HoMedics Me My Elos IPL QUARTZ 100,000 Shots
For use on the body and face, mē is intuitive, easy to use and offers fast treatment times. A full leg in 10 minutes and the whole body in approximately half an hour. The technology behind mē is endorsed by professionals worldwide, with over 3 million salon treatments performed every year. HoMedics brings this revolutionary technology to the comfort of your own home.
What is elōs technology?
Elos technology is a unique combination of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and RF (Radio Frequency) that uses gentle pulses of two targeted energies to penetrate deeper below the skin dermis than laser and IPL, more effectively targeting the hair follicle. mē uses a low overall energy output, subsequently providing treatment times significantly faster than home IPL along with higher levels of safety and comfort even on darker skin tones (suitable for skin tones 1-6).
Why choose mē?
Effective – Up to 89% hair reduction after 4 treatments*
Fast - Full body treatment in approximately half an hour, full leg in 10 minutes
Safety - The low overall level of energy output increases levels of safety and user comfort. mē is suitable for use on the face for skin types 1-3 and on the body for skin types 1-6
Easy to use - mē is easy to set up and operate in the privacy of your own home, using an intuitive gliding motion similar to shaving or epilating instead of a slow ‘stop and stamp’ action. There is no need for any preparation gels.
Who can use mē?
mē is suitable for use by women and men with Fitzparick skin tones 1-6 on all body parts below the neck. mē is also safe for women with Fitzpatrick skin tones 1-3 to use to remove facial hair below the cheekbones. If you have naturally blonde, red or grey hair, we recommend that mē is used with the epilator attachment to achieve maximum efficacy.
When to use mē
Following multiple clinical tests a precise treatment schedule has been formulated to provide the most effective results. Perform the first treatments every two weeks for the first six weeks. Following the initial course of treatments, a simple top up treatment can be completed as hair appears. Although it varies by individual, you can expect up to 3 months between treatments. As you progress, you will notice longer and longer intervals between top-up treatments and the hairs will be fewer and fewer. A small number of hairs will still appear after the initial course of treatment, success is dependent the growth phase of the hair follicles at the time of treatment.
How does mē work?
A pulse of elōs (RF + IPL) is emitted for a fraction of a second. The IPL energy is converted to thermal energy, heating up the hair shaft and the hair follicle. The RF energy is attracted to the pre-heated follicle, heating it further and treating it, permanently disabling the follicle and preventing hair re-growth. Effective treatment is dependent on the growth phase of the hair follicles at the time of treatment, but by following the recommended treatment schedule you will be able to benefit from permanent hair reduction.
Features of mē
Please read the instruction manual fully before commencing treatment. If having read the instructions, you are still unsure about using mē or have any concerns seek medical advice first.
Simply, how does the mē my elōs hair-removal system work?
The me my elos system uses elōs technology to send two pulses to your hair follicles. First, an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) warms the hair follicle, then a Radio Frequency (RF) destabilises it, giving you smoother skin.
How safe is the mē my elōs treatment?
The me my elos system combines gentle Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) pulses, has a lower energy output and the highest levels of comfort. It is clinically proven to be safe for use on a wide range of skin types (Fitzpatrick scale 1 - 6)
When can I expect to see results?
To get the best results and smoother skin, we advise four hair treatments with intervals of a fortnight. Treat every area and keep an eye on your body's reaction. Over time, you will not need to treat with the same frequency. Eventually hair re-growth will be permanently reduced.
I used mē my elōs last week: Why do I see hair?
Sometimes, as the hair shaft is released from the skin, the hair is still attached. This is part of the hair-reduction process and nothing to worry about. Alternatively, your hair may still be growing. Remember to treat the whole area comprehensively.
How do you notice the hair has fallen out?
Unless you are accompanying the me my elos system with an epilator, you may not notice hair loss immediately. Users are typlically aware of hair loss a week or so after their first treatment.
Are any preparations required prior to treatment?
There is no need for wax, gels or creams, if you are not using the me my elos shaver/epilator you will need to shave the treatment area. The me my elos system can be used as an "all-in-one" technology. Think of the epilator/shaver as an immediate solution and our IPL/RF technology as a permanent solution for reduction.
Are there any side effects to using mē my elōs?
