Frequently asked questions

The following are the most frequently asked questions about Braun


How do Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) devices work?

A. Devices using IPL technology deploy a broadband pulsed light source that emits a beam of light that targets the root of the hair, helping to break the cycle of hair regrowth. With continued use, the patient’s hair will grow back finer, lighter, and slower, leading to permanent hair reduction.


Do IPLs work on various skin types?

A. IPLs works best on body areas with high contrast between hair colour and skin tone - which means it’s not suitable for every body part or everyone. Visit our Technology page for further details.


What is the most effective way to use an IPL device?

A: In order to get the best results from using a Braun IPL device, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Prepare the skin by removing hair from the treatment area.
  2. Plug in the IPL device.
  3. Select the right head and treatment mode based on comfort level.
  4. Click multiple times for stamp mode for precise treatment in smaller areas. Keep pressing the button for glide mode when treating larger areas.
  5. Repeat the treatment once a week for 12 weeks to see the first visible results. Then switch to maintenance mode and treat as needed.

Where can IPLs be used?

A.IPL devices can be used in most major areas of the body where hair growth is common.

For women, this includes the upper lip and chin, underarms, arms, stomach, bikini line and legs.

For men, this includes below the shoulders on chest, back, arms, stomach and legs. Areas above the shoulders are not recommended for men due to the density of male facial hair and may cause uneven results. Visit our Technology page for further details.


What is included in a Braun IPL set?

A. Some variation of the following is included in a Braun IPL set:

  • IPL Device
  • Device Cap (e.g. standard, precision, wide)
  • Power Cable
  • Venus Smooth Razor
  • Zip Pouch or Beauty Bag

Are IPL devices safe?

A. Yes. Made with SensoAdapt™ technology, all Braun IPL devices automatically adjust the light intensity based on your skin tone. Because of this, Braun Pro-expert IPL devices offer a perfect balance between safety and efficiency, producing long-lasting and safe results at home.


Can I use an IPL device at home?

A: Yes. Designed to be used safely at home, Braun Silk-expert IPL devices are fast, easy, and convenient.


How long does it take to use an IPL device?

A: Not long at all! Because of its quick fast design that flashes up to 125 times per minute, you can use the IPL device on both legs in less than 5-minutes.


How often do I need to use an IPL device to see results?

A: To start, use the Braun Silk-expert Pro IPL device at least once a week for four weeks to see visible results. After this period, you can use the device less regularly, only as needed for maintenance on areas that require additional attention.


Why is Braun a leading provider of female grooming products?

A: Braun is the world’s #1 female electric hair removal brand, treating millions of individuals around the world every year. Committed to continued innovation and safety, women with different skin types benefit from the safety and efficacy of Braun products.

Braun’s innovative grooming technology is safe, effective, and gentle on skin.