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Lumea Prestige IPL - Hair removal device

Lumea Prestige IPL - Hair removal device

With unique curved attachments, For use on body and face, With SmartSkin sensor, Both cordless and corded use BRI950/60

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there warnings or cautions for using Philips Lumea?

There are several contraindications to take into account before you start using Lumea. Please find below a list of conditions, medications and disorders that are not suitable for using Lumea.

Suitable skin types

  • For Lumea model series SC200X and BRI95X: Never use the device if you have skin type VI (you rarely to never sunburn, very dark tanning). In this case you run a high risk of developing skin reactions, such as hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, strong redness or burns.
  • For all other Philips IPL models: Never use the device if you have skin type V and VI (you rarely sunburn, very good tanning). In this case you run a high risk of developing skin reactions, such as hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, strong redness or burns.

Never use Lumea

if you are pregnant or breast feeding as the device was not tested on pregnant or breast feeding women.
if you have any active implants such as pacemaker, neurostimulator, insulin pump etc.
*if you have infections, eczema, burns, inflammation of hair follicles, open lacerations, abrasions, herpes simplex, wounds or lesions and haematomas in the areas to be treated

  • on irritated (red or cut), sunburned, recently tanned or fake-tanned skin
  • on the following areas: On moles, freckles, large veins, darker pigmented areas, scars, skin anomalies without consulting your doctor. This can result in a burn and a change in skin color, which makes it potentially harder to identify skin-related diseases
    *on the following areas: warts, tattoos or permanent make-up.

Never use Lumea on the following areas

  • Around the eyes and near the eyebrows.
  • On lips, nipples, areolas, labia minora, vagina, anus and the inside of the nostrils and ears.
    *If you have had surgery in the areas to be treated in the last three weeks.
  • Men must not use it on the face and neck including all beard growing areas and whole genital area.
  • On areas, where you use long-lasting deodorants. This can result in skin reactions.
  • Never use the device on the following areas: Over or near anything artificial like silicone implants, subcutaneous injection ports (insulin dispenser) or piercings.

Never use Lumea if you take any of the medications listed below:

  • If your skin is currently being treated with or has recently been treated in the past week with Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Beta- Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), topical isotretinoinand azelaic acid.
  • If you have taken any form of isotretinoin Accutane or Roaccutane in the last six months. This treatment can make skin more susceptible to tears, wounds and irritations.
  • If you are taking photosensitising agents or medications, check the package insert of your medicine and never use the device if it is stated that it can cause photo-allergic reactions, photo-toxic reactions or if you have to avoid sun when taking this medicine.
  • If you take anticoagulation medications, including heavy use of aspirin, in a manner which does not allow for a minimum 1-week washout period prior to each treatment

Never use Lumea

  • If you have received radiation therapy or chemotherapy within the past 3 months.
  • If you are on painkillers which reduce the skin's sensitivity to heat.
  • If you take immunosuppressive medications
  • If you have received radiation therapy or chemotherapy within the past 3 months
    Please note that this list is not exhaustive. If you are not sure whether you can use the device, we advise you to consult your doctor.

The information on this page applies to the following models: BRI950/60 , BRI953/60 , BRI956/60 , TT3003/61 , SC1995/60 , SC2007/00 , SC1997/60 , SC2009/60 , SC2002/01 , SC2003/00 , SC2002/00 , SC2001/00 . more less

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