Hair Removal

Up to 8 weeks* of smooth, hair-free skin

Optimal results in each body area with our IPL laser hair removal alternative

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* Measured on legs, after the initial 4-5 treatments. Individual results vary. Applicable for Lumea Advanced and Prestige range only.

Philips Lumea Prestige IPL

for home hair removal

Up to 92% hair reduction in 3 treatments*

Cordless and
corded use

Lamp lifetime up to 20 years of use**

The all-in-one depilation solution for long-lasting hair-free smoothness, Philips Lumea Prestige offers up to 92% hair reduction in just 3 treatments*. Easy to use and effective, it features a range of attachments uniquely designed for optimal results in each body area, including facial and bikini/pubic hair removal. SmartSkin sensor advises the best setting for your skin tone, anytime you want.

Suggested retail price: £575.00
Lumea Prestige

Philips Lumea Prestige

Effective IPL hair removal for total body smoothness

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The all-in-one solution for long-lasting hair-free smoothness, Philips Lumea Prestige offers up to  92% hair reduction in just 3 treatments*. Easy to use and effective, it features a range of attachments uniquely designed for optimal results in each body area. SmartSkin sensor advises the best setting for your skin tone, anytime you want.

Up to 92% hair reduction in 3 treatments*

Cordless and corded use

Lamp lifetime up to 20 years of use**
Suggested retail price: £575.00
* When following the treatment schedule, measured on legs, after 3rd treatment. Individual results may vary.
** Calculated for use on lower legs, bikini, underarms and face. The lamp lifetime does not extend the Philips 2 years worldwide guarantee.

Why Philips Lumea?

 

At home - Use at a time convenient to you in the comfort of your own home. The cordless design allows it to be used anywhere.

Fast - Takes only 8.5 minutes to treat 2 lower legs.*

Results - Lumea has proven results with up to 92% hair reduction in just 3 treatments.**


Total body - The worlds first IPL device with 4 specially curved attachments for hair removal from the body, face, bikini/pubic area and underarms.

Minimal discomfort - Feel a warm sensation on use.

Save vs. the average cost of hair removal – Did you know, the average women spends £12 per month on at home hair removal methods*** (such as razors, shaving cream, epilators etc.) PLUS a further £30.67 per month on in-salon hair removal methods† (brow shaping, bikini wax etc.) All this adds up to a total cost of £512.04 per year. 

Affordable alternative to laser hair removal – A full body laser treatment costs £3,780‡, which when compared to the cost of a Lumea, means you could save up to £3000!

*when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting

**when following the treatment schedule, measured on legs, after 3rd treatment. Individual results may vary.

***Based on 1546 woman who remove hair at home ( tweezers, razors, replacement razor heads, shaving foam, wax strips, epilators etc.)
ԠBased on 884 women who remove hair in-salon(brow-shape, bikini wax, IPL/laser treatments etc.

‡Based on 8 sessions of laser treatment from a leading nationwide skin clinic in April '16  

Is it suitable for me?

 

Philips Lumea Prestige works effectively, easily and safely on a wide variety of hair and skin types. It works on naturally dark blond, brown and black coloured hairs and on skin tones from very white to dark brown. As with other IPL based treatments, Philips Lumea cannot be used to treat white / grey, light blond or red hair and is not suitable for very dark skin. This is due to the high contrast required between the pigment in hair colour and pigment in the skin tone.

 

Suitable skin tones

Skin Tones

Suitable hair tones

Hair Tones

Still have questions about your individual skin?

First Derm, a leading company in tele-dermatology, offers an online dermatology information service to help you find out whether Lumea is suitable for your skin.

If Lumea is not suited to your skin and hair type

Click here to find out about Philips’ range of epilators and ladyshaves.

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Dr. Victoria Jolliffe

Dr. Victoria Jolliffe

One of the UK based dermatologists from the First Derm team

Up to 92% hair reduction in just 3 treatments*


With Philips Lumea IPL hair removal device, gentle pulses of light prevent hair regrowth at the root. Objective studies show significant hair reduction after as little as 3 bi-weekly treatments, resulting in smooth, hair-free skin. To maintain results, touch-up every 4 to 8 weeks.
Results after each IPL treatment**
Treatment table

 

*when following the treatment schedule, measured on legs, after 3rd treatment. Individual results may vary.

