation journey.
Do you shave or wax? Have you ever tried laser hair removal?
Ah, Monday after a long holiday weekend never an easy thing! But I know you’ all going to have a great day. :biggrin: Mine started off on the right foot… Check out our latest review on wedding wire. WHOOHOO! Thank you Alicia.
I’m off to the gym now, then nail appointment, then getting my hair highlighted by my girlfriend Kelly the owner of KC Styles. We used to work together, I can’t wait to catch up. I’m taking her to lunch once my hair is done. She’ll so deserve it after dealing with Ms. Picky here. :tongue: