I own this device since summer and love it! I too had many questions/concerns so di lots of research before buying. There is an onlne video to watch on silkn's website on using this device. I found that helpful in making my decision. As to the results, I am very pleased. I have used it 5-6 times and now don't have to use it every 2 weeks. I am using on face and underarms. My underarms have just a very few stragglers I may have missed, or just taking a little longer. I don't have the need to shave though. My chin, upperand lower lip areas are the real surprises. I have struggled my whole life with coarse, dark hairs over my lip and in spots on each side of my chin. I have been tweezing these for at least 15-20 years-tedious, uncomfortable and needed to do it EVERY day. NO MORE TWEEZING! I look in my magnifying mirror daily, just trying to find hairs. Once in a while there will be a ough one hanging on-but I really have to look hard. You do have to shave the areas with a razor before each tretment. That scared me more than anything-what if it didn't work and I had that terrible stubble left to deal with???? No need to worry-it sisn't grow back thicker/coarser. Actually each time it was softer and easier to remove. I am now taking steroids and can't use for at least 3 months, even for touch ups. I forgot and used it after being on the meds last time and it did cause a little redness and stinging in the underarm area for a few days. So be sure to pay attention to the medication guidelines-it did make a difference. I have plenty of life left in the original lamp ( I got 2 extra w/750 each) One thing that happened with me, is that if the lights over my vanity in the bathroom are on, sometimes the sensor detects that my skin is too dark and shuts down, even though it is no darker than any other area. I turn off the lights and open the window blinds- and all is well again. I did have to shut it down and restart. If the lights could be dimmed, problem solved too. Or just go to a little dimmer room. I should be a spokesperson for them-I LOVE IT! Has given me much more confidence and freedom from plucking!
Nov 27, 2012