The tool is electrical, and the ergonomic design feels sleek to hold, and is easily applied to the body. It's simple to get started as it is ready to use as soon as it's plugged in, then apply it to your skin by placing the skin tone sensors against the area you want to be treated, the power bar then illuminates to indicate your skin tone and customises the treatment setting so you're good to go! To treat the area you then press the activation button which will provide the treatment, it feels quite warm and can tingle slightly at first - however it isn't painful and after a few clicks you get used to it and feels normal. If it is a little uncomfortable there is a gentle mode.
SmoothSkin Gold can be applied to treat all areas of the face and body, apart from damaged skin, or super intimate areas. To get the best results, it is advised you repeat the treatment of the desire area once a week for 12 weeks to ensure all hair follicles are treated. After that to maintain the initial results it is recommended to use SmoothSkin Gold once a month, then after 6 months of treatment the course is complete resulting in hair free skin!
Priced at £299 SmoothSkin Gold is less expensive than going to a salon, especially as it can be used all over the body and face as required - it is widely available and can be bought via the SmoothSkin website or online from Boots. The tool contains 120,000 flashes which means the unit can be used by one person for up to 6 years, so is great value for money if you want to treat lots of areas!
Georgia and I have been experimenting with SmoothSkin Gold and will be updating our progress on the blog and via Twitter @Heidi_likes over the coming months. Upon the first treatment we can already see a difference, and have found it to be painless, quick and easy - we are both so excited to continue with the treatment, as we've already noticed less coarse hair growing back and also a slower growth. More updates to follow!
*c/o SmoothSkin Gold IPL Hair Removal, here*