How often do I need to use it?
We recommend using your handset once a week for the first 12 weeks. After this period use your handset once a month, for 3 months or until satisfied. To maintain hairless smooth skin, use your handset once every 2 to 3 months, or as needed.
Which areas of my body can I use this on?
You can use your handset on your entire body, including your face (just be sure to not get too close to your eyes).
Can It be Used on naturally dark or tanned skin?
All Silk’n hair removal devices use HPL technology – a flash is emitted which targets hair’s pigment, before converting into heat. Since the light cannot differentiate between skin or hair pigmentation, if the skin is dark, the flash may immediately be drawn to it and may result in adverse reactions.
Please refer to the Fitzpatrick scale page to ensure you are a suitable candidate before purchasing your hair removal device.
If you think your skin tone falls within the suitable range, you should still use your device with caution; we recommend doing a couple of test flashes with each level, on each area that you plan to treat. For example, if you want to treat your legs, start at Level 1 and do a couple of flashes on your legs. Wait 24 to 48 hrs and if you do not get a reaction, you should be okay to treat this area at this level. Again, you should follow this protocol with each area, at each level, to determine which level you are able to tolerate.
Please also keep in mind during the summer months extra caution should be taken to protect and cover up any areas being treated from the sun regardless of your skin tone. Many individuals take a break during this season because their skin darkens from exposure to the sun’s rays.
Can men use Flash&Go Express?
Yes, all of our HPL hair removal devices can be used by men. But, please note that male facial hair can be especially difficult to treat and it may not give you the look you desire. The end result will be that of unnaturally smooth skin, not a freshly shaven appearance.
Treating the neck and back, however, has been proven to be quite successful for men – leaving a natural hair-free appearance. Facial and chest hairs will require more treatments than those of women to get the full results.
Are there any age restrictions?
We recommend that adolescents wait until they are at least 16 years old before starting treatments with any of our hair removal devices. Due to the hormonal changes that the body goes through during puberty, treatments may be less effective during this period. There is no maximum age limit to who can use the device, but keep in mind that treatments will be less effective on grey hairs.
Can I use this over tattoos, moles, or freckles?
We do not recommend using the Laser-Uss Device over tattooed skin, or raised moles, freckles, or beauty marks. To treat around these areas, we suggest covering the section of your skin with white surgical tape or a white cloth to prevent accidental flashes.