- Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 10.4 x 19.4 cm ; 1.01 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
- Item Model Number: 211211
- ASIN: B07M6DPJ2K
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 1 July 2019
- Customer Reviews: 41 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,001 in Health, Household & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health, Household & Personal Care)
Braun Silk-Expert Pro 3 PL3132 Permanent Laser Hair Removal IPL for Body & Face
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- 300, 000 flashes (+20% vs previous Silk-expert 3) deliver an equivalent of 16 years of treatment
- Skin tone varies across your body, so the SensoAdapt sensor (with UV protection) continuously reads the skin tone and adapts the flash intensity for the safest and most effective permanent visible hair removal
- The precision head allows you to tackle smaller or trickier areas like face, bikini and underarms
- The gliding mode triggers more flashes for the fastest treatment, ideal for large body parts, while the stamp mode provides a more precise treatment suitable for smaller and sensitive areas
- Clinically tested by experts, treatments are gentle and virtually painless
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Braun Silk-expert Pro 3 ensures permanent hair reduction in just 3 months.¹ It automatically and continuously adapts to your skin tone to ensure optimal safety and efficacy.
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300,000 Flashes - 3 Intensity Levels
300,000 flashes (+20% vs previous Silk-expert 3) deliver an equivalent of 16 years of treatment. The 3 intensity levels ensure the light adapts to your skin tone.
The Safest IPL Thanks to SensoAdapt Technology
Skin tone varies across your body, so the SensoAdapt sensor (with UV protection) continuously reads the skin tone and adapts the flash intensity for the safest & most effective permanent visible hair removal.
* Efficiency based on the combination of window size, speed and energy. Safety technology shared with Cyden.
The precision heads allows you to tackle smaller or trickier areas like face, bikini and underarms.
Fast Gliding & Stamp Mode
The gliding mode triggers more flashes for the vastest treatment, ideal for large body parts, while the stamp mode provides a more precise treatment suitable for smaller and sensitive areas.
Clinically tested by experts, treatments are gentle and virtually painless.
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However, the "pain" (if you could even call it that) is very minimal (especially for a person who has a very low pain threshold). Like other reviews before my own, it is very much a mild warming sensation, like applying warm wax to the skin but no wincing as the hair is torn from the follicle. It's almost to the point where it is unnoticeable, surprisingly enough as soon as the laser touches your skin and to "zap" the area the pain almost immediately disappears.
There are also two modes of treatment which you are able to experiment with but neither hurt (feather mode and normal mode). I found that using normal mode on places such as face, which often is delicate caused a bit of a discomfort sensation - I wouldn't say pain per se, just not something I would personally recommend when using this machine. I would recommend feather for areas such as face, underarms and bikini line. Basically anywhere where you would be a lot more sensitive usually. The machine does NOT recommend you using this for removing intimate hair on areas asides from bikini area, so I won't speak about that as I personally do not need it for that area.
Anyway, here are my results thus far:
I have very much noticed the slowing of hair growth from using this machine and the time to remove hair has gone from 45 minutes (for a waxing appointment) down to 15 minutes for both legs. I still need to shave once per week, as you will likely need to do in between sessions which is fine by me as the extra effort is worth it to me. As per the instructions, I use sunscreen whenever I go outside/experience any UV rays to prevent the obvious skin cancers and living in Australia is something I need to be conscious of. Some areas of my legs have seemingly stopped growing hair, I am going to continue on with my weekly treatments and am planning on stopping at 10 sessions but I believe sessions are supposed to stop at maybe at 6-8 sessions. With my hair being thick, dark and stubborn I like to make sure that the hair stays gone so I figure 10 is a good number to slow down with treatments. But in saying that it's up to the users discretion. It's stated to not use the machine in the same area more than once a session/week so I have been heeding that warning just in case. Patience is the key when it comes to permanent hair removal which is why I waited a while before writing this review.
So, is this machine worth your money? I'd say compared with other methods such as waxing, 2-3 times (or even daily for some of us) shaving a week, hair removal creams and the like: I'd say yes. It is most certainly worth the money I have invested and I wish I had the money to do so sooner, even! Being hairless for longer is absolutely a confidence booster and I hope you will see amazing results also. Enjoy having smooth and hairless parts of your body! Thanks Braun!
