Bodycare • 31 January 2018
The iluminage Touch device has always been a big player in the at-home hair removal market, thanks to it’s patented technology. Developed by leading dermatologists, the device uses a unique combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) to enhance performance. What’s more, it’s the only device available that has been FDA cleared for use on the face and body and across all skin tones.
The device can be used on ALL skin tones with naturally blonde, dark blonde, red, brown, brunette and black hair. For best results, we recommend using the iluminage Touch weekly over a period of 7 weeks. This initial treatment regimen offers permanent hair reduction over the long term. If you have naturally light hair, you may have to top up your initial treatment with maintenance sessions to maximise results.
The Patch Test
If you are using the system for the first time or on a new body area, it’s advisable to conduct a skin sensitivity patch test on that zone. Using the LOW ELOS level, follow the pre-treatment plan before treating the small area. Following the skin test, wait 30 minutes before checking your skin for a reaction. If the treated area becomes flushed, please wait 24 hours and repeat the test.
- Preparation. Shave, wax or epilate the area that you’d like to treat immediately before treatment. Wipe clean and dry the area to ensure the light technology focuses on the hair follicles beneath the surface for optimal efficacy.
- Activate. Power on the iluminage Touch system before selecting your ELOS energy level. We recommend always starting on the lowest setting and moving up to a level that feels comfortable to use. Press the ELOS activation button on the back of the applicator to begin.
- Treat. Gently place the applicator onto your skin, making sure that the 2 silver bars remain in constant contact with the skin. Glide the applicator over the skin in a continuous motion moving after each flash. Repeat until you have covered the entire area 2 to 3 times.
- Power down. Turn the device off and carefully clean the cartridge head between treatments. Place into the cradle and store in a safe place.
What To Expect
During the treatment you may feel a warming sensation across the skin. Some people may experience slightly flushed skin after treatment, these should disappear within 24 hours.
Emily, our resident product expert, unboxed the iluminage Touch and explores her top tips on how to make the most of your treatment. Watch her review video below.