Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 Permanent Hair Removal System - PL5117

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About this item

Highlights

  • Braun’s Latest Generation IPL. The safest, fastest and most efficient IPL*. Permanent hair reduction in just 4 weeks*. 100-day money back guarantee**
  • The safest IPL technology. Clinically tested and dermatologically accredited as skin safe by an international skin health organization (Skin Health Alliance)
  • SMART IPL with SensoAdaptTM skin sensor (with UV protection): the only IPL technology that automatically and continuously adapts to your skin tone†
  • The fastest IPL: treat both legs in less than 5 minutes at the lowest energy level. 2 times faster than the previous Silk·expert 5. Includes precision head, premium pouch and Venus razor
  • New compact design, 15% smaller and 25% lighter, for easy handling and effortless treatment. 400,000 flashes, 30% more than previous Silk·expert 5

Specifications

Number of Pieces: 5

Product Warning: Adult Use Only

Includes: Adapter, Razor, Instruction Manual, Trimmer, Carrying Case

Power Source: Electric

Care & Cleaning: Spot or Wipe Clean

Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869

TCIN: 80132058
UPC: 069055886342
Item Number (DPCI): 049-10-0091
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

Silk·expert Pro is Braun’s latest generation IPL. Silk·expert Pro 5 is the safest, fastest and most efficient IPL* for permanent hair reduction in just 4 weeks*. The safest IPL technology, clinically tested and dermatologically accredited as skin safe by an international skin health organization (Skin Health Alliance). It automatically and continuously adapts to your skin tone to ensure optimal balance between efficacy and safety† for visible permanent hair removal. The fastest IPL, it’s 2 times faster than previous Silk·expert 5: both lower legs can be treated in less than 5 minutes. It includes a precision head to tackle the smaller areas such as the face, bikini line or underarms. New compact design, 15% smaller and 25% lighter, for easy handling and effortless treatment. 400,000 flashes, 30% more than previous Silk·expert 5.

*Assessed on lower leg, armpits & bikini, following the treatment schedule. Individual results may vary.
†Shared technology with Cyden.
**For more information, visit Braun.com website
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 3.84 inches length x 10.87 inches width x 7.65 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds

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Q: Is this model different from the PL5157 model?

submitted by TL - 6 days ago
  • A: They are different models of our Silk-Expert Pro 5, and our PL5157 and PL5117 each come with different accessories.

    submitted byBraun - 2 days ago
    Brand expert

Q: can the device be cleaned with alcohol?

submitted by Customer - 20 days ago
  • A: No. The device shouldn't be rinsed or immersed in water or any other liquid. To clean, wipe down with a dry, lint free cloth.

    submitted byBraun - 16 days ago
    Brand expert

Q: Should any cooling or numbing gel to be applied before or after using the machine?

submitted by Mary - 2 months ago
  • A: Our Braun Silk-expert IPL works without the need of additional lotions or gels. The area you wish to use our IPL device on should be completely clean and dry before beginning the treatment. If you desire to use a lotion, we recommend applying an unscented lotion after treatment.

    submitted byBraun - 2 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can you use this technology and device while pregnant or nursing?

submitted by Elizabeth - 4 months ago
  • A: Pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding are not recommended to use IPL devices as the devices have generally not been tested with this target group.

    submitted byBraun - 4 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: What is the power level ? Does it have cooling technology ?

submitted by Debbie - 6 months ago
  • A: This model has 10 intensity levels, and our SensoAdapt™ technology continuously measures the differences in skin tone and automatically adjusts the light intensity to the right level. This device doesn't have a cooling function.

    submitted byBraun - 6 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this work on red hair with freckled skin?

submitted by DShaul - 8 months ago
  • A: Braun Silk-expert IPL and IPL in general is not suitable for everyone. It is most effective on light to medium skin tones with hair ranging from natural blonde to dark brown / black. The device is not effective on very blonde, red, grey or white hair where the smaller amount of melanin would not absorb the light energy.

    submitted byBraun - 8 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this work on blonde hair and light skin?

submitted by Rachey - 8 months ago
  • A: Great question! Our Silk-Expert Pro 5 IPL PL5117 is most effective on light to medium skin tones with hair ranging from natural blonde to dark brown. The device is not effective on very blonde hair.

    submitted byBraun - 8 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Why "SensoAdaptTM skin sensor" has UV protection? What is this sensor protecting the user from? Does the device emit UV light? What is the wavelength of the emited light?

