Permanent hair reduction
Permanent hair reduction
- Long-lasting hair removal for body and face with HPL™
- Up to 92% hair reduction after completing the treatment sessions*
- With 50.000 light pulses
- Pulsing & Gliding method
Silk’n Glide 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. Silk'n Glide is available in different versions.
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.
It is suitable for both women and men. For good results and for your own safety, it is important to understand if your hair and skin colour are suitable for treatment with this device. Please view the Hair and Skin Colour chart on our website www.silkn.eu. You can also find this chart on each packaging. This device is not designed for everyone's condition, therefore please read the contraindications in the user manual in its entirety before you start your treatments.
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 may show some response, but may require more treatments. Please view the Hair and Skin Colour chart on our website.
In general, it can be used on the body and face, except for the eye area, nipples and genitals. For 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).
With Silk'n safety comes first. HPL™ (Home Pulsed Light) technology is able to achieve permanent hair reduction results at a fraction of the energy level used in professional light-based hair removal equipment. The low energy used in Silk'n hair removal devices reduces its potential to cause harm or complications, and contributes to your overall safety.
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.
This is a built-in safety sensor which stops the device from emitting a light pulse if your skin tone is too dark for treatment. The sensor ensures that your skin is being protected.
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. A full-body treatment will take about 26 minutes. Do you want to remove hair quickly? The Gliding method is unique and ultra-fast. Silk'n Glide can produce individual light pulses at automatic intervals. With this method you can simply glide the device over your skin.
Typical hair removal plan during a full hair growth cycle:
Treatments 1-4 - plan two weeks apart
Treatments 5-7 - plan four weeks apart
Treatments 8 + - treat as needed, until desired results are achieved.
Maintenance: from time to time some upkeep may be needed if growth is still visible.
Make sure that your skin colour is right for treatment. If some areas of the skin are too dark (e.g. armpits or bikini line), it can be that the device will not emit a light pulse due to safety reasons. Also 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.
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.
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.
Silk'n Glide is available in different versions with different numbers of light pulses. As each device 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!
Yes. For better results and product experience it is recommended to shave before and inbetween 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.
If you do not wish to shave your face, we advise you to use a trimmer, or delicate depilating cream.
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.
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.
No, you are not allowed to use this device when your are pregnant or nursing.
You can use Silk'n Cleansing Box (included in Glide Unisex and sold separately) to disinfect your device. The blue LED-light actively kills bacteria, which makes sharing your device easy and convenient. It is also advisable to 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!
The lowest energy level (1) is designed for safe use even aftersun 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.
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.