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Frequently asked questions

To avoid any possible interactions, skin should always be clean and dry before treatments. We would recommend an interval of at least one week between applying Odaban and using SmoothSkin products. This is because Odaban and other similar products often result in a toxic skin reaction, or inflammation. If there is inflammation in the skin at the time of IPL treatment there is a risk of skin burn.

Yes. SmoothSkin products have given excellent results on the excess hair growth caused by PCOS. We would recommend using SmoothSkin Pure, our most powerful device for long-lasting results on the most stubborn hair.

No. To avoid any possible interactions, skin should always be clean and dry.

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 2 days 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.

Most areas of the body can be treated with the exception of: mucus membranes (i.e. inside nostrils, lips of mouth, ears, inner labia), directly on the genitals (including pubis bone, perineum and scrotum), or around the vagina or anus. We don’t advise you treat the facial area above your cheekbones.

SmoothSkin Bare+ and Bare FIT are ultrafast, in fact they are the fastest devices in the market in their category. Bare+ and Bare FIT have a single energy setting of 4J / cm2 that is suitable for all skin tones. The Bare range is super speedy and lightweight with unlimited flashes, and you can complete a full body treatment in as little as 10 minutes. It has a simple one-touch operation and can be used in stamp mode to treat small areas such as underarm or glide mode for super speedy treatment on larger body areas such as legs. After completing the initial 12 weekly treatments, use as required to keep regrowth at bay – usually once every 2-4 weeks.

SmoothSkin Pure and Pure FIT are the most powerful on the market. With 10 energy settings ranging from 3 – 6 J / cm2, three comfort modes (power, speed and gentle), 2 operating settings (stamp and glide), and our intelligent Smart Skin sensor to automatically adapt the best energy setting to your unique skin tone, SmoothSkin Pure uses the very latest in IPL technology to provide bespoke treatments and a luxury IPL experience tailored to you. After completing the first 12 weekly treatments you can drop down to top ups to keep your skin hair -free, usually once every 4-8 weeks.

SmoothSkin has clinically proven results, however, everyone is different. Treatment success can depend on a number of issues such as catching the hair at exactly the right stage of growth, or even hormone changes / imbalances.

  •  Have you completed your full 12-week treatment regime?

Hair growth is cyclical and IPL treatments are only effective during one of the three growing phases (called the Anagen phase).  Not all hairs are in the same phase at the same time which is why you need to keep up with your treatments.  You may have missed a treatment or perhaps you didn’t catch the hair at the right stage.

  •  Have you checked the hair tone chart?

Whilst the device may flash, IPL has little or no effect on naturally very blonde, grey or red hair. This is because lighter or red hair does not contain enough pigment, or melanin, and so is unable to absorb light energy. It is possible to see results when treating darker blonde hair, but you may need a few extra treatments to get the same standard of hair reduction.

  • Have you tried treating stubborn areas multiple times in one go?

With SmoothSkin Bare+ you can treat stubborn areas, such as underarms, with multiple passes, running your device over the same area a maximum of 3 times. Just be sure to move the device between shots and then come back to the original site, rather than treating 3 times continuously.

Remember, all people are different and we don’t all see results at the same time.

If you need some help or advice, contact us.

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