All hair-removal will create minor redness/irritation. This is completely normal. However, if this persists, consult a qualified doctor.
Can I use mē my elōs anywhere on my body?
The me my elos hair-removal system can be safely used on arm hair, legs, underarm hair, bikini line, chest, abdomen and back by skin types 1-6 on the Fitzpatrick scale. Skin tones 1-3 can use me my elos on their face below the cheekbones (including the moustache area). Always use the supplied facial kit, read the instructions and do not use on eyebrows or eyelashes.
How do I select the right elōs level?
Just check the skin types table included. If the treatment feels uncomfortable, reduce the elōs level.
Is the mē my elōs system for men too?
Yes me my elos is safe and effective for both men and women. It is not suitable for use around the eyes or for removing male facial hair.
Does using mē my elōs hurt?
What skin types can mē my elōs be used on?
The me my elos system is suitable for skin types 1-5, but not skin type 6 (black skin). For use on the face, me my elos is only suitable for skin types 1-3. The skin type guide included in the box has full details.
Do I need to do anything after treatment?
There's nothing you have to do after you've used me my elos though you may wish to moisturise your skin.
Should I wear eye protection when using mē my elōs?
Is there a recommended minimum age for using mē my elōs?
Yes, the me my elos system is only suitable for use over the age of 12. Adult supervision is recommended for those under the age of 18.
What about epilepsy?
Please do not use me my elos.
Can mē my elōs be used if I have psoriasis, acne, varicose veins or eczema?
No, it is advisable to avoid all areas affected by these conditions.
Should I take precautions when treating areas with moles, scars or birthmarks?
Yes, these areas should not be treated. Avoid moles, scars and birthmarks completely, or cover them with a plaster or use a white eyeliner to conceal the area of skin.
What happens when my mē my elōs cartridge runs out?
The cartridges are available from our Ebay Shop.
|Technology||Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)|
|Replacement costs||$189.99 Quartz lamp|
|Light spectrum||550 - 1200nm|
|Body areas||Arms, Underarms, Legs, Bikini, Belly, Back, Face|
|Attachments||Optional: Epilator, Shaver|
|Content packaging||IPL Device, Power cord, User guide, Warranty card, Face kit, IPL Device with 1 attached quartz lamp|
|Voltage||100 - 240 VAC|
|Power system||Mains power only|
|Power settings||Power level 1 - 3|
|Advantages||100,000 flashes last upto 6 years with regular monthly use. Most economical & powerful IPL machine.|
|Disadvantages||Not cordless, Mains power only|
|Warranty||2 Years Warranty|
|Treatment Area||33 mm x 10 mm / 3.30 cm²|
|Power Intensity||9 J/cm²|
Hair follicles are precisely targeted using the unique elōs combination of bi-polar radio frequency and light energies. elōs penetrates deep into the dermis, heating and treating the follicle with maximum effectiveness, for long lasting hair removal.
mē is the safest treatment for technological home hair removal.
elōs technology is a unique combination of RF and IPL. Combining gentle pulses of two targeted energies enables better results that can be achieved with lower overall energy output and with the highest level of safety and comfort.
You will be able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. elōs technology offers superior results with the highest level of comfort and safety for the widest range of skin and hair colours.
To ensure permanent hair reduction results you must follow the full recommended guidelines a treatment a week for the first 7 treatments. Most users will begin to see results after 3-4 treatments, although this can vary from person to person and will depend on the body area being treated. Underarms tend to react more slowly to treatment, whilst legs are generally quickest to respond. Ensure that you treat each area for the stipulated time necessary (refer to instructions). After the initial treatment period you should treat your desired area as hair appears according to recommended treatment times to optimise the results. In some cases, more than 7 weekly treatments may be required, as physiological reaction varies from person to person.As you progress – you will notice longer and longer intervals between these touch up treatments.
The recommended method of treatment has been proven in clinical trials, to promise the best results and your fastest way to permanently smooth skin. If used less often than every week results may vary. It's never too late to get back to the suggested guidelines - perform a treatment at 1 week intervals until hair growth reduction is achieved (if a long break was taken it is recommended to restart the programme). Once hair re-growth is permanently reduced use the mē for touch-ups as needed.
