We can justify spending money on a laundry list of beauty habits. Balayage appointments, massages, extractions, chemical peels—the treatments go on. Some procedures are simply best left to the pros; it is what it is. But laser hair removal? For a loooong time it got grouped in with the above, mainly because the massive machines require training and careful calibration. But (and here’s your cue to pay attention) the Ulike Sapphire Ice-cooling Laser IPL Hair Removal Device in Dark Green is about to change the game. It’s a salon-quality, at-home machine that lets you take the zapping into your own hands, literally and figuratively, so you can be hair-free (wherever your heart desires) by the time Spring 2023 rolls around.
This new-to-the-US laser hair removal device makes the need for in-office laser hair removal null and void. We know, it’s a large claim; but the small-but-mighty Ulike Sapphire really does it all. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hadley King explains that not only is this device going to be wayyyyy cheaper than a professional treatment, which can cost upwards of $400 per session and up to $2,400 total, but results are going to be visible in a fraction of the time. As an added bonus, it’s completely DIY—no scheduling, no schlepping, and no stress.
How does this itty-bitty FDA-approved machine do it all, you ask? It uses IPL (intense pulsed light) technology, the same technology used in professional settings, in combination with a high-tech cooling system. “They are the first brand to combine IPL technology with professional ice-cooling technology to make the hair removal process as comfortable and safe as possible,” says Dr. King. “The higher temperatures experienced with many traditional hair removal devices can make the process more painful and increase the risk of burns.” Thanks to the combo of the two technologies, the one-to-two month treatment will destroy your hair follicles while simultaneously keeping your skin calm—and cool—at roughly 104 degrees Fahrenheit, as opposed to the 212 degrees Fahrenheit a professional zapper requires.
According to Ulike’s experts, Fall has been proven to be the most effective time of the year for permanent hair removal results. This is because your hair has a fixed growth cycle. It is impossible to permanently remove hair during a single session, meaning you will be seeing smooth and flawless skin in time for Spring and Summer.
When it comes to your skin's health, Ulike’s experts also explain that the climate in autumn and winter is far less damaging. As we all know, ultraviolet rays are harmful to the skin, and these rays are strongest in the summer. After treatment they recommend that you try to minimize your skin's exposure to the sun.
We know, this $300 tool is starting to sound pretty freakin’ good. That in mind, you’re only going to see results if you use the Ulike Sapphire properly. Do the customizable, at-home treatment three to four times a week for a minimum of four weeks. Just select your mode and accompanying energy level and you’re ready to fry those follicles and destroy even the coarsest of hair. “I recommend using the Continuous Mode for larger surface areas like the legs and Single Mode for smaller and more targeted treatments like the bikini line or for facial treatments like the upper lip,” advises Dr. King. “The lightweight and ergonomic design makes it easy to use and the flat head can be pressed onto the skin easily for increased effectiveness.”
To make the deal sweeter, Ulike is offering $70 off your purchase at checkout. And as self-appointed fan girls, we recommend jumping on board, ASAP. Not only does hair-free skin await, but sweater weather is the perfect time to kickstart your treatment. You’ll easily stay out of the sun’s harmful rays (a non-negotiable during laser hair removal) and be smooth to go by Spring.
For more information or to buy the Ulike Sapphire Ice-cooling Laser IPL Hair Removal Device (I highly recommend!), follow the brand @ulikeglobal on Instagram, visit them at ulike.com, or check them out on Amazon.
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