** when following the treatment schedule, measured on legs with Lumea Prestige after 1,2,3,4 and 5 treatments.

Results after each IPL treatment**
Treatment table

 

*when following the treatment schedule, measured on legs, after 3rd treatment. Individual results may vary.

** when following the treatment schedule, measured on legs with Lumea Prestige after 1,2,3,4 and 5 treatments.

What others say

Philips Award
IPL brand in the UK*

* Source: Market leader research institute, retail value MAT Aug ’16, per IPL category UK.
How to use Philips Lumea

Easy, safe & gentle hair removal

 

Lumea is easy and safe to use. Choose the right energy setting for your skin tone with the integrated SkinSensor. Treat different parts of your body gently and effectively in up to 15 minutes for a full body treatment.

Using Lumea Prestige – step 1

Step 1

Get started by shaving, epilating or waxing the body area before treatment.
Using Lumea Prestige – step 2

Step 2

Select the correct setting based on your skin tone with the built-in SkinSensor.
Using Lumea Prestige – step 3

Step 3

Press the treatment window on your skin in a 90 degree angle. Wait for the ‘ready to flash’ light and press the flash button.
Using Lumea Prestige – step 4

Step 4

Slowly slide Lumea across the treatment area while flashing. Avoid flashing the same spot twice.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) – breaking new ground in hair removal

Philips Lumea, the ideal solution for you

“The IPL technology has been available in specialist salons since 1994. Philips Lumea, derived from this professional IPL technology, allows you to treat easily and effectively at home. Lumea Prestige is the culmination of 14 years of research and development, in collaboration with dermatologists”.

 

Tom Nuijs, inventor of Lumea

IPL Technology developed with dermatologists

2000

women tested

Philips Lumea has been the subject of clinical testing on more than 2000 women, with proven results.

14 years

of research

Philips Lumea is the result of 14 years of Philips research and is derived from professional IPL technology.

1,500,000

women love Lumea

With more than 1.5 million users worldwide, Lumea is the ideal depilation solution to prevent hair regrowth.

Read all Philips Lumea FAQs

Is Lumea safe to use on the face?

Facial skin is more sensitive and more exposed to the sun on a regular basis. Most Lumea models include a special facial attachment with a UV filter that prevents skin damage (SC1996, SC1997, SC1999, SC2006, SC2007, SC2008, SC2009, BRI950, BRI953, BRI954, BRI956, BRI959). By checking your skin type, you can choose the specific setting that will ensure effective yet gentle treatment on your face. As the area around your eyes is very sensitive, we recommend to use Lumea only below the cheekbones in order to avoid the risk of eye damage. To achieve optimal results on the cheeks, upper lip and chin, stand in front of a mirror to get a good view of the area to be treated and the 'ready to flash' light.

 

(Please note: Lumea Advanced SC1991, SC1992, SC1993, SC1995 cannot be used on face).

Are there any long term effects of IPL usage? Is it safe for my skin?

Professional IPL treatments have existed for 25 years and research hasn’t shown the appearance of skin cancer or fertility issues, in fact no serious side effects or damage from long-term use have been reported.  Philips Lumea was developed in conjunction with leading dermatologists and tested with over 2000 women.  Lumea IPL technology is derived from the technology used in professional salons but adapted to fulfil all the safety regulations for home-use appliances.  As with any skincare product, it is important to use the appliance in accordance with the user manual. 

 

Lumea’s safety system ensures that light flashing is only possible if the attachment is in full contact with the skin. The integrated UV filter ensures that the light only affects the hair and not the skin. If your skin is too dark, the skin colour sensor prevents the emission of flashes. We recommend to use Lumea in a well-lit room, to reduce the perceived brightness of the flash. Side effects and complications, while possible, are very unlikely as long as you use Lumea according to the instructions and precautions included in the user manual.

