Quite a few readers have asked me to update on how effective the Remington i-LIGHT Pro+ Face & Body IPL machine (model IPL6500AU) is, long(ish) term. So here’s a review of the results 5 months later! Check out my earlier posts for an overview of the Remington i-LIGHT IPL machine and how it to use it.
Overview of the Remington i-LIGHT Pro+ Face & Body IPL Machine
The i-LIGHT Pro+ is a compact unit, featuring:
- An infinity bulb which (theoretically) never needs replacing
- Face and body attachments for treating different areas
- A skin sensor to check if your skin is suitable for IPL
- 5 energy settings, to ensure comfort
A full treatment regimen is 3 sets of treatments, 2 weeks apart – top up treatments may be necessary.
5 Month IPL Update
I originally did three areas (right armpit, right bikini line, left forearm). The area I wanted to reduce hair in most was my armpit. Unfortunately, I managed to get an ingrown hair in the armpit that I was treating, which then turned into a minor cyst (gross, I know – sorry!), so I couldn’t continue after the 3rd treatment, which was annoying because that’s where I was seeing the most improvement. I also stopped treating the other areas as well around this time (early November).
Right armpit – I noticed the biggest changes in this area. My untreated left armpit is a spiky mess of stubble 3 days after shaving, but in my right armpit, the spiky thick hairs are reduced by about 3/4 and the rest is softer, thinner hairs. I’m quite surprised that there’s such a clear difference – if I did a few more treatments, I think the results would be even better.
Left forearm – This was the least successful area. The hair here is now about half as dense as my untreated right arm. I think it’s because firstly it’s a rather large area, and it was difficult to ensure that every little patch was covered when I was zapping. I also think I did less zaps than I should’ve in this area, because after the 20th zap or so I really wanted the pain to end. Additionally, it has the finest, lightest hair of the three areas to begin with, and IPL and laser treatments work best when hair is dark.
Right bikini line – Unfortunately I only did a really skinny strip down the side so it’s hard to say for sure, but there’s less stubble in this area now compared to the left side.
Overall, I’ve had a good experience with this machine! I would recommend this unit to people who:
- have dark hair and light skin
- have a high pain tolerance or are just really determined
Importantly, don’t expect to be completely hair-free afterwards – it’s certainly hair reduction that means you can get away with a lot more laziness in your routine, but it’s pretty difficult to get completely hairless with IPL.
Where you can get the Remington i-LIGHT Pro+ IPL
The price has gone down a bit since I reviewed it last – it’s now RRP $499 in Australia and is stocked at Target and Harvey Norman and other places as well. You can also find it online at Amazon and eBay. Make sure you’re getting the right model though – the 6000 looks very similar but doesn’t have the infinity bulb so the light needs replacing!
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