SMOOTHSKIN BARE Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal System
You’ve opened up a world of unparalleled beauty, smoothness and convenience. The days of waxing woes are officially behind you! With your new SMOOTHSKIN BARE Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal system you can look forward to silky smooth skin that lasts so long you’ll have forgotten all about stubbly legs and prickly underarms. Wave goodbye to wax strips – SMOOTHSKIN is here to stay!
SMOOTHSKIN BARE is powered by Intense Pulsed Light derived from professional IPL technology. This means when it comes to hair removal, nothing else comes close.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Interesting fact! Hair grows in 3 distinct and consecutive phases, and not all hairs are in the same phase at any one time. Because the IPL treatment is only effective in one particular phase (the Anagen ‘growth phase’ – since you ask), this is why you should follow your treatment regime until you see the desired results. By following the recommended regime, you’re likely to zap any hairs you missed in previous treatments. Simple science!
HOW DOES IPL WORK?
SMOOTHSKIN BARE is designed to help break the hair cycle and prevent regrowth. Light energy is transferred through the skin’s surface and is absorbed by melanin present in the hair shaft. That light energy is converted to heat energy (below the surface of the skin), which stops the pesky hairs from growing back. Now you can look forward to seeing the treated hairs naturally fall out over the course of a few days to 1-2 weeks.
The Treatment Regime
First let’s talk about what NOT to expect. As for ALL home-use IPL or laser treatments (don’t believe anyone who would tell you otherwise), one treatment won’t last forever. You will need to keep treating the hairs every once in a while to avoid hair growth starting up again; but the great thing about SMOOTHSKIN BARE is that it will prevent hair
regrowth as long as you keep treating regularly, so if you keep it up, you will never have to experience stubbly legs or underarms again. Hoorah! To get the most out of your SMOOTHSKIN BARE, you should use it every week to ensure all hair follicles are treated.
In the first few weeks following the initial treatments, you will still see some hairs growing. Relax, these will likely be the hairs that were not treated in their growth phase (when IPL is most effective) so be sure to keep up with the treatments! Within 4 weeks, you should be seeing a reduction in hair regrowth. Doesn’t it feel fantastic? There will still be some hairs that need treating as you need to catch each hair in the right phase, but don’t worry, things will only get better from here on in - so keep it up!
You shouldn’t expect to see any significant side effects from the treatments. If you do notice anything out of the ordinary, just flick to section 5.2 for a bit more information.
Keeping Continuously Smooth
Of course, everyone’s length of treatment is different (because we all have different skin, hair, lifestyle…even genetics play a role!) so from now on it’s mostly up to you to define what is the right regime for you. The secret to staying silky smooth is to keep at it and stick to your treatment regime. With regular use, you will see fewer and fewer hairs growing back. These hairs should also be finer, lighter in colour and grow more slowly. As time goes on, you will be able to completely replace your shaving routine.
1. Before using SMOOTHSKIN BARE, prepare the area to be treated by making sure it is shaved (making sure to remove all visible hair prior to every treatment), cleaned and dried. Any hairs remaining above the surface of the skin may
damage the front of your device and could cause an adverse reaction.
Don’t wax, epilate or pluck the hair in the treatment area, as this will remove the hair shaft that absorbs the light
energy during treatment.
Remember, don’t use any gels or creams with this device!
Whoa there! One step at a time... Before your first treatment on each new body area, test your skin (in that area) for a reaction to SMOOTHSKIN BARE. The Patch Test area should be approximately 3cm x 2cm (equivalent to 2 flashes side by side).
1. Follow the instructions in the ‘Getting Started’ section to begin as usual.
2. Treat the area.
3. Wait 24 hours.
4. If there’s no reaction after 24 hours, you’re good to go! The ‘patch tested area’ should NOT be re-treated for at least 1 week.
Power on the device.
Plug the power supply in using the cable provided. The skin tone sensor on the front of the handset will illuminate blue and the fan will start up.
Skin Tone Sensor
SMOOTHSKIN BARE has a unique, sophisticated skin tone sensor. During a treatment, the sensor is continuously active, searching for a valid skin tone.
