Up to 8 weeks* of hair-free skin

With our IPL hair removal device

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

** Source Market leader research institute retail volume MAT Aug ’16 per IPL category UK.

Philips Lumea Prestige IPL

the home laser hair removal alternative

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Up to 92% hair reduction in 3 treatments*

Cordless and
corded use

Lamp lifetime up to 20 years of use**

“Lumea Prestige is a long-lasting IPL hair removal solution offering up to 92% hair reduction in just 3 treatments*. Easy to use, its attachments are uniquely designed for optimal results in each body area,

including facial and bikini/pubic hair removal. It even advises the best setting for your skin tone.”

 

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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.
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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 IPL 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.

8 reasons to choose Philips Lumea Prestige

Hair-free calendar icon

Enjoy up to 8 weeks of hair-free smoothness1

Treatment time icon

Only 8.5 mins IPL treatment time on two lower legs3

Hair reduction icon

Up to 92% hair reduction in just 3 IPL treatments2

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 use4

Technology icon

Expert Lumea IPL technology safely prevents hair regrowth below your skin

Save vs. the average cost of hair removal
Did you know, the average women spends £12 per month on at home hair removal methods5 (such as razors, shaving cream, epilators etc.) PLUS a further £30.67 per month on in salon hair removal methods6 (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 hair removal treatment costs £3,78077, which when compared to the cost of the Lumea, means you could save up to £3000!

 

1.measured on legs, after the initial 4-5 IPL treatments individual results may vary

2.when used corded, time indication for highest energy setting when following the treatment schedule, measured on legs, after 3rd IPL treatment, individual results may vary

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

4.Calculated for use on lower legs, bikini, underarms and face. The lamp lifetime does not extend the Philips 2 years worldwide guarantee

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

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

7.Based on 8 sessions of laser hair removal treatment from a leading nationwide skin clinic in April ‘16

Up to 92% hair reduction*


With Philips Lumea, gentle pulses of light prevent hair regrowth at the

root. Objective studies show significant hair reduction after as little as

4 bi-weekly treatments, resulting in smooth hair free skin. To maintain

results, touch up every 4-8 weeks.

Treatment table

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

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

*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.

*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.

*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.

*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.

As Seen on British Vogue

Welcome to My World with Jess Diner

 

Jessica Diner, Creative Director at BirchBox UK, is a busy working mum who usually has 5 minutes to get ready in the morning. Watch the video to see how she uses Lumea Prestige as part of her beauty routine.

IPL Hair Removal Tutorial: Face

 

Watch as Vogue Beauty School shows you how to use the new Philips Lumea with facial attachment in 5 simple steps.

IPL Hair Removal Tutorial: Underarm

 

Vogue Beauty School also shows you how to get 8 weeks of hair free skin under your arms with the new Lumea Prestige curved attachment.

“Is IPL hair removal 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 hair removal 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.” 

If Lumea is not suited to your skin and hair type

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

Suitable skin tones

Skin Tones

Suitable hair tones

Hair Tones

Is IPL suitable for me?

 

Philips Lumea Prestige works effectively, easily and safely on many 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. IPL based treatments like the Philips Lumea cannot be used to treat white / grey, light blond or red hair and is not suitable for very dark skin.

Suitable skin tones

Skin Tones

Suitable hair tones

Hair Tones

If Lumea is not suited to your skin and hair type

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

What others say

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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 3

Step 2

Select the correct setting based on your skin tone with the SmartSkin sensor.

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.

Philips Lumea, the ideal solution for you

Philips Lumea, the ideal solution for you

“IPL technology has been available in specialist salons since 1997. Philips Lumea, derived from this professional IPL technology, makes it possible for you to treat easily and effectively at home. Philips Lumea prestige is the culmination of 14 years of research and development in collaboration with leading dermatologists.”

 

Tom Nuijs, inventor of Philips Lumea

IPL Technology developed with dermatologists

2000

women tested

Philips Lumea has been the subject of extensive clinical testing on more than 2,000 women with proven results.

14 years

of research

Philips Lumea is the result of 14 years of Philips research and represents a significant innovation, derived from professional IPL technology.

1,500,000

women love Lumea

Over 1.5million women choose Philips Lumea, making it an ideal and preferred solution.

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 hair removal 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.

% 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.
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.
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.

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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
SC1999/00

Lumea Essential

SC1999/00

£385.00*
IPL hair regrowth prevention

Product description:

  • IPL with 4 uniquely designed attachments for body, face, bikini & underarms
  • IPL with 2 uniquely designed attachments for body & face
  • IPL with 3 specific attachments for body, face & bikini
  • IPL with 3 specific attachments for body, face & bikini

Hair Reduction

  • 92% in 3 treatments*
  • 92% in 3 treatments*
  • Up to 75% in 4  treatments**
  • 75% in 4 treatments**

Energy settings

  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5

Suitability for skin types

  • I-V
  • I-V
  • I-V
  • I-IV

SmartSkin sensor

  • V
  • V
  • -
  • -

Attachments

  • Body (curved)
  • Face (curved)
  • Bikini (curved)
  • Underarms (curved)
  • Body (curved)
  • Face (curved)
  • Body
  • Face
  • Bikini
  • Body
  • Face
  • Bikini

Speed for 2 lower legs

  • 8.5 mins (corded)
  • 15 mins (cordless)
  • 8.5 mins (corded)
  • 15 mins (cordless)
  • 15 mins
  • 15 mins

Usage

  • Corded & Cordless
  • Corded & Cordless
  • Cordless
  • Corded

Warranty

  • 2 years
  • 2 years
  • 2 years
  • 2 years
* Suggested retail price

  What others frequently ask

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 hair removal 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 IPL 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.

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Suggested retail price: £575.00

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