Beurer IPL Velvet Skin Pro
The beurer Velvet Skin Pro is a light-based device for lasting hair removal for private use. The hair removal process based on laser and light is a well known and proven method. In 15 years of clinical applications around the world, it has proven to be a safe and effective method for achieving lasting hair reduction at home.
How does the light remove the hair?
This selectivity is achieved when the optical energy that is released into the tissue is mainly absorbed by the pigment of the hair shaft, while the skin and the surrounding tissue remain cool. Melanin is the pigment in the hair shaft that is responsible for absorbing the light and generates the heat that ultimately deactivates hair growth. Therefore, the more melanin present in the hair (i.e. the darker the hair), the more light can be absorbed and the more effectively the light can work for the hair removal.
Light-based hair removal is founded on the principle of selective photothermolysis, which uses optical energy to deactivate hair growth. To achieve such a thermal effect, the hair shaft must selectively absorb the light energy and con-vert it into heat.
What effect does the hair growth cycle have on light-based hair removal?
Every hair on our body goes through the three phases of the hair growth cycle: anagen, catagen and telogen. These phases have a significant influence on how effective the light-based hair removal is. Anagen is the hair growth phase, while catagen is the transitional phase and telogen is the resting phase.
Although the duration of a complete hair growth cycle differs from person to person and depends on the area of the body the hair is growing on, the cycle generally lasts 18 – 24 months. At any given time, the majority of the hair follicles on an area of skin are in the resting phase. The beurer Velvet Skin Pro can have no effect on these resting hairs.However, the hairs in the anagen growth phase res-pond to the beurer Velvet Skin Pro. Please note that at least one complete hair growth cycle is required in order to achieve long-lasting hair removal using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro.
With the beurer Velvet Skin Pro, safety is the top priority
• IPL technology with the beurer Velvet Skin Pro – the highest level of safety with a lower level of energy.
Thanks to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, lasting hair removal results can be achieved with a mere fraction of the energy used by other light-based hair removal devices. The low level of energy used in the beurer Velvet Skin Pro reduces the potential risk of damage or complications and contri-butes to your general safety.
• beurer Velvet Skin Pro protects your skin
Light-based hair removal is not suitable for naturally dark skin tones or tanned skin. The beurer Velvet Skin Pro features an integrated skin color sensor that measures the color of the area of skin to be treated, meaning that it is only possible to use the device on suitable skin colors. This safety feature prevents you from treating your skin if it is too dark or too tanned. The light opening of the device features built-in UV protection, blocking dangerous UV radiation.
• beurer Velvet Skin Pro protects your eyes
To protect the eyes, the beurer Velvet Skin Pro features a built-in skin contact sensor. The sensor was developed so that no light pulses can be emitted when the device is held in the air. A flash is only triggered when the skin contact sensor is resting on your skin.
Frequently asked questions
1. Does Velvet Skin Pro really work?
Yes. In clinical tests performed by doctors, it was proven that the technology in the beurer Velvet Skin Pro can be used to achieve lasting hair removal results. However, the results may vary depending on the hair growth cycle, the energy level used and the hair thickness and color.
2. On which parts of my body can I use the beurer Velvet Skin Pro?
The beurer Velvet Skin Pro was designed for hair removal all over the body. The most common areas that are treated with the beurer Velvet Skin Pro are the legs, armpits, arms, bikini zone and the face below the cheekbones.
3. How long does a treatment session using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro last?
The time can vary depending on the area of the body being treated. A full body treatment (legs, arms, armpits, bikini zone and face below the cheekbones) takes approximately 21 minutes at the lowest intensity level and using a large attachment.
4. Is the beurer Velvet Skin Pro safe?
The beurer Velvet Skin Pro was developed with a strong focus on your safety and employs clinically tested technology. However, this device – like any other product or electronic device intended for application on the skin – must be used in accordance with the instructions for use and the safety notes for users.
5. Does the beurer Velvet Skin Pro cause pain?
When used correctly, most users of the beurer Velvet Skin Pro report a slight warm feeling when the light pulse is issued. Users with thicker and darker hair could feel slightly more discomfort, but this should subside once the hair removal session is finished. The beurer Velvet Skin Pro features six energy level settings that you can select according to your sensitivity.
6. How often should I use the beurer Velvet Skin Pro?
In the case of body hair treatment with the beurer Velvet Skin Pro, the first four sessions should be per-formed two weeks apart. The fifth to seventh sessions should be performed four weeks apart. Any further sessions should be performed if the hair has grown back until the desired results have been achieved.In the case of treatment of hair on the face below the cheekbones, the first six sessions should be per-formed two weeks apart. The seventh to twelfth sessions should be performed four weeks apart. Any further sessions should be performed if the hair has grown back until the desired results have been achieved.
