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Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device


Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device

What it is: Flash&Go is an FDA-cleared home-use device for obtaining permanent hair removal from the face and body. What it does: Designed for use by both men and women, the Flash&Go is an FDA-cleared home-use device for obtaining permanent hair removal results. Flash&Go uses highly sophisticated Home Pulsed Light(TM) (HPL) technology to safely and effectively provide proven long-term hair removal results. The Home Pulsed Light (HPL) technology in the device has been designed to capture all the clinical benefits of pulsed light for hair removal at home. A unique skin color sensor is built into the Flash&Go to measure the treated skin complexion at the beginning of each session and occasionally during the session. The skin color sensor ensures that pulses will only be emitted on suitable skintones. As with professional laser treatments, a series of treatments are required to clear an area of unwanted hair. This set contains: - Silk'n Flash&Go device - 1 Lamp Cartridge - Power cord What else you need to know:Top dermatologists and plastic surgeons who tested Flash&Go concluded it could be used safely, easily, and effectively in a typical home environment. The device is easy to set up and self-treatments are simple, quick, and clean. Results come with minimal discomfort as compared to waxing or professional laser treatments.Research results:Clinical studies showed dramatic hair reduction after 3 months post final treatment.
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Questions & Answers for Silk'n Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device

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can you use this product on your fae?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(port jervis,ny)
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
4 answers
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answer 1
My facial hair was the first to go actually. After the 4th treatment it just fell out of the follicle and it hasn't grown back. I don't think this laser is strong enough to stimulate dormant hair. All I know is that I used it on my upper lip and chin and now I'm hair-free. No new dormant hair growth either.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
ScruffyCat
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Despite what everyone is saying the FDA does not recommend using it on your face. "Unlike body hair, most of women's potential facial hair remains inactive and hidden, while only a fraction of it grows and surfaces. Exposing facial hair to the light pulses of Flash n Go may remove apparent hair but simultaneously stimulate unwanted growth of hidden hair."-fda guidelines

