What is Silk'n Flash n Go Pro?
Silk’n Flash n Go Pro is a light based hair removal device. It’s able to reduce unwanted hair on the body and face permanently with its HPL™ (Home Pulsed Light) technology. This technology is the home version of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) used in beauty salons.
Does it work?
Yes! Flash&Go PRO is clinically proven to be highly effective in removing unwanted hair permanently. It has been cleared by the FDA.
How does it work?
Light energy is selectively absorbed in the hair shaft and transformed into heat. This disables hair growing cells in the hair follicle. The surrounding tissue remains at normal temperature. The procedure is safe for your skin. After each treatment, hair growth is reduced.
How long before I'm hair free?
Start by using your device once every 2 weeks for the first 4 to 5 sessions. After that you only need to treat once a month or as needed.
You will start to see results with your Silk’n system in about 3-4 sessions or about 6-8 weeks. You will notice dramatic changes in your hair structure, it will become much finer and much thinner. You will also notice that the growth pattern will slow dramatically. Full hair removal can take up to 6 months. Silk’n hair removal is simple, safe, and effective with permanent results.
Does it work everywhere for everyone?
Flash&Go PRO is designed for use on the face (cheekbones down), legs, arms, underarms, bikini lines, and other areas of the body where hair removal is desired.
This beauty tool is ideal for use with lighter skin tones (I - IV on the Fitzpatrick Skin Tone Classification Scale) and brown-to black hair.
IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR:
Flash n Go Pro is not recommended for those who have dark or very tanned skin with white-colored hair. The light will not detect the difference between skin and hair pigment, therefore it will not flash and treatment will not be effective.
Is it safe?
Flash&Go PRO hair removal device is safe and effective for women and men. Our patented HPL™ technology is best suited for lighter skin tones and darker hair. Our built-in skin color sensor prevents the device from turning on if the skin tone is too dark to treat.
With five available energy levels, you can choose the level you’re most comfortable with. We recommend starting at level one just until your body gets used to using this type of system.
Is it effective on white, grey or blonde hairs?
Silk'n Flash n Go Pro is safe for all skin colours, including darker tones, and almost all hair colours. It works best on darker hair types, or hair that contains more melanin. Melanin is the pigment which gives hair and skin its colour, and it absorbs light energy. Black and dark brown hair have the best outcome, although brown and light brown hair will also respond positively. However, they typically require more hair removal sessions. Red, white, grey and blond hair may show some response, but may require more treatments. Please view the Hair and Skin Colour chart on our website.
In which areas can it be used?
In general, it can be used on the body and face, except for the eye area, nipples and genitals. For all exceptions to the rule due to (skin) conditions and/or diseases, please read the manual carefully (can be found online and in the package of the product).
Does the treatment hurt?
Most users report no pain at all or just feeling a slight sensation of heat and tingling when a light pulse is emitted. Users with thicker and darker hairs may feel slightly more discomfort, but this discomfort subsides once the hair removal session is completed. For your convenience, this device has five energy levels that can be set according to sensitivity and tolerance. It is important that you don't treat the same area of skin more than once per hair removal session as this increases the likelihood of adverse effects.
How does the Touch & Glide technology work?
Silk'n Flash n Go Pro has an entirely different design to similar HPL™ hair removal devices on the market today. It only has one button, which you can use to turn the device on or off or to switch to a different power level. This means you no longer have to press a pulse button to release a light flash - which will make your hair removal sessions a lot quicker and easier. Simply put the tip of the device in contact with your skin and the Flash n Go Pro automatically emits a light pulse. You can choose to focus on a small area by moving the device from one spot to the next. Or you can let the device glide across a larger area, so that you can finish up in a matter of minutes.
What are the functions of the three sensors?
Silk'n Flash n Go Pro has three sensors for Skin Colour, Touch, and Movement. The device reads your skin tone (Skin Colour Sensor) to determine whether it is suitable for treatment with the energy level selected. Touch your skin with the device (Touch Sensor), flash automatically, and whenever you stop moving the device over your skin, even before completing your hair removal session, the device will cease operation automatically (Movement Sensor).
How long does a treatment take?
The time can vary depending on the area of the body that is treated. A full leg can take up to 15 minutes and one armpit can take 2 minutes. Do you want to remove hair quickly? The Touch & Glide technology is unique and ultra-fast. Silk'n Flash n Go Pro can produce individual light pulses at automatic intervals. With this method you can simply glide the device over your skin.
What is the Auto Energy Adjust system?
With Silk'n Flash n Go Pro, people with a darker skin tone can also use light pulse hair removal. The totally new Auto Energy Adjust System in combination with the smart Skin Colour Sensor ensures that the energy level of the device can be automatically lowered to energy level 2 - a level safe for all skin tones - when the skin tone is too dark for the device. This ensures superior safety as you never have to worry about the energy level for your skin tone being too high.
