Is your skin crying out for some love? Or have you got stubborn unwanted hair you desperately need to remove? Our beauty writer, Nafeesa, puts this Dhoby Ghaut beauty salon's facial quick fixes and IPL treatments to the test
I’ve always envied well-groomed women – you know the type. These blessed ladies are always armed with flawless blowouts, immaculate mani pedis, and are hairless in all the right places (yep, right down to their pinkies and toes). While I do keep up with beauty appointments these days, I had yet to be enlightened by the importance of regular facials or the life-changing effects of permanent hair removal. But all that changed after reviewing Beauty Room‘s skin rejuvenating facial quick fixes and IPL treatments – the salon is the answer to all your beauty woes.
Located conveniently near Dhoby Ghaut MRT, Beauty Room is the sister brand of Home Nails, a popular nail salon housed in the same premises. A spectrum of treatments are offered here, including quick and premium facial quick fixes, waxing and IPL hair removal services. What particularly hooked me was the salon’s use of Sharplight technology. This cutting-edge, light-based system offers non-invasive, reliable treatments with little discomfort.
Beauty Room’s Radio-frequency (RF) Miracle Facial: How it works
Lucky for me, I’m thankfully blessed with few skin problems. But my erratic sleeping habits, little daily intake of water and inconsistent skin routine have resulted in dull skin, massive dark eye circles and noticeable pores and blackheads. Fortunately, I found my antidote with Beauty Room’s Radio-frequency (RF) Miracle Facial quick fix with Sharplight machine.
After cleansing, toning and moisturising my skin to perfection, a soothing gel was applied on my skin. A handheld probe was then gently rubbed onto my skin. What this does is transfer the Radio Frequency waves to my skin tissues, causing heat to build up in the skin tissue and thus contracting the upper skin layer to reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen and elastin production. Don’t fret about the heat; the warm sensation becomes soothing in no time.
The therapist first worked on half my face for a side-by-side comparison. My dark eye circles looked significantly lighter, pores looked tinier, and my skin was glowing. This whole treatment took only 30 mins – perfect for people who need quick fixes. Stepping into the office later, I received nothing but compliments from colleagues who swore that I looked like I just caught up on a week’s worth of sleep – even despite being makeup free. Days later, my skin is still baby soft, and putting makeup on is a breeze – no need for primer to smooth out my pores! Plus, with no pain or strange blotchiness one often has from facials, you can easily pop in on your lunch break and carry on with the rest of your day.
The IPL-DPC underarm treatment: How it works
After a previous horrid experience with waxing, I resorted to shaving and tweezing my underarms. I’ve always wanted to try IPL but was turned off by the exorbitant prices and potential for pain. Being a complete and utter newbie to IPL, I didn’t know what to expect. But thankfully, the sesh was a breeze. The therapist gave me a pair of glasses to shield my eyes and simply pointed the flash lamp at different areas of my underarms. Tiny, momentary stinging sensations were felt, but they resembled more of ant bites. The whole session was quick – I was done in 10 minutes.
Wondering how it works? The Sharplight IPL-DPC treatment involves light beaming through the hair, into the hair follicle. The light energy turns into heat energy, which in turn solidifies the melanin in the follicle, preventing it from growing new hair. A typical regimen is usually five to seven sessions, but customers have reported seeing a serious lack in hair growth after just two sessions.
Immediately after my treatment, my underarms were super smooth. Days later, hair has yet to grow back – an achievement for someone like me who has extremely rapid hair growth.
Will I be returning to Beauty Room for more facials and IPL treatments? Hell yes. My skin has never looked better, and my underarms have never felt smoother. And with packages so reasonably priced and a whole plethora of other treatments available, I think I’ve found the holy grail of beauty salons.
If you’re looking to get-fuzz free ASAP, snap on this deal: Beauty Room is now offering value for money packages on one-year unlimited IPL hair removal, with Full Bikini IPL at only $188, half legs for $688 and plenty more. As for 30 mins facial quick fixes, the Facial IPL quick fix is now priced at $50 and the Radio-frequency (RF) Miracle Facial quick fix at $65.
Beauty Room, The Nomu (Beside The Cathay@Dhoby Ghaut, 20 Handy Road, #01-01, Singapore 229236, p. 6333 4985.
This article is sponsored by Beauty Room.