Looking for a painless and long-lasting hair removal treatment? With the introduction of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments, hair removal became easy. French beauty clinic EstheClinic knows this well, having been in the business for over 20 years. It even developed its own innovative IPL machine, which safely and effectively removes facial and body hair from all types of skin, be it light, tanned or dark. Essentially, the machine uses light and heat to do the job, but without the pain and discomfort. And the hair stays off for a long time, too; in fact, it only takes between six and eight sessions for up to 90 percent of the hair to go completely.
How do we know? Because we tried it! Hear from three Expat Living team members who put EstheClinic‘s IPL machine through its paces.
Fast and effective results
“EstheClinic provides everything you might look for in IPL treatment: safe and sanitary procedures, affordable packages, a flexible booking system and, above all else, results! My initial consultation at the Holland Village branch was thorough yet swift. My therapist highlighted any medical concerns, pinpointed the areas of focus and guided me through the steps.
Opting to get my armpits and bikini area done, I was pleasantly surprised with the first session. Each area took no more than five to ten minutes and was virtually painless. A lathering of cool gel and a few gentle sweeps of the Permanent Pulse machine and, bam, I was out of there – in under 25 minutes! As compared to traditional IPL where high energies are delivered at once, EstheClinic’s patented technology uses a dynamic pulse that gradually heats the dermis to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicle. Hence, the treatment is painless. If it wasn’t for the small-scale acrobatics involved in making sure you’re whole bikini area is treated, I could have easily dozed off mid-session.
Despite my suspicion at the ease of it all, sure enough the effects kicked in. Within three to four days after my first session, the hair was falling off with no more than a brush of a sweater. Usually after waxing, my hair often springs back in no more than three weeks; after three of these sessions, however, I’ve noticed an additional couple of weeks of silky smooth skin. What’s more, the regrowth is fair and sparse, leaving me confident that a handful more sessions will provide some permanent results!”
– Leanda Rathmell, Managing Editor
Short, sweet and painless
“To be honest, I was worried about the pain of an IPL treatment and sceptical of the results. But after a series of sessions at EstheClinic, I’m happy to report that I’m now a convert! I love the clinic’s spotless space, central locations and cutting-edge technologies. The IPL Permanent Hair Removal treatment is popular for many reasons; it’s completely painless, effective on all skin types, and works twice as fast as its counterparts.
Apart from bikini waxing and sugaring, I’ve not ventured into hair removal from other parts of my body. I have fine body hair, but I’ve recently noticed the strands on my arms and legs getting more obvious especially since I’m not as tanned as before. So I opted to get my lower arms and legs treated, and I absolutely loved the results. Although six sessions are recommended for full effects, it only took three sessions for me to see some results: slower hair growth, finer hair and smoother skin. The best part? It’s entirely pain-free. I even managed to doze off during a few sessions!
From booking my next appointment to the actual treatment, the whole experience was pleasant. Whichever location I went to, the staff was always warm and friendly, yet still professional. Each treatment took no longer than 30 minutes and no downtime was needed; I could do this between running errands.”
– Anthia Chng, Wine & Dine, and Beauty Editor
Finer hair all around
“Hair removal can be annoying and I’m wimp when it comes to waxing, so a permanent solution has always been high on my list. My first appointment at the modern and spanking new Holland Village clinic had me a bit nervous. I wasn’t sure how tolerable the procedure would be, especially for the delicate bikini area.
Inside the beauty room the technician made me feel at ease in no time. She explained how the process works, and also alerted me to the fact that results take time. At least six to eight sessions spaced out one month apart are needed to successfully target and disable the follicle for most strands. As the light pulses are powerful, you have to put on glasses. You also need to shave beforehand so that the laser doesn’t start targeting the hair on the surface of your skin, which can cause burning. I’d initially expected discomfort and was surprised that there was absolutely no pain when the device head glided over the treatment area, just a set of warm pulses that was entirely tolerable. The procedure lasted less than 20 minutes.
When the first two treatments did not produce any noticeable reduction of hair, I began to wonder whether I was a candidate for the procedure. But I was assured that results were gradual and would become more visible after each session. Apparently, it can take a bit longer to see results for the bikini area compared to other areas like legs and underarms. After the third treatment, I was very happy to notice smoother skin, finer hair and some bare patches. I’m really pleased that I finally took the plunge to start the process and can’t wait to enjoy life without unwanted hair down there.”
– Karin Galley, Integrated Communications Manager
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