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Braun IPL Silk Expert Pro 5 PL5137

Braun IPL Silk Expert Pro 5 PL5137

Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 is the safest, fastest and most efficient IPL for visible hair reduction in just 4 weeks.¹ It automatically and continuously adapts to your skin tone to ensure optimal balance between efficacy and safety.

Here’s our Braun IPL Silk Expert Pro 5 PL5137 Removal Review.

PROS (acording to the manufacturer)

  • 400,000 flashes. 10 intensity levels

    400,000 flashes (+30% vs previous Silk-expert 5) deliver an equivalent of 22 years of treatment. The 10 intensity levels ensure the light intensity is right for your skin tone

  • Precision head

    The precision head allows you to tackle smaller or trickier areas like face, bikini and underarms.

  • 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.

  • Printed beauty pouch

    To store and transport your IPL.

The safest IPL thanks to SensoAdapt™ technology.¹

Skin tone varies across your body, so the SensoAdapt™ sensor (with UV protection) continuously reads the skin tone and adapts the flash intensity for the safest & most effective permanent visible hair removal.

¹Efficiency based on the combination of window size, speed and energy. Safety technology shared with Cyden.

  • Fast gliding and stamp mode

The gliding mode triggers more flashes for the fastest treatment, ideal for large body parts, while the stamp mode provides a more precise treatment suitable for smaller and sensitive areas.

  • Clinically tested

Clinically tested by experts, treatments are gentle and virtually painless.


PROS – according to us!

Our tester’s experience tends to agree with the advertised results. Almost all noticed slower leg hair growth after 2 or 3 sessions. The hair got noticeably softer and lighter with use. After about 5 sessions they had  smooth hairless patches which made shaving fast and without the usual razor bumps. After 6 sessions almost all noted that there was very little hair left.

Once smooth, top-ups were needed – but not too often. A gap of about a month apart, and eventually 2 months or more…nice!

Price The device can be bought for about £289 on amazon which, does seem reasonable when compared with some of the other products in this category, also nice!

Speed – It’s really fast so this is a great point on this particular type of IPL device. That said, the speed does come with a extra caveat as it requires a little more concentration as you must remember which areas you’ve flashed… not always easy, when in a hurry.


Looks – We think that it really looks great and the fact that it comes with a sleek carry bag makes it even more attractive for travelling and general storage.



Your overall effort depends on the number of start-up sessions i.e. how fast each session is!


The flashes are very bright, but deemed harmless to your eyes. This is a great point as the “now normal” googles or glasses are not needed for this product – nice to finally have full sight of what you are doing. We also found that it is a good idea to use it in a bright room so that the flashes don’t seem as bright.

Gives a warm and tingly sensation to your skin. On less sensitive areas this gentle feeling can actually be quite nice.



Sensitive areas can cause a little discomfort. Some more sensitive areas, like bikini line, under-arms, ankles, and thighs can smart a little. This is because hair can be thicker/denser in these areas. Luckily the device does have settings that you can reduce if it is feeling a little intense.


The flash rate is a little unpredictable. This can result in gliding it too far, (or not far enough) in between the flashes. This seems to vary – with some people with different skin tones not noticing a difference. It is possible that it just needs a little more practice than other IPL devices.

Effort is needed in protecting the skin you’ve flashed. Your skin can be sensitive for a little while after use so it is a good idea to stay clear of some things, such as using hot tubs and saunas, wearing tight-fitting clothing etc. Also good to remember that using bleaching creams or other items like perfumed or exfoliation products should be avoided for a little while.

All up, not too many negative reports for this IPL device, and it has some very good external reports.


OMG I was very sceptical about this product but omg… it really works! It’s pricey but in the long run it is so worth it! I hardly ever have to shave my legs now. Five it a try!”

Amazing!! I was lucky enough to be gifted this and to test this out for a savvy circle project. All I can say is I love this ipl!! I noticed a big reduction in hair growth from just 4 weeks. Its so quick and easy to use too. Yes, I recommend this product !”

Love this product! I have been using it for a while but only realised how amazing it was until now that I am pregnant! It’s results meant that I would hardly need to shave at all since I keep on top of my treatments but due to hormones I am hairy again due to pregnancy! Can not use it at the moment as there is not enough research for use during pregnancy but Iam excited to use it again when I can. It stoped 95% of my hair growth and I miss it so much! Highly recommend!”

Great piece of kit! Having used the Silk expert Pro 5 IPL for approx 5 weeks, I am thrilled to say that hands down the product exceeds any expectations i had for it. Its such an easy machiene and having used it on my arms and legs I’ve found a huge reduction in hair growth already. Its very easy to use and i would certainly reccomend it to anyone who wants to become hair free. It comes in a very nice stylish bag which holds the machiene very nicely with a venus razor. I’d certainly reccomend this.”



Our Verdict:

Absolutely Great!. It scores top marks in most categories, looks great and is (mostly) a pleasure to use. It is one of our most recommended best home IPLs for silky-smooth skin on general all over hair removal. It takes a little getting used to but seems to be an all round winner and definately worth short listing or considering purchasing to try.

Alternative Home IPL devices

Here are some of the alternative Home IPL systems you can choose from:

Philips Lumea

Philips Lumea 2009

Check It Out

The Philips lumea uses IPL technology and is safe to use on the face and body.  It also comes with two attachments, one for the face and one specifically designed for the bikini area.  Check out our complete Philips Lumea Review.

Braun Silk-expert IPL

Braun Silk Expert IPL Hair Removal System

Check It Out

The Braun Silk-expert IPL device is a new addition to the Braun family of home hair removal devices.  This device can be used on the face and body and has 120,000 flashes.  It also comes with a body exfoliator.  For more details and reviews Click Here.

We say


Overall Rating Braun IPL Silk Expert Pro 5 PL5137 Generation IPL, Permanent Visible Hair Removal for Women and Men with Deluxe Pouch, Venus Razor and Precision Head, White and Gold