This may sometimes appear as hair can be growing up to two weeks after your last treatment as the hair shaft is casted out from the skin, the hair will actually fall out naturally. It’s also possible that some of your hair is still growing because it wasn’t affected by the treatment as a result of being in a hair growth cycles that is harder to treat. Alternatively, it may be that elōs wasn't applied to all areas of your skin. Remember to treat the area according to the FULL time recommended passing on full surface to promise better results! (Please refer to the user guide)
Hair reduction will not be noticed straight away unless you are using the epilator or shaver attachment. Typically, users are aware of hair loss within a week of their third or fourth treatment as you will notice less and less hair growth.
There is no need for any gels pre-treatment. If you are not using the optional epilator or shaver attachment, you will need to shave the treatment area before using mē. One of the biggest advantages with mē is that it can be used as an"all in one" hair removal system if you chose to use the epilator or shaver accessories. As mē passes over the skin surface, hair can be simultaneously removed by a permanent solution (elōs) and an immediate solution (the epilator or shaver accessories are sold separately).
At most removal of hair will cause a localised redness or minor irritation of the skin. This is a normal reaction and only lasts a short time. Although extremely unlikely, if you experience skin sensitivity that persists longer than 24 hours, please consult your doctor.
mē is harmless to the skin as long as you follow the instructions.
mē Quartz can safely be used by users with all skin types for hair removal treatment anywhere below the neck (the orginal me my elos for skin types 1-5 only). Typically it is used to remove hair on the arms, legs, armpits, bikini area, legs, chest, abdomen and back. mē can also be used by female users with skin types 1-4 on the face below the cheekbones (i.e not suitable for the eyebrows or hair on the scalp), treatment of the face should NOT be carried out without using the facial kit included in the box. Remember to read the user guide before using the mē. Men should not use mē on the face.
Clinical trials have shown that mē is safe for use on the face below the cheekbones for skin types 1-4 (i.e it should not be used to treat eyebrows or hair on the scalp) when used in conjunction with the facial kit included. The facial kit includes protective eyewear and full guidelines how to treat facial areas. It is not advised to treat facial areas without the facial kit. It is important to read fully the separate instructions for facial use. Treating hair on the face requires a different method to the rest of the body.
To avoid unnecessary skin reactions, always first check the treatable skin types table (please refer to the user guide) and quick reference guide. If the treatment feels uncomfortable, reduce the elōs level.
Yes! mē is intended for safe and effective use on both men and women. Men should not use mē on the face.
Assuming the correct elōs level was chosen according to your skin tone and the instructions were followed, using mē should not be painful. Sometimes, a sensation of warmness or tickle may be felt. To get accustomed to elōs energy, we advise that you make test flashes, using the lowest recommended elōs level on any part of your body below the neck. Once you are comfortable with this you can increase the elōs intensity setting.
Adding the epilator accessory to your device might add a small effect of prickling pain similar to other epilators in the market.
The new mē Quartz is pre-loaded with 100,000 pulses, so has a long life of over six years with normal use (initial treatment period plus once a month thereafter). One of the advantages of mē is that the product is designed to make it very easy to replace the cartridge as required. The cartridges are available in BlowFish online stores or www.shop4body.com A new cartridge will provide either 5400 elōs pulses with the standard cartridge or a further 100,000 pulses with the elōs Quartz cartridge.
It is not necessary to wear eye protection when using mē below the neckline. The light flash is similar to that of a professional camera flash, and the three way safety system prevents accidental activation of the elōs pulses. However, when treating the face due to the proximity to the eyes the protective eyewear provided in the facial kit must be worn. NB mē complies with safety standard EN60825-9.
mē is suitable for use over the age of 12. Adult supervision is recommended for those under the age of 18.
mē creates flashes with far shorter intervals than IPL devices, it is therefore advised that you consult your doctor before using the product.
It is not advisable to treat skin with psoriasis, acne or eczema, or if the area is inflamed.
No, it is not advisable to treat these areas.
Yes, these areas should not be treated. Either cover the area with a plaster or use a white eyeliner to conceal the area of skin, alternatively, avoid these areas completely.
mē Quartz is suitable for use on all skin types (The original mē is suitable skin types 1-5). Please refer to the skin type guide in the user manual to ensure you select the correct elōs level for your skin type. For facial use, the product is only suitable for skin types 1-4 (please refer to the face kit user guide for more information).