submitted by Customer - 9 months ago
  • A: That's a great question! The SensoAdaptTM Technology scans the skin tone up to 80 times/second to inform the user if the skin is too dark for treatment. The Wavelength range for this device is 510nm-2000nm.

    submitted byBraun - 8 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Pro 5 Vs Pro 3 what is the difference?

submitted by Es - 1 year ago
  • A: The Silk-expert Pro 5 has more flashes, more intensity levels, more modes, and a faster flash rate than our Silk-expert Pro 3.

    submitted byBraun - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: Will this work on rosacea or pigmented patches like melasma or sun spots?

submitted by Memphis Mom - 1 year ago
  • A: Great question! We do not recommend use on pigmented areas and other skin anomalies without consulting your doctor or dermatologist.

    submitted byBraun - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
4.3 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
76% would recommend
13 recommendations
quality: 4.29 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
ease of use: 4.64 out of 5

Maybe I got a defective one

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
JayDee - 7 days ago, Verified purchaser
Used it weekly for about 3 weeks. Now after 2-3 flashes the red light indicator goes on and stays on even when not touching my skin. I have to unplug it, wait 5-10 seconds, plug it back in, and do this in a cycle. Takes me 30 minutes to do one lower leg.
1 reply from Braun team - 2 days ago
We're sorry that this has been your experience, since our IPL devices do go through strict quality checks to ensure that you can enjoy using them with ease. We'll be sure to share this with the rest of our team, and we'd be happy to see how we can best assist you with this. If the first LED on the power bars flashes red, this means the device head isn't properly attached. Please re-attach the device head. We hope this is helpful, and please give us a call at (800) 272-8611 if you'd like further assistance.
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Life changing

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mimi - 1 month ago
South Asian here, I used to see stubble the morning after shaving. My body hair (especially on legs) was super thick. I’ve had this device for almost a year now and it’s honestly one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. I am now using it once or twice a month, just for upkeep. It’s great to not have to feel stubble constantly, I just do a quick shave in the shower now because sometimes I get a few small hairs in random places. And the hair that does grow is super soft and easy to remove.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
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Life changing!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Customer - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Life changing! No more red bumps or ingrown hairs.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
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It works.

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Rebecca - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve been using this for 5 weeks now and the hair on my under arms and face are about 95% gone. (For my underarms, the pattern clearly shows there are a couple of tricky places I have been missing.) My bikini line is 100% cleared in some places — the places where I use full intensity. The other areas have so much less hair. I used to have to shave within hours of putting on a swim suit. Now I can shave just once a week because it’s no longer a forest of hair down there. On my face, it’s gotten the darkest and fastest growing hairs. I have pretty fair skin and the areas (like my underarms) where the skin is lightest and the hair is darkest, have the best results.
ease of use: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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So good ..

5 out of 5 stars
Bush - 2 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
I’ve been using it for 4 weeks now and to I can see the difference. My arm and leg hair are totally gone already . Armpits and bikini part is taking a bit time because obviously the hair there a bit thicker but even my armpits are almost clear now . I rarely see a hair or two after a week .. plan on continuing the process for 12 weeks and maintaining it once a month .. worth the money .. doesn’t take long . Doesn’t hurt . It zaps . Like you touched a slightly hot surface .
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I was skeptical but it’s better than I expected.

5 out of 5 stars
Maru - 3 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
Before I tried this IPL device, I was concerned about several things. 1. The pain caused by the zaps. 2. The efficacy of this treatment. 3. Is the aftercare to burdensome? 4. Is it worth the price tag? I’m pleased to say that it is not painful in most areas, except my sensitive inner thighs, which thankfully is not hairy. I began to see results after 3 weeks, just from the hair growth slowing down, and by the 4th week, most hair follicles have already gone dormant. I have sensitive skin and some of the aftercare for this treatment is staying out of the sun and avoiding chemical exfoliants (like AHA and BHA which were staples in my skin care routine). The only change I made was apply sunscreen to my face more diligently up to 3 days after an IPL treatment and I also had to put a pause on my use of all chemical exfoliants, it was worth it. Lastly, compared to the price of laser hair removal, and the other competing IPL devices, the Braun IPL pro 5 is the sweet spot between efficacy and price, where I feel that it’s very effective and not too expensive. It is definitely an investment but a reasonable and worthy one. I’m very happy about my purchase so far. I use this device once a week, on my legs, the lower half of my face, my underarms, and my bikini area. I have tanned skin and dark hair.
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Best at home laser hair removal

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Devd - 3 months ago
This is the real deal! 100% works! I have dark hair with a lighter skin tone but not fair and I have used it on legs, underarms, upper lip and bikini and I barely have hair growth back after a week of shaving! If I missed spots I can see the difference and it is so crazy how well this works! I use to have to shave every other day during summer because how fast my hair grows. I started mid May and already do not have to do my upper lip and underarms every week because there is pretty much no growth. Highly recommend!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
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Best results since silk soil epilator

5 out of 5 stars
Smoothgal - 3 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
T I’ve been epilating forever and been happy until I tried!!!! I can handle the slight snap and heat. I as afraid, but not anymore. Love how smooth all areas are!
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Awesome for male hair removal too!

