Everything you need to know about: E-One
If you’re sick of spending money on costly hair removal appointments that not only hurt, but also leave you disappointed with the results then the E-One – a revolutionary new at-home hair removal device – might be your best investment yet.
We chat to E-One’s Aurelien Coursodon to get all the facts and figures…
What is the E-One and how does it work?
The E-One is a revolutionary medically certified Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal device for at-home use. The technology works by applying an intense light pulse that reaches the pigment in your hair and separates the hair from its nourishing structure, resulting in permanent hair removal.
How does IPL differ from laser and why should people choose IPL instead?
IPL is a superior technology to laser, as laser is only able to target a single hair colour because of the beam’s single wavelength. On the other hand, IPL uses the full spectrum of light (multiple wave lengths at once, like a prism), so can target several hair colours simultaneously.
To put it more simply, imagine laser is like a vitamin B tablet and IPL is like a multivitamin - both are good, but IPL will target a wider range in one treatment.
Is the E-One safe for people to use at home even if they’ve had no previous experience with IPL hair removal?
It took three years to develop and, as a result, it has 12 security checkpoints that ensure users have a safe and reliable product. It is Medical CE certified for home use, and is registered on the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration. Of course, the user should always read the instructions manual before their first session, but it is definitely safe and very easy to use.
Is there any pain involved?
When it comes to waxing, you are talking about real pain. When it comes to IPL it’s more about tingling sensations as opposed to pain.
I’d say that for the legs and arms there is nearly no feeling, however other parts of the body (such as bikini, moustache and neck), might be more sensitive as they have a higher concentration of hair.
How many sessions are needed before hair is removed permanently?
As your hair has different growth cycles, you’ll need several treatments to get the best results. I recommend between 10 to 12 treatments over a period of 12 to 18 months, followed by one retouch every year or two for some untreated hair.
Does it take longer to minimise hair growth depending on whether you have darker or lighter hair?
First of all, it’s important to note that no IPL or laser machines can treat either red or white hair as there is very little, or no pigment in these types of hair.”¨ Other than that, as long as there is pigment in the hair structure, the E-One is equally as efficient for dark or lighter hair.
How much does the E-One cost?
The E-One costs $2,890 all up, but is a very worthy investment if you think about how much you’d spend on in-salon waxing and other less effective hair removal treatments.
We did a price comparison on different hair removal methods for women over a 10-year period (based on hair removal for lips, both full legs, brazilian and both armpits) and the costs came up as follows: IPL and laser in a professional clinic, $6,400; waxing at a beauty salon, $12,850; Waxing at home, $3,690; disposable razor, $2,250; E-One, $2,890.
Through these cost estimations, we have found that hair removal with the E-One turns out to be the most cost-efficient method over a one-year period.
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