Policies can vary, so please double check with your retailer.
To use stamp mode on any SmoothSkin system, simply place the handset on the skin, press and release the activation button. Remove from the skin before carefully re-applying to the next treatment area. This is best for small areas such as your underarms and face.
To use glide mode, place the handset on the skin, press and hold down the activation button, then glide the handset along the skin between flashes. Try to move the handset at a steady speed that gives full coverage without overlap or missed areas. This is best for larger areas such as your legs.
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.
No. To avoid any possible interactions, skin should always be clean and dry.
Yes, but only after treatment, not before.
No – Do not use SmoothSkin if you are undergoing a self-tanning regimen. 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:
Tanning after using SmoothSkin:
Most areas of the body can be treated with the exception of: mucus membranes (i.e. e.g. inside nostrils, lips of mouth, ears, inner labia), directly on the genitals (including pubis bone, perineum and scrotum, or around the vagina or anus).
SmoothSkin is not recommended for use on the male face or beard, or directly on the scalp. The depth and thickness of this type of hair need to be targeted with a much higher level of energy to be effective, which means SmoothSkin is unlikely to produce the desired results. Hair density in these areas is very high, and so there’s a chance of burns being induced by the device. All the hairs close together could act as a single entity, the superficial temperature of the skin could increase above the damaged threshold, resulting in a burn.