me Smooth by Iluminage Elos At-Home Hair Removal System
DONT THINK I WANT TO BOTHER WITH THIS
I RECENTLY PURCHASED THIS FOR MY FACE AND IN READING THE REVIEWS, THE OVERALL OPINION IS THAT IT DOES NOT WORK WELL. I HAVE RED HAIR, FAIR SKIN AND BLUE EYES. NEED I SAY MORE?
MIRACLE that doesn't work
I have used this under my arms religiously every week for 10 months and I see no change in hair growth or reduction. Also, you must plug it in several times to get the "error" light to go out. There are no instructions in the booklet to to explain why or how to correct the error light. The user cannot proceed if the error light is on.
Seemed to work, but all hair returned
Called the company and was told I could use the system 2-3 times a week, which I did faithfully for 12 weeks. Did not remove ONE hair on my face (where it was proper to use it). It seemed to work on arms, legs, underarms and bikini areas, but gradually all the hair returned. Also seemed to thin hair in some of those areas, but no, ALL the hair returned.
A huge waste of time. I wonder how many women's hair will remain gone, Have a feeling they will be surprised in a few weeks unless they continue using this forever.Me's printed claim under the photo is: "Can be used to ELIMINATE unwanted hair in areas such as the bikini area, legs, underarms, and chest."
Lots of hosts bragging about "Never having to wax or shave again!" I'd like to hear from the 5 star reviewers after a year has passed. Perhaps it works on a specific type of hair, but certainly not mine.
Hours of wasted time during the holiday season for nothing. So hurt.
Whoa is ME!
I'm getting so bummed reading all of the reviews here. Even the reviews where people claim to be happy, most of them state they are still touching up with razor or using the ME once a week, etc. The presentation on air clearly says you will NEVER have to worry about hair again and that is what I was counting on (at $350!!). Plus, I don't know where they are coming up with the 10 minutes for legs, it takes me forever, you can only do 1 inch at a time with the little window - am I doing it wrong? I've done 3 treatments and maybe notice a bit of a change, but so far I haven't been blown away. Can a rep of Elos respond to these questions/concerns? At this point, given the reviews of those who have completed the treatment, I wouldn't be able to recommend it. I should learn not to get carried away with online presentations and to check the reviews PRIOR to ordering.
Very easy to use and NO pain
I have only done one treatment so far but I'm pleasantly surprised. I am a very fair sensitive person that has tried laser and other home machines in the past but could not take the pain. I tried this on the low setting and felt only a little warmth so I went to the medium setting and still felt no pain. When I do my next session I will do the high level so I can get the best results. I have used this on the face (jaw line chin area) and the under arms. I am not sure why people have said they could not use it on their face. As long as the hair is below your cheek bone it can be used and if you watch the demo you will see the best way to hold the device so the silver bars do make contact with your skin. There is also a separate part that you can get for really small areas. I can't wait to keep using this device for all my hair removal areas.
It worked ok and hair came back thinner. After a couple of months not using, it came back as thick as original. Worked best on thinner hair. Doesn't work as well on bikini area. For the price I expected permanent results.
Product Comes with Too Many Warnings
I have learned by trial and error that to save yourself hardship and possibly a trip to the ER, it is a good practice to READ the User's Guide before attempting to use it. The me Smooth by lluminage Elos comes with nearly 15 Warnings - DO NOT use if... you have freckles or moles, if...you use NSAIDS or are taking antibiotics, if...you are a person that uses self tanners, and the list goes on. I believe that QVC should get into the practice of letting the consumer know all of this prior to purchase because I've had to ship more products back due to ridiculous warnings on devices and loss money in doing so. The reason I purchased this was in hopes of using it on my face. But when it says that you have to SHAVE OR WAX the area prior to use, I think not. What if it doesn't work like it claims, I then have to continue shaving or waxing or I will look like a man all full of hair. That is just one scenario. Plus the light is blinding so I dont understand how you can use it on your face near your eyes, when using it on my arm gave off such a bright light even with sunglasses on that I saw spots.
Didn't work for me
I used this product faithfully for 8 weeks. I kept asking myself if was the machine working or was it that I had to shave every time before using it that was keeping the hair growth down? I decided it was the shaving, so I sent it back. Proof was that two weeks after sending it back the hair growth was back. This product does NOT work. A razor is a whole lot cheaper than this product. Don't waste your money.
I just began the treatments from Micha
I find reviews very helpful so I thought I would do one at the beginning, middle and end to help others using the ME. The devise is very easy to use. I have very light hair, (I am a redhead) and I started by shaving as they advised in the directions. The pulses happen very consistently, and in areas like the shin bone, I used it to the side to get all of the area. The treatment went very quickly. I used the high setting. There was only a warm feeling. I treated my face, underarms, arms, and legs. Afterwards, I felt nothing, but a slight warming feeling from the whole treatment. I will let you know how effective it is as the seven weeks go by. I can understand why they say to use it consistently for seven weeks, six treatments. I am sure it would not work if people treated here or there, and it really is quite fast, each week. I chose Friday night to do this. I will stay in touch, throgh the seven weeks. Peace
Not recommended for the face
Very misleading when they say this can be used on your face. I bought it purposely for my chin and upper lip but because both bars have to be touching your skin in order for this to work it is nearly impossible to use on these areas. I had to send it back.
Working great for me!
I have fair skin and dark brown, naturally curly hair. I started using this product at the beginning of October and started seeing result after 4 treatments. This product is providing excellent results on my legs and arms. I was shaving every other day and now only shave about every 10 days to 14 days, basically when I am doing a treatment. I haven't been strict with the once a week schedule due to my hectic personal schedule. I do see promising results in other areas with more dense hair, but those results haven't been as dramatic. The results are better than I expected and better than I achieved with the Tria. And the treatments are very easy and pair free. The only issue I have noticed is that sometimes the treatment window will become a bit hot. I just cut the machine off until it cools down. I was only able to complete 6 treatments with the included cartridges but I used the high setting each time. I will definitely purchase additional cartridges and keep using this product. Just a word of caution, if you want to purchase an attachment, make sure you purchase the right model. I purchased one from a different store and it did not fit this machine. I haven't used any attachments at this point and probably won't. Overall, I am 100% satisfied with the result thus far and will keep using this product!
USE PER DIRECTIONS AND STAY WITH IT!
If you will continue to use this, even if it seems to take a little longer, I promise it will work. My body hair has been reduced by about 55% or more in the past few months. I had heavy hair on my legs only, and that is taking longer, but I have no hair on my arms nor under my arms any longer...just a little light stubble here and there...hardly anything! It does make a difference, and I'll stay with it.