Compare what is it? me Sleek vs iluminage
me Sleek is a permanent hair reduction device with unlimited treatments. me Sleek is powered by upgraded, patented elōs hair removal technology making it the fastest at-home device to get rid of unwanted hair for good, on all skin tones.
iluminage is a compact, professional, at-home hair removal device to get rid of unwanted hair on the face and body.
Compare how does it work? me Sleek vs iluminage
me Sleek employs elōs technology selectively delivering heat from IPL and RF energy to the hair follicle affecting the source of where your hair grows . The hair follicle is destroyed, thereby removing and reducing the amount of hair you’re left with in the treated area. elōs technology can be used safely and effectively on all skin tones including naturally dark skin.
iluminage – Powered by elos technology, the iluminage Precise Touch Permanent Hair Reduction device technology delivers permanent results on all skin tones, and the widest range of hair colors. Precise Touch treatments disable the hair follicle preventing unwanted hair from growing back. It is gentle, compact, and easy to use. With iluminage you experience the freedom of silky-smooth skin without the hassles of shaving and waxing.
Compare Technology: me Sleek vs iluminage
me Sleek employs unique, patented and remarkably effective, elōs technology that combines Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) to work rapidly and safely than traditional at-home and professional hair removal technologies. Wherever the targeted area, each hair follicle is targeted and permanently disabled, stopping the growth of hair and delivering permanent results. elōs hair removal technology is FDA cleared and has been used in professional dermatologist offices for over 15 years.
iluminage combines Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) energies delivering clinically proven, permanent results. The two complimentary energies combined delivers unprecedented safety, speed and effectiveness for smooth, hair-free, beautiful skin – painlessly.
Compare what to expect? me Sleek vs iluminage
me Sleek – Unlike other treatment methods, me Sleek delivers permanent hair reduction results without the side effects. It is both safe and effective on light, fair, medium, olive, brown and darkest skin tones, and blonde, dark blonde and red hair.
Every hair in our body goes through a complete growth cycle, from an active to resting phase. Light-based treatments work best on hairs in their active phase. Treating the areas of unwanted hair multiple times is necessary to target hair in the active cycle. After a hair follicle is treated, it can take one to two weeks for the hair to fall out. During this time, it may look like hair is still growing, but actually the hair is being “pushed out”. You may or may not see these hair stubs pushed out from the skin.
iluminage – Use the iluminage on the same area once a week for 7 treatments over 6 weeks. Perform additional monthly treatments, after completing the first 7 treatments.
It is recommended to treat the face every 1-2 weeks.
Every hair in our body goes through a complete growth cycle, from an active to resting phase. Light-based treatments work best on hairs in their active phase. You will need to treat the areas of unwanted hair multiple times in order to target hair in the active cycle. After a hair follicle is treated, it can take one to two weeks for the hair to fall out. During this time, it may look like hair is still growing, but really the hair is being “pushed out”. You may or may not see these hair stubs pushed out from the skin.
Compare Safety: me Sleek vs iluminage
Both these devices (me Sleek and iluminage) are the only at-home hair removal devices to use patented technology that is clinically proven to be safe and effective for all skin tones and hair colours. The technology it uses is also FDA cleared to be safe and effective.
Compare Body parts it can be used on: me Sleek vs iluminage
me Sleek – Can be used on the body for men and women. Typically it is used to remove hair on the arms, legs, underarms, bikini area, chest, back and stomach. DO NOT USE the system on the head, ears, nipples or intimate areas.
iluminage – Intended for use by both men and women for permanent bikini, underarm, and facial hair reduction.
Compare When to expect results: me Sleek vs iluminage
• Up to 94% hair reduction after 7 weeks
• Average of 46% hair reduction after just 2 weeks
iluminage gives you up to 94% hair reduction in just 7 weeks. Use the TOUCH or PRECISE TOUCH on the same area once a week for seven treatments. After completing the first seven treatments, additional monthly touch-ups on an as-needed basis will help keep your skin silky smooth.
Compare Settings: me Sleek vs iluminage
me Sleek – It features low, medium and high settings. It is recommended to start at a low setting before moving on to higher settings depending on your comfort. Use sleek once a week for 7 weeks. Once this protocol is complete, use the device for touch-ups as needed.
iluminage – It has low, medium and high settings. It is recommended to start at low setting before moving on to higher settings depending on your comfort.
Compare Treatment area: me Sleek vs iluminage
me Sleek is intended for use by women and men on body hair below the neck and by women for facial hair below the cheek line. Common facial areas include: mustache/upper lip, sideburns, jawline and chin/neck. The new precision adaptor accessory is a helpful tool that makes it easy to deliver targeted pulses of elōs energy in small areas or hard to treat areas, such as your face, or around tattoos or moles.
iluminage – Use on full body including bikini, facial, legs, and underarms.
Is it FDA cleared?
me Sleek & iluminage – Yes
Is it really painless?
me Sleek & iluminage – Yes
Compare Contraindications: me Sleek vs iluminage
Read the enclosed user manual for important safety information and how-to-use instruction before you use the sleek permanent hair removal device.
DO NOT use if you have epilepsy or light-induced seizures or chronic migraines.
