Silk'N SensEpil Skincare Review: Affordable & Effective At-Home Laser Hair Removal

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Tired of traditional hair removal methods, such as shaving, depilatories or waxing? Maybe it's time to see the light -- a laser light, that is! Silk'N SensEpil is the first laser hair removal product available for at-home use.

In the past, women would have to go to the salon or dermatologist's office for laser treatments, likely setting them back several hundred dollars per session. Now, thanks to Silk'N SensEpil, a woman can reap the same benefits of professional laser hair removal in the convenience of her own home at a much lower cost. Skincare-News.com's latest review, "Silk'N SensEpil Review: Effective Laser Hair Removal" discusses the details of this revolutionary product.

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Traditional methods can have many downsides. With shaving, the results only last a couple of days at best, and women run the risk of nicks, cuts and irritation. After waxing the hair, it's necessary to grow it out between sessions, making every day a pants day. Plus, waxing can be quite painful. Neither of these methods kills the follicle, so hair will grow back. However, laser hair removal kills the follicle, so hair won't return. In addition, there are no nicks, cuts or ingrown hairs, all of which are common with traditional methods.

The Silk'N SensEpil gives great results, like what would be expected from professional laser hair removal. In one study, women who used the Silk'N SensEpil for six months experienced a 41 to 54 percent reduction in hair growth, depending on the area of the body.

Like other lasers, the Silk'N SensEpil emits pulses of light. This light energy is then changed into heat energy, which slows down hair growth and may even stop it completely.

As with other laser hair removal options, a woman will require multiple treatments with the Silk'N SensEpil for best results. That's because hair grows at different rates and in different stages. The first few treatments should be about two weeks apart. When the hair starts growing back slower and thinner, then it's okay to go up to four weeks between treatments. After that, the Silk'N SensEpil can be used for touch-ups as needed.

Women with fair skin and dark hair are the best candidates for this product. It works by seeking out melanin, or pigment. Darker hair has higher melanin levels than lighter hair. It can be used on the arms, underarms, legs and bikini area.

However, for women with dark skin or a suntan, avoid using the Silk'N SensEpil: Darker skin has an increased risk of scarring and pigmentation problems. A special safety sensor will prevent the laser from firing if the skin tone is too deep. Also, the Silk'N SensEpil isn't designed for facial hair removal.

For those with a history of bacterial, viral or herpes infections, this device shouldn't be used, as it can trigger flare-ups. It's also not recommended for individuals with psoriasis, vitiligo or patients taking Accutane because of the increased risk for scarring.

How should someone prepare to use the Silk'N SensEpil?

  • Avoid any sun exposure and artificial tanning, which will darken the skin.
  • Don't wax or pluck the area for six weeks prior to laser treatment.
  • Shave the area the day before a laser treatment.
  • Clean and dry the skin.
  • Don't apply any lotion, powder or deodorant.

Some pain, swelling, redness and tenderness are common around the hair follicles. However, these side effects usually subside within a day or so following the treatment. For post-laser care:

  • Apply cold compresses to relieve any discomfort.
  • Slather on an emollient cream to hydrate skin.
  • See a doctor if blisters develop. Antibiotic treatment might be required to prevent infection.
  • Stay out of the sun.

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