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Philips Lumea Precision SC2002/01 IPL Hair Removal System with Facial Attachment

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  • Five light energy settings - suitable for most skin tones and hair colours
  • Fast: 3 cm sq application window for effective treatment of large areas, enhanced delivery offers 30% faster treatment
  • Effective: over 75% of hair reduction after only four bi-weekly treatments, then simply repeat treatment as necessary to prevent re-growth
  • Repeat treatment as necessary to prevent re-growth
  • Convenient: salon technology for use at home at a time to suit you. Rechargeable, ready to use, no gels or accessories needed
  • Five light energy settings - suitable for most skin tones and hair colours
  • Fast: 3 cm sq application window for effective treatment of large areas, enhanced delivery offers 30% faster treatment
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Product Description

Product Description

Enjoy smooth skin with lasting effects. Philips Lumea is a safe, fast method to prevent hair regrowth, that can be used on the face and body. Using Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL), Lumea can be effectively used on the upper lip, chin, sideburns, legs, arms, tummy, bikini area and underarms for smooth hair free results, painlessly. Lumea has a charging light, low battery level indicator and ready-to-flash indicator light to confirm correct positioning on the skin. With the backing of 50 years of hair removal research, you can trust Philips Lumea to give you the ultimate result.

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IPL technology

Philips Lumea uses an innovative light-based technology called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), derived from the technology used in professional beauty salons. Philips has adapted this technology for safe and effective use in the comfort of your own home. Philips worked closely with leading dermatologists to develop this breakthrough hair removal system, together with consumer research involving 2000 women for over 10 years.

Philips Lumea can be used on the arms
Fast Results

Philips clinical studies have shown significant hair reduction in as little as two fortnightly treatments, with optimal hair-free results achieved after four to five fortnightly treatments. To maintain these results, simply repeat treatment every four to six weeks. Time between treatments may vary based on your individual hair regrowth.

Application areas

Use with confidence to remove hair on face (upper lip, chin and sideburns only) and body parts including legs, underarm, bikini area, stomach and arms.

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Safe

Lumea is equipped with an integrated UV filter to protect your skin from UV light. The unit incorporates a safety ring system to prevent unintentional flashing.

Extra safety for the face

The precision attachment is equipped with an extra integrated light filter and enables a safe and convenient application on the upper lip, chin and sideburns. It can also be used on other sensitive areas on the body, such as the underarms, the bikini area and hard-to-reach areas.

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Five light energy settings

Philips Lumea has five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment. Used correctly, Philips Lumea's IPL treatment is safe and gentle to use even on sensitive skin and sensitive body areas.

Cordless convenience with no replacement parts needed

Lumea’s unique cordless design is perfect for treating the areas you want, when you want. Philips Lumea is a complete solution that comes ready to work right out of the box. More importantly, it does not require any replacement lamps or gels.

How does Philips Lumea prevent hair growth?

Gentle pulses of light are applied directly to the hair. The melanin in the hair and hair root absorbs the light pulses. This process results in the follicle going into a resting phase. The hair sheds naturally and regrowth is inhibited. A simple and gentle treatment once every two to four weeks will prevent hair roots from becoming active again and prevent new hair from growing back.

Five steps to everlasting smoothness:
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  • Pre-shave the treatment area to ensure the light energy is channeled in the most efficient way to the follicle. This is only required for the first few treatments.
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  • Consult the skin and hair type matrix and select the light intensity suitable for your skin tone and body hair colour.
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  • Apply gentle pulses of light to the hair. The light produces heat in the hair, which is transferred to the hair follicle. This stimulates the hair follicle to go into a resting phase.
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  • As a consequence, the hair sheds naturally and hair regrowth is inhibited.
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  • To prevent hair from growing back, the treatment must be repeated every two weeks (or every month for legs) which will progressively reduce hair regrowth to a minimum.
Suitable hair and skin types chart
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Is Lumea right for me?

Philips Lumea works effectively on (naturally) dark-blonde, brown and black hair. It is not suitable for (naturally) red, grey and light blonde hair or for very dark skin types (skin type VI). Please consult the chart to determine which light intensities are most suitable for your skin and body hair colour and to check if this method is suitable for you at all (if it is not, this is indicated with an x ).

Unfortunately, Philips Lumea is not designed for everyone. If any of the following is true for you, then this appliance is not suitable for you to use.

  • If your natural hair colour in the treatment areas is light blonde, white, grey or red.
  • If you are of skin type VI (you rarely or never get sunburnt and you tan very darkly). In this case you run a high risk of developing skin reactions such as strong redness, burns or discolouration when you use Philips Lumea.
  • Philips Lumea has been optimised for use by women but recent research showed that it can be used by men on most areas of the body, except the beard and scrotum.
  • Philips Lumea 2001 is not suitable for use on the face.
  • There are medications and health conditions that may lead to adverse reactions when you use Philips Lumea. Please click here for full safety information as well as usage instructions before and after tanning.