How often should I use it?
Typical hair removal plan during a full hair growth cycle:
Treatments 1-8: plan two weeks apart
Treatments 8+: Four weeks apart.
Maintenance: Treat as needed, until desired results are achieved. From time to time some upkeep may be needed if growth is still visible.
Why doesn't the device emit a light pulse sometimes?
Make sure that the treatment surface and the Skin Colour Sensor are fully attached to your skin. If the device doesn't emit a light pulse at all, it could be that the number of pulses has been used up or the lamp is broken.
For how long should I continue treatment?
A typical full hair growth cycle may take 18-24 months. During this time multiple sessions are required in order to achieve permanent hair reduction. The duration of hair removal sessions varies per person according to their body area, hair colour and how the device is used.
When can I expect results?
As with any light-based or laser hair removal device, results are not immediate. In fact, hair may sometimes appear to be growing back after a hair removal session, but typically after two weeks many of these hairs will simply fall out. Additionally, hair grows in three different stages and only hairs in an active growth stage will be affected. Thus, hairs that are not active cannot be targeted. This is one of the main reasons why multiple sessions are required to achieve the desired result.
Why does it work without cartridges?
Silk'n Flash n Go Pro contains so many light pulses - enough for many treatments - no cartridges are needed. Therefore, they are not available. So there is no need to ever purchase a refill, saving you even more money!
Can I shave in between treatments?
Yes. For better results and product experience it is recommended to shave before and in between treatments. We do not recommend you to wax, because the hair shaft will be removed and therefore cannot be treated. Also, do not pluck or tweeze the hair out.
Why is my hair growing, even though I treated it a week ago?
It is quite common for hair to appear as if it is still growing up to two weeks after a hair removal session. This process is known as 'ejection', and after about two weeks you'll see that these hairs simply fall out. Please note, do not pull out the treated hairs - just let them fall out naturally.
It is also possible that some hairs, due to missed application or different stages of growth, were not affected by previous treatments. These hairs will be treated in follow-up sessions, hence the reason multiple hair removal sessions are required to achieve the best results.
At what age can it be used?
This device is suitable for adults. If you are not an adult yet, it can be used from the age of 15, but only by or under the supervision of an adult.
How do I clean my device?
You can clean your device with a dry, clean cloth and a specially formulated cleaner for electronic equipment. Make sure you clean the treatment surface properly. Never immerse the device or any of its parts in water!
Can I expose treated areas to the sun?
The lowest energy level (1) is designed for safe use even after sun exposure. If you use energy levels 2-5, avoid further exposure to the sun for 4 weeks before and 2 weeks after your treatment. This applies to all skin types, even those that don't seem to tan quickly. We don't advise it, but if you have to go out in the sun after a treatment, be sure to apply sunscreen SPF30 or higher to the treated area. Do this for 2 weeks after a treatment.
Do I need the Silk'n App?
You do not necessarily need the Silk'n App; your device will also function without it. But it is very helpful. The App has a handy tool to plan your treatments in a scheduler. When it's time for your next hair removal session, the App will send you automated alerts to notify you beforehand. This way, you will never forget a session again. You can download the app on Android and iOS devices.
If you do not wish to use the App, you can use the treatment plan schedule in the user manual.
Can this device be used on the private areas including genitals?
All Silk’n hair removal products are designed for body hair removal anywhere from the face (below the cheek bone) down. It is not recommended to use Silk’n on genitals (male or female). When we use the term 'genitals' we are referring to the complete genital area. We do not recommend treating directly on the genitals as this area has more sensitive skin, as well can has more pigmentation which puts you at a greater risk of an adverse reaction blistering. The bikini line is a common treatment area for Silk'n users, however you must be careful when getting too close to the genital area. The bikini line would be considered skin along the lower abdomen and between the legs that is exposed by bikini style undergarments. We do not recommend treating the genital area but consider completing a full bikini - which will be very close, but not a full Brazilian.
Can you place Aloe Vera Gel on your skin before zapping the device for hair removal?
It is important to do your treatments on clean dry skin. No additional gels are required. Make sure you shave the area so that the light pulse can reach the root of the hair follicle. After you have completed your treatment you may apply your lotions and gels.
Do you need to wear safety glasses (dark glasses) to use this? I have seen users on Youtube put glasses on, but others did not.
All our hair removal devices have been FDA cleared for use without any safety glasses. The flash you see is no more harmful than that of a camera flash. If you prefer you can look away or close your eyes as the device is flashing. Some customers prefer to wear sunglasses during treatment to avoid the bright flash. The device is also fitted with an added safety feature that does not allow it to flash without being in complete contact with the treatment area.