The Remington IPL6000USA I-Light Pro, Professional Hair Removal System, is very similar to a laser hair removal system in that it uses light energy to target the dark colored hair just beneath the skin’s surface. If you have ever had a professional treatment done, you know how expensive it can be. This product is a fraction of the cost you would pay for just one treatment so that is certainly a positive! Of course, results will not be immediately noticeable. The IPL is designed to disrupt the growth cycle of the hair so results will appear a few weeks after the initial treatment has been applied.
It is recommended to perform three treatments every two weeks the first time you are removing hair from an area. Then you need to repeat only as needed after that. The unit comes with a 1,500 flash cartridge that provides about three body treatments, after which, you will need to purchase additional cartridges. The manufacturer says that results last up to six months, however, it’s important to note that every person is different. Some people may find the hair grows back more quickly and additional treatments are required to maintain your appearance. For me, personally, I most certainly noticed when the six month time frame had gone by! I find it most convenient to maintain the hair growth by applying treatments about once a month.
Some may ask if this process is painful and, to that I am afraid that I can only speak from personal experience. Everyone has a different pain tolerance but, for me, it was very similar to someone snapping a very taught rubber band against my skin. There are different settings on the unit so that you can use it on different areas of your body, depending how coarse the hair in that area grows in. So, the pain is obviously going to fluctuate depending on what setting you choose to use. I find the process quite bearable and one that I was expecting since I have plucked hairs out before and that is certainly never a pleasant experience.
One thing that I really like about this product is that, unlike other hair removal products I have tried, it does not cause in-grown hairs. In fact, I have found that if already have some in-grown hairs, this product actually helps heal them. For me, that is a great little “extra” that this product offers.
A little tip that I have found helps with any skin irritation you may experience from using this product is to apply lotion (I use cocoa butter) immediately after your treatment. It instantly soothes the burning sensation and takes the sting out of your skin.
The unit comes with a two-year limited warranty, which is always a nice feature as it gives the buyer some sense of security when purchasing a product that may be considered a bit “pricey”. All in all, I have found this product to work really well and it’s given me the results I was looking for.