So, I’ve gotten a bunch of questions in the background about the results of my Remington i-Light Pro system. Most of them have been from other gals with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), so I thought that I’d give an update and also post a link – because hot damn, it’s on sale!
So the first thing is a repeat of the disclaimer from Remington’s Regulatory Department in regards to the i-Light Pro usage with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome:
There is no data to suggest you cannot use the IPL and by the same token, there is no data to suggest you can use. The unit has not been tested on people with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Furthermore, the IFU does not contraindicate this issue. My recommendation to the you would be to proceed with caution if you want to try out the device. Perform a test patch, wait a couple days. If you have a good outcome and did not react poorly to the device, you should continue to use.
I liked that they were pretty frank about the usage with PCOS, and decided to go ahead and try it anyways. Glad I did, because I’ve had excellent results.
I have two small patches on the left and right side of my chin. I’ve been going to electrolysis for years now to keep it at bay, but since moving to CA, I wanted to find a cheaper and easier alternative. The cost of this machine (now at approx $225-ish dollars) is WAY cheaper than $60 every two weeks all year long (uh hello, $1560 per year!!!).
The cartridges run about $25 a piece and last for quite a while (also important to note: I found them on clearance at Walmart for $10 a piece!).
But now to answer the important question: does it work??The answer for me is YES.
I had set some pretty realistic expectations, though. After years of going to electrolysis and still having to maintain a pretty aggressive schedule with it, I knew from the get-go that this wouldn’t be a “miracle” machine for me, meaning that I would be happy if the re-growth was (much) less and (much) slower coming back in. And it is both, I am happy to say.
I’ve maintained a pretty strict schedule about it: about six weeks of usage and two treatments a week (about 3 days apart from each other to give the skin time to heal). I’m VERY happy with the results, and it has completely eliminated the need for electrolysis for me (although I’ll admit there’s a little “maintenance” needed in between treatments – but nothing major). Overall, I’m very, very happy with the results and feel confident suggesting this to other folks.
So there you have it. If you get one and have good results, please let me know – I’d love to hear if it works for you!