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How To Use The Infinity | IPL Hair Removal Device

How To Use The Infinity | IPL Hair Removal Device
  1. Infinity Intro

Congrats on your purchase of the Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal device! Go throw away your razors, creams, and tweezers — and start planning what you’re going to do with all the money you’re saving — because you’re about to be hair-free.


The Infinity is Silk’n’s number one hair removal device, using Home Pulse Light (HPL) technology to target the roots of your hair and damage the follicle. The light converts to heat and zaps the follicle, resulting in an almost pain-free hair removal method. You’ll notice your hair getting thinner and, over a few treatments, the follicle eventually dies. That means no more hair can grow there!


In addition to the patented HPL tech, the Infinity also features eHPL, which uses a special kind of energy to open your pores. That means it can reach deep into the pore, targeting stubborn hairs and stimulating your circulation and skin tone all at once.


It also has a quartz bulb, which helps it reload super-fast, allowing for more pulses in a shorter amount of time — so you’re not spending hours on your hair removal treatments.


The Infinity can be used on both men and women — it's a gender-free hair removal device. It can also be used on most parts of the body, from hairy knuckles to unwanted leg hair. Just keep it below the cheek bone because it could damage your eyes if you use it to close to them.


Key features of the Infinity:

  • Painless, irritation-free at-home hair removal – no more trips to the salon
  • You can use it on lots of different hair colors and skin types
  • You never have to buy a refill cartridge — ever
  • The unique pulsing and gliding methods allow you to target treatment areas
  • Leaves your skin toned and supple
  • Five power settings for customized treatment levels
  • Quartz bulb allow for quick reloading and faster pulses
  • Includes a free app to keep track of your treatments


  1. Skin Tone Chart

The Infinity’s unique technology means that it can be used for a wider range of skin tones than other hair removal methods — but it’s not suitable for all skin tones. Because HPL relies on a contrast between the color of the hair and the color of the skin, it’s most effective for people with lighter skin and darker hair. But it’s still effective on skin tones ranging from very light to medium skin tones. It should not be used on very dark skin tones.


Here’s a chart to show you what we mean:

The Infinity actually includes a skin tone sensor and won’t release a pulse if it senses that your skin tone is too dark for it.  Also, keep in mind that it can be used pretty much everywhere except near the eyes, nipples, and genitals. Let’s keep it away from that super sensitive skin, right?


  1. Getting to Know the Infinity

Don’t be intimidated by the Infinity. Even though it’s a high-tech tool, it’s actually really easy to figure out and use. Start with this diagram explaining what all the parts are:

Silkn Infinity User Manual

  1. Pulse button
  2. Treatment surface
  3. Skin color sensor
  4. Energy level indicator lights
  5. Control button
  6. Ready/skin tone warning indicator light
  7. Base electrode
  8. Touch electrode
  9. Adapter


You can refer back to this diagram if you’re not sure where things are as you continue to learn about your Infinity.


What do the different controls do?

  • Control button (#5): each short press increases the energy level of the pulse
  • Pulse button (#1): each short press triggers a light pulse
  • Touch electrode (#8): when pressed together with the pulse button, triggers a light pulse


What do the different lights mean?

Green energy indicator light (#4): the number of lights equals the energy level

Green ready/skin tone warning indicator light (#6): Infinity is ready for use!

Blinking green ready/skin tone warning indicator light (#6): skin tone is too dark to use the device safely. Your Infinity won’t release any pulses.


  1. It’s All in The Results

If you follow the directions for your Infinity Hair Removal Device closely, you can expect permanent hair removal. But it’s not going to be instant. Your body is covered with thousands of tiny hair follicles, with a range of different textures and the HPL tech is going to affect each one slightly differently. For example, if you’ve already zapped a follicle and the hair hasn’t grown back by the time you do your next treatment, then that follicle is going to be one treatment cycle behind the ones that did get zapped. Make sense?


The Infinity HPL treatment plan is built around a full cycle of hair growth. That means that while the treatment itself should only take about 20 minutes, the whole process will likely take a few months before you get to full, permanent hair removal.


