What Is Lumi?

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What Is Lumi? What Is Lumi?

Lumi is an at-home permanent hair removal solution that gets rid of unwanted body hair for good. It’s an easy-to-use, FDA-cleared handheld device that provides long-term hair removal using IPL technology. 


Lumi has become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional hair removal methods like shaving and waxing, since it’s pain-free, convenient to do at home, and provides long-term results. After 6-12 weeks of at-home treatment, your skin will feel like you just got a clean shave or a fresh wax… all the time.


If you’ve ever dealt with painful ingrown hairs, nicked yourself with a razor while standing wobbly in the shower, or braced yourself for a bikini wax pull and thought to yourself, “Why do I even HAVE hair there?” Lumi was made for you. It takes the pain and hassle out of hair removal and leaves you permanently dolphin-smooth wherever you want to be.


Learn more about how Lumi works, how Lumi compares to other hair removal methods, and if Lumi will work for you.

Lumi: The Best Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Device

Lumi is the #1 at-home permanent hair removal device. With consistent use, it offers noticeable results in just 3 weeks and full results in 6-12 weeks.


There are other IPL handsets out there, but with its ease of use, comfortable treatment, and guaranteed results, Lumi is the best IPL device of them all.

Lumi Benefits

  • Smooth, soft skin. Lumi leaves skin permanently hair-free, without redness, razor bumps, or ingrown hairs.
  • Pain-free beauty. Lumi offers pain-free hair removal, even for sensitive skin.
  • Time savings. No more salon visits, no more shaving every other day.
  • Money savings. Lumi is a one-time cost that saves you big over time.
  • Long-lasting results. Lumi gets rid of body hair not for days, not for weeks, but for FOREVER.
  • Privacy and comfort. No need to strip down in front of your wax lady – take care of business at home.
  • Customizable treatment. Choose between 6 intensity levels, for faster results or a gentler experience.
  • Can be used on any body part. Use Lumi on your armpits, legs, face and, yes, BIKINI AREA 🙌
  • Safe. Lumi is FDA-cleared to offer safe, effective hair removal.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Try it for 90 days and if you’re not thrilled with the results, we’ll give you a refund.
  • Loved by users. 300,000 happy customers might be on to something! ;)

How does Lumi work?

Hair removal just got high-tech! IPL is a relatively new but well-researched technology that’s disrupting the hair removal industry, big time. Lumi uses intense pulsed light to target unwanted hairs at the root and destroy them with powerful light pulses (IPL), without burning or damaging your skin. With continued treatment, it stops hair from growing back for long-term hair reduction. 


Over time, Lumi permanent hair removal totally takes the place of shaving, waxing, or whatever else you do as part of your hair removal routine – only requiring occasional touch-ups every few months or no maintenance at all.

Lumi IPL vs Traditional Laser Hair Removal

Lumi is a great alternative to expensive professional laser treatments. For a one-time cost of $169 USD, Lumi lets you safely achieve similar results to laser hair removal from the comfort of your home.


Both IPL and laser hair removal offer long-lasting, permanent results. Laser hair removal achieves this by using lasers to target hair follicles beneath the surface. IPL sends out a broad spectrum of pulsating light, allowing it to target a larger surface area. Compared to traditional laser hair removal, IPL is less painful, more affordable, and more suitable for sensitive skin. It’s also safe to do at home.


Learn more: IPL vs Laser Hair Removal

How to Lumi

Using Lumi is super easy and intuitive, but it can take some time to get used to. Here’s how to use Lumi to achieve permanent hair removal at home:

Before: Prep Your Skin

  • Exfoliate your skin 24 hours before treatment.
  • Shave any visible hair. (This preps your skin for treatment while keeping the hair follicle intact so Lumi can target it.)
  • Make sure your hair is clean and dry, free of creams, moisturizers, or gels.

During: Treat Your Skin

  • Plug your Lumi in and hold the power button to turn it on.
  • Select your intensity level by clicking the power button. (If you’re a first-timer, stick with level 1 – your device will automatically start there.)
  • Place the light window completely flat against your skin.
  • Click the pulse button to treat. 
  • Move the device to a different patch of skin. 
  • Repeat until you’ve treated the entire intended area once.
  • Turn off your handset and disconnect your device.

After: Care for Your Skin

This is just a quick overview – your Lumi will come with a detailed user guide that should answer any questions you may have (and a lot of questions you didn’t even know you had!)


Learn more: How to Lumi

Lumi In Action

More of a visual learner? Watch this how-to video to see Lumi in action.



Will Lumi work for me?

Lumi works great for thick, dark hair. It’s also gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin, on its lowest intensity setting.


However, IPL is not a good fit for everyone. Since IPL technology works by targeting melanin in the hair follicle, it requires contrast between hair color and skin color to work its magic. That being said, Lumi is not suitable for all skin colors and hair colors. It may not be a fit for very dark skin or blonde, gray, or red hair – see the IPL Skin Tone Chart.


All Lumi handsets come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee – if Lumi doesn’t work out for you, send it back within 90 days and you’ll receive a full refund.

Lumi Testimonials

We’re not the only ones who think Lumi is the best. Thousands of happy customers have used Lumi to achieve permanent hair removal.

Here are a few genuine Lumi reviews:

"The Lumi IPL handset is such a game-changer. After using it for 2 weeks, my hair growth has been reduced. It’s so easy to use, plus it’s safe. One of the best and most effective devices I have used."

– Mona A.


"Say goodbye to painful waxing. You need Lumi! It’s easy to use, pain-free, and it REALLY works. I can tell a huge difference in hair growth between when I started this journey a few weeks ago and today."

– Megan H.


“I’m loving Lumi! It makes my beauty routine super simple and easy. I used to wax at home but it was always messy and painful (not to mention very time-consuming.) Lumi has been way more effective for hair removal, without the mess, pain, and time. My hair is growing back slower and thinner each time I use it!"

– Taylor T.