It is a really light device and really easy to use. Personally, I just feel a bit of pain but nothing bad.
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This is a lot smaller and lighter than my other devices, and a bit more user friendly. It has an app where you can follow your treatments which is fantastic because it gives you reminders of when to do your next one, which has been great.
The package is impressive, i like the fact that it comes with a razor to get you started, plus a great sturdy pouch to keep everything in. The product also comes with a 2-3 pin continental/uk plug, thank you Braun, This means that not only could i use it straight away, i can also take it on holiday with me.
So in use.
So far my results have been positive, i have PCOS which is Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome to those who have never heard of it and that means that i suffer with excessive facial hair.
This has been the bane of my existence for the last 23 years. When i found out i was getting this to try for free i actually burst into tears as i thought if it works it could literally change my life, you may think thats dramatic but it really isnt.
I have thick dark coarse hair on my upper lip, cheeks, chin and neck, in fact i have an almost full on beard. I tried waxing but that made it worse, the ingrowing hairs alone were painful beyond words and i tried shaving but it was endless torture and redness and the stubble was horrific, and so i resorted to tweezing it out. I would do this for up to an hour every single day, sometimes more, i hated it and the reason im sharing this with you is to make you aware of my issues before i used it.
As usual you have to shave the area to be treated 1st and you are ready to go. The following may make you laugh or you may find it crass if that's the case i apologise in advance.
There was no pain, just a little sting at 1st but then i didnt notice it.
I used mine whilst facing a mirror so i could see what i was doing, i have to admit though that the smell of burning hair was a little shocking at 1st, but the most disconcerting thing for me was seeing the smoke come off your face haha its like my face was on fire, im just joking it wasnt that bad, but there were very visible tendrils of smoke coming from my face, i just thought cool, its working.
Anyway, the day after, i was surprised and relieved to discover i had no redness or itchiness and so i proceeded to do my armpits, again this was simple and easy to do, you must must shave 1st, it says 1 minute per underarm, but i definitely did more than that, at least 2 minutes each side, but like i said im hairy.
Anyway 2 weeks after 1st treatment i can see visible results, i was shocked actually, dont get me wrong its only about 20% of the hair but what has happened for me is that i have found that instead of plucking out the hairs and having them be tugged out like they were stuck in concrete, i can literally pull them out with my fingertips with no resistance, however like i said, its not every hair but about 20%
It hasnt slowed down my growth in any way and so on i went with my 2nd treatment. This time i was a little more aggressive with my applications to my face and spent a good 10 minutes flashing away. Now this is not recommended but im just being honest about what i did.
As i was in the zone, i also did my fingers and toes.
2 weeks after that treatment i am up to around 30% effectiveness, but only on my lip, chin and neck, and some of the hair just fell out by itself when it had grown to a mm. I still pluck every day but this is now down to about 20 minutes, on that alone its been amazing.
I have not noticed any difference so far in the armpit area but as that is so thick and coarse i imagine it is going to take months to see visible results.
Lets be frank, the groin area isn't the easiest place to put a razor let alone a bigish IPL device and im going to be honest i found it really difficult.
The top of the vaginal area was pretty easy as you can just stand in front of a mirror pull the groin skin tight and flash away, the problem comes when you need to go down to the vaginal opening and further back. It is absolutely impossible to be able to do this yourself, there is just no way , unless you are double jointed or a contortionist anyway. I tried lying down on the floor with my legs up as far as i could get them and face the mirror but i just couldn't do it, i had to ask my other half if he would help me, and he flat out refused to do it, he said it was totally gross lol
I tried for an hour but i just cant do it, so the only place i could get to use it was in the crease line between the vagina and the groin. For gods sake whatever you do, dont make the mistake i did and think you can do it on the inside flap of the labia because you might cry, or swear a lot, i cannot tell you the words that came out of my mouth, so don't try it, not advisable.
Overall i am extremely impressed with this, it does show visible results, but you do have to do it every 2 weeks to maintain it and stop the hair growing back.
De momento no la he probado.
