LESCOLTON T009 IPL Review: At Home Laser Hair Removal Device

LESCOLTON IPL Laser Hair Removal Review: 2-in-1 T009 Home Pulsed Light

We’re all looking for an effective IPL device that won’t necessarily break the bank. Budget-friendly alternatives are on the rise from smaller brands that can offer similar results with little compromise. The Lescolton T009 Home Pulsed Light is a practical choice for those looking at affordable home laser hair removal solutions.
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Lescolton T009 2-in-1 IPL Photoepilator Hair Removal Permanent Device Review – We’re all looking for an effective IPL device that won’t necessarily break the bank. Well-known products like Gillette’s Venus Silk-expert or Tria’s Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X are extremely popular as they are very effective, but it’s an investment that not everyone can make.

Budget-friendly alternatives are on the rise from smaller brands that can offer similar results with little compromise. The Lescolton T009 Home Pulsed Light is a practical choice for those looking at affordable home laser hair removal solutions.

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 ProsCons
PricingGreat price point for an at home laser hair removal device.None.
Skin Tone CoverageEffective on light to brown skin, Fitzpatrick I-IV (light to olive skin tones.)Not effective on dark skin, Fitzpatrick V-VI (dark to very dark skin tones). (Some IPL devices can reach a Fitzpatrick V like the Philips Lumea Prestige, Beurer IPL Long Lasting Pro Hair Removal, and the Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL Braun Hair Removal System. PSA: NO home device can reach Fitzpatrick VI, only professional grade Nd:YAG lasers can do that.)
Hair Color CoverageEffective on darker hair colorsNot effective on lighter hair colors, but this is a normal limitation for most at home devices.
Suitable Areas for TreatmentHairline, Cheek, Lips. Back, Underarms, Chest, Arms, Abdomen, Bikini line, Thighs, Legs.Not applicable on more sensitive areas of the body but again, a normal limitation for most at home hair removal machines.
Safety
  • Has safety goggles included in the package for eye protection
  • The device has a built-in sensor that detects proper skin contact before flashing.
None.
Comfort and Ease of use
  • Very easy to use, small learning curve.
  • Has 5 levels of intensity that allows you to choose depending on your pain tolerance/comfort.
  • Has a manual and automatic setting that you can use for smaller and larger parts of the body
  • Very light and ergonomically designed
Wired, might be obtrusive.
Duration/Time
  • Fairly quick, especially on the automatic setting where you can just glide the device on the skin and it continuously flashes
  • You have to go over each area 2x-3x for full efficacy
Lamps
  • Has 2 A+ Quartz lamps, a yellow one for IPL hair removal (300,000 flashes) and a red one for skin rejuvenation and acne clearance (100,000 flashes). Most devices only have one lamps.
  • Replacement lamps are available in bundles.
  • The laser hair removal lamp needs to go over each area 2-3 times for each session, unlike other devices where you only have to go over each area once. This lowers the real value of those flashes to just 120,000 since you have to use 2x-3x more to be as effective.
  • Very hard to find, if at all. Comes in a pack instead of individually.

Lescolton Hair Removal Price

The Lescolton line of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) machines is one of the most affordable hair removal devices for home use. Typical at home laser hair removal machines cost anywhere between $100-$400. Lescolton’s IPL hair removal devices range anywhere around $100+.

It’s easy to use and has normal features as most IPL devices, but results take longer as it’s hair-eliminating power is limited.

Time, effort, and potential efficacy are the compromises for most IPL devices at this price point.

Whether this suits your need or if you require a more powerful device depends on the IPL machine’s compatibility with your hair and skin, your lifestyle, and your budget.

Unboxing

Out of the box, the unit comes with several accessories:

  1. A handheld IPL device
  2. A detachable cord
  3. 2 quartz lamps that can be interchanged:

    • Yellow lamp – IPL hair removal
    • Red glass lamp – photorejuvenation for skin and acne clearance
  4. Eye protector – This looks a bit ridiculous but it is the same ones used in laser clinics. It’s very uncomfortable to wear though. You can use sunglasses with UV protection or laser safety glasses to protect your eyes. (Please, please don’t look at the laser flash directly. No beauty treatment is worth risking your eyesight for. You can use the eye protector it comes with or look away every flash if you don’t have glasses.)
  5. Adaptor with US, EU UK plugs
  6. Manual

Product Design Overview

This IPL device has a great design. Very light and easy to maneuver, even on hard to reach areas.