Is the flashing light on my Lumea safe for my eyes?
Philips Lumea has been developed with your safety in mind and it does not hurt your eyes. The safety system prevents flashing when the device is not fully in contact with the skin. Be sure to make good skin contact to avoid unnecessary scattered light and never use Lumea in the area around your eyes or for treating your eyebrows. It is not necessary to wear goggles during use. Use Lumea in a well-lit room so that the light is less glaring to your eyes. A well lit room reduces the perceived brightness of the flash. 
Can I use Lumea for a full bikini area depilation (such as a ‘Brazilian”)?
Lumea is safe and gentle enough to treat the entire bikini area, so if you want a Brazilian or a Hollywood (just a strip of hair or no hair at all) go right ahead. To prevent discomfort we advise you to use a lower setting for darker and pigmented areas. For sensitive areas of the pubic area you can use a lower setting based on your comfort level. The reason for the lower setting is that these areas are more sensitive to IPL / feel less comfortable if you are using IPL. Never use Lumea on the inner labia, vagina or anus.
Can I use Lumea while I am pregnant or breast-feeding?
No. Philips Lumea has never been tested on pregnant or breast-feeding women and should therefore not be used in these cases. Philips worked with leading dermatologists to develop Lumea and they have advised not to use Lumea, or any other light-based hair removal method, during pregnancy or breast-feeding to avoid any side effects.
Can I use Philips Lumea on moles or freckles?
No, do not use Philips Lumea directly on or close to big moles or freckles. If there is a mole in the area you want to treat try to flash around it, because the energy of the light will be absorbed by the pigment of the mole. Treating a mole or freckle directly can cause discomfort or even result in a burn. 
Does IPL have a negative impact on my health or fertility in any way?
No, IPL is not health intrusive. Professional IPL has been around for the last 25 years and research hasn’t shown the appearance of skin cancer or fertility issues.
Can I use Lumea during the summer months?

Yes. Philips Lumea can be used throughout the year, including in the summer months. There are, however, precautions to be taken before and after tanning. With tanning we mean sunbathing; it is okay to have some sunlight on your skin from being outside.

 

Tanning before using Philips Lumea:

* Wait at least 48 hours after tanning before you use Philips Lumea.

* Do not use Philips Lumea if you have sunburned skin and for as long as the sunburn persists.

* Be aware that all types of tanning darken the skin.

* Always check the recommended skin-hair colour table and adapt the light intensity to a lower setting if appropriate to avoid skin reactions and side effects.

 

Tanning after using Philips Lumea:

* Your skin will be more sensitive directly after the treatment.

* Wait at least 24 hours or until all redness has disappeared before you expose treated areas to the sun.

* Cover treated areas when you go out into the sun or use a sunblock (*50 SPF) in the 48 hours after treatment.

Does the Lumea treatment hurt?

In extensive Lumea research, no women rated the experience as painful, providing that correct settings were used according to skin tone and  hair colour. In the tests, some women did describe 'a warm sensation‘, 'prickling' or 'itching' which in most cases disappeared within a few minutes up to one hour. To get accustomed to Philips Lumea, we recommended that you try test flashes near the area you are intending to treat, using the lowest recommended light setting. Once you are comfortable with this, you can increase the light setting, step-by-step if necessary, but it should never become painful.

 

Pain can occasionally be experienced during or after treatment:

 

* If you have used Lumea on unshaved skin

* If you use Lumea at a light intensity that is too high for your skin colour

*  If you flash the same area repeatedly

*  If you use Lumea on open wounds, inflammations, infections, tattoos, burns, etc.

Are there any side effects during or after treatments?

If you use your Lumea according to instructions, you should not experience any serious side effects. 

However, these minor skin reactions may be experienced:

 

* Redness: The appearance of slight to moderate redness immediately after the treatment is both harmless and normal and will disappear quickly. 

* Warmth: You may feel warmth, itching and a burning or tingling sensation during the treatment. Again, this is normal and you will find that the sensation disappears immediately after treatment. 

 

Please read the user manual - especially the contraindication list - carefully and follow the instructions at all times. If any other side effects appear, please consult a doctor.

What health or skin conditions prevent the use of IPL?

Never use IPL if you suffer from any of the diseases listed below: 

 

-If you have a skin disease such as active skin cancer, you have a history of skin cancer or any other localised cancer in the areas to be treated. 

-If you have a history of vascular disorder, such as the presence of varicose veins or vascular ectasia in the areas to be treated. 

-If your skin is sensitive to light and easily develops a rash or an allergic reaction. 

-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.

-If you have diabetes, lupus erythematodes, porphyria or congestive heart disease. 

