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Braun Gillette Venus Silk-expert 5 BD5001


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Our products are designed to meet the highest standards of quality, functionality and design. Using professional light technology, Gillette Venus Silk·expert Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a hair removal device that can be used comfortably at home.

Silk·expert is designed to help break the cycle of hair growth. Light energy is transferred through the skin’s surface and is absorbed by melanin present in the hair shaft. The absorbed light energy is converted to heat energy (below the surface of the skin), which disables the hair follicle. Treated hairs naturally fall out over the course of a few days to 1-2 weeks.

What to Expect

Immediately post treatment, you should not see any significant side effects from treatment (Refer to section 4 for more information on side effects). In the first few weeks following the initial treatments, you will still see some hairs growing. These are likely to be hairs that were missed during treatment i.e. they were lying dormant and not in their growth phase (Anagen) during treatment, when IPL is most effective. Around 6 weeks into the 12 week treatment program you should see a reduction in hair growth. However, many hairs may still not have been treated in their growth phase. It is important to continue the weekly treatments. After the 12 week program, you should see a significant reduction in hairs within the treated area. Any remaining hairs should be finer and lighter in color. Continued monthly treatments, or treatments as required, should maintain the reduction in unwanted hair.

Intended Use of Silk·expert
The device is intended for the permanent reduction in unwanted, visible hair for a single user.


Women: Legs, arms, underarms, bikini area and face (below the cheek bones)
CAUTION: Do not use the device near the eyes, along the forehead, on the lips or nostrils. Do not use it in the genital area.

Men: Shoulders and below (chest, back, arms, stomach, legs)
CAUTION: Do not use on the face, neck or genital area. The device is intended to be used on body hair below the neck, including arms, underarms, bikini line, stomach and legs.


The device is intended for use on light, medium and dark skin tones up to and including skin tone V. The device incorporates two Skin Tone Sensors that measure the color of your skin and will prevent use if your skin tone is too dark.


The device is intended for use on naturally black or brown hair. It may not be as effective on white, grey, blonde or red hair.

For more details, refer to this Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 review by esthetician Michelle Evans.