I decided to wait until I had a good three weeks of use done- and I've noticed an incredible difference in this time (I planned to trial initially for 12 weeks!). The Braun Silk-Expert Pro 5 works wonders, and the pain is interestingly not too bad, and you can choose which setting fits your threshold more. I have to say I was a little sceptical- I have dark hair, so I expected a lot of pain, but I decided to calm my nerves by watching YouTube video tutorials first (highly recommend if you are nervous!). My hair growth has minimised drastically and shaving is not something I need to worry about as often. I have avoided professional IPL in the past because of the tedious and long process, and fear of pain! This gives me the option of laser hair removal in the comfort of my own home, and in three weeks I've seen results.
The case it came in is very chic and the design of the actual Braun silk expert is chic! If I were to take a pick between this and another based on its overall look and functionality, I would always go for this one (I know it's superficial, but the branding and aesthetic of a product really matters !).