I'm a big fan of IPL. It works. This new addition to the market is designed with both men and women in mind, unlike other similar units I have used. Unlike the Gillette Venus Naked Skin Intense Pulsed Light Hair Reduction System, this one does not require the user to purchase fairly costly tubes of special gel with which to use the IPL. However, that cost is replaced with the more significant cost of replacement bulbs for this product, which I cannot understand because neither of the other two IPLs I used required this.
As for whether or not this is an effective IPL system...yes, it is. Like the Gillette Venus one, it can be difficult to see which areas you have and have not treated. I would recommend you use a white (or any colour really) eyeliner pencil to mark the areas you have already done, to prevent treating the same area twice (which can result in burns and blisters).
I would recommend this model but would urge the buyer to be aware of the ongoing cost of replacement bulbs.