No – SmoothSkin is not suitable for use on tattoos.
Of course! SmoothSkin devices are not gender specific. Just remember that whereas women can use SmoothSkin devices from the cheekbones down, we advise men to treat from the neck down only.
Smoothskin is not recommended for use on the male face or beard. The depth and thickness of this type of hair need to be targeted with a much higher level of energy to be effective, which means SmoothSkin is unlikely to produce the desired results. Hair density on the male face is also very high, and so there’s a chance of burns being induced by the device.
No, do not use SmoothSkin devices if you are pregnant or breast feeding, as our devices have not been tested with these individuals. We suggest that you wait 6 months post-pregnancy to start treatments to allow the body’s hormones to revert to normal.
IPL is unsuitable for treating grey, red or very light blonde (white) hair. Very fair and grey hair doesn’t contain enough melanin to transmit the light energy to the follicle, whilst red hair contains a different form of melanin altogether which isn’t responsive to IPL. It is possible to see results when treating darker blonde hair, but you may need a few extra treatments to get the same standard of hair reduction.
SmoothSkin is suitable for all but the darkest skin tones. Before you order a SmoothSkin product, make sure your skin tone is suitable using the below chart, or check here.
No – do not use the device over large very dark freckles or moles.
We don’t recommend individuals under the age of 18 use SmoothSkin IPL devices. The devices have not been tested on this age group, and the body undergoes a number of hormonal changes during adolescence, so treatments may be less effective at this time due to rapid hair growth.
We suggest you seek medical advice as we can’t be sure of the depth or prominence of the veins.