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A Mans Perspective,
This review is from: Philips Lumea Precision Plus SC2003/11 IPL Hair Removal System with Facial Attachment (Personal Care)
I'll start by saying im a man and im VERY hairy everywhere. Not a little but a lot and its been the bane of my life for a long time. Back, chest, arms, shoulders everywhere extremely hairy. I didn't like the price at £450 but I took the plunge when it dropped to £360. I had been watching the development of the Philips Lumea over the last couple of years and the Precisiom Plus seemed the right product at the right time. I was sick to death of shaving everywhere every week without fail. I have very strong hair growth more so than most men. I wouldn't mind just a bit of hair but when it's literally carpeted over most of the body then it doesn't instil much confidence. I have so far gone over arms, chest, shoulders about 3 times (had it for about 4 weeks) and I'm seeing good results, lots of patches and the hair is growing a lot slower. It almost feels strange to feel and see no hair in places. It's not perfect as where ive missed bits but its looking promising. With me personally being very hairy you have to shave thoroughly, as if you do not, the flash will burn the hair and you can smell it. No stubble aloud. I'm sure women will find this easier. It takes time and patience (especially with me) but with the time and money spent over the years just shaving (even epilating a bit but was very painful) the Lumea is a breeze. Even with epilating my hair used to grow back within week and half or before as its that strong! Most peoples hair would take about 3-4 weeks to grow back. Philips says it should last 5 years with the 100k flashes but I'm not sure that will be the case with me especially with the quantity I have to do. It's good whilst it lasts however long that may be. Excellent product though. By the way, people who say it doesn't work, I'm not sure they are doing it correct. My hair is much courser and stronger than a woman's and its working for me so I do not understand why it wouldn't work for them. Anyway, buy it you won't regret it. Here's to the next Lumea version which will be faster, stronger and even better.
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Initial post: 7 May 2013 22:39:37 BDT
Jack Renee says:
safe to use on male upper/lower lip amd chin?
Is it true you have to wait for the hair to fall out and not shave?
In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2013 22:53:32 BDT
I don't think it should be used on a man's face. Male facial hair is very different and isn't designed for that - not sure why you would want to use on face. You shave, use Lumea, keep shaving
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jul 2013 20:49:59 BDT
Stephen Hussey says:
I am pondering the thought of purchasing one and find your review very enticing to part with half a months wages, as your review was in January and its now almost August have you seen any permamnent hair reduction or still need to do this as reularly as back in Jan ?
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jul 2013 22:03:19 BDT
Hi, yes its been fantastic. I was hesitant for months but wish I'd done sooner. Its a lot of money but you cannot put a price on simple pleasure, which others take for granted! Best thing I've ever purchased. Huge reduction everywhere which is easily 90% with a few rogue hairs but compared to before there's no comparison. When you have reached desired result just top up every few weeks although there is a tendency to prob use more often than required as mentally you think its going to come back, which it will to a lesser extent but for me personally anything is better than before. Good luck!
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2013 09:02:16 BDT
Stephen Hussey says:
Thanks C Thomas for the reply
SOLD !!!!! :O)
Posted on 8 Sep 2013 13:38:25 BDT
c constantinou says:
Thanks for the mens perspective. After reading your review, I went for it. I'm 4 treatments in and really impressed with results. Thanks!
Posted on 1 Jul 2014 17:14:14 BDT
So, have you seen a permanent reduction in hair loss?
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2014 18:22:32 BDT
"Permanent" as in no more hair yes. However, with the proviso that you must keep using it to keep the hair at bay. Best money I have ever spent as you can't put a price on self esteem and the boost it gives to a persons confidence. I'm thinking about buying the corded version as it gets quite annoying when the battery runs out midway. That's really my only gripe.
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