Philips Lumea BRI956

Philips has produced a lot of products, but the culmination of their advanced tech has been integrated into a single device, the Philips Lumea BRI956.

Soft, reliable, safe, and effective, those are the main criteria we used to judge the device with, yet, it provides far more than that.

As the name of our website says, we Are the Philips Lumea Experts, and we shall provide you with the most accurate assessment of this device, based on multiple user reviews, extensive research, and most importantly, our own experience with the device.

What is Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956

For nearly 4 years, Hair removal devices’ market was heavily dominated by the Philips Lumea Prestige products, especially the BRI956.

Lumea Prestige BRI956 uses the IPL Technology, that aims at reducing the hair growth in various parts of the body, over the course of 4-8 treatment sessions, separated by 2 weeks each.

It’s one of the safest, most elegant, useful and effective hair removal devices out there on the market.

BRI956’s gun-shaped design provides an important ease of use for its customers, shortening the time needed to conclude the treatment sessions.

What makes Prestige BRI956 special

There are lots of Hair removal devices on the market, tens of them will lure you in with sweet talking on the results, but as Philips Lumea Experts, we show you the results we -in reality- had, testing this device.

While most devices require +1hour of zapping in each treatment session, it only took us ~40 minutes to finish a full body session with the Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956.

Prestige BRI956 works both corded and cordless, unlike +95% of the hair removal devices on the market.

Furthermore, the online reviews provided by costumers who tried, tested, and used the Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956, affirmed that it gave them around 90-93% hair reduction after the first 3-4 treatment sessions only.

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Philips Lumea prestige Bri956 reviews

It does the job” Diana said. She used Philips Lumea BRI956 for 3 times on her legs and armpits. She noticed real difference on the number of hair growing back. Also, her body hair was thick before. You have to finish your treatment sessions and do them in schedule to achieve perfect results. This reviewer has dark hair and light skin. 

Another reviewer is Maria who said “Philips Lumea BRI956 gave me fast results after only 4 IPL sessions”. She used the device for 8 sessions and noticed 90 or more of hair off. The results are amazing and she recommend getting Philips Lumea for permanent results. 

Philips Lumea BRI956 cost

The average cost of IPL hair removal at clinics is about $300-$400 for the session. You need more than one session to get the permanent results. the cost of Philips Lumea BRI956 is $400-500, and you can wait until a discount is installed that’ll make it cheaper. This is considered cheap compared to hair removal treatments at clinics.

Additionally, you’d need multiple sessions at the clinics, while with this device, you’ll only need touch-ups every month or so, which comes completely free as you have 0 hidden costs with the BRI956.

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Philips Lumea BRI956 Vs other at-home IPL devices

The Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956 rose to higher ranks among the at-home IPL hair removal devices, distinguishing itself by doing great at several tasks.

As we said earlier, it provides faster treatment sessions, and can show results faster than other items in the market.

Furthermore, the device lasts +15 years, thanks to its 250,000 lamp flashes.

It’s considered one of the easiest hair removal devices to use, compared to other ordinary-shaped devices.

The BRI956 comes with 4 attachments specializing in treating special body parts.

The only down side to the BRI956 is it’s not FDA-cleared in the US, as it’s only CE-certified in Europe, and clinically proven around the world.

For detailed comparison with other Awesome IPL hair removal devices, visit Best at-home IPL laser hair removal article on our website.


Philips Lumea BRI956 Pros and cons

To sum it up, we provide you with pros & cons for the Prestige BRI956


  • Philips’ best choice for years and it is the top selling in all retailers
  • CE certified, dermatologist recommended, and clinically approved
  • Works corded and cordless
  • Face, bikini, underarm and body attachments
  • Works corded and cordless
  • Face, bikini, underarm and body attachments
  • Affordable price without any hidden cost


  • You can work cordless for 30 minutes only
  • It takes nearly 2 hours to recharge the device after that
  • Not FDA-Cleared



If you’re looking for the safest, softest, most cost-efficient, and most elegant IPL hair removal device, we recommend the BRI956.

The Philips Lumea Prestige has also other distinguished hair removal devices, check them and you’ll also find a table of comparison at the end of the article to provide you with accurate comparisons between those well-known Prestige models.

4 thoughts on “Philips Lumea BRI956”

  1. Ahmed Hilal Alhadhrami

    I have an inquiry
    Why men can not use this machine for their faces while ladies can?
    I want a scientific answer please

    1. Philips Lumea

      Men and Women can use it on their faces, just men can’t use it on their chin as their Scalp Whether they are men or women because the natural of the hair in these areas.

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