No – Do not use SmoothSkin if you are undergoing a self-tanning regime. There may be photosensitive properties in the self-tan moisturisers that could affect your skin’s reaction to IPL.
Yes, SmoothSkin devices can be used year-round. We just ask you to be extra careful during the summer months, or if you’ve been away on holiday. There are some precautions to take before and after tanning – both via sunbeds and prolonged exposure to the sun, as this increases skin sensitivity (a little sun on your skin from being outside isn’t a problem!).
Tanning before using SmoothSkin:
* Wait at least 48 hours after tanning before you use SmoothSkin.
* Do not use SmoothSkin if you have sunburned skin and for as long as the sunburn persists.
* Be aware that all types of tanning darken the skin.
Tanning after using SmoothSkin:
* Your skin will be more sensitive directly after the treatment.
* Wait at least 24 hours or until all redness has disappeared before you expose treated areas to the sun.
* Cover treated areas when you go out into the sun or use a sunblock (*50 SPF) in the 48 hours after treatment.
SmoothSkin Gold uses the latest in IPL technology to provide IPL treatment tailored to you to maximise your results. With 10 energy settings, ranging from 3 – 6 J / cm2, Muse scans your skin before each flash to automatically tailor your treatment to your skin tone so you can go longer between top-ups. We advise you use SmoothSkin Gold once a week for 12 weeks to start with, then drop down to maintenance treatments around every 2-4 weeks.
SmoothSkin Bare is ultrafast, with a single energy setting of 3J / cm2 that is suitable for all skin tones. It’s super speedy and lightweight with a full body treatment taking just 10 minutes. We advise you use SmoothSkin Bare once a week for 12 weeks to start with, then drop down to maintenance treatments around every 2 weeks.
The secret to staying silky smooth is to keep at it and stick to your treatment regime. With regular use, you will see fewer and fewer hairs growing back. These hairs should also be finer, lighter in colour and grow more slowly. As time goes on, you will be able to completely replace your shaving routine.
And remember, with SmoothSkin Bare you can treat any stubborn areas, such as underarms, with multiple passes (running your device over the same area a maximum of 3 times).
All SmoothSkin devices have been independently tested for efficacy (that’s the ability to produce the desired effect) and, of course, safety. If the device is used in accordance with the instruction manual, you shouldn’t experience any adverse side effects.
You might experience some minor skin reactions immediately after treatment such as redness or warmth, but this is nothing to worry about.
If you do notice any other side effects, stop and get in touch with us for advice on what to do next.
Yes. SmoothSkin uses the same IPL technology used in salons across the world to achieve outstanding results. The professional products, however, allow a trained therapist to use much higher energy levels than the home use IPL products in the market today. This just means that you may need to top-up more often to maintain your results. The trade off? You can use SmoothSkin in the comfort of your own home, in front of the tv, maybe even with a good cuppa or glass of wine (or both!).
SmoothSkin technology is harmless to the skin as long as it’s suitable for your skin tone and is used as instructed in the product manual. Before you buy a SmoothSkin device, we advise that you check our skin tone chart using the image below.
All SmoothSkin devices contain integrated UV filters to protect your skin against harmful rays and the skin tone sensor on the handset prevents the system from flashing if it does not detect a valid skin tone.
SmoothSkin devices have been developed with safety at the forefront and are safe to use for eyes without the need for eye protection. Saying that, some users do find the flash bright and prefer to wear sunglasses or sun-safe goggles during treatments. This is absolutely ok, and completely up to you. You can also make sure you use SmoothSkin in a well lit room, to reduce the perceived brightness of the flash.
When using the device, we recommend you look away from the handset when firing onto your skin. The system is fitted with a safety feature to prevent firing into the air, however, you should never attempt to fire on to or close to the eye itself.