The Silk’n SensEpil is a great and innovative product but unfortunately it does not come without limitations. The main limitation of the SensEpil, it’s inability to work with certain skin tones, is what I am going to talk about today.
The SensEpil works best for those that have a light tone while it is harmful to those with dark skin complexions. For light skinned individuals it works normally while a dark complected person who uses it will experience burns, blisters, and potential changes in skin color (hyper pigmentation).
Unfortunately for those with dark complexions there isn’t much of a solution. Due to a higher concentration of melanin darker skin just doesn’t respond well to laser hair removal treatments.
Once you have the SensEpil you can use the built-in sensor to determine whether your skin is light enough for treatment. This is more applicable to those that know their skin is normally light enough but their current tan may have made it to dark.
Those that are looking to purchase the Silk’n SensEpil should instead consult the Fitzpatrick Skin Tone Classification Scale below in order to see whether their skin is light enough for the Silk’n Sensepil.