If you would have told me 10 years ago about a device that removes body hair permanently by flashing a light on it, I would have been in absolute hysterics. What’s next? A machine that does my make-up by ringing a bell? Right at its surface level, it just sounds absurd. Yet here I am, posting up a Silk’n Flash & Go review, which is actually the second home hair removal product I’ve reviewed that uses HPL, or Home Pulsed Light.

If you’re still shaving you obviously haven’t heard of this product, or have been bitten by other, more dubious home HPL products before. Well, allow me to change your mind. In short, THE SILK’N FLASH AND GO GOT RID OF MY HAIR FOR GOOD!

The Silk'n Flash & Go: A Quick Lowdown…

I mentioned that this is the second device I’ve reviewed using Home Pulsed Light, the other one being its predecessor, the Silk’n SensEpil. If you’ve read my review of that product, you’ll already know that the technology is legit, and has worked before, not just on me, but on countless other happy users. Naturally, this one has also been FDA-cleared for PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL!

The Silk’n Flash & Go looks a little bit like a pricing gun or hair dryer with a light on the business end of it. Right away, the first thing I noticed when I opened the box was that the unit is a lot more compact than its older brother. Unlike the SensEpil, which had an applicator tethered to a fairly large base unit for power, the Flash and Go plugs directly into the wall, which makes it quite a bit more convenient for reaching difficult areas.

If you’ve read a few Silk’n Flash and Go reviews or looked at the promotional material, you'll know that this product is aimed at people looking to treat smaller, more sensitive areas of the body than the SensEpil can comfortably reach. It’s approved for use on any part of the body below the cheek lines. In fact, one of things I like most about the Flash & Go is how simple it is to use on face, which was not terribly easy with the older device because of it's size. The technology is the same as what’s in the SensEpil, but the Flash & Go puts it in a more compact package.

One of the more popular articles on this site recently has been Beth Roberts' Tria Laser Hair Removal review, and if you’ve read it, you'll no doubt notice some similarities between the Tria and the Silk'n Flash & Go.

However, if you were to compare these products up close, you would quickly see that the Flash & Go is a BIG improvement on the older Tria laser.

The Tria is certainly not a bad home hair removal device; it's just the people at Silk'n have taken what the Tria got right, combined it with what people liked about the Sensepil, and came up with what might be THE BEST HOME HAIR REMOVAL PRODUCT ON THE MARKET!

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So, How Does The Silk'n Flash & Go Work?

I don’t think you’d be able to find a single Silk’n Flash and Go review that would call using it difficult. It’s easy enough (not to mention safe enough and comfortable enough) for a baby to use, were babies to have a problem with unwanted body hair. You put it against your skin, it flashes, you're done. Yeah, really…that’s it!

The Flash & Go is also 100% pain-free to use. Imagine a a very light snap, or tiny shock of static electricity. That's what we're talking here. You can even adjust the intensity level to whatever you’re comfortable with, so if you have super sensitive skin you can keep it turned down, but even the highest setting is still very comfortable. (I was actually frustrated that when I first got it, it was locked on a low setting. This is actually a safety feature to protect new users, and I was able to find instructions on the official website about how to override that.)

The SensEpil had a big, clunky applicator light that made the whole thing seem a little like a defibrillator (which was unsettling; nobody wants to associate smooth, beautiful skin and cardiac arrest). The advantage of this big applicator though, was that it made it relatively easy to do large parts of the body. The HPL on the Flash & Go is much, much smaller, but this makes it so much easier to use on small places. I decided to try using it first on my chin and upper lip.

I only spent a minute or two treating my face, so I figured I may as well go ahead and do my armpits, which took less than 10 minutes. Overall, it does deliver on its promise of quick treatment, despite the relatively small treatment platform. The official website gives an estimate of about 30 minutes to do both legs, and based on my experience, I would guess that this figure is pretty accurate.

The Part You Care About: Silk'n Flash & Go's RESULTS

The instructions say to use the Flash & Go every two weeks to begin with and then monthly as the hair goes away. Of course, once your hair is totally gone you can stop using it completely. I’ve read some Silk’n Flash & Go reviews that suggest using it more than this at first to speed up treatment, but this actually isn’t helpful. Hair grows in cycles, and the Home Pulsed Light is actually only effective at disabling hair growth during the “active growth” part of the cycle. The two week treatment schedule optimizes the effect of the HPL within the cycle.

Because you’re actually supposed to shave first, I had to wait for few weeks to see how much hair grew back after my first treatment. Thankfully, I've never had a heavy amount of hair on my face, but I will admit to a fair amount of fuzz on my upper lip and a little on my cheeks (I used to clear these areas by shaving) plus the odd couple of rouge hairs on my chin.

That said, I still wasn't expecting to see any significant results for at least 8-10 weeks give or take.

So the actual results shocked me. I HAD VISIBLE RESULTS AFTER JUST TWO TREATMENTS!

Now, I’m not talking mind-blowing, in-your-face results. In fact, I doubt anybody but myself would have noticed. But I’ve scrutinized my face for years, and I’m pretty intimately familiar with it. When the time came for my third Flash & Go treatment, just 6 weeks after receiving it, I took a close look in the mirror and thought, Oh wow, it’s already working!

It’s been decades since I let my underarm hair grow wild and free, but I would imagine I have roughly the normal amount for a woman. Obviously, I am not as intimately familiar with my armpits as I am with my face, so I didn’t notice results quite as quickly. After just 4 treatments, though, there was clearly less hair coming back in.