Anyway, this particular model from Braun is from their mid-range ‘Pro 3’ line of products. That has endowed it with a storage/travel pouch, as well as the face/precision attachment. It is a mains-powered device as opposed to rechargeable - which keeps costs down and also helps the device itself to be smaller and lighter in weight than some of the rechargeable ones I’ve come across in the past. It’s comfortable to hold in the hand, and it is easy enough to navigate the body and manoeuvre it into required positions.
There is an ‘App’ for use with your phone or tablet which is really just there to keep track of when you’ve done a treatment and to remind you when to do more. It’s nothing more than a bespoke calendar so really you could just make entries and reminders in your stock calendar App and achieve the same results.
For anyone who has never used one of these before, they are not totally painless. The feel of it when you fire the pulse of light is kind of like little hot pins in your skin. It’s not bad, but just don’t go into this endeavour thinking it will be pain-free, because it isn’t. You also need to level your expectations, as you aren’t suddenly going to be hair-free overnight either. You need to shave first, then use it, and expect to re-use the device over-and-over during subsequent sessions to start seeing a gradual reduction in the strength and thickness of the hair. Provided you are strict and thorough (and one of the compatible skin/hair combinations) you should be hair-free for a good long while before having to dig this thing out of the cupboard again.
At the current price of c. £188 (at time of review) that is pretty reasonable for the end-results. It’s hard graft, but it can be worthwhile and beats having to shave constantly. If it were priced at its RRP then I’d say it’s no way worth it, but currently I think it could be justified provided you are committed to the cause.
The instructions are very detailed which is great before the first time you start; a quick start guide would also be useful so when you are actually using it you can follow quick visual instructions rather than trying to read through lots of text.
Before you run the Braun Silk·expert Pro 3 over your body the manual guides you to perform a skin test and leave it for 48 hours to ensure you don’t have an adverse reaction to it.
After 48 hours and no bad effects in my test area, I tried the gliding technique on my legs which I found easy to do although i possibly missed some gaps! Although it says you don’t need glasses i found myself closing my eyes as I did it! Time will tell if I did leave gaps and I may have patchwork hairy legs! The hardest part was along my shin bone as I missed in the instructions not to use the standard head on this area!
Braun include two heads in the box; the standard head for winder areas and the precision head for places you need more accuracy. I found the curve device easy to handle and use.
Despite the wordy instructions it is easy to use. I was excited to see if it work the first 48 hours were agonising, and a few days after the first use there is still a wait to see how effective it is in the long term.
The IPL devices costing half as much again do things faster but is it worth it?
The hair treatment timetable for this is about 3 months and for the more expensive units about 4 weeks. However when we used it it worked brilliantly and I can't seeing it being needed again for weeks ! So hardly a major advantage. Apparently this one only flashes 300,000 times compared to the more expensive model is 400,000 times. This one has a comfort mode .... the other one a super comfort mode ... This one takes 9 mins for your legs the other one 5 mins. See where I'm going with this ? This should definitely not be viewed as the poorer cousin as it does everything the more expensive unit does but takes a little bit longer ... but for what gain? My wife is well happy with this and the money saved she can go buy some shoes and other bits and pieces.
As always you get a nice little case for it but for the price you'd expect that.
The size is very manageable ... I was expecting something bigger but it's bulky enough to make you take your time just not so big as to become unwieldy.
Wife was chuffed with it and remember .... if she doesn't like it they have a 30 day money back guarantee. I'd recommend this as great for the price compared to the high end models.
I like the fact this identifies your skin colour automatically. It has its own storage bag. It's easy to hold and easy to operate. I also like the fact that this has two sizes of head, for body and for face. For me it's painless even on the highest setting. It's certainly more comfortable than waxing, epilation or plucking.
I am pale skinned with fine, mid brown hair. I don't have hormone irregularities. I believe anyone with hormonal irregularities has more of an ongoing battle but this can still help. It's ineffective on very blonde or white hair. There must be pigment to the hair and you have to be prepared to shave flat to the skin otherwise the heat will dissipate in the wrong place. But don't worry about shaving. As soon as the treatment starts to work there isn't much stubble.
This has eraxicated my leg hair, underarm hair and bikini line hair. However, it does take at least six months to get going and IPL hair removal can take a couple of years by the time you get rid of everything. But mine has proved permanent. The time scale is because you need to treat the hair in the growing phase and you need to do it regularly, once a week, then once a month thereafter. That said, as soon as you start doing this treatment the hair gets finer.