If the skin tone sensor does not detect a valid skin tone, then the handset cannot be activated. Make sure the handset is placed flat against your skin, as it will only detect the correct Skin Tone when pressed against the skin.
• Press the handset firmly against the area to be treated. The indicators around the activation button will illuminate WHITE when the device is ready to flash.
• Press the activation button. The device will flash, and you will feel a warm sensation.
• Move the handset to the next area to be treated and go again!
Ensure that the ENTIRE AREA receives treatment, and treat any stubborn areas (such as underarms) with multiple passes (running your device over the same area a maximum of 3 times).
Make sure not to cover the vents on the device whilst treating, as this can lead to the device overheating. SMOOTHSKIN BARE is an extremely fast and powerful device, allowing you to complete a whole body treatment in under 10 minutes.
TREATMENT METHOD – STAMP OR GLIDE
There are two recommended methods for treatment - ‘Stamp’ or ‘Glide.’ For whichever method you choose, the handset must be moved between flashes to ensure the area is treated evenly and no bits are missed.
Best for small areas such as the underarm and face. Place the handset on the skin, press and release the activation button. Remove from the skin before carefully re-applying to the next treatment area.
This is best for larger areas such as legs. Place the handset on the skin, press and hold down the activation button, then glide the handset along the skin between flashes. Try to move the handset at a steady speed that gives full coverage without overlap or missed areas.
When you’ve finished your treatment, SMOOTHSKIN BARE should be unplugged from the electrical outlet. Refer to section 5.3 for details of how best to look after SMOOTHSKIN BARE
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
SMOOTHSKIN BARE is a powerful device. Some people may experience slight discomfort (e.g. heat or redness of the skin) during use - this is normal. This type of reaction usually disappears within 24 hours. Side effects or reactions are usually immediate or appear within 24 hours.
CLEANING, MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
1. After treatment, always switch off SMOOTHSKIN BARE by unplugging from the electrical outlet.
2. After use, the Handset, should be inspected for damage and wiped down with a dry, lint free cloth.
WARNING: The glass filter can get hot during use. DO NOT touch or clean the filter for at least 5 minutes after use to allow it to cool down. NEVER use water or other cleaning fluids, as these can damage the device and cause a safety hazard. To ensure maximum performance of your SMOOTHSKIN BARE, it is particularly important to keep the reflector and skin tone sensor free from dirt, hair or other debris. If necessary, the reflector and skin tone sensor can be carefully cleaned by using a slightly damp cotton bud.
3. Store SMOOTHSKIN BARE in a cool, dry place. Make sure that the treatment window and skin tone sensor on the handset are protected from damage.
SMOOTHSKIN BARE is a filtered broadband Intense Pulsed Light system with the following technical specifications:
• Repetition Rate: Manually pulsed every 0.6 seconds
• Continuous Operation
• Max Optical Output: 3J/cm2
• Pulse Length: 1msec FWHM
• Power Line Input: 100–240V~, 50/60Hz, 1.3-0.55A
• Operating Temperature: Between 5°C and 40°C
• Operating Humidity: Up to 93%R.H. non condensing
• Operating Pressures: 700hPa to 1060hPa
• Treatment Area (spot size): 3 cm2 (30mm x 10mm)
• Temperature: -25°C to +70°C
• Humidity: Up to 93%R.H. non condensing
• Pressures: 500hPa to 1060hPa
SMOOTHSKIN BARE has unlimited flashes and is intended for a single user. CE marking certifies that this appliance conforms to the following EEC directives:
• Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
• Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU
• Energy related Product Directive 2009 / 125 / EC.
We grant a 2 year warranty on the product starting on the date of purchase. Within the warranty period, we will check faults in materials or workmanship free of charge and replace the complete device, at our discretion. This warranty extends to every country where this device is supplied by Cyden Ltd or its appointed distributor. This warranty does not cover damage due to 35 improper use, normal wear or use as well as defects that have a negligible effect on the value or operation of the appliance. The warranty becomes void if repairs are undertaken by unauthorised persons and if original SMOOTHSKIN BARE parts are not used.