Philips Lumea Advanced

Philips Lumea Advanced

For couple of years, Philips Lumea Essential held the crown for the best Philips Lumea edition, but then the Philips Lumea Advanced appeared, fixing number of issues encountered in earlier editions, while updating to the newest technologies in the field of hair removal.

The advanced was later followed by the Philips Lumea Prestige, and the Philips Lumea 9000 series.

Philips Lumea Advanced enjoys a lightweight and luxurious gun-shaped design, providing you with the most comforting and easy way to use it on your private body parts.

It perfectly suits smaller body areas like armpit, bikini line, face, and lower legs.

The Philips Lumea Advanced isn’t FDA-cleared in the United States. However, it is CU cleared in Europe, and clinically proven effective.

What Is Philips Lumea Advanced?

Philips Lumea Advanced is an award-winning IPL hair removal device, with an updated innovative gun-shaped design, improving from the standard design used in Lumea Essential.

Lumea Advanced uses the Intense Pulse Light (IPL) technology, that’s designed to reduce hair growth significantly, to an extent where you’ll have a complete hair-free experience for months.

It mainly reduces the re-growth of hair by applying pulses of light to the follicle beneath the skin. The pulses of light are absorbed by the hair’s melanin (color pigment), so effectiveness depends on the level of melanin in the hair.

IPL Technology was introduced to the world in 1994, and since then has revolutionized many industries, including hair removal. Philips Lumea has used this technology to the maximum potential, creating top-notch devices, including the Lumea Advanced.

Philips Lumea Advanced

Does Philips Lumea Advanced suit my skin tone?

It’s mainly advised to check if the IPL hair removal device works effectively on your skin tone and hair color. A handful of online reviews we read have complaints from women who couldn’t use the device due to ineffective skin tone.

Lumea Advanced works on naturally dark blonde, brown and black colored hairs and on skin tones from very white to dark brown. Furthermore, Philips Lumea Advanced cannot be used to treat white/grey, light blonde, or red hair and is not suitable for very dark skin.

Additionally, Lumea Advanced has a 4.5/5 stars rating on the official Philips website.

Philips Lumea Advanced Skin Tone

Is Philips Lumea Advanced safe?

Philips made sure any new technology it adapts, meets the highest standards of safety. The same goes when it started using the IPL technology for hair removal at home.

Philips Lumea Advanced is provided with an integrated safety system that protects against unintentional flashing.

It has a skin tone sensor capable of detecting your own skin tone, before starting your treatment.

Adding that to the 5 light energy settings and integrated UV filter, Lumea Advanced is an effective device that can be used safely at home.

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How long will you be able to use Philips Lumea Advanced?

The Lumea Advanced has the capacity to produce 250,000 flashes, to be combined with a 4 cm2 body treatment window, meaning that you can treat a massive 1,000,000 cm2 total body area.

In other words, Lumea Advanced can provide you with over 200 full-body treatments (full legs, bikini line, underarms, and face). Doing the math means the Advanced device can last over 15 years.

Keep in mind that other manufacturing and storage factors can affect the device as well.

Philips Lumea Advanced

When to expect results from the Philips Lumea Advanced?

We always give the same advice for women who seek long-lasting results: Don’t rush your treatment for faster results.

However, Philips Lumea Advanced can still grant you the hair removal results you’re seeking in a relatively short period of time.

Lumea Advanced will give you an 85% hair reduction in just 3 treatment sessions. By the 4th-5th sessions, you’ll have a hair-free experience for 3 complete months.

After that, all you need to do is do a touch-up every month, to keep enjoying the hair-free experience on your skin.


How long does the treatment last?

According to the Philips Lumea official website, this device can provide excellent results when used on: Arms, Legs, Belly, Armpits, Bikini, Chin, Sideburns, and Upper lip hair.

In detail: Face areas should take 2 minutes each, armpits should also take 2.5 minutes each, the bikini line should take around 4 minutes, while the lower leg would take relatively longer period of time to complete the treatment. It’s estimated to take 15 minutes on each leg.

The user manual also affirmed that the total time to treat full legs, bikini line, armpits and face is 36 minutes. If you’re using the Lumea Advanced for the first time, it may take you less than an hour to complete a full-body treatment.

Philips Lumea Advanced Attachments

One of the cons of the Philips Lumea Essential was having no external attachments designated at special body parts.

It’s obviously known that the face and bikini line have different anatomy, which means they both need special attachments each, to be able to make the user experience more convenient.

Therefore, Lumea Advanced is equipped with 3 different attachments:

  • Face attachment (2cm2): For use below the eyes
  • Body attachment (4 cm2): For use below the neckline
  • Bikini area attachment (2 cm2): Special treatment for bikini hair
Philips Lumea Advanced Attachments

Philips Lumea Advanced Models

The Advanced has 6 distinguished models, that differ mainly in the number of attachments, in addition to the free equipment that comes along with it:

  • SC1999
  • SC1998
  • SC1997
  • BRI924
  • BRI921
  • BRI923

and to help you comprehend the difference between those distinguished models here’s the Table of Comparison:



Free Equipment


3 Attachments (Face & Body & Bikini)



3 Attachments (Face & Body & Bikini)



2 Attachments (Face & Body)



2 Attachments (Face & Body)

VisaPure Mini Facial Cleanser


2 Attachments (Face & Body)

Touch-up Facial Trimmer


3 Attachments (Face & Body & Bikini)

Touch-up Facial Trimmer


Philips Lumea Advanced Price Range

We’ve visited a handful of online stores, in different countries, and the Lumea Advanced IPL hair removal device, has a price range of 200-300€, depending on the version you choose.

At this price, the Lumea Advanced is considered cheaper than most of the other devices of the same category.

However, if you have a bigger budget, and looking for more advanced Philips Lumea editions, we’ll advise you to check Philips Lumea Prestige and Philips Lumea 9000 series.

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Philips Lumea Advanced Reviews

“Highly Recommend it”

I’ve used Philips Advanced three times and the results are amazing! Highly recommend it’, Maria Said. She got Lumea Advanced recently. ِAlso She had thick hair everywhere and the best solution for her is Philips. 

Maria used to shave her body hair but shaving cause skin irritation and damage. Laser hair removal is safe, painless and gives you permanent results, that’s why she is recommending it for every woman who wants to get perfect results at home. 

“The Results Are Amazing”

‘The results are amazing; you need to follow the instructions on the user manual to get exactly what it promises’ Kristina said. It is not a magical method but it is cost-effective and in the long term, it is a cheap hair removal method.

“It is more convenient compared to salon hair removal. The results are not immediate but it offers a great low-cost alternative for salons,” Kristina concluded her review.

Pros and cons

To sum this review up, we’ve prepared a list of Lumea Advanced pros & cons:


  • Cost-efficient
  • Suitable for armpit, bikini line, and face.
  • Fast treatment sessions
  • Long cord “around 192cm”
  • CE Certified
  • Safety assured
  • Classy shape
  • Can be used up to 15 years
  • Elegant Gun-shape
  • Award winning
  • 3 distinguished attachments


  • Not FDA-approved
  • Slower on larger body parts e.g., legs


Philips Lumea Advanced is an award-winning cost-efficient IPL hair removal device that can work on smaller body parts surprisingly perfect. The aforementioned pros & cons list can give you the abstract you seek.

However, when seeking a more advanced and improved Philips Lumea models, you can still visit the model’s page on our website, for other options.

In case you have any questions on the Philips Lumea Advanced, feel free to post them in the comment section down below, and we’ll be more than happy to answer in less than 48 hours.

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