Oh Me Oh My: HomeMedics Me My Elos Permanent Hair Reduction System Review

By Lynnie | July 6 2012 | 13 Comments

I love me a good beauty gadget, especially if using it yields long-lasting results, so I was more than happy to volunteer as guinea human when the nice people at Boots offered to send me a permanent hair reduction doohickey to trial. The gizmo in question is the HoMedics Me My Elos, which sounds like a mangled version of a lyric Joe Dolan might have sung, and it uses a combination of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and RF (Radio Frequency) technologies to provide effective targeting of the hair follicle on all skin types.

The manufacturers claim that hair is reduced by 89% on average after a month of weekly use (7 weeks are recommended for best results) but that impressive-sounding stat wasn’t what piqued my interest. Nope, it was the fact that Me My Elos uses an intuitive shaving-alike gliding action to operate instead of the more usual stop / stamp / stop / stamp motion required by other similar hair reduction devices that caught my attention.

That makes the whole process much quicker, and the promise is that it takes just 10 minutes to do a full leg and around half an hour for a full body treatment.

Since I had tan on my legs (I must have been feeling very optimistic) and the device shouldn’t be used on sun- or false-tanned skin, I decided to start with my underarms which were perfectly porcelain and, I reckoned, should take about 30 seconds each to treat if the blurb was to be believed. After a thorough read of the safety information and the treatment booklet, I shaved, donned the delightful tanning bed stylee safety goggles, set my phaser to “eff off, unwanted hair” and got to work.

Even with all my newbie faffing around, it took less than 4 minutes to do both underarms. I couldn’t really get my glide on – I’m guessing that motion works best on larger, flatter zones like legs – but as there didn’t seem to be any downtime for recharging between hair-destroying flashes, even having to lift and replace the head along the skin didn’t slow me down. And, crucially, it didn’t hurt at all, each flash just felt pleasantly warm against my skin even though I used the highest of the three intensities (as recommended for my skin type) but past experience with leads me to suspect that future sessions will be less comfortable.

Now, the reviews on the Boots website for this product are very mixed, which initially concerned me. However, it seems that those having problems aren’t using it as instructed – they’re using it every 2 or three weeks instead of weekly as directed, or spending less time than recommended per zone being treated – so I’m hopeful that following the instructions to the letter will produce optimum silky smoothness.

(Hairy) fingers crossed…

The HomeMedics Me My Elos is exclusive to Boots and is on offer for €524.99.99 until 24th July (RRP: €599.99) Replacement cartridges contain 5,400 flashes and are priced around €50. Boots have Electrical Beauty consultants in-store who are on hand to offer advice and help on choosing and using these kind of products.

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13 Replies to "Oh Me Oh My: HomeMedics Me My Elos Permanent Hair Reduction System Review"

  • LynnieDoll says:

    LOOK at those Star Spangled nails – a-maz-ing!!!! Loving them Lynnie.
    Dying to know how it goes with the gizmo. Please do a follow up post and see if it’s worth it.

  • Joanna says:

    Oooh that sounds cool…. I know it seems a bit pricey but if it actually worked …. no more expensive blades (seriously the price of them) no more Veet no more lip laser no more waxing…. ok so I dont do waxing I’m a coward….. but you have to keep us updated if this actually works I might even give up buying nail polish to get it!

  • Orla says:

    Hmm. Defo interested, but quite expensive! We should set up a time-share agreement with one.

  • meerkat says:

    Oh my God, your nails are GORGEOUS! So jealous…… :D

  • Sparkling says:

    Would love to hear a follow up on this in a couple of weeks, it sounds very interesting. I had laser done a couple of years ago on my bikini area and it made very little difference!

  • Ciara says:

    I wonder if I could get 4 other people to go splitsies on it. It’d be cheaper than laser treatment. I’m liking this timeshare idea lark.
    Please do keep us updated. I’m a fierce gobshite for a gimick. It’d be great if it worked.

  • Rosamaria says:

    ….and another one here who would love to hear more in a few weeks, sounds inneresting so far.

  • mummypupper says:

    Hi,can it be used on the face I wonder?I have very little hair on my legs but lots on my chin,a wonderful mix of coarse dark and wispy light!Don’t hate me girls,I cant help being this lucky

  • atkin says:

    I got one of those group discount vouchers for laser hair removal in East Village Douglas. It turns out that the machine they are using is this one! I am not impressed at all.

  • supersmurf says:

    I bought one of these but can’t use it yet until I’m finished on some meds for my skin so really excited to see what you make of it!

    Btw I got it online from a reputable vendor for about €100 less than the offer above – feel free to pm me as doubt it is kosher to promote here??

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