I lost track, but I only did the treatments on my upper lip and chin a few more times before I stopped. It’s been months, and no hair has come back.

Again, my armpits took longer than the face, because there was quite a bit more hair. Still, by about the 6th or 7th treatment, I was having really remarkable results. I was using it less often, only about every month or so, because much, much less hair was coming back in. The hair itself that was coming in would be thinner, too. What used to be a dark shadow of stubble between shavings became lighter and lighter.

In about 5 months, I permanently eradicated the hair from my armpits, ALL WHILE WATCHING TV!

(Ok, ok, I did other stuff, too, but that line was just too good not to use. I actually didn’t watch as much TV with this one as I have with other hair removal products, mainly because our satellite connection has been so poor. Sorry, ignore my ramblings. Let's get this review back on track…)

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I Thought It Might Be Magic, Turns Out It Was Science

It was only a few years ago that the only real option people had for permanently removing body hair was getting a series of very expensive laser treatments. Now, you can do the exact same thing sitting on the carpet in your living rom. You do it on your schedule, at your pace, and it costs a fraction of what they were charging. And it works almost the same way!

The Home Pulsed Light works very much like the lasers used in those professional clinics. The ultra bright light is absorbed by the hair shaft pigment, generating heat which disables the growth. Without delving too much into the theory of selective photothermolysis, each treatment weakens the hair so that it doesn’t want to grow back. MOST USERS SEE GREAT RESULTS WITHIN 6 TREATMENTS!

In a two-year, multicenter clinical study, Home Pulsed Light was proven to be both safe and effective at removing unwanted body hair. Think about it: this wasn’t a one-off, bogus “study” designed to produce some quotable statistic; this was a long-term examination of facts and evidence that proved, conclusively, what millions of people already knew.

Silk'n Flash&Go Drawbacks? Minor, If At All

 

Because melanin plays such a vital role in the HPL’s ability to target the hair, people with a lot of melanin in their skin face the same problems they would with the professional laser services. To put it bluntly, while most people can use this product safely, at this current point in time the technology is just not safe for use on the darkest of skin tones. (If you’re worried, though, remember that with the 30-DAY GUARANTEE, you can simply return it for a full refund if it doesn’t work on your skin.)

When you first turn it on, and then at intervals while you’re using it, the Flash & Go will do a test on your skin to make sure it’s safe to continue using. The HPL won’t even flash if it isn't safe.

It’s also worth noting that as the sun directly affects your skin tone, (and thus, potentially your ability to use the Flash & Go) it’s important to watch the amount of sun you’re getting before, during, and after treatments. Just remember to use a good sunscreen. Silk'n actually recommend staying out of the sun for 3, or ideally 4 weeks both before and after the treatments.

I read a couple Silk’n Flash and Go reviews that suggested that the replaceable HPL cartridges could, potentially, be a problem, though nobody actually seemed to complain about it and I certainly haven't had any problems.

The HPL cartridges for the SensEpil are only good for about 750 pulses, while a Silk'n Flash and Go cartridge lasts an easy 1000 pulses. When you consider that people are largely going to be using this device on small areas that don’t require too many flashes, you start to realize just how far one cartridge will go.

That said, while you can use the Silk'n Flash & Go on basically any part of your body, the smaller size of its light pulse window means that treating larger parts of your body such as your chest or back will take quite a while and you maybe better with the Silk'n Sensepil which has the larger light pulse window.

My advice would be that if you plan on removing hair from smaller parts of your body such as your face, arms, underarms, bikini line, it will definitely be easier with the Flash and Go. But if your primary concern is going to be back, chest, stomach or legs, I would recommend the Silk’n SensEpil as the device for you.

Verdict: Worth Every Penny

Frustration caused by unwanted body hair was the seed that started this website, and this same frustration is I expect, what lead you here. Let’s face it, dealing with body hair as a regular part of our daily routine just sucks, and most of us would be eager to cut it out if we could afford it. Well, now pretty much every can afford Silk’n Flash & Go permanent hair removal.

It used to cost thousands of dollars to get results like this in a clinic, spa, or salon. Let me rephrase that: it still costs thousands of dollars to get it done in places like that! The Silk’n Flash and Go lets you do it on your own schedule, in your own home, FOR A LITERAL FRACTION OF THE COST!

And what’s your time worth? Shaving takes up time, time that could be spent elsewhere. It doesn’t seem like much, a little here, a little there, but over the years, it really adds up. So do those years of shaving cream and razors. If you look at it like that, the Flash and Go pays for itself many times over.

Of course, despite all of this, the company still realizes that most of us don’t have a couple hundred bucks just built into our hair removal budgets, so they make it a little easier on the wallet with an Easy Pay system that lets you pay in monthly installments.

Well, I guess that’s about all I’ve got to say about it. To sum up my Silk’n Flash & Go review in a few words: it works, try it! I know it sounds a little too good to be true, but this really is a light that PAINLESSLY, EASILY, AND PERMANENTLY REMOVES HAIR! And if you don’t believe me, that’s fine, because you know what? You can try a Silk’n Flash & Go test with absolutely no risk to you with their 30-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE! Just remember, that particular bargain is only available from the official Silk’n website, and only until they decide not to offer it anymore.

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Ginny is the editor of HomeHairRemovalBlog.com.