Can we take a moment and just talk about the pain we as women go through in order to get rid of body hair? I think it is a universal problem (well, for most of us) and something we all have to deal with as women. I would say that we are quite lucky still; living in modern times where there are lots of ways and options available for hair-removal but finding the right method or the right tool is still frustrating. If you can afford laser treatment for permanent hair removal then that is great but it isn’t really for everyone and even laser treatments take quite a few sessions for the results to show. Other cheaper options include shaving, tweezing and waxing. I find waxing to be a good option as it removes the hair from inside and leaves the skin smooth for weeks, but the pain can be unbearable, especially if you have thick hair.
Tweezing is only fine for smaller areas whereas shaving needs to be done often. I have known women who shaved in the morning only to see a re-growth by evening! But despite the short-term results, shaving as its perks, it is painless, quick and depending on the razor, can give you a close shave for smoother skin. But keeping all that aside, the main concern for us is how to reduce if not stop hair from growing back? So it is time once again to be thankful for
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The Gillette Venus Silk Expert is a small tool that is designed to permanently reduce hair growth from all over the body. Although it is best suited for smaller areas like the face, under-arms, tummy and bikini line, the device can also work on larger body areas such as full arms and legs if the sessions are split and done over a couple of days. It is intended for home use so you can use it as per your convenience.
How does it work?
The tool uses the IPL energy that works by disabling the hair follicle and eventually breaking the cycle of hair growth. When used over time, the hair completely stops to grow, leaving you with smooth and silky skin. It comes with a Senso Adapt skin tone sensor which reads your skin tone and releases the accurate energy to match. There are several modes for different light intensities that you can select depending on the areas you wish to work on. If this is your first time using the device, we recommend using it on the gentle mode which delivers the lowest light intensity. The gliding mode is ideal for quick action by generating more flashes and can be used to prevent missed spots.
A white device that is small enough to operate with one hand and light enough to prevent any user fatigue. It has a purple flash button on the top and a matching strip around. It is very comfortable with its ergonomic shape and looks really pretty to hold.
The Gillette Venus Silk-Expert has to be plugged in for power and requires no batteries or recharging. The device can be used whenever and for as long as required as long as there is a power source to connect it to. It offers 250,000 flashes in its life time- which is enough for over 150 full- body sessions.
Sessions and Usage
There is a start-up phase where women can take anywhere between 4 and 12 weekly treatments, which may last around 11 weeks. Once you have completed your start-up phase you will need monthly sessions to keep the skin as hairless as possible. Depending on the results you can increase the time frame between sessions as time goes. The device works fast in small areas and can take up to 10 minutes to work on each lower leg on normal mode.
Who can use this?
Anyone with black, dark brown, brown and dark blonde hair can use this, provided they have light to medium dark skin tones. It is not recommended for women with very light hair or very dark skin tones.
What is in the box?
This product comes in a nice small box with the power adaptor, mains connector plug and an instructions manual that explains everything you need to know about operation and maintenance. As we are reviewing the IPL3001 model, the box contained the original Gillette Venus Razor, but with the BD3005 model you will get a storage pouch instead.
- Affordable- when compared to other laser permanent hair removal treatments.
- Easy to use
- Perfect for home use
- Reduces hair growth over time
- Long lasting
- Corded- no need of batteries
- Includes a razor
- Takes time for results to show
Does this remove hair or only reduces the growth?
The machine does not remove existing hair it only works to reduce the hair growth, resulting in permanent hair removal after multiple sessions. You need to shave and prepare your skin prior to the treatment.
Will it harm my eyes?
No. The sensors at the side of the flash window will only flash once they are covered by your skin so they will not affect your eyes in any way. But if the flashes are uncomfortable for you then you can wear sunglasses or use a well lit room for the sessions to prevent the flashes from seeming too bright.
The Gillette Venus Silk-Expert is a painless and affordable device that can make your dream of having a smooth and hairless body come true. It is safe to use on most skin tones and you can notice results depending on the natural growth and thickness of your body hair. If you are tired of spending money making trips to the salon then maybe this item could be the solution.