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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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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 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 3 months ago
tara1245
(Ashland, Oregon)
answer 2
thank you, I didn't know this promised longer lasting results than the remington!
answered 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(LA, CA)
Question
can you use this product on your fae?
asked 3 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 2 years, 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 3 years 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 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(LA, CA)
answer 4
Yes, you could use this on your face and body.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
tiffanybt
Question
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 3 years, 8 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 2 years, 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 3 years 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 3 years, 8 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 3 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 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 3 years, 7 months ago
1117
(Catonsville, MD)
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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 3 years, 7 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 3 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 3 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 3 years, 7 months ago
jerseygir1
(Virginia Beach VA)
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Would this product work on fair skin with blonde hair?
asked 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 7 months ago
1117
(Catonsville, MD)
Question
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 3 years, 7 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 3 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 3 years, 7 months ago
1117
(Catonsville, MD)
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Cost effective?
I've had a slight increase of hair nearly everywhere since I started taking steroid (medical kind) around the age of 17, and even though I don't take them anymore, I still find myself needing to remove hair from the upper lip & chin mostly that aggravates me. But I also cannot go one day without shaving my legs. It drives me crazy. I don't wax because my skin is so fair that its so reactive to the process. So, I usually use a cream remover for my face. I'm slightly peach fuzzy but that doesn't really bother me.

So, would this be a good device for me? It's a lot of money and probably won't even be able to buy until later because as a college student I am broke enough as it is. I bought the "No-No" last year thinking that'd be the end to my problems. It works OK. I use it on my stomach where a few dark hairs are and it helps, but not a cure all. Mainly I can't stand the burning smell with no-no, and every time I attempt to use it on my face I burn myself, plus with my experience with no-no is that it shortens the hair, not removes it, and you have to let it be a specific length for it to work...so it's just kinda messy I guess.

I feel at my wits end, and even if I can't buy it today, hopefully soon.

But do you have to "shave" your face for treatments...because I've never shaved my face and I really would like to not have to do that...everywhere else like legs and where ever is fine.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
cteenynicole
(Upstate, New York)
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
2 answers
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answer 1
I have a 15 year old sister can she use it ?
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
daoulat
(Los angeles, CA)
answer 2
Very cost effective. It saves time and money in the long run. If you keep to the schedule: first 4 treatments done 2 weeks apart, then monthly you will see results. At first it will be a bit time consuming as you get the hang of it, but then you'll breeze through. Also you don't have to go out of your way to a spa or salon to get it done, saving time. Plus you can do it according to your schedule. Each cartridge is $40, but in some areas thats the amount you tip. The $300 for the Flash&go is usually one or two sessions with a professional. And if it doesn't work for you just return it and a get a refund.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
belleofny
(Queens, NY)
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how long the cartridge last?
if the product does not work can we return it to sephora?
asked 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(LA, CA)
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How long does the hair have to be when I use this device?
Am I supposed to let the hair grow to a certain length prior to using the Flash & Go?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
adriennepina84
(Hockley, TX)
on Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device
2 answers
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answer 1
You have to shave the area before use.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
katekat
(CA)
answer 2
The directions say to shave the area prior to use. From my experience, it works better when you shave. When you use the device, if the hair is exposed it hurts more, smells like burning hair, and the hair kind of curls up and fries. I think the energy from the light is wasted on the exposed hair. When it is shaved, the energy travels to the follicle and damages it there. I'm not an expert, this is just from my experience. So to answer your question, you do not need to grow it out like you would for waxing.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
dd1316
(New Orleans, LA)
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