5 out of 5 stars
Danno_864 - 3 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
I bought this with the intention of removing hair from my back and shoulders. Definitely seeing results after just 6 weeks! I like what I’m seeing so much I am using it on my backside and another personal area. Highly satisfied with the progress everywhere!
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Finally no bikini burn!

5 out of 5 stars
- 3 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
Bought this 8 weeks ago, and it is changing my life. I'm basically hairless where I want to be and I could not be happier! I have very light skin and very dark hair, a lot of it...and within 3 weeks of use in each area I had almost no hair growing. The bikini line is coarser so it's taken about 4-5 weeks but after the 2nd week there was no after-shaving-burn!!! IYKYK. I have a lot of moles/spots all over my legs too, and it was easy to go around them and not fry them off by accident. I recc starting with the lightest/most gentle setting at first to get used to it and upping it 1 level each time you do it as feels good to you. DO yourself a favor and get some eye protection, too. It's fine without it but t is a bright flash and if you're eyes are sensitive as mine are, you'll be happy to have the glasses. And the microfiber cloth that comes with said glasses is great for cleaning the head of the IPL after each use, too ;)
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Works Quickly

5 out of 5 stars
DiamondFox88 - 3 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
I bought this only 3 weeks ago and I'm already seeing results! I've struggled with ingrown hairs and razor burn for years and nothing seemed to help. I read the amazing reviews and thought I'd give it a try and I've not been disappointed! Super excited to keep using it and seeing results!
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Linnie - 3 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
I bought the older version of this 2 and 1/2 years ago and have had great results. I no longer have to shave my legs.
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Does not work on brown skin!

1 out of 5 stars
- 3 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
Does not work on brown skin! This product is advertised to work on medium skintone‘s, but does not. I am not dark skinned and the product did not work at all. The color chart on the box has skin colors that do not exist, which makes it difficult to make the right decision before purchasing. To send it back you have to pay for expedited shipping, and then they take up to eight weeks to send your money back on a prepaid debit card in the mail. Terrible experience!
1 reply from The Braun Team team - 3 months ago
When you're looking forward to long-lasting results, we understand wanting everything to go smoothly. We're so sorry to hear that you didn't get the results you were expecting, but please know this isn't normal especially if your skin tone is within the recommended usage guidelines. While it may take 4-12 weeks to achieve optimum results, we'd still love to hear from you about this, and share your feedback regarding our Money-Back Guarantee. We can be reached at 800-272-8611.
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I wish I had purchased this sooner

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Cait - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
This product is life changing. I have black leg hair with extremely pale, sensitive skin. I could shave every day in the summer due to how fast my dark hair grows. My sensitive skin gets red, inflamed, and painful from shaving. After using this for 6 weeks, my legs are still smooth over a week after shaving. There's a huge difference on spots that I've missed. I'm so happy.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
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Amazing results!!

5 out of 5 stars
Tessa A - 5 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
I’ve been using the IPL for about 8 weeks and I’m shocked at how well it has worked. When I bought it I was skeptical how well it would work, but I’m so glad I bought it!! I had to shave every day and would have stubble by bedtime. I could see the hair even after shaving in the pores. I absolutely hated how hairy I was!! I gave in and bought this after I had a hysterectomy and had to take hormones that made my facial hair worse. I only wish I would have bought one sooner! If you are thinking about it just do it you will be so happy you gave it a try!! I’ve even started to use it on my husbands back.
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It reduces/removes unwanted dark hair!

5 out of 5 stars
Tammie S - 5 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
I have waited to write this review since I bought this last year in 2021. I had low testosterone and went on pellets which really brought out the lovely dark Hispanic hair on my face (especially around my sideburns, lip, chin, and under my chin). I started out by using the Silk Expert Pro 5 every week for the 12 weeks it says to do it. I think I made to week 4 and then started to use it as needed. This thing has been a life saver at removing and reducing my dark hair! It has also saved me so much money. My mother has been doing laser hair removal at laser center and has paid more for her set of sessions than I have in purchasing this. I am now in just touch up mode as I see some spots of dark hair on my face and legs. Overall this purchase has been the best one I have ever made.
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Works, BUT Defective Unit Broke In Under 3 Months!

