Philips Lumea Advanced IPL SC1997/00

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  • Philips Lumea Advanced IPL SC1997/00 - use
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Test seal: Philips Lumea Advanced IPL SC1997/00, Rating 9.2

last modified: 16.04.2020, 9:26

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All rating criteria details:

Result 30%
Handling 20%
Safety 20%
Volume 15%
Design 15%
Tested by: Jil



The Philips - Lumea Advanced IPL Hair Remover SC1997/00 convinces with its manageability and quiet volume. Thanks to the smooth material, the treatment is very pleasant on the skin. The most important thing, however, is the effectiveness of the device. Later, a shave is only necessary again after 2 weeks. The only negative is that the power cord occasionally slips out of the plug opening during the treatment.


  • Automatic switch-off to avoid skin damage
  • Two different attachments
  • Handy
  • Quiet
  • Comfortable treatment
  • Attachments feel pleasant on the skin
  • Effective
  • Slide & Flash Mode


  • Power plug slips out occasionally during treatment
  • Mains cable somewhat short

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The Philips Laser Hair Removal Device is a top of the line device and fully convinces with its effectiveness.

The device

The Philips - Lumea Advanced IPL Hair Removal Device SC1997/00 is delivered in a well illustrated package, including preliminary information about the device itself.

The device looks very high-quality and well processed. The material feels supple and noble. For the most part, the device is white. Only the cover of the "head" has a rose gold colour.

Philips - Lumea Advanced IPL Hair Removal Device SC1997/00
Power Button for Light Impulses

This cover is equipped with:

  • The ventilation
  • The ON/OFF switch, which can be used simultaneously
  • The button for setting the light intensity levels

The button for emitting the light impulses is located on the handle. It is easy to reach with every finger.

The accessories include:

  • 1 Face attachment
  • 1 body attachment
  • power supply
  • storage bag

The manual is very detailed and informs about everything that is important. The manual was written on GER, GB, FR, IT, NL.

Included in delivery:

  • Electrical IPL device
  • 1 face attachment
  • 1 body attachment
  • power supply
  • storage bag
  • instruction manual

The application

To get the best possible result from any application with the Philips - Lumea Advanced IPL Hair Removal Device SC1997/00, you should shave, epilate or wax the parts of your body you want to treat first.

The areas to be treated should be hair free. Also do not use any creams, oils or body lotions after shaving.

Before using for the first time, read the instructions carefully and follow the instructions, tips or prohibitions given.

Once this is done, you can start the treatment.

Plug the device into an electrical outlet and switch the device on using the ON/OFF switch. Immediately after the treatment, the ventilation becomes noticeable.

Philips - Lumea Advanced IPL Hair Removal Device SC1997/00
ON/OFF Switch, which also adjusts the light intensity

Once you have determined your skin tone / skin type in the instructions, you have the option of accessing the various energy levels via the ON/OFF switch. This is done by pressing the button several times.

The tester used level 5. Means light skin and dark hair.

Now there are two possible applications:

  • Normal Mode
  • Slide & Flash Mode

Important for both modes: No spot should be lasered twice. This does not help to achieve a better result, but damages the skin.

If you want to be sure, you can paint a grid on your skin with a white pencil. For molds, we recommend covering them with a kajal to protect the mark.

Treatment scheme:

Philips - Lumea Advanced IPL Hair Removal Device SC1997/00
Light Impulse

Place the treatment window properly on your skin.

Make sure both skin sensors have skin contact.

Now the long light strip should light up.

This will glow white as soon as there is no risk of injury to the skin.

If the lamps remain switched off when pressing on the skin, then your skin is unsuitable at this point and it is not possible for you to emit light impulses.

The tester will laser your thighs, lower legs and armpits.

Normal mode:

After positioning the device, press the button on the handle. This gives off the light impulses.

A red flash of light is emitted directly afterwards.

The flash is a little bright but not dangerous for the eyes. Safety glasses for the eyes are therefore not necessary.

Release the button and place the device on the next spot to be lasered.

Meanwhile the control lamp flashes. A sign that the hair removal device is not yet ready to fire the next laser shot.

When the flashing goes out, you must place the device correctly on the skin area again.

Repeat this procedure until all parts of the skin are lasered.

A treatment of this type takes about 1 hour.

Slide & Flash Mode:

Also here it is a must for you to place the device properly. The lamp should shine white.

Press the treatment button and keep it pressed throughout the application.

At the same time, move the device slowly and evenly along your skin.

Make sure that the treatment window is in full contact with your skin all the time.

The light stripes should flicker permanently.

The time required for the treatment will not change.

The first sessions

At the beginning the device can be a little scary. After all, the product works with lasers. Nevertheless, you don't have to worry about your eyes.

Right at the first application, the beautiful design and the very high-quality material is noticeable. This is also processed in the attachments and feel very smooth and soft on the skin.

This makes the use of the hair removal device very pleasant.

In both treatment methods, a feeling of warmth appears at the beginning, which many could perceive as hot. It also tweaks sensitive areas as soon as the light impulse hits the skin.

This can be more in some places and less in others. For example, the area of the bikini line might be a little painful. Over time, however, your skin will get used to it and the application will become more and more pleasant.

In addition, using the device for about an hour of treatment (depending on how many areas should be depilated) can take a lot out of your arm muscles.

Already after the 2nd application the Philips - Lumea Advanced IPL Hair Removal Device SC1997/00 fulfils its task and you can see first successes.

The last sessions

Already after the first sessions one could quickly see successes. The treatment with the Philips Lumea is very effective, after the last sessions (if the treatment was done regularly) a shave is only necessary again after 2 weeks.

The hair is successfully thinned out and the growth slowed down considerably.

The unpleasant heat and the initial pinch have completely disappeared.

The only negative aspect is that the power cord occasionally slips out of the plug opening during treatment. This is probably due to the fact that the power cord is a little short and you cannot be very flexible during the treatment.

We have evaluated over 450 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 70 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 20 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.9 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 70% positive and 20% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Very effective
  • Easy to use
  • Quick to see success

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Small attachment does not work correctly
  • Unpleasant treatment
  • Went faulty
Manufacturer Philips
EAN 8710103747000
Scope of delivery Laser, Second attachment, Charger, Cleaning cloth, Storage bag, Operating instructions, Warranty certificate
Quality impression Very Good
Additional warranty 2 years from date of purchase
Quality of instructions Very good, very detailed
Manual language GER, GB, FR, IT, NL
Width 9 cm
Height 18 cm
Depth 15 cm
Weight 358 g
Attachments 2 attachments (larger for e.g. legs/smaller for armpits, bikino zone)
Effect Very effective
First results After 2nd application
Skin sensors 2 pieces
Light impulses 250.000
Energy levels 5 energy levels (self adjustable)
Length of the power cable 2 meters

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Hi there, I’m using it for the 1st time. When I do the skin test on my arm with setting 1 it does not light up or flash. When I try it on certain areas on my leg, it lights up. Why is that?
The device must always light up before the light pulse is sent. Maybe the hair is too light, or the direct and full contact to the skin was not given.
Between the treatmants can I shave normally?
Can the device be used on the face and bikini line?
Yes, the device may only be used on the face below the nose, otherwise eye damage may occur.
Do the hairs have to be removed before use?
For best results, all hair should be removed before use.
Can the device also be used on moles?
No, the device should never be used on moles.


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