DO NOT use if you have an active implant, such as a pacemaker, incontinence device, insulin pump, etc. Use of the sleek has not been tested in individuals with active implants, and therefore the effects are unknown.
DO NOT use on the ears, nipples or other intimate areas. These areas may have more sensitive skin and using the sleek there may cause serious injury.
DO NOT use on a man’s face, jaw or neck. Using the sleek in these areas may result in skin injury.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. The sleek should not be used on anyone under the age of 18. The use of the sleek on or by children has not been studied and could result in serious injury.
Read the enclosed user guide for important safety information and how to use instruction before you use the PRECISE TOUCH.
DO NOT use if you have epilepsy or light-induced seizures or chronic migraines.
DO NOT use if you have an active implant, such as a pacemaker, incontinence device, insulin pump, etc. Use of the PRECISE TOUCH has not been tested in individuals with active implants, and therefore the effects are unknown.
DO NOT use on the ears, nipples or other intimate areas. These areas may have more sensitive skin and using the PRECISE TOUCH there may cause serious injury.
DO NOT use on a man’s face, jaw or neck. Using the PRECISE TOUCH in these areas may result in skin injury.
-KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. The PRECISE TOUCH should not be used on anyone under the age of 18. The use of the PRECISE TOUCH on or by children has not been studied and could result in serious injury.
Compare Time taken for treatment: me Sleek vs iluminage
8 minutes for the leg, legs (both), 20 minutes
6 minutes for the back
1 minute for the face
Underarms (both) – 2 minutes
Bikini area – 4 minutes
Forearms – 6 minutes
Chest – 6 minutes.
The hair reduction treatment time varies depending on the body part.
Following are approximate treatment times for small areas such as:
Legs (both) – 20 minutes
Underarms (both) – 4 minutes
Bikini area – $ minutes
Facial areas such as upper lip, chin and jawline – 1 minute
These times may vary depending upon the individual.
Compare Patents: me Sleek vs iluminage
me Sleek – Device uses patented elos hair removal technology.
iluminage – Yes
Compare Price: me Sleek vs iluminage
me Sleek – $299.00
iluminage – $245.00
Compare Reviews: me Sleek vs iluminage
me Sleek REVIEW
Myrtle Fisher says in her review of me Sleek says- “The fan in the applicator isn’t braced properly and I could feel it wiggling around inside as I used the device. Also, the buttons on both units were barely responsive. Most of the time they would do nothing but blink when I tried to select the power level. When I did get one of them to work, it would shut off after a few minutes of use”.
Janice Guzman claims in her me Sleek review- “It was a bit hotter than my old Me Smooth. It left a few red marks on my skin that took a few hours to fade”.
Dolores Higgins mentions in her me Sleek review that she used it for 10 weeks on different parts of her body and none of them reduced any hair.
Angelica Morris complains in her me Sleek review that it is not comfortable to use on sensitive skin (armpits and face). She was afraid she’d burn her skin.
Laurence Walton states in his review of me Sleek– “ I have a few problem areas of hair that I wanted to get rid of, but upon close inspection of the device warnings, I discovered that it’s not recommended for use on a man’s face, jaw, or neck and the neck was the main area I wanted to use it on. Apparently, it can result in ‘skin injury’.
Juanita Duncan claims in her review of me Sleek that it does not work. She used it for 10 weeks on different parts of her body and none of them reduced any hair.
Another user Renee West says in her me Sleek review- “ The hand-held device is connected to the main unit by a cord which is sufficiently long; however, I wish that the electrical cord from the main unit to the wall plug was longer. I also find that, being an overall ‘humid’ person (sweating more than average) it is hard to glide this along my skin, especially on hot days or immediately after a shower”.
Tiffany Neal who bought the me Sleek complains in her review of me Sleek– “The light that it puts out is extremely bright, so I insist that they use sunglasses to protect their eyes since the flashes of light are very intense. I was surprised to not find any mention of eye protection in the product description but I highly recommend using sunglasses and trying not to look at the light (which makes it hard to control the motion over the skin)”.
Irma Lee who tried me Sleek says in her me Sleek review- “ I find it randomly shuts off after doing one leg so I have to get up, unplug, wait and plug it back in. That’s annoying. It doesn’t hurt but it is time consuming”.
Kendra Gross states in her me Sleek review- “No protective eye-wear included nor any mention of needing them in the instructions. Instructions say to shave or epilate prior to use. Shaving is great – do it but epilating? Not so much and is bad advice. The laser needs pigment from the hair in the root to target to be able to kill the hair follicle”.
Kristi Potter is unhappy with iluminage and says in her review of it that she is disappointed in the lack of results so far.
Christy Waters who tried iluminage says in her iluminage review that she got no results.
Alice Hill says in her review of iluminage that it is easier and less expensive to get it done right at a salon.
Vickie Adams states in her iluminage review- “If you have sensitive skin or don’t mind waiting for results, then please follow their instructions”.
Alexandra Nunez who tried iluminage says in her review of it that it is no good for long hair and you need to shave it before using the device.
Another user Carole Saunders says in her iluminage review- “Legs take a long time to zap because the light window is so small”.