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

by Philips
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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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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.

Which Lumea is right for you?
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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
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 Information

    Additional Information
    Best Sellers Rank 37,123 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
    Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
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    Date First Available21 Feb. 2012
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    Customer Reviews

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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Anastasia on 12 Nov. 2014
    Be aware! If the device is not under warranty it cannot be fixed! I forgot to charge mine and it went off! I called Philips to repair it and they said it can't be fixed as the batteries went off. I told them it is a device which is charged but they told me, no, you have to charge it every 3 months even it is not being used. If it was under warranty they would replace it. Nowhere in the manual said that. I feel misguided. Be aware what you are buying and check other products too. I will definitely be more suspicious with Phillips from now on.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alison C on 1 Jan. 2015
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    I had been using this consistently for about 6 months, it does take quite a bit of time to treat all the areas, but nevertheless it did appear to be working.

    I then didn't use this for a while, maybe for around 9 months due to personal and work commitments I just didn't have the time to use it.

    About a month ago I thought I'd fire it up again and start using it. However it wouldn't power up at all. I thought the battery may have died so I left it plugged in at the wall and tried again, nothing!

    I thought maybe the power charger had failed so I tried another 3.5V power charger that had the same connection - still nothing.

    So after paying around £350 for this thing, it no longer works and is out of warranty - totally dead in the water now. What a waste of money!

    I contacted Philips customer support just to see if there was anything they could do. All I got was an offer of a money off voucher for other Philips products - yes that's a great solution! I shall waste more money on their products. Words fail me. For such an expensive item, it's really unacceptable that they aren't built to last. I guess I will have to look into getting it fixed privately.
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    132 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Son on 16 Sept. 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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    264 of 287 people found the following review helpful By SilentSinger TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 May 2012
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    The new and improved Philips Lumea Precision is an update on the previous model - the main differences are that it's lighter, thus easier to manipulate whilst using it on difficult-to-reach areas such as underarms, legs or bikini line. There's also a precision attachment which is specifically designed for use on the upper lip/chin areas.

    Ok - so does it work? Well I've now owned it since 17th March and have been using it regularly by following the instructions and carrying out the necessary preparatory work - i.e. shaving the area prior to treatment and repeating the steps every two weeks or so. I have medium to light skin with dark/brownish body hair so according to the chart on the box I should be a perfect candidate for this system and use it on the 4/5 or 5/5 settings.

    As a result of using this system I have to shave my face every day - it's no joke, I have stubble otherwise, my body hair grows quickly. I think after two months of regular use that it's definitely reduced the amount of facial, underarm and tummy hair I have but it hasn't removed it altogether. I realise that it's a very long and drawn out process but I thought I'd have to highlight how difficult it is to go through the different stages. I suppose it will be worth it in the long term, but I'm finding it difficult at the moment.

    I will, of course update this review in another couple of months but needed to write about how difficult the process is to cope with at times. I'll also comment about how expensive this unit is to buy, although compared to salon sessions it's a snip. This may, or may not offer a total solution for many women and they, like me may be feeling very disheartened about the whole process.
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