1 out of 5 stars
NotProviding - 7 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
I've been using it for just over 2 months was starting to see good results when it broke. It started overheating to the point where it would burn a bit, even on perfectly clean-shaven areas where I no longer have any hair! Then the motor started making funny noises and shortly thereafter, the lights on the sides went about half red/half white and the unit became unresponsive. The first time it happened, I figured it was a fluke and unplugged it to let it cool down for a while and was able to use it again a couple of hours later. However, this happened again during the next two sessions, as well, and they weren't even super long sessions. I've used other devices in the same electrical outlets for years without issue, so I don't think it was user error, and I followed the instructions to the letter. I'll be returning this to take advantage of the 100 day money back guarantee and replacing it with a Smoothskin Pure Fit, since that one has nearly identical specs AND has a 2 year warranty instead of a 1 year warranty. It's very telling that this is one of the few products for which Braun doesn't honor a 2 year warranty. Forget the 22+ years of flashes–it's highly unlikely that your device will last for more than 1-2 years and it's not repairable.
1 reply from Braun Team team - 7 months ago
We're so sorry to hear you had this experience. Your safety means the absolute most to us, so we test to ensure the Silk-expert Pro 5 is safe to use as directed. We'd like to get more information to best help, as well as share your experience with our Safety Team, so when you have a minute, can you please reach out to us at (800) 272-8611?
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Gets too hot after a few minutes of using it

2 out of 5 stars
Hasti - 8 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
I bought it 3 months ago and it din't work for me. I have light skin with dark hair but no results and it gets too hot after 3 minutes of using and it burns the skin
1 reply from The Braun Team team - 8 months ago
We're sorry this has been your experience, as our Braun IPL has undergone many quality checks to ensure that you can enjoy the best results. As well, since safety is at the heart of all we do, we can assure you that all of our products have been thoroughly evaluated to be safe when used as directed. If you feel like the IPL treatment is too hot, you can reduce the energy via the ‘feather-button’. Once you get accustomed to the feeling, you can continue with the max. energy during the next treatment. As well, this device shouldn't be used on areas with large veins, scars, etc., and certain conditions prohibit use of IPL. If you're not sure about where you can use this device, or if you can use this device, you should consult a doctor. We'd also like to mention that it can take up to 18-24 months to see results, as the typical hair growth cycle varies between individuals and depends on the body area you were using this on. We'd like to gather some more details for our Safety Team, so please give us a call at (800) 272-8611 when you have a moment.
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Highly recommend

4 out of 5 stars
rain78 - 8 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
Love it! highly recommend to anyone who looking for hair reduction.
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Life changing

5 out of 5 stars
Christina - 8 months ago
originally posted on braun.com
I have very sparse and patchy leg hair, but pretty bad growth in my underarm. I hate shaving because I always miss spots which is very annoying. I've tried alot of things, but the constant upkeep and maintenance of threading, waxing, and shaving is just too much. I decided to splurge and get the Braun silk expert after ALOT of researching, watching youtube reviews and cross comparison to other IPL's. I didn't want to take the chance on a no-name brand or anything made overseas. The Braun did take a little longer to ship, but was very well packaged. I love the gorgeous zip container it comes in. The zipper is sturdy and made of metal and not cheap plastic. It is very easy to use, simply plug in, choose the suitable head and zap away. It does feel like a little rubber band snapping against your skin, but you really get used to it. I do recommend shaving (the included razor is great!). If you don't you will get the smell of singed hair during the process but that is the only difference I noticed between using with or without shaving. I'll put on a short TV show or binge on Youtube and zap away. Now the results. I've been using this once a week for 3 weeks. There is VERY little re-growth. My underarm hair barely is there, and the ones that are comes out super easy with a tweezer. Before, they would cling to the follicle for dear life and I would be so determined to get them out that I would end up scarring myself or getting in grown hair. For my hair type, I don't think extended use is necessary, but that is going to be different for everyone. The only downside is I wish this included sunglasses. The instructions say the light is safe without one, but it is extremely bright so I either look away, close my eyes or use a pair of very dark shades when I use this. I've recommended this to everyone I know Yes it is an investment, but the number of uses you get in return and the results are worth it in my opinion.
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