Philips Lumea Advanced SC1997/00 IPL Hair Removal System for face and body


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Key Features

  • As chosen by over a million women*
  • Lumea effectively prevents hair regrowth, over 75% reduction in hair regrowth in just 8 weeks**
  • Large 4 cm² treatment window for even faster application
  • Advanced Salon IPL technology for home us, at a time to suit you - no lamps, gels or accessories needed
  • Replaces traditional hair removal methods such as waxing, shaving, creams, gels and epilators

Stay continuously hair-free with no re-growth with Philips Lumea. If you are looking for a safe, fast and painless solution to unwanted hair with lasting results, the Philips Lumea is the ultimate choice. Using Advanced Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL), Lumea offers one solution to replace traditional hair removal methods such as waxing, shaving, creams, gels and epilators. As well as being effective for legs, arms, back and tummy, Lumea comes with a specially designed precision attachment for use on the face. Lumea SC1997 corded design is ideal for treating the areas you want, when you want.

With the backing of 12 years’ experience** in IPL technology, you can trust Philips Lumea to give you smooth hair free skin with lasting results.

** Innovation Site Eindhoven, collaboration Peter Bjerring, 2002

Proven results

Philips clinical studies have shown significant hair reduction in as little as two fortnightly treatments, with optimal hair-free results achieved after four to five fortnightly treatments. To maintain these results, simply repeat treatment every four to six weeks. Time between treatments may vary based on your individual hair regrowth.

*Product Research Centre Philips, Klagenfurt, Austria, December 2013.

Five steps to everlasting smoothness:

1. Preparation before treatment

For best results, please shave prior to using Lumea. However, if you prefer, you may continue to wax areas, such as the face, before using Lumea, rather than shaving. Please be aware that although Lumea will still work, your treatment may take longer for the full treatment to be effective.”

2. Select the correct light intensity

Consult the skin and hair type matrix and select the light intensity suitable for your skin tone and body hair colour.

3. Apply pulses of light to the hair

Apply gentle pulses of light to the hair. The light produces heat in the hair, which is transferred to the hair follicle. This stimulates the hair follicle to go into a resting phase.

4. Effective hair regrowth prevention

As a consequence, the hair sheds naturally and hair regrowth is inhibited.

5. Repeat the treatment every two to four weeks

To prevent hairs from growing back, the treatment must be repeated every two weeks (or every month for legs) which will progressively reduce hair regrowth to a minimum.

Fast Results

Lumea SC1997 has a wide treatment area with its body attachment that has a 4cm window. This enables fast treatment on large areas like legs, with treatment on 1 lower leg now taking just 8 minutes. Main application mode enables sliding motion for a more convenient and continuous application.

IPL Technology

Philips Lumea uses an innovative light-based technology called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), derived from the technology used in professional beauty salons. Philips has adapted this technology for safe and effective use in the comfort of your own home. Philips worked closely with skin care experts to develop this technology, carrying out extensive consumer research on IPL technology with over 2000 women.

Customised treatment

Philips Lumea has five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment. Used correctly, Philips Lumea's IPL treatment is safe and gentle to use even on sensitive skin and sensitive body areas.

No replacement parts needed

Philips Lumea is a complete solution that comes ready to work right out of the box. More importantly, it does not require any replacement lamps or gels.


Lumea is equipped with an integrated UV filter to protect your skin from UV light. It also has a Safety ring system to prevent unintentional flashing.

Facial attachment

The facial attachment is equipped with an extra integrated light filter to ensure a safe and convenient application on the upper lip, chin and sideburns.

How does Philips Lumea prevent hair growth?

Gentle pulses of light are applied directly to the hair. The melanin in the hair and hair root absorbs the light pulses. This process results in the follicle going into a resting phase. The hair sheds naturally and regrowth is inhibited. A simple and gentle treatment once every two to four weeks will prevent hair roots from becoming active again and prevent new hair from growing back.

Suitable hair and skin types

Philips Lumea works effectively on naturally dark blonde, brown and black hairs. As with other light-based treatments, Philips Lumea is not effective on red, light-blonde or white/grey hair. Philips Lumea is also not suitable for very dark skin.

Is Lumea right for me?

Philips Lumea works effectively on (naturally) dark-blonde, brown and black hair. It is NOT suitable for (naturally) red, grey and light blonde hair or for very dark skin types (skin type VI). Please consult the comparison table to determine which light intensities are most suitable for your skin and body hair colour and to check if this method is suitable for you at all (if it is not, this is indicated with an x ).

Important safety advice

Unfortunately, Philips Lumea is not designed for everyone. If any of the following is true for you, then this appliance is not suitable for you to use.

• If your natural hair colour in the treatment areas is light blonde, white, grey or red.

• If you are of skin type VI (you rarely or never get sunburnt and you tan very darkly). In this case you run a high risk of developing skin reactions such as strong redness, burns or discolouration when you use Philips Lumea.

• Philips Lumea Precision has been optimised for use by women but recent research showed that it can be used by men on most areas of the body, except the beard and scrotum.

• There are medications and health conditions that may lead to adverse reactions when you use Philips Lumea. Please click here for full safety information as well as usage instructions before and after tanning.

Why do you need the Philips Lumea facial attachment?

Certain Lumea models contain additional filters for body and face treatments. The facial attachments UV filter provides extra protection and prevents skin damage to the face. The facial attachment should only be used to treat unwanted hair on cheeks, upper lip and chin, this attachment has been designed to treat the facial hair safely and effectively.

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Box Contains

1 x SC1997 handle, 1 x body attachment, 1 x face attachment, 1 x storage pouch, 1x user manual, Two year guarantee

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Box Contains

1 x SC1997 handle, 1 x body attachment, 1 x face attachment, 1 x storage pouch, 1x user manual, Two year guarantee more less

Philips Lumea Advanced SC1997/00 IPL Hair Removal System for face and body

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Philips Lumea Advanced SC1997/00 IPL Hair Removal System for face and body 5 5 1 1
The joy of being Hair free Absolutely Fantastic. I have very light skin and very dark thick hair. I was very self conscious about my facial hair and would wax and then pluck Everyday! My husband bought it for me and it's honestly the best thing I have bought. After a few weeks my hair was a lot less noticeable and after a few months totally gone. I still zap my skin every month as a maintenance treatment. As a beauty therapist I've recommended this product to everyone. Thank you Philips. Regards Michaela xx October 9, 2016
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