Silkn Flash&Go HPL Hair Removal Device Review
One of the things we women need to do is remove unwanted body hair. A lot of us shave, some use tweezers to take unwanted body hair out one by one, some women wax, and some — usually the ones with the budget for it — undergo laser hair removal similar to the best laser hair removal in Houston. They say the most effective way to permanently remove body hair is by undergoing laser hair removal since it disables hair growth in every treatment. However, the results for light-based hair removal (IPL or HPL) cannot be seen instantly. It is, as they say, a slow but sure way to remove body hair permanently.
I had the awesome opportunity to try out the Silkn Flash&Go HPL Hair Removal Handheld device. According to the Silkn website:
Silk’n Flash&Go is an innovative light-based device for permanent facial and body hair removal. The new high tech design of the Flash&Go applicator allows individuals to properly target and zone into any area that requires treatment. No area is too big or too small!
The box includes 1 unit with narrow lamp cartridge, 1 extra narrow lamp cartridge (gives you a total of 2000 flashes), a power cord, an instructional manual and an instructional DVD. This product is for people who want to permanently get rid of unwanted body hair. People can use it to treat even sensitive areas such as the bikini line or even the upper lip.
It’s not laser treatment for removal of body hair, but it utilizes a similar technology called Home Pulsed Light (HPL) which can be used safely and effectively in an at-home environment.
The HPL technology is safe for home use because it has a skin sensor that detects skin color to prevent burns, and it has a skin-touch mechanism that only makes it fire when it’s in direct contact with the skin. HPL is very similar to laser but just safer to be used at home by non-professionals. Silkn also presents a more detailed comparison between laser and HPL on the website.
The Silkn Flash&Go plugs directly into a power socket. There are no batteries needed to be charged. Once you plug it in and turn it on, the device is ready for use. You don’t need to wait for it to recharge in between clicks.
What I really love about this is that it’s an affordable way to permanently remove unwanted body hair. Granted, there is a $299 startup cost which may seem expensive. But a single laser body hair removal session at a clinic or spa ranges from $100 to $800 depending on the size of the area being treated. Each area will need at least 3-6 treatments. So getting this device, which already has 2 lamps (1 lamp has a limit of 1,000 pulses), for $299 is already a great deal!
I have only had 3 treatments using the Silkn Flash&Go. Each treatment has to be spaced every 2 weeks. The first time I treated myself with it, I noticed the following morning that some hairs did not grow from the previous day. Some remained looking like it was just shaved while some grew about a millimeter. I then got my tweezer and checked the ones that didn’t grow. I tugged at them lightly and some came out very easily without pain. So I guess those were the ones that were targeted by the Silkn device during my treatment.
I still need a lot of treatments since I have pretty thick hair in the areas where I don’t want it. It says on their website that the device can only target the ones that are on the “growing phase” so it can’t target the ones that aren’t in that phase for the time being so it would probably take me a couple more treatment sessions to actually see great results from this. I will also be using the maximum setting next time just to help speed up the process. I admit I have been such a coward. I’ve been using only the minimum setting for my first 2 treatments and using the middle setting on my 3rd. My last session wasn’t so painful so I could probably manage the maximum setting next time.
BUY IT! The Silkn Flash&Go HPL Hair Removal device is available for purchase at Silkn.com for $299. Get $50 off with code BAYAREA. You may also purchase from Amazon.com.
Silkn has generously offered to give away 1 Flash&Go HPL Hair Removal Device to 1 lucky Bay Area Mommy reader! Come back here on November 15 to enter!