You can't tan while using this.
The only person I wouldn't recommend it for is somebody who needs instant uniform smoothness, in which case waxing is probably preferable.
If you can pick this up for a good price, it's recommended. (Aunty B)
It comes in lilac and white and comes with a pouch to store it in and which is useful should you wish to take it away with you. There are a couple of attachments with different sized lenses for different areas of the body. The smaller of the two is ideal for the face or underarm, while the larger one is best used for legs or other large areas of the body.
As others have said there is a small amount of pain when using this, but depending on where on the body you are using it there is a gentler setting, perhaps something you might want to use on the face. Over time the results are evident but you do have to get into a routine and keep up using it on a regular basis if you wish for those results to last. With this particular model you should see permanent hair reduction in around 3 months, compared to 4 weeks with some of the higher end models.
There is an app that can be used to plan and track your treatments, it's more of a basic calendar so you could just use any calendar app to do more or less the same thing. But this is a specific app aimed at keeping track of one thing so it may have its benefits if you want to keep it simple and stay on course.
At the current price of around £188 it's about its money, if it was priced higher then it might be worth shopping around for one of the higher end models to see if you can get them for around the same price.
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In the box.
The Epilator, blade head, batteries already fitted and instructions. This is all in a nice presentation box. Please follow the instruction and do a test area before doing a large visible area. There is a guide about this in the box.
Ease of use.
The unit is very easy to use and control. It is mains operated and comes with a three pin adapter.
The head is very effective and removes with ease even the tiniest hairs from those hard to reach areas. It leaves the face feeling tingly and very clean.
Using on the legs after several applications the hair takes a long time to grow back. It is much easier and safer than a blade or waxing. The effects last much longer too.
After a couple of months of regular use I find the device is very effective as it really prevents hair regrowth.
A useful device for the face, legs and neck areas. Works really well and does prevent hair regrowth. It may be expensive but it really does work. It is also very compact and reliable.
It is a good looking machine in white with lilac accents, it is ergonomically designed making it comfortable to hold and use. It's perfect for the face, arms, legs and bikini line.
The Braun Silk Expert Pro 3 PL3132 will give you 300,000 flashes which should be enough for at least 200 full body treatments (legs, face, arms and bikini line). Working on the premise that initially you will need ten weekly uses to stop hair growth then monthly to keep it at bay that'll give you about eleven years of use, which is pretty good for a mid range machine.
This particular machine which is the Pro 3 PL3132 comes complete with the precision head, premium pouch/bag and the Venus razor. It is also twice as fast as the previous Braun Silk Expert 3.
I found this machine quite easy to use on my legs as follows:
** First I shaved, cleansed and dried each leg.
** I plugged the machine in using an extension lead which meant I could use the machine whilst sitting on my bed.
** The machine is ready to use as soon as it is plugged in.
** I then pressed the head firmly against my skin then I pressed the flash button. That's it, simple. It took about 15 minutes to finish both of my legs.
The machine goes into standby after about ten minutes of no use and turns of altogether after around an hour.
I have been using the Pro 3 for a full ten weeks and already I can see that the hair on my legs has virtually stopped growing, so I shall be going into the maintenance phase next week.
I'm really happy with this Braun Silk Expert and the result speaks for itself.
The bag to keep this device is discreet, attractive and practical, a mauve and white design, exactly like a cosmetics or 'toilet' bag. The Pro 3 is neat, easy to use and runs from a mains cord so there's no bother with charging it up. You can glide or stamp with the machine to work on various shapes and contours of your body. I am impressed with the initial results and happy to carry on using it to sort out any hairs that have evaded the first treatments. Although my head hair s fair, blond/grey my body hair has always been darker, so this treatment is suitable for me.
You are bound to feel more relaxed and at ease at home using this than trekking off to a salon and paying what very soon mounts up to a similar expenditure. With the reductions on the page, at the time of writing, it seems good value after a very short time of use. As summer is coming soon, I imagine that this machine will become ever more popular, and I will be saying why on earth didn't we have this years earlier?