 

Never use the device on the following areas: 

 

-On warts, tattoos or permanent make-up. This can result in a burn and a change in skin colour.

 

Note: This list is not exhaustive. If you are not sure whether you can use the device, we advise you to consult a doctor.

Why can’t IPL be used on dark skin?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) reduces the re-growth of hair by applying pulses of light to the hair follicle beneath the skin. The pulses of light are absorbed by the hair’s melanin (colour pigment), so effectiveness depends on the level of melanin in the hair. (Blond, grey and white hairs do not contain any or enough melanin, so IPL treatment will never work on these hair colours. Red hair contains a different type of melanin which is not responsive to IPL). 

 

Furthermore, IPL requires a low level of melanin in the skin so that the skin will not attract the light. Dark and very dark skin tones are more prone to absorb the light, which can cause skin damage such as burns, blisters or discolouring. You can assess your skin tone in the skin tone/hair colour chart in the user manual and online. (Please note: Lumea models SC2004, SC2005, SC2006, SC2007, SC2008, SC2009, BRI950, BRI953, BRI954 BRI956, BRI959 are suitable for dark skin tones, none of the Lumea models are suitable for very dark skin tones).

Philips Lumea comes with a skin tone sensor on models BRI860, BRI861, BRI862, BRI863, BRI864, BRI950, BRI953, BRI954, BRI956, BRI959, SC1981-SC1985, SC1996, SC1997, SC1999; this sensor ensures that a pulse will be emitted only on suitable skin tones.

Unique attachments designed for optimal results all over the body

 

Inspired by the uniqueness of each body area, the new Philips Lumea Prestige is the only Lumea IPL device to offer uniquely curved attachments designed for optimal results on different body areas. Attachments differ by combinations of shape, window size and filter and offer specialised treatment on body (legs, arms, stomach) and face (upper lip, chin). They can also be used on the bikini/pubic area and armpits.

Lumea face attachment

Face attachment

2 cm2 window size | Treatment time - 1.5 min*

The face attachment has its own specially designed additional integrated filter and a small, flat window for gentle and precise facial hair removal. Use on the upper lip, chin and jawline.

*when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting.
Lumea underarm attachment

Underarm attachment

3 cm2 window size | Treatment time - 1.5 min*

The underarm attachment has a specially curved design to follow the contours of the armpit and treat hard to reach underarm hairs.

*when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting.
Lumea bikini attachment

Bikini attachment

3 cm2 window size | Treatment time - 2 min*

The bikini attachment is specifically designed for effective bikini/pubic hair removal. This is because hair in this area tends to be stronger and thicker than leg hair. It is curved and has an extra transparent filter for effective results.

*when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting.
Lumea body attachment

Body attachment

4.1 cm2 window size | Treatment time - 8.5 min*

The body attachment curves in for optimal skin contact, making it exceptionally effective for use when treating large areas such as legs. It has a large treatment window for faster treatment.

*when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting.

Percentage of women satisfied with hair reduction

84%
on face

86%
armpits

78%
bikini

83%
legs

*Study conducted in Netherlands and Austria, 46 women, after 3 treatments on armpits, bikini, legs, after 2 treatments on face.
Face attachment
Step 1

Face attachment
2 cm2 window size | Treatment time - 1.5 min*


The face attachment has its own specially designed additional integrated filter and a small, flat window for gentle and precise facial hair removal. Use on the upper lip, chin and jawline.


*when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting.
Underarm attachment
Step 2

Underarm attachment
3 cm2 window size | Treatment time - 1.5 min*


The underarm attachment has a specially curved design to follow the contours of the armpit and treat hard to reach underarm hairs.


*when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting.
Bikini attachment
Step 3

Bikini attachment
3 cm2 window size | Treatment time - 2 min*


The bikini attachment is specifically designed for effective bikini/pubic hair removal. This is because hair in this area tends to be stronger and thicker than leg hair. It is curved and has an extra transparent filter for effective results.


*when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting.
Body attachment
Step 4

Body attachment
4.1 cm2 window size | Treatment time - 8.5 min


The body attachment curves in for optimal skin contact, making it exceptionally effective for use when treating large areas such as legs. It has a large treatment window for faster treatment.


*when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting.

