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Silk’n Flash and Go Update: Did At Home Laser Hair Removal Work?

Silk'n Flash and Go At Home Laser Hair RemoverA few years ago I bought my first at home laser hair removal machine, the Silk’n Sens Epil. I used it for a while and was getting great results… and then I was pregnant and not able to continue using the machine. While I’ve yet to really find the time to pick the machine back up and treat everything, I really wanted to at least treat a few areas on my face. But, that big machine was a bit of a pain to drag out and even though treating my face would take only a few seconds, it was just a bit too much hassle.

So, recently I was sent the Flash and Go from Silk’n, which features the same technology at the Sens Epil machine, but with only 3 intensity settings instead of 5, and a much smaller and compact size. Yes, it is pretty much the size and set up of a phaser that Captain Kirk would use. It’s also small enough that I’ve just left it in the corner of my makeup vanity area, quickly plug it in when I am going to use it, so it takes about 1-2 minutes at the most to do a treatment. Love that!

It does take a while to see results. I have treated myself about every 2 weeks since November, and I’m just now starting to see a decrease in hair. I think it did take longer to see results than with the Sens Epil, simply because I had that on setting 5 and this was setting 3. Also, I’m sure that my hair is all in very different phases of growth due to continual waxing/plucking, and things were just going in and out of phase. This is much more true on my face than on my legs (where I mostly used the Sens Epil, and which I typically just shave).

I’ll definitely be continuing with the Flash and Go. I love how quick and easy it is to use, and I’m already seeing results. While not super cheap at $299, it is much less than the $500-750 that a friend was recently quoted for professional laser hair removal in the same area. (ote that neither pro or at home laser hair removal are completely permanent. You’ll need touch ups no matter which way you go. My touch ups are just done at home with the same machine, no appointments needed!

If you’re thinking about using an at home hair removal laser, you should definitely go and read my post about how at home laser hair removal works and figure out if you’re a good candidate first!

Read more:
Silk’n Sens Epil Review and Overview of the science behind at home laser hair removal
Flash & Go and Sens Epil comparision

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  1. January 25, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    I have the regular Silk'n Sens Epil and always use the highest setting, and am pretty happy with the results. Would you say the highest setting on the Flash and Go is milder than the 5 setting on the regular one?

  2. February 2, 2013 / 1:13 am

    Costco has this or something like it in their latest book. I know it starts with Silk'n so I'm assuming it's the same company. It's tempting since I don't have much time for appointments.

  3. February 2, 2013 / 11:03 am

    I honestly never even knew that there were home laser hair removal systems! The price of the unit is high, but not when you compare to in-office treatments. This is worth looking into!!! 🙂

  4. February 2, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    I have never even thought to try at home laser hair removers before- I really should look into this! Thanks for the wonderful review! 🙂

  5. February 2, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    $300 doesn't seem bad at all especially compared to the alternative of braiding your leg hair – of course if you added festive ribbons, that's not a bad option either!

    Best, Lisamarie

  6. February 3, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    I'm with Jessika, I love the idea of having my very own Captain Kirk Phaser! Your point about the hairs all being at different growth phases is extremely interesting too. I know this would be true for me too, as I never catch all the hairs at once with either waxing or threading.

  7. February 20, 2013 / 7:34 am

    I underwent hair removal several times and it is quite the challenge because I've tried wax and then laser. After trying both, I must say that the laser is more effective.

  8. Anonymous
    April 15, 2013 / 4:55 am

    Doesn't work, don't buy

  9. Anonymous
    May 17, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    will it work on indian skin?

  10. May 18, 2013 / 1:41 am

    It depends a lot on your skin tone. Dark hair and pale skin is best, and I have indian friends that have done laser hair removal but some that never could. If you have any doubts I'd head to a pro, you don't want to burn your skin!

  11. Anonymous
    November 11, 2013 / 12:23 am

    the thing is a total rip off. do not waste your time or money on this product. the postive comments are probably on the company payroll.

  12. January 2, 2014 / 3:03 am

    I'm afraid of shaving my face, I already have some dark stubble from all the years of plucking. Do you have to shave your face before using it?

  13. Anonymous
    March 16, 2014 / 4:23 am

    Just an FYI for anyone currently looking to purchase, I just found it at Bed Bath & Beyond for $229!

  14. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    I got this product for Christmas and I was hoping desperately it would work! I started using it and i already saw a difference after one use! I've been using it for about 4 months now and im still seeing a difference! I love this product and I definitely recommend it! To the person worried about shaving their face, don't worry about it, if you're worried about getting dry skin just moisturize the area after a treatment, the more treatments you do the less you'll have to worry about the hair growing in. Only thing is if its for somewhere around the eyes (eyebrows) I wouldn't reccomend it.

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