Here’s a typical treatment schedule:

  • Treatments 1 to 4: Two weeks apart
  • Treatments 5 to 7: Four weeks apart
  • Treatments 8+: Treat as needed until desired results are achieved

If you followed that schedule exactly, you could expect it to take about five to six months to achieve permanent hair removal. But you’ll see noticeable changes within eight to 10 weeks.


Benefits of using the Infinity:

  • Nearly pain-free
  • Results in permanent hair removal
  • Easy to use
  • Can be used at home
  • More affordable than other permanent hair removal methods


Risks of using the Infinity:

  • Potential irritation of the skin post-treatment
  • SPF required in order to protect from sun damage post-treatment
  • Potential burns or blisters if used incorrectly
  • Increased skin sensitivity
  • Very rare chance of scarring
  • Temporary hyper-pigmentation
  • Very rare chance of bruising


  1. How to Use the Infinity

For the best results with your Infinity, it’s important that you not only follow the instructions, but also take care of your skin before, during, and after treatment. Here’s everything you should do, step-by-step, for the best possible results.

  1. Prep your skin

Step one! You need to shave, clean, and dry your skin. Be sure not to pluck or tweeze any hairs, because that pull out the whole hair from the root. Remember how the Infinity uses the contrast between the skin and the hair to figure out where to zap? If there’s no root left, then there’s no contrast — which means there’s nothing to target.


You also need to cover any tattoos, moles, freckles, or birthmarks with white cloth or medical tape. That’s because the device can doesn’t do well with darker colors and it could result in damage or hyper pigmentation of your skin. No one wants that! And make sure to take off any jewelry where you’re at it.


And one quick note: You need to avoid sun exposure for about four weeks before your treatment, because the Infinity won’t work on tanned skin. It can also cause burns and blisters, so it’s really not worth it.


  1. Run a spot test

Once your skin is prepped and ready to go, you need to run a spot test. Don’t skip this step even if you’ve already used the device, because the skin and hair are different on different parts of the body. (Think about the different between your armpit hair and leg hair. Get the picture?)


In order to run a spot test, press the “control” button. The level 1 energy light will turn on and you’ll hear a whirring fan sound. Once the green “ready” light turns on, place the device on your skin and do one pulse.


How does it feel? If it’s totally fine, increase to level 2 and run another test. Keep going until you’ve found the energy level that you’re most comfortable with. That’s the level you should stay at for the rest of your treatment of this particular part of your body.


  1. Get going!

Now that you know the right level to use, it’s time to get started! Place the treatment area of the Infinity on your skin and make sure your hand is touching both the base electrode and the pulse button. (If you’re not touching both, no light will be emitted. Refer back to the diagrams above if you’re not sure what we’re talking about!)


Next, press the pulse button. This is going to set off three really important actions:

  1. The skin tone sensor will determine whether or not it can work with your skin.
  2. The eHPL tech releases galvanic circulation, which opens up your pores. You might feel a little tingle.
  3. The Infinity will release a flash of light and making a popping sound. At the same time, the “ready” light will go off. You might feel a little warm and tingly during this step.

And now you’ve done your first pulse! The Infinity will automatically start recharging and the “ready” light will come back on after a few seconds. When you press it against the next treatment area, it should be blinking slowly.


  1. Pulsing? Or gliding?

In order to continue your treatment, you can choose whether you want to “pulse” or “glide.” Generally, you’re going to want to pulse if you’re treating a specific, smaller area and you’re going to want to glide if you’re covering a larger area.


If you want to pulse, you’ll be treating a specific area, lifting the Infinity, and moving on to the area right next to it. Make sure to treat in a line, with no overlaps, for the whole area you want to treat. Overlapping can cause skin irritation and, in extreme cases, could even lead to blisters or burning.


If you’re gliding, you simply press the treatment area of the device to your skin, hold down the pulse button, and slide either across or down the treatment area. Keep a consistent speed and make sure not to overlap and treat the same area twice.


  1. Things to be careful of during treatment

While the Infinity is totally safe when used correctly, there a couple of things you should be careful of during treatment. You might have noticed that emphasized not going over the same area twice in the pulsing and gliding section. That’s super important because you can damage your skin.