Percentage of women satisfied with hair reduction

84%
on face

86%
armpits

78%
bikini

83%
legs

*Study conducted in Netherlands and Austria, 46 women, after 3 treatments on armpits, bikini, legs, after 2 treatments on face.

Philips Lumea IPL app is your partner, helping you to get the best depilation results

 

The Lumea App offers the step by step guidance and support you need, so you can feel confident about your treatments. The app creates a personal treatment plan for you, tracks your treatment dates and provides reminders. It also includes a helpful skin tone checker so you can be sure you are using the correct setting for your skin.

Compare Philips Lumea models

BRI956/00

Lumea Prestige

BRI956/00

£575.00*
IPL hair regrowth prevention
BRI950/00

Lumea Prestige

BRI950/00

£520.00*
IPL hair regrowth prevention
SC2009/00

Lumea Prestige

SC2009/00

£575.00*
IPL hair regrowth prevention
BRI861/00

Lumea Essential

BRI861/00

£220.00*
IPL hair regrowth prevention

Features

  • Cordless and corded
  • SmartSkin sensor
  • Lumea coach
  • Cordless and corded
  • SmartSkin sensor
  • Lumea coach
  • Cordless
  • Lumea coach
  • Corded
  • Lumea coach

Suitable for skin types

  • I-V
  • I-V
  • I-V
  • I-IV

Speed (2 lower legs)

  • 8.5 min
  • 8.5 min
  • 15 min
  • 16 min

Safety

  • Skin tone sensor for extra safety
  • Safety system
  • Integrated UV filter
  • Skin tone sensor for extra safety
  • Safety system
  • Integrated UV filter
  • Safety system
  • Integrated UV filter
  • Safety system
  • Integrated UV filter

Attachments

  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • None

Treatment areas

  • Body
  • Face
  • Bikini
  • Underarms
  • Body
  • Face
  • Body
  • Face
  • Bikini
  • Body

Treatment

  • 5 energy settings
  • Slide and flash mode
  • 5 energy settings
  • Slide and flash mode
  • 5 energy settings
  • Slide and flash mode
  • 5 energy settings
  • Slide and flash mode
* Suggested retail price

8 reasons to choose Philips Lumea Prestige

Hair-free calendar icon

Enjoy up to 8 weeks of hair-free smoothness*

Treatment time icon

Only 8.5 mins treatment time on two lower legs***

Hair reduction icon

Up to 92% hair reduction in just 3 treatments**

Sensor icon

SmartSkin sensor advises the best setting for your skin tone

Curved icon

The world’s first IPL with curved attachments for different body areas

Corded-cordless icon

Only Lumea device with corded & cordless functionality

Lamp icon

No replacement needed. Lamp lifetime for up to 20 years of use****

Technology icon

Expert Lumea IPL technology safely prevents hair regrowth below your skin

* measured on legs, after the initial 4-5 treatments. Individual results vary
** when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting when following the treatment schedule, measured on legs, after 3rd treatment, individual results may vary
*** when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting
**** calculated for use on lower legs, bikini, underarms and face. The lamp lifetime does not extend the Philips 2 years worldwide guarantee

Buy Lumea Prestige now

Suggested retail price: £575.00
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100% satisfaction or your money back

 

We want you to be satisfied with your Philips products, however, if after using your product you aren’t satisfied for whatever reason then we’re offering a 100 day money back guarantee on eligible Philips Lumea IPL products.

 

 

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Lumea vs. Laser hair removal

Save up to £3000 with Philips Lumea IPL vs a full body laser treatment course‡

Philips Lumea

Full body laser treatment

Difference

£575.00
£3,780.00
£3,205.00
‡Based on 8 sessions of laser treatment from a leading nationwide skin clinic in April '16

Lumea vs. the average cost of hair removal

The average women spends £512 per year on hair removal

Cost per month

Cost per year

Average spend on at home hair removal methods**
£12.00
£144.00
Average spend on in-salon hair removal methods†
£30.67
£368.04

Total Cost

£42.67
£512.04

**Based on 1546 woman who remove hair at home ( tweezers, razors, replacement razor heads, shaving foam, wax strips, epilators etc.)

†Based on 884 woman who remove hair in-salon (brow-shape, bikini wax, IPL/laser treatments etc.)