7. Is the beurer Velvet Skin Pro effective on white, grey or blond hair?
The beurer Velvet Skin Pro works best on darker hair types or on hair with a higher melanin content. Melanin is the pigment that gives hair and skin its colour and absorbs light energy. Black and dark brown hair shows the best response. Brown and light brown hair also responds to treatment, but it usu-ally requires more hair removal sessions. A limited effect can be seen on red hair. White, grey or blond hair does not usually respond to the beurer Velvet Skin Pro, although several users have noticed results after multiple hair removal sessions.
8. Can I use the beurer Velvet Skin Pro on brown or black skin?
Do not use the beurer Velvet Skin Pro on naturally dark skin! It does not work!The beurer Velvet Skin Pro is a light-based device that removes undesired hair by means of the selective treatment of the hair pigment. A different amount of pigment is present in the surrounding skin tissue. The amount of pigment in the skin of any given person – which can be seen by the color of the skin – determines the degree of risk that the person is exposed to when using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro. Treating dark skin with a light-based hair removal procedure can have adverse consequences, such as burns, blisters or discoloration of the skin (hyper or hypopigmentation). The beurer Velvet Skin Pro features an integrated skin colour sensor, which measures the color of the treated skin at the beginning of every treatment session and occasionally during the session itself. The skin colour sensor prevents the beurer Velvet Skin Pro from emitting further pulses if it detects that the device is being used on darker skin tones.
9. When will I see the results of the beurer Velvet Skin Pro?
As with all other hair removal devices that are based on light or lasers, the results cannot be seen immediately and you could even think that nothing has happened at all. After a hair removal session, the hair sometimes appears to grow back, but normally, many of these hairs will simply fall out after two weeks. Additionally, hair grows in three different stages and the beurer Velvet Skin Pro only has an effect on the hairs in the active growth phase. This is one of the main reasons why multiple sessions are necessary to achieve the desired result.
10. Can men use the beurer Velvet Skin Pro?
Although the beurer Velvet Skin Pro was developed for women, the device is also suitable for use by men. However, men‘s hair – typically on the chest – will require more hair removal sessions than women’s does to achieve the desired results.
11. Why is my hair still growing although I treated it a week ago?
It may seem as though the hair is still growing up to two weeks after a hair removal session using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro. This is known as the “ejection” process and, after around two weeks, you will find that the hairs simply fall out or can be pulled out with a slight tug. (However, we do not recommend that you pull on the hairs – simply let them fall out naturally). It is also possible that some hairs are not affected by the beurer Velvet Skin Pro due to a missed application or different growth phases. These 40 hairs are treated in subsequent sessions and this is why several hair removal sessions are required to achieve the best results with the beurer Velvet Skin Pro.
12. Is it true that some hairs grow back thinner and finer after a light-based hair removal treatment?
This phenomenon has been extensively documented by beauticians and doctors who use light and laser-based hair removal devices. It is possible that some hairs grow back thinner and finer after hair removal using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro. Normally, these hairs are a mere fraction of those that were originally there and further treatment can have the desired effect on them.
13. Why can‘t I perform a treatment when I have an “active” tan?
Do not use the beurer Velvet Skin Pro on tanned skin or after exposure to the sun. Tanned skin, especially after exposure to the sun, contains a large amount of the pigment melanin. This applies to all skin types and colors, including those that do not seem to tan quickly. The presence of a large amount of melanin exposes the skin to an increased risk of negative consequences in relation to the use of the beurer Velvet Skin Pro, including burns, blistering and discolouration of the skin (hyper or hypopigmentation).
14. Is long-term use of the beurer Velvet Skin Pro dangerous for my skin?
The use of light and laser energy in aesthetic medicine has been extensively documented for over 15 years in professional journals that are checked by experts and by reputable institutions such as the Mayo Clinic. These journals and institutions have not reported any side effects or damage as a result of long-term use of light and laser-based devices.
15. Can I use the beurer Velvet Skin Pro to remove the hair on my chin or other facial hair?
The beurer Velvet Skin Pro can be used to treat hair on the face below the cheekbones. When using on the face, it is important to avoid the area around the eyes. The beurer Velvet Skin Pro must not be used around or on the eyes under any circumstances. As with other parts of the body, exposure to the sun before and after treatments using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro should be avoided. Acceptable sun protection includes clothing that covers the area or sun cream (at least SPF 30+) that must be worn or applied before and after the treatments.
16. After unprotected exposure to the sun, how long should I wait before performing a treatment with the beurer Velvet Skin Pro?
You should wait two weeks after unprotected exposure to the sun before using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro. If you are still unsure about exposure to the sun, you should consult your doctor.
17. Are there any particular steps I need to take before using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro?
Before each session using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro, it is important that exposure of the treated surface to the sun is avoided for at least two weeks. This can be aided by UV sun cream (SPF 30+) and clothing that covers the treated area. Furthermore, the area to be treated should be cleaned with mild soap and water and the hair should be shaved down to the surface of the skin.
18. How should I care for the treatment area after using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro?
The area treated with the beurer Velvet Skin Pro can be cleaned and cared for using conventional skin care products. Do not expose the area to the sun without adequate protection. Sun cream with a high sun protection factor (30+) and clothing that covers the area provide sufficient protection from the sun.