If you feel a burning sensation at any point during the treatment — or if your skin blisters — then you need to stop immediately. This is very unlikely, but it’s important to be aware of nonetheless.  Also, if the whole area of the skin is red, take a break. (A little redness is fine, but we’re talking full tomato skin.)


Another thing to look out for is if either your skin or the Infinity gets too hot for comfort. If that happens, stop immediately.


Finally, don’t put it anywhere near your eyes. The Infinity comes with a protective shield that keeps it from hurting your eyes when it’s used on the approved parts of your body, but it can’t protect your eyes if you’re trying to use it on, say, your eyebrows.


  1. How long to expect to be using the device

Treatment session time is going to be different based on the part of your body you’re treating (your legs are obviously going to take longer than you knuckles, right?) but generally treatment shouldn’t take more than 20 to 30 minutes, even on larger treatment areas. Why not schedule in a nice, relaxing 45 minutes to make sure you can get through the whole process — from shaving to moisturizing — without rushing?


  1. After treatment

Immediately after treatment, make sure to thoroughly moisturize with a gentle moisturizer. Check out the Silk’n Lux Body Lotion, which locks in moisture for up to 24 hours and soothes and calms dry, irritated skin. It also absorbs quickly and easily, leaving a non-greasy feel and boosts your skin with stimulating vitamin D3.


Also be sure to avoid direct sun exposure for about two weeks and make sure to always wear a high SPF sunscreen when you go out. Your skin is super sensitive after treatment, so a burn or even minor sun exposure could cause long-lasting damage. Really, just plan on staying out of the sun for a while. It’s your best bet for great results.


  1. How long to wait between treatments

While the treatment itself doesn’t take long, the whole process of getting to permanent hair removal will likely take a few months.


Here’s a typical treatment schedule:

  • Treatments 1 to 4: Two weeks apart
  • Treatments 5 to 7: Four weeks apart
  • Treatments 8+: Treat as needed until desired results are achieved


You’ll see changes in about 8 to 10 weeks and you should expect it to take about five to six months to achieve permanent hair removal. And while that might seem like a long time, remember: That means almost no more hair removal, for the rest of your life. Doesn’t seem to bad now, does it?


  1. Caring for the Infinity

One of the biggest causes of problems with the Infinity device is people not cleaning and maintaining it, which is quite simple to do. All you have to do when you’re done with your treatment is unplug your Infinity and wipe it down with a dry cloth and 70% alcohol. (Be sure not to use acetone or other abrasive fluids, though. Just alcohol.) Then, store it in its box to keep it away from water.


Reminder: DON’T immerse your Infinity in water, ever. That’s a sure way to mess it up.


If you want to skip this step (or you’re the type who always forgets to take their makeup off before bed, for example) you can buy the Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device with Cleansing Box Bundle. You just pop it into the disinfectant and it’s ready to go in six to seven minutes. It’s a super easy and effective way to make sure your Infinity stays in tiptop shape.


You might want to charge your Infinity before putting it back in its box. In order to do that properly, just plug it in far away from any water. It should be charged and ready to go after about an hour, at which point you can put it safely away.


Also, the Infinity does come with a warranty. Here’s covered — and what’s not.


Covered under Infinity warranty:

  • Defects in the device when received

NOT covered under Infinity warranty:

  • Anything you do to mess it up

So, basically, if you drop in the water, don’t maintain it, your dog chews it up, or you drop it off the counter onto the tile floor, the device isn’t covered under warranty. But if you get it and the pulse light isn’t working (and don’t forget you need to have your finger on both the pulse button and the base electrode button!), then it would be covered. You need to have purchased it from an authorized dealer in Canada or the United States and they’ll ask you for a proof of purchase when you file a claim.

  1. Other Hair Removal Resources

Want to know more about hair removal using HPL technology? Not sure which hair removal method is the right one for you? Or maybe you’re interested in learning about some other at-home hair removal devices? Check out the Silk’n blog, resource center, video gallery, testimonials, and clinical studies for everything you might want to know.


But no matter which device you choose, Silk’n guarantees that their at-home hair removal devices will give you the permanent hair removal you’ve been searching for.


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