Braun IPL - What’s the difference?

by Carly Hibbins

• 16 July 2021

Braun is already a household name in hair removal and their entry into intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal devices is vast. But with all the different options available for permanent at-home hair removal, what are the differences between these Braun IPL devices?

How do the Braun IPL hair removal devices work?

All hair grows from a root. IPL treatments apply a strong (but painless) pulse of light to the root that heats it up. Over time, some of these roots die and stop creating new hair. So, with regular use, your skin becomes softer, smoother and more hair-free. All Braun IPL devices contain enough light flashes for a lifetime of treatments and offer a stamping and gliding treatment option. The main differences among the devices is across the attachments, power options and added extras.

NEWEST: Braun Silk·expert Pro 5 PL5347 IPL

This brand-new Pro 5 device has 10 power settings and 3 treatment modes for total precision across 3 different heads. And you can’t use it wrong. The SensoAdapt tech will prevent it from flashing if it detects a problem with your placement. An independent dermatological accreditation body (Skin Health Alliance) approves this device for safe permanent hair removal at home.


  • 2 x precision heads for bikini and face
  • 1 x wide head for body
  • 1 x Venus Extra Smooth Swirl razor
  • 1 x super-premium beauty box

ENTRY-LEVEL: Braun Silk·expert Pro 3 PL3132

This basic Pro 3 device has 3 treatment intensities with the SensoAdapt tech of more expensive models. What you’re missing with the Pro 3 over the Pro 5 is more heads, more treatment options and premium extras. However, the 300,000 flashes offer fast permanent hair removal for face, tum, legs, bikini and more.


  • 1 x precision head for bikini and face
  • 1 x wide Head for body
  • 1 x standard Venus razor
  • 1 x storage bag
  • Storage and razor are basic

MID-TIER: Braun Silk-Expert Pro 5 PL5124 IPL

With 10 smart intensity levels and the same SensoAdapt skin sensor tech you’ve come to expect from Braun, the PL5124 is an upgrade on the Pro 3 with 100,000 more flashes and a sleek carrying pouch. The included Venus Extra Smooth Razor provides an extra-gentle shave for permanent visible hair removal with your IPL sessions in just a few weeks.


  • 1 x precision head for bikini and face
  • 1 x wide Head for body
  • 1 x Venus Extra Smooth Razor
  • 1 x premium storage pouch
  • No additional precision head

BODY ONLY: Braun Silk-Expert Pro 5 PL5014 IPL

Without the precision head, the Braun Silk-Expert Pro 5 PL5014 IPL is designed for people looking to remove body hair only. Quickly get painless and permanent hair removal from your arms, legs, back, bum, underarms and tum with a lifetime of 400,000 flashes and 10 intensity levels for the perfect treatment every time.


  • 1 x wide Head for body
  • 1 x Venus Extra Smooth Razor
  • 1 x premium storage pouch
  • No precision head at all

Still not sure? Let our team of Beauty Device Experts help you choose the right IPL device for you.

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