The GoSmooth IPL device works most effective on naturally
brown, dark brown and dark blonde hair. However it works less effective on
light blonde, red, grey and white hair. We advise to use a higher flash
intensity for these hair types. The device is also not suitable for skin tone VI (Fitzpatrick scale) like
very dark brown to black skin tones.
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With just 4-5 times self-treatment sessions, you will experience visually diminished hair. After using IPL for 3-6 months, your hair is prevented from growing back. Thus achieving a long-lasting and efficient hair-removal experience.
You can use IPL on the lip area, chin, sideburns, armpits, arms, legs, tummy, bikini and also around private parts. In fact, you can use it on your whole body except the sensitive areas. Sensitive areas like eyes, on genitals, nipples and lips must be avoided.
Who can use it? Avoid using the IPL-device recently tanned skin. This beauty tool is ideal for use with lighter skin tones and brown-to-black hair. However it’s less effective to use it on white, grey, red and blond hair. Also you cannot use the device on very dark (type VI) skin tone.
Make sure to keep the power cord plugged in at all time when using the device. Do not pull the plug out when using the device. The IPL device doesn’t have to be charged in advance. Just plug in the power cord and after letting it run for approximately 1 minute you can start using it.
We also recommend to first try the device on intensity level 1, from there turn up the intensity after each treatment for better results.
Down below are the phases that you will go through in your journey to permanent hair removal. So how often should you use the device? You should use the IPL device once every week. Do not exceed the limit of how often you can use the IPL device.
Please read the pases down below to have an impression of how your undesired hair will disappear:
Phases permanent hair removal
Phase 1 (week 1-2): This is the starting phase; your skin will get used
to Intense Pulsed Light
Phase 2 (week 3-4): In this phase hair growth will be reduced, you will
notice that the skin becomes smoother and hair growth is reduced. You can now
use the recommended light intensity for your skin type.
Phase 3 (week 5-6): In this phase your hair follicle is damaged, you
will notice that hair growth does not occur, and you enjoy an even smoother
skin. You will have to shave some spots here and there for a smooth and radiant
Phase 4 (week 7-10): The hair follicle is dying in this phase. You will
notice that your skin starts to become really smooth and that hair growth
starts to disappear.
Phase 5 (week 10-13): The hair follicle has died. In this phase you have
achieved the most optimal effect after consistent (once a week) use. If you
have used the IPL device until this period, you will notice that the hair does
not grow again.
Phase 6 (week 13-16): This is the completion phase. Your hair growth
completely disappears. And your skin stays vibrant and smooth.
Maintenance Phase (week 16-onwards): To maintain a smooth and radiant
skin, switch to the maintenance phase. In this phase you use the GoSmooth IPL
device only once every 3-4 weeks. This way you stay hair-free on the desired
areas of your body.
Please also read our full manual before using the IPL device. A lot of possible risks including IPL treatments will be excluded by reading the manual.
The device emits an Intense Pulse Light into the pores which will be absorbed by the hair follicles. This absorbed light will as a result be transferred into heat and destroy the hair follicle. This way hair growth will be prevented on the skin areas you have treated with IPL.
What age you should be before using IPL? The accepted minimum age to begin laser hair removal can be as young as 14 years old. However most experts recommend waiting until the teenager is through puberty and, if female, has begun her menstrual cycle. Females should be hormonally stable and should not have medical conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
IPL is not safe for pregnant females. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is simply visible light (like sunlight) but given at a high energy. There is no carcinogenic radiation, no ultraviolet light, and no cancer potential or potential harm to internal organs / baby. The light does not penetrate farther than the skin. We still strongly advise to not use the device if you are pregnant. This is due to no long-term research done on effects of IPL on pregnant women.
Please also read the full manualbefore using the IPL device
Yes, the IPL device is to be used after you have first shaved. When you have shaved the skin, wait for 24 hours and let the skin rejuvenate. After 24 hours the skin is rejuvenated and ready for IPL treatment.
Please read the manual before using the IPL device.
Aloe vera gel is to be used after you had done a session with the IPL device. Rub the gel on the areas on the skin which you have treated with the IPL device. The purpose of the gel is to cool, moisture and also refresh the skin after a hair removal session.
Did you know?
Our product is made out of 100% aloe vera added in with vitamin E. It is known that vitamin E is a strong antioxidant which aid in the production of new red blood cells. Vitamin E also aids in maintaining healthy tissue, in this case the biggest organ of the body, the skin. Vitamin E prevents oxidation of tissues and help the body maintain a healthy and firm look.
Aloe vera gel also relieves peeling and dryness and helps the body retain skin moisture. We all know moisturizing the body/skin is very important because the body/skin consists of 70% water.
Besides using our carefully assembled product after a IPL lighting session it can also be used it as:
The IPL kit is the perfect starter kit, it includes everything you need to get started with Intense Pulse Lightning hair removal. The kit will come in a neat hard cardboard box. It will include: the GoSmooth IPL device, GoSmooth Aloe Vera gel (to use after an IPL-session), sunglasses and a razor.
IPL hair removal is completely painless, the only thing you feel during a flash is a slightly warm feeling. This warm feeling is not painful at all and if you this feeling is too strong you can always lower the flash intensity.
After an IPL session your skin is more sensitive, this is completely normal and your skin feels about the same as if you had been lying in the sun for a while. It is recommended to avoid IPL if you have extremely sensitive skin or when you have been to a tanning bed shortly before the IPL session.