Unwanted hair is really so very unwanted, and sometimes it is such a hassle for us to remove them. We have to make appointments at hair removal clinics, undergo waxing, shaving, threading, etc.. And worse, we have to waste time in Metro Manila traffic going to and from our appointments!
Well, good news! A handheld, at-home IPL hair removal kit is now available. Contours Body Design Studio is introducing the MLay IPL at-home hair removal kit. This is a laser type hair removal device that you can buy for yourself and use whenever you want.
IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is what many clinics use to remove unwanted hair from clients. IPL works by emitting a wavelength into the skin that targets pigment (for hair removal). The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. It quickly turns to heat which then kills the growing cells that make the hair.
MLay IPL All-in-One Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenating and Acne Clearing Kit
What can you do with the MLay IPL Kit? You can do laser hair removal in the comfort of your own home, any time you want! Not only that, you can also rejuvenate skin and clear acne with the handheld device.
The Mlay M3 IPL Kit comes in a box like this:
The kit includes:
- the MLay device
- power cord
- sunglasses for eye protection
- Hair Removal Lamp Head (attached to the device)
- Skin Rejuvenating Lamp Head
- Acne Clearing Lamp Head
These are the different lamp heads that you can interchange on the device:
The lamps are labeled: HR for Hair Removal, SR for Skin Rejuvating, AC for Acne Clearing.
You can swap them out depending on what type of treatment you want:
Plug the power:
To turn on the device, press the Power button (long press). When you first turn on the device, you need to wait for a few seconds for it to be ready.
You can adjust the settings using the screen (short presses on the power button) – you can change the power level here. Start from the lowest and then just gradually move up according to how high you can tolerate it.
You activate the treatment by pressing the trigger.
The IPL hair removal feature works best with dark-colored hair against light-colored skin. You can use the device for hair on the lip area, armpit, body hair, legs, bikini area, etc…
Procedure (Hair Removal):
- Shave and clean the area to be treated.
- Wear the goggles / sunglasses to protect your eyes from the IPL.
- Set your power level, start from a low level first.
- Place the treatment lamp on the area to be treated, press the trigger. There should be a flash. Sometimes you have to wait for a few seconds for the device to recharge before it will flash again. Wait for the light to turn green. You also have to make sure that the lamp is pressed on your skin properly. If it is not correctly pressed on your skin, the device will not flash.
- Keep going until you cover the entire area to be treated. Don’t go over the same area more than twice.
- When finished, power off the device. Clean the treatment window with a damp cloth or cotton swab.
- Store the device and accessories back in the box and put in a safe place.
Treatment takes 7 – 9 sessions:
Once a week for the first 3 sessions.
For the remaining sessions, do them once every 2-3 weeks.
For maintenance, do one treatment every 2 months on the area with hair regrowth.
This device is very convenient! Sure beats having to travel all the way to the clinic for hair removal sessions! Aside from hair removal, you can also do skin rejuvenation or acne treatment, so it’s a 3-in-1 device. You can do the treatments yourself at home, at your own time, wearing whatever you want. There’s also no embarrassing moments when you have to disrobe at the clinic or show your hairy parts to clinic staff.
The device is easy to use. I wish it included more info about the product, but the instruction manual was a bit sparse. You can easily figure it out or go online to find more information about it.
Does it hurt? It depends. Each flash feels like being hit with a jolt of electricity. Start at the lowest setting and gradually go up based on how much you can tolerate. The lowest setting is not that painful – just a slight sting that is gone in a second.
Does it work? It varies.
I was lent a review unit 4 months ago for 5 sessions. I’ve been using it on my armpit hair and now my armpit hair has become so thin that it’s almost invisible. As in parang balahibong pusa nalang after about 5 sessions. Before using MLay, I have been plucking my armpit hair – it has become thinner with plucking, but still not invisible. But after 5 sessions of MLay, my armpit hair has become really, really thin (new growth), and I have so much less armpit hair that I don’t even worry about plucking anymore. It’s as if I don’t have armpit hair anymore. Meron pa din if I look closely, but I can go for 2-3 months without plucking because there’s practically no more hair.
For the hair on my upper lip, the smaller, thinner hair have disappeared, but the thicker hair is still there. I think I need more sessions for them.
My lower legs are practically hairless now! I used to have short, very thin hair on my lower legs but now they are gone.
But the biggest, and UNEXPECTED IMPROVEMENT was for the red bumps my sister had on her legs. Many years ago ago, she shaved her legs and got red bumps on her legs from ingrown hair that just wouldn’t go away no matter how much she exfoliated. After using MLay for just a few sessions, the red bumps have reduced significantly and she has smoother legs now! I’m not sure, but I think that MLay killed the ingrown hair that was causing the red bumps.
I think MLay IPL works the fastest on thin hair. For thicker hair, it might take more sessions to get rid of them.
For the skin rejuvenating feature, it has a similar effect as the laser treatment you get when you get a facial done at a clinic. Skin feels tighter and looks better after the session.
If there are many women in your family or group of friends, you can actually share the device. It is easy to pass around. If the price has you worried, just think how much it costs per session at a clinic. When you purchase this at-home hair removal kit and let your sisters or best friends use it as well, it becomes more value-for-money because many more people benefit from using it.
The MLay IPL Hair Removal Kit is exclusively available at Contours Body Design Studio. You may purchase it from any of their branches. More stocks are available in the main branch. The price for the entire kit is P18,000.
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