You may wish to use a aloe vera lotion after treatment to ensure the skin remains hydrated and fresh.
While it may be possible to use mē if you have diabetes assuming the underlying condition is adequately controlled, we strongly recommend that you consult your doctor first. Since the sensory nerves are compromised in diabetes there might be less sensation in the treatment area and therefore the user may lose an "early warning system" of excessive skin temperature that signals impending skin damage. Normal Skin recovery might also be compromised and thus might result in skin damage post treatment.
Patients with PCOD can use the mē device, there is no increased incidence of any negative side effect. In non hormone sensitive anatomical areas such as the legs, groin, arms and axilla, there usually is no treatment result differential between the normal and PCOD population. However, in hormonally sensitive areas such as the face, chest and back, as with any IPL or laser device, both home and professional based, patients with PCOD may require additional treatments in order to obtain the desired results.
In cases of hyperthyroidism, there is increased hair distributed all over the body, not only in male pattern areas. Still, there is no reason that the mē cannot be used, however the results will depend on how well the underlying thyroid disease is controlled.
1. Make sure that the mē system is turned off and the cable is unplugged from the electrical wall outlet.
2. Remove the used cartridge from the applicator by holding the cartridge's sides and gently pulling it out.
3. Slide the new cartridge gently into the applicator until you feel it "click" into place.
4. Place the applicator in the cradle of the base unit before turning on the mē system
5. Turn on the mē system. A new cartridge will show 100% on the control panel.
The following guidelines are approximate treatment times for effective results using mē.
Gentle, easy to use and just minutes a treatment, now you can experience the freedom of silky, smooth skin without the hassles of shaving and waxing. For best results, use mē on the same area once a week for 7 weeks. Performing additional monthly treatments, after completing the first 7 treatments, will help you maintain your smooth, silky, hair-free results.
In the event that the mē smooth hair removal system fails to perform as intended, the following chart will help to solve potential challenges with the device and its set up."
|INDICATOR||WHAT DOES IT MEAN||HOW TO REACT|
|No lights are on||Power cable is not connected||Connect power cable|
|All elōs energy setting buttons are blinking (High – Medium – Low)||No elōs energy level was selected||Select an elōs level. The applicator fan will start blowing indicating that the cartridge is active|
|elōs activation button on the applicator is blinking||elōs energy level was selected but elōs activation button was not pressed yet||Press the activation button. The applicator fan will start blowing indicating that the elōs cartridge is active|
|Error light is on||Need to reset the system||Reset the system by turning it off and on again. If problem persists, disconnect power cord and wait until all lights are off (several seconds). Then reconnect the power cord and turn on system. If error light is still on, try moving to a cooler area with a room temperature of less than 30°C/ 86°F and restart the system|
|No flashes are coming out||
1. RF chrome skin contact bars not in contact with the skin in treatment area
2. elōs activation button is not pressed or elōs energy level was not selected
|In order for the system to flash pulses, make sure all 3 conditions are met: elōs level selected, elōs activation button is pressed, RF chrome skin contact bars are in contact with skin|
|Accessory activation button on base is flashing||Accessory slot is empty||Insert protective cap|
|All elōs indicators for the percentage of pulses remaining are blinking (100% - 50% - Empty)||Cartridge slot is empty||Insert cartridge or a protective cap|
|"Empty" indicator is blinking||Amount of pulses remaining in elōs cartridge is low||Prepare a new cartridge to be in-hand|
|"Empty" indicator is constantly on||No more pulses remaining in elōs cartridge||Insert a new elōs cartridge|
|My skin is red after treatment||The skin may become red as a result of the treatment. This redness generally clears up within 24 hours||If the redness persists more than 24 hours after a treatment, stop using mē and contact your doctor or Customer Support|
|I barely see any hair reduction||Make sure to follow the protocol suggested and to use the treatment duration time suggested||Actual results will vary from person to person, depending on the body area being treated and whether the instructions were followed correctly. Contact Customer Support for help|
|I feel some warmth when I apply the light flashes. Is this normal?||You may feel warmth, tingling, or itching. It is expected that this discomfort and warmth will be up to moderate||If the discomfort is severe/intense or persists for more than 24 hours after a treatment, stop using the mē and contact your doctor or Customer Support|