What is HPL™ technology?
HPL™ stands for Home Pulsed Light, the home version of IPL. The patented Silk’n technology can reduce unwanted hair permanently using pulses of light.
What is permanent hair reduction according to Silk’n?
All Silk’n devices make use of HPL™ technology to remove unwanted hair, including the Silk’n Glide. Silk’n Glide was designed to facilitate the long-term or permanent reduction of hair growth. Permanent reduction of hair growth is defined as a long-term stable reduction of the number of hairs that resume growth after a series of treatments.
You may already have heard of hair removal using laser and IPL. Continue reading to learn the difference between these hair removal technologies and HPL™.
Hair removal based on light
The process of removing unwanted hair by means of light and laser has become common knowledge. It has been considered a safe and effective method to attain the permanent reduction of unwanted hair in clinics throughout the world for more than 15 years.
The technology whereby hair is removed by means of optical energy is based on the theory of selective photothermolysis. This process delivers optical energy, either as laser or wide spectrum (IPL/HPL™), which is absorbed by the dark melanin pigment of the hair shaft. The optical energy is then transformed into heat which destroys the hair shaft, and through the hair shaft – destroys the follicle. The follicles that are destroyed cannot regrow a new hair shaft in the future. Optical energy is a selective energy and is only absorbed by the dark melanin pigment, with no effect to the surrounding epidermis.
HPL™ technology (Home Pulsed Light) developed by Home Skinovations is derived from the IPL technology which is used in the medical field and has been customized for home-use. The HPL™ technology uses lower energy levels along with high peak power to guarranty the best possible efficacy while maintaining the highest safety for home use. The optical energy is transmitted into the hair follicle through a very fast pulse duration to eliminate any adverse effect on surrounding tissue. Since the HPL technology uses much less energy with high peak power and very short pulse duration as compared with laser or IPL – no cooling mechanism (such as a cooling gel or cooled light guide) is required. Therefore, the HPL™ technology is the most advanced and safest technology for home-use permanent hair reduction.
This is how it works!
1. Before HPL™ treatment
Healthy hair follicles with a normal growth. The patented Silk’n technology can reduce unwanted hair permanently using pulses of light.
2. During the HPL™ hair removal pulse
Light energy is selectively absorbed in the hair shaft, transformed into heat and disables hair growing cells in the hair follicle.
3. After the HPL™ pulse
Energy is absorbed by the hair follicles while the surrounding tissue remains at normal temperature and hair removal is achieved.
4. After treatment
After each treatment, hair growth is reduced. Up to 92% hair reduction after the complete treatment regimen with Silk'n Glide.
Difference between other hair removal methods
Various methods are used to remove unwanted hair: waxing, plucking and shaving. The longest-lasting effects are produced by laser or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), for which you will mostly need to visit a beauty salon or clinic. Many people find this inconvenient, as it takes a lot of time and is often expensive. Silk’n therefore invented HPL™ technology that will enable you to permanently reduce unwanted hair using light in the privacy of your home. Durable HPL™ technology is derived from IPL and is considered to be its home version.
The unique skin colour sensor
All Silk’n hair removal devices make use of HPL™ and, in addition to this, they feature a unique, integrated skin colour sensor. Other hair removal devices do not have this feature. The skin colour sensor is designed to measure the colour of the section of the skin on which you are using the device. This unique safety mechanism prevents you from using the device in places where your skin is too dark or too tanned.
Recommended by physicians
Silk’n Glide was cleared by the FDA and tested by leading dermatologists, who concluded that Silk’n Glide can be used safely, conveniently and effectively in a typical home setting.
Safe for the skin
Safety is a top priority at Silk’n Glide. Do not use Silk’n Glide if you have a naturally very dark complexion. Silk’n Glide has a built-in skin colour sensor that is designed to measure the colour of the section of the skin on which you are using the device. This unique safety mechanism prevents you from using the device in places where your skin is too dark or too tanned. You do not need any special gel to cool the skin.
The HPL™ (Home Pulsed Light) technology was developed to bring all the benefits of pulsed light treatment to your home. Following a series of clinical trials, leading dermatologists concluded that Silk’n Glide can attain outstanding results in the removal of unwanted hair.
Safe for the eyes
Silk’n Glide also has a built-in safety mechanism to protect the eyes. This mechanism was developed to ensure that no light pulses are emitted when the device is aimed at the air. The safety mechanism ensures that the device only works when it is in physical contact with the skin. You do not need any special glasses or safety goggles.
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