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Application areas:
Body Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Face - Yes Yes - Yes
Flashes 100,000 80,000 100,000 100,000 140,000
Application mode:
Step & Flash: For individual placement treatment, and for curvy areas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Slide & Flash: For smooth, speedy application Yes - Yes Yes Yes
Performance:
Cordless - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recharge time - 100 mins 100 mins 100 mins 100 mins
Running time - 320 flashes 370 flashes 370 flashes 370 flashes

Box Contains

  • Philips Lumea in hygiene sealed casing
  • Philips Lumea Precision body attachment
  • Philips Lumea Precision facial attachment
  • Luxury storage Pouch
  • Cleaning cloth
  • In Box DVD
  • Multi voltage charger
  • Quick start guide
  • Directions for use
  • 2 year warranty card

  • Product details

    For more information read the Product Leaflet [PDF]|For other product related queries, consult the User Manual [PDF]|Safety instructions Manual [PDF]|Before using the product consult the Quick Start Guide [PDF]
    • Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
    • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
    • Item model number: SC2002/01
    • ASIN: B007CUV4HO
    • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Feb 2012
    • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,525 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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    Customer Reviews

    4.1 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    387 of 407 people found the following review helpful By A. Rose TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Mar 2012
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    If you have already looked at the original Philips Lumea SC2001/00 IPL Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal System reviews you will see that I reviewed the original model and that I really liked the product and it works very well for me. To date there are over 60 comments on the review and I have answered dozens of emails of questions and queries. I am more than happy to answer any further queries you may have but please be patient as I may be on my travels but I will try to answer all. Much of the wording below is of that same review because this is the same machine as the original Lumea but with an additional head attachment for facial use.

    I am a prime candidate - white(ish) skinned with dark hair - and I have also experienced Intense Pulsed Light treatment at my local salon where I was treated with the Aculight system of IPL. You may think that if I have already had treatment why do I still need it and does it really work ? Well the salon IPL treatment certainly does work but because of their strict usage guidelines I was unable to complete the treatment over the three years I attended as far as I would have liked. The salon only treats at eight week intervals and there must be little or no tan to the skin. This is very limiting when I spend a lot of time in Spain and therefore I could only really benefit in the winter months and because of not completing the treatment I have patches of virtually no hair on my legs and other areas which may have been missed are as they used to be - quite hairy.

    The package when it arrives is boxed with a full instruction book and a smaller leaflet with a quick guide of instructions, do's and don't's and general usage.
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    121 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Sonniwonnikins on 16 Sep 2012
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    Brilliant product!

    I have light brown asian (indian) skintone and black hair. I have been using this machine for 2 months now and it is absolutely fantastic! I suffer from PCOS and a side effect for some women can be dark, unsightly facial hair, but not anymore! My skin is hairfree and smooth and glowy! After trying waxing and eplilating I noticed that the hair was just becoming darker, thicker, more stubborn and harder to get rid of. I considered laser treatment as a permanant method, however the cost would have run into thousands. I carried out a load of research on varying hair removal systems and decided on this product after reading other reviews and I am so pleased I did. My hair growth is now minimal (non-existent in some places) on all the areas I have treated thus far (face/neck/underarms, full arms)and any hair which may grow is very light and soft downy hair, but this is very few and far between. I am now using the machine on my legs and bikini and am hopeful of similar results! It has definately worked for me.

    November 2012
    I am still using this product but only on the few remaining hairs which I have missed. I no longer have any facial hair (well except my eyebrows!). The hairs on my arms/legs/underarms has all but gone. I cannot recommend this product enough. I am probably going to keep topping up treatments once every 4 to 6 weeks just to keep the hair away as I know this may not be a permanant result unlike laser treatment, but at the moment I am one very happy lady.

    In additon the machine is so incredibly easy to use and treatments take minutes. 5 minutes face and neck. 15 minutes maximum for legs and 10 minutes for full arms and underarms, and then it will need charging but it could not be simpler or quicker. I will keep you posted on my progress in the new year!
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Waha Sawas on 19 April 2014
    I bought Lumea because I wanted to treat my facial hair myself without going to the salon which did not do me any good in completely removing my facial hair although I continued treatment for 2 years going every 2 months.

    With salon laser, my facial hair would all fall out after one week of treatment and start to grow back the week before the next treatment. With Lumea, and I have been using it for 2 months now (5 treatments so far) on my face, the performance is not even close to the salon laser. The hair does not fall out at all except for the very fine ones that originally did not bother me much. I have some very coarse hairs on my chin (about 10) and some like those on my cheeks, but these won't seem to be affected by the Lumea AT ALL, I mean with shaving now, they are getting stronger although I am using the strongest setting (5) on my light/medium skin and dark brown hair!

    The weird thing is that under my arms where the hair is stronger than that on the face, the hair started to fall out in patches (some spots respond quicker on the same area, funny ha!) while on my face, which was the main reason I bought Lumea, it is not working at all. It also did not work on the bikini area, although my skin and hair colour are suitable for treatment with this machine according to the chart.

    I just started plucking the hair again when it grows after treatment and applying Vaniqa cream prescribed by my dermatologist to reduce hair growth, and I think I will continue with this or go back to salon laser and sell the Lumea. I am honestly very disappointment
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