Silk'n Flash & Go Express Review
Silk'n Flash & Go Express Review $239
The Silk'n Flash & Go Hair Remover is available in two styles - The Express in blue and the Compact in pink. Let's review the differences.
Both Silk'n models use IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). IPL is not a laser but works similarly using high intensity light to inhibit hair growth. Both styles have Glide Mode allowing you to move the unit during use as long as it stays in contact with your skin. Both have 5 power settings and are designed to be used on the lowest power setting for your first use. After the first use, you use it on the highest power level you can without feeling discomfort.
The differences between the Express and the Compact are price, life of IPL element and treatment time. The Compact at $199 provides 150,000 pulses at a slow pulse rate while the Express $299 provides 300,000 pulses at a fast pulse rate.
The Silk'n Express stands out as an easy choice with faster treatment times due to the larger treatment area and rapid pulse rate. A full leg treatment in 15 minutes or less is very fast for a home hair removal device.
Silk'n Flash & Go IPL Hair Remover Specifications
-The Silk'n Flash & Go is safe and effective on most hair and skin color combinations.
-Silk'n Flash & Go uses IPL or Intense Pulsed Light to disable the hair follicle by heating the hair root with light energy. Other brands of hair removers use either IPL or Laser light to heat the pigment in the hair root.
When comparing the intensity of light output between an IPL device (like Silk'n or Venus Silk Extra) and a laser device, like Tria, you must also consider the size of the treatment area. Venus Silk Expert's IPL window is larger than Tria's laser output window but the Laser offers 3 times more light energy per pulse. The extra energy kills the hair follicle faster meaning fewer treatments are needed for permanent hair removal.
The bottom line is time and cost. An IPL unit is less expensive and each treatment takes less time - IPL units require more treatments for permanent hair removal. Tria 4X Laser costs more with each treatment taking more time - Tria will require fewer treatment for permanent hair removal.
-Silk'n Flash & Go has no built in skin sensor that automatically adjusts the IPL to the correct level for your skin tone. Both Flash & Go styles are designed to be used on the lowest power setting for your first use. After the first use, you use it on the highest power level you can without feeling discomfort
-Because Silk'n Flash & Go is an IPL unit, it may not work as well as a laser for those with light hair.
-Silk'n Flash & Go will only flash when tip of unit is touching your skin. Both Silk'n Flash & Go styles have glide mode which allows you to glide the laser while it pulses continuously on the skin saving time on larger areas.
-Silk'n Flash & Go Express provides approximately 300,000 pulses and the Silk'n Flash & Go Compact provides approximately 150,000 pulses. *The Silk'n Flash & Go Compact pulses at a slower rate than the Express.
-The Silk'n Flash & Go Express costs $299.99 and the Silk'n Flash & Go compact costs $199.99