Also they say it may cause serious eye injury.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
chinalily
(Canada)
answer 3
Absolutely! This new design is awesome for the face area! Especially the upper lip and chin areas. The instruction manual recommends to use it from the cheek bone down.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(LA, CA)
answer 4
Yes, you could use this on your face and body.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
tiffanybt
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this vs the new remington device?
the new remington ipl home device gets twice as many "pulses" from each cartridge compared with the silkn sensepil device- hopefully this new silkn model will improve on the flashes/pulses that come with each cartridge? does anyone know how long these cartridge lights last?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Ashland, Oregon)
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
4 answers
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answer 1
I'm confused. If this is the same technology as the previous silkn it is not permanent. What is the difference between the technology of this and the other silkn model? bc i have the silkn and it is not permanent
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
tara1245
(Ashland, Oregon)
answer 2
thank you, I didn't know this promised longer lasting results than the remington!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
tara1245
(Ashland, Oregon)
answer 3
I was referring to the Flash & Go...not the FaceFX! The FaceFX is a new product for Skin Rejuvination, not hair removal!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(LA, CA)
answer 4
I am assuming your are referring to the Remington IPL5000 i-LIGHT. The flash & go offers permanent hair reduction, and the i-Light only temporarily stuns the follicle, suppressing hair growth for only up to three months. The FaceFX can also be used on the face, where as the i-Light cannot. Those are the two main differences.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(LA, CA)
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Do you see any results after the first session? Do you still shave or wax the area until the more permanent results appear?
I'm interested in this primarily for the bikini line... and if I get it soon I might see the full results before I would be in the sun or tanning... but since it takes multiple sessions to work, can I use other hair removal methods in the meantime? And will I see any results after the first treatment or two?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Scarborough, ME)
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
3 answers
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answer 1
It isn't until the second session that I noticed an apparent result. The first session barely made a difference for me. But it probably differ for everyone since the manual indicated that it takes up to 4 treatments for the result to 'begin' to show.
answered 2 years ago
ilselissey
(traveling)
answer 2
You can shave but do not wax. The hair follicle needs to be present in order for this to work. Waxing pulls out the follicle.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
pukbarnes
(Edmonton, Alberta)
answer 3
You have to shave the area to be treated before you treat because if you don't it will hurt like heck. You also shave in between treatments eventually the hair will fall out and when hairs grow back they will be finer and lighter then finally gone!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
jerseygir1
(Virginia Beach VA)
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if this is indeed permanent, why would they sell it for household use?
i don't understand. "permanent removal", so by definition, you would use it for only once.... why would you buy it for household usage?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
vivsun
(Albany, NY)
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
3 answers
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answer 1
In addition to the answers above, hormone fluctuations will affect the hair growth and you may need touch ups. Similar to professional "permanent" hair laser removal treatments.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
eikooc
(CA)
answer 2
Results from this probably won't be completely permanent, you will have to keep occasionally using it. It is simply not strong enough for permanent hair removal
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
chinalily
(Canada)
answer 3
It takes multiple sessions to achieve permanent results. According to the DVD included with the product, it can take up to 18-24 months of sessions to obtain hair removal that is permanent.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dayglo6
(San Francisco, CA)
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Skin Tone
How can you make sure before buying this device if my skin tone will be appropriate for this device? Is there any skin tone chart?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
3 answers
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answer 1
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
eikooc
(CA)
answer 2
Taken with my phone so it isn't the best quality, but here's a skin type chart from the box.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
eikooc
(CA)
answer 3
there is no chart, and you cant. if you have the device it wont flash if the are you are dong is too dark. it doesnt work on tanned skin. sometimes it wont flash on my skin, but then ill turn a bright light on and itll work, so if your skin is lightly tan it will probably work.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
1117
(Catonsville, MD)
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how long the cartridge last?
if the product does not work can we return it to sephora?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
exoticpeacock
(new york)
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
2 answers
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answer 1
The DVD that comes with the device says that the cartridge lasts for 1000 flashes, which is approximately equivalent to one treatment session of both arms, both legs, and the bikini line.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dayglo6
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
Each cartridge has 1,000 flashes. The area treated with each flash is 4 cm squared.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(LA, CA)
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what is the difference between TRIA Hair Removal and Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal
I have aaaaaaaTRIA Hair Removal and if Flash & Go botha re same then how come there is so much difference in price.
I used Tria just one time and it does have almost same feature as Flash & Go.
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
sweety2211
(Plainfiel, CT)
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
2 answers
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answer 1
The technology is the same for the Tria and the Flash&Go. They both can and do remove some hair permanently. The differences are first, the size of the applicator tip. The Tria's tip is about a quarter size of the Flash&Go's large tip so you can only really use the Tria on small areas since it will only cover 1 or 2 hair follicles at a time. The Flash&Go's larger tip makes it a lot easier and faster to treat large areas like your legs and arms. The second difference is the Flash&Go runs on replaceable cartridges while the Tria runs on a rechargeable battery.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
ScruffyCat
(New York, NY)
answer 2
this product is like all the rest, it is meant for light skin and dark hair. I have never used the tria, but im assuming the price difference is because of the size of the treatment area, and how long a cartridge lasts, etc.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
1117
(Catonsville, MD)
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Would this product work on fair skin with blonde hair?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
nellly
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
2 answers
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answer 1
nope only works on darker hair
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
jerseygir1
(Virginia Beach VA)
answer 2
no, it works on dark hair only, if you have light hair it cant find the hair follicle
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
1117
(Catonsville, MD)
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Anyone use after laser treatment fails?
I had laser hair removal at a medspa and it didn't work at all. Has anyone tried this after having no success with laser hair removal?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
phxcpa
(Phoenix, Az)
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
2 answers
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answer 1
Just wanted to add a helpful comment that it usually takes several (up to 5) treatments at a laser clinic to get results. I did 5 treatments on my face at $100 a pop over the course of a year, and I have had decent results though still need occasional tweezing of my chin. I have not purchased this at-home product yet, but I expect it to be the same...requires follow-up use and several treatments. Overall, there is the advantage of convenience for doing this in the privacy of your home and saving money over time. Hope this helps someone!
answered 2 years ago
lulucurls
(portsmouth, nh)
answer 2
I have had in house laser done before, and it works better than this does. so if it didnt work for you this probably wont either
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
1117
(Catonsville, MD)
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Is it painful to use?
I've had laser treatments in the past... When your doctor tells you that the treatment feels like a 'rubber band snapping against your skin', they greatly underestimate the pain factor. While everyone's tolerance is different, most of my friends agree that laser treatments are painful. How does this device compare with an in-house doctor visit? What's the pain factor? I'm a sheep when it comes to discomfort! Does this device actually work effectively?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
4kensington
(Greenwich, CT)
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
2 answers
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answer 1
in house laser treatments def do not feel like a rubber band ! this feels like they do, probably doesnt hurt as much. but you can use it on the lowest level if you cant handle it, the higher the level the more it hurts
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
1117
(Catonsville, MD)
answer 2
I just got the Flash n' Go today and just finished using it on my legs and underarms. I've had professional laser sessions before and they didn't cause me much discomfort. I would say that this felt pretty equivalent to the office laser treatments. It really does feel like the snapping of a light rubber band. A couple of spots hurt a bit, but nothing unbearable at all. I was surprised that I would feel much of anything on the lowest setting!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dayglo6
(San Francisco, CA)
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