The main parts that you need to be aware of are:

  1. On/Off button and Level Adjustor – One long press on the button will bring the device to life. Short presses will change the level or strength of the IPL as indicated by the little green lights.
  2. Lever Indicator – Lights up as you go up on each level, from 1 to 5.
  3. Quartz Lamp – Replaceable caps that you alternate between the yellow/IPL hair removal or red/skin rejuvenation.
  4. Shot light button – Short presses to trigger IPL flashes. One long press to switch from manual flashing to automatic flashing, and vice versa.
  5. Indicator Light – (It’s not labeled in the photo but it’s the small green light on the side view.) A steady green means its ready to point. Once you’ve positioned the device properly, the green light will start blinking. This means the device is ready to flash. FYI, the shot light button WILL NOT WORK if you’ve positioned the machine incorrectly. Just make a few adjustments until you get that blinking light. On automatic mode, the green light will just continuously blink.

The downside is the cord, which can be obstructive at times. Not a dealbreaker though.

Product Highlights

A+ Quartz Lamps

Aside from it being extremely affordable, it also comes with 2 quartz lamps.

  • The red one is for skin rejuvenation and acne clearance with 100,000 flashes.
  • The yellow one is for IPL hair removal with 300,000 flashes; which is really high considering the price point.

For reference, a regular quartz lamp average around 100k-150k. Having said this though, one very important point to consider is the power or hair-eliminating energy fluence that these devices have. (1) Measured in J/cm2, this is a very important metric to consider when buying a hair removal machine.

Remember this: The higher the J/cm2 power, the more effective it is in eliminating hair and the faster the results. BUT the higher the laser power, the more painful each flash will be. (Lescolton recommends applying a soothing lotion or an aloe vera gel to help with skin healing.)

The package doesn’t mention the actual metrics but based off price point and pain I’ve experienced with the flashes, it’s about the average power as most IPL devices. (They would have highlighted it if it had exceptional hair-eliminating power.)

For reference, check out this comparison table of the best at home laser hair removal devices. The most powerful home device on record is the Tria which clocks in at 7-22 J/cm². The average, and what I reckon this IPL machine falls under, is about 3-6 J/cm².

Another thing to consider is the amount of repeated flashes each area needs. Higher-end home machines only need one pass, while the budget devices need 2-3 passes for every area.

5 Intensity Levels

This allows you to choose the intensity of the light emissions. Remember, laser intensity is directly proportional to its hair-eliminating power and risk of side-effects like redness, pain, and swelling. This means the higher the power the more effective the treatment but the riskier each flash will be.

We recommend starting at level 1 and moving your way up as you progress. The results might be tapered and will take longer, but it will decrease the chances of a painful treatments or redness and swelling.

Manual & Automatic Flashing

  1. Manual flashing – You have to press the shot light button for every flash. This is useful for small areas where you need some kind of maneuvering or precise positioning, e.g. bikini area, upper lips.
  2. Automatic flashing – Long press the shot light button (2 seconds) to activate automatic flashing. This is especially convenient for larger areas where you just go in one direction.
Note: The Green Light Indicator at the side is very important. One continuous light means its ready to point. Once you’ve properly positioned the machine, it will start to blink. This means it’s ready to flash. The shot light button WILL NOT WORK unless that light is blinking.
 
In automatic flashing mode, this will just blink continuously and go off when the machine touches your skin.

Safety & Efficiency

The Lescolton devices has a safety feature where it only flashes when it’s properly set to the skin at a 90-degree angle. This ensures that no flash is wasted and light is directed on the treatment area.

The box also comes with its own safety goggles for eye protection.

How to Use the Lescolton Home Pulsed Light

Lescolton Home Pulsed Light English Instructions:

