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11/19/2016 to 11/25/2016
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mē Smooth vs. Laser Hair Removal for Red Hair: Why It Works

If you have red hair, you may be a bit skeptical about the effectiveness of the mē smooth. After all, past innovations in hair removal technology haven’t left you any closer to the smooth skin that you desire. So why don’t most hair removal solutions work for you? Existing laser and IPL methods of hair removal work by targeting and heating up the melanin found in hair follicles, but as someone with red hair, your follicles don’t contain enough melanin for most hair removal solutions to work correctly. 

elōs is the Answer: How IPL+RF Technology Works

So how does the mē smooth deliver effective hair removal results for red hair? Groundbreaking elōs technology uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to target and warm the melanin in hair follicles. Once follicles are warmed up, it applies radio frequency pulses (RF). RF seeks out these warmed follicles and delivers a second salvo of growth reducing energy. The combination of IPL and RF can deliver permanent hair removal for the widest variety of hair colors – including red – with impressive results in as little as 7 weeks. Bravo, ēlos!

Using the mē smooth on Red Hair

As a redhead, chances are you’ve endured some pain or frustration in your previous attempts at hair removal. Shaving is time consuming, and waxing can be downright painful. The nice thing about using the mē is that you only treat once a week for the first 7 weeks; then, typically switch to monthly maintenance after that. Plus, treatments may take as little as 2 minutes to complete! Even if you’re removing hair from multiple areas of your body, the overall time commitment is far less than shaving every couple of days – and the results last much longer.

The Removal Process

Permanent hair reduction for red hair can be just weeks away for you! To further convince you of the mē’s ease of use, here’s a quick look at the removal process:

 In order to achieve the best results possible, it’s recommended that you either wax or epilate the area that you wish to treat prior to using the mē. We offer a convenient epilator accessory – when you attach it to the mē you can epilate and apply elōs at the same time (treating body areas only). 

  1. Attach the epilator accessory if you have it and then turn on the mē
  2. Select an energy level
  3. Press the elōs button
  4. Hold the applicator against your skin
  5. Slide the device to a new area after each visible flash of IPL
  6. Continue treatment for 2 to 10 minutes depending on the area of the body that you’re focusing on

 The treatments are simple, and the results are safe and clinically confirmed. To find out more about hair removal for red hair, take a closer look at our mē smooth hair removal device and epilator accessory.