1. Is VISS IPL suitable for me?
VISS IPL has eight adjustable light intensity settings (1-8) to ensure a gentle treatment across different skin tones (white, beige, light brown, mid brown and dark brown) and body hair colours (dark blonde to black). Take care: IPL treatment is not effective on red hair, grey hair or light blonde hair. Nor is it suitable for black skin, as it can cause skin damage. Check the skin/hair type chart to see if VISS IPL is suitable for you.
2. Can men use too?
Yes – VISS IPL can be used by both men and women.
3. What’s the difference between Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser treatment?
IPL emits light of all visible wavelengths (like a photo flash) while laser emits a single beam of light at a specific wavelength (like a laser pointer). Different wavelengths penetrate the skin to different depths so using IPL is like using a group of lasers in a single treatment. Generally for hair removal, IPL and laser are equally effective. Also, IPL treatment heads are up to 6 times larger than the small spot produced by lasers and therefore treatments are much quicker.
4. Is this device safe to use?
Yes – Studies by the Washington institue of Dermatological Laser Surgery confirm that low energy pulsed light can be applied safely and effectively for at-home hair removal in a variety of non facial locations and skin photo types I-IV.
5. Can I use it anywhere on my body?
You can safely use VISS IPL for hair removal anywhere below the cheekbone but typically it is used to remove hair on the arms, armpits, chest, abdomen, back, bikini area and legs. VISS IPL is not suitable for certain hair or skin types. You should read the entire manual before using VISS IPL.
6. Will using VISS IPL hurt?
Providing the correct intensity settings according to the skin tone and hair colour were used and the instructions were followed, the experience should not be painful. Sometimes, a sensation of warmth or prickling may be felt. To get accustomed to VISS IPL hair removal system, it is recommended that you make test flashes, using the lowest recommended intensity setting, on an easily accessible area such as your hip. Once you are comfortable with this you can increase the intensity setting, step-by-step if necessary, but it should never become uncomfortable.
7. How do I select the right intensity for me?
It is vital that you only use the light intensity recommended for your skin/hair type. To avoid unnecessary skin reactions, always first check the skin tone/hair colour chart and then start with the lowest recommended intensity. If all is well, increase gradually. If the treatment feels uncomfortable, reduce the intensity. The treatment should not feel painful at any time. You can find the skin/hair chart on hair removal page.
8. Why do I need to shave before using VISS IPL?
Shaving is necessary to ensure the light energy is channeled to the hair root in the most efficient way. Furthermore, unshaved hair in the treatment area can be burnt by the intense light, which causes an unpleasant smell and, if left uncleaned, could damage the appliance.
9. How often should I use VISS IPL?
For the first three or four times that you use the VISS IPL device, treatment sessions should be scheduled two weeks apart. Subsequent sessions should be scheduled whenever you see that some hair has started to grow back until you achieve the desired results.
10. What happens if my treatment intervals are longer than every two weeks?
An interval of 2 weeks is proven to give best results on hair reduction for bikini area and underarms, while for legs the interval can be increased to 4 weeks due to the different hair growth cycle. If used less often than every 2 weeks (or 4 weeks for legs) the hair may start to grow back.
11. I used VISS IPL a week ago but my hair is still growing! Why?
This is normal and it is called “ejection.” Hair can appear to be growing up to two weeks after your last treatment. At the two-week mark you will start to see that these hairs are actually falling out. You can also lightly tug on your hair to help it fall out, however, we do not recommend pulling the hair out. It should fall out naturally. It’s also possible that some of your hair is still actually growing because it wasn’t affected by the treatment. This is why multiple sessions are required.
12. What happens if I use VISS IPL more often – will is see better/quicker results?
No – using your VISS IPL more often than recommended will not speed up the hair removal process. You should avoid treating the same area multiple times in one session since this will not improve efficacy – it only increases the risk of skin irritations.
13. When should I stop using VISS IPL? Is long-term use dangerous?
Light-based hair removal technology has been thoroughly reviewed and tested for over 15 years. Please refer to this article officially posted on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website for more information The results of this testing indicate that long-term use of light-energy devices will not cause issues or side effects.
14. Does the VISS IPL Hair Removal System come with a guarantee or warranty?
Yes – VISS IPL comes with an unconditional 60-day Money Back Guarantee, giving you enough time to try the product and see the results. Should your VISS IPL have any issues after the first 60-days, we offer a 1-year International replacement warranty.