  1. Before use, clean and shave all your hair around the treatment area. This is to maximize the amount of energy that your hair root will absorb to make your treatment more effective. If you leave it unshaved, the hair above the skin will also absorb light. This takes away the energy from the root and burn the hair on your skin–ouch.
  2. Wear your protective glasses to avoid damaging your eyes. You can use sunglasses with UV protection or laser protective glasses.
  3. Long press (2 seconds) the power button to turn on. It should light up to indicate that the power is on.
  4. Choose your power level. There are 5 levels to increase the intensity of the flash. We recommend starting from level 1 and gradually increase the intensity as you get used to the device.
  5. Choose manual or automatic flashing. Long press (2 seconds) the shot light button to switch between manual and automatic.
    • Manual – This means you have to press the shot light button for it to flash every time. Use this for smaller areas that need precision like the face, underarms, or bikini areas.
      • Indicator: Steady green light on the side. Position the device on your skin at a 90-degree angle. Once the IPL machine detects the skin and is ready to flash, the green light will start blinking. Press the shot light button to flash.
    • Automatic – This means the flash will automatically go off every time the lamp is held at 90-degrees and touches the skin. This is very convenient to use for larger areas like the legs and arms, because you just need to glide the device across your arms or legs without needing to press again and again.
      • Indicator: Blinking green light on the side. Place on your skin and wait for the flash, then slide over to the next part. Repeat until the entire area has been covered.
  6. Go over each area 2-3 times for maximum effectiveness.
  7. To turn off, long press the power button. The device will also automatically shut down if not used for 5 minutes.
  8. After 10 minutes, after the lamp has cooled down, wipe the lamp with a non-alcoholic wipe or tissue. After cleaning, return to its packaging and store in a dry and well-ventilated area.

Post-Treatment Guidelines:

  1. Around 20 minutes after your treatment, apply a cooling and healing moisturizer to help heal the skin. Lescolton recommends aloe vera gels. DO NOT use lotions that can be irritating to the skin. (Things like AHAs or brightening products. Use something that’s soothing instead.)
  2. DO NOT wet the treated skin or expose it to harsh sunlight within 2 hours after each session. This is to avoid any skin discoloration. It’s recommended to do the treatment at night.
  3. DO NOT sunbathe, steam bathe or have a warm bath within 48 hours after treatment. This is to avoid any swelling.

Treatment Duration:

Lescolton T009 2in1 IPL Epilator Hair Removal Permanent Device

Because of its ease of use, it takes relatively no time to finish each session.

  • Upper lips: 1 minute
  • Back: 12 minutes
  • Underarm: 2 minutes each
  • Arms: 3 minutes each
  • Legs: 10 minutes each
  • Bikini area: 10 minutes (I’m coming off experience here, no way I’ve finished under 10!)

Course of Treatment:

IPL Hair Removal:

  1. First Month – Use once every 4-5 days.
    Hair growth will be unchanged during this period. Be patient as the laser gradually and safely damages the parts of the hair root that affects hair growth.
  2. Second month – Use once a week.
    Hair shafts will slowly get thinner and strands will gradually fall out.
  3. Third month – Use once every 15 days.
    Hair growth has mostly been suppressed and any growth is sparse. Hair can be easily plucked off.
  4. Fourth month and beyond – Use once every 30 days.
    Hair should be barely there after completing the course. Some areas that have thicker hair may require follow-up. Maintenance is required after a certain period of 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months.

Skin Rejuvenation:

  1. Use once to twice a week for 2-3 months.

Note: Do not use both lamps on the same area in one sitting. If you want to follow-up say a laser treated area with a skin rejuvenation treatment, you must wait until the next day.

Compatibility:

Skin tone, Hair color, Face & body areas

1. Face and body treatments

Hairline, Cheek, Lips. Back, Underarms, Chest, Arms, Abdomen, Bikini line, Thighs, Legs.

The LumaRx Full Body IPL Hair Removal Device is ideal for

2. Light to medium skin tones (Fitzpatrick I-IV only)

the-fitzpatrick-scale

3. Darker hair color (Black, Brown, Brunette only)

Hair Color - Naturally Dark Hair (Black to Brunette)

Results

Lescolton IPL results.

Technical Specifications:

Lamp life span

Hair removal lamp (yellow): 300,000 pulses

Skin rejuvenation lamp (red): 100,000 pulses

Flash size4 cm2
Intensity levels5
Weight of the main unit0.36 kg
Size of the main unit182x78x151 mm
Size of the package box231x191x93 mm
Power Supply

Input: 100-240V AC-50/60Hz <36W

Output: DC 24V ===1.5A

Gross Weight1.1 kg

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Michelle Evans
Michelle Evans
Michelle Evans is passionate about everything beauty and skincare. She is excited to continue her education and go on that journey with the readers of HealthyBeautiful. “Knowledge is a gift and you have the opportunity to educate and empower with it.” She believes that everyone should be able to look and feel their best.