In search of a quick, painless, and effective solution for our body hair woes, we turned to the IPL experts at this aesthetic beauty clinic in the CBD
Shaving, waxing, tweezing, threading, epilating: there’s nothing we women aren’t willing to try in the pursuit of smooth and hairless skin. And whoever said ‘beauty is pain’ was certainly right – scalding hot wax on your nether regions? Ouch!
But here’s the good news: hair removal doesn’t have to be a medieval form of torture, thanks to the new generation of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a revolutionary treatment that uses light and heat energy to gently target hair follicles – minus the typical uncomfortable biting sensation of older technologies. In the name of research (and vanity), five intrepid members of the Honeycombers team decided to test out how effective IPL really is – and for that, they went straight to the beauty experts at French aesthetic centre, EstheClinic, in Singapore.
With over 15 years in the beauty business, EstheClinic is a forerunner in the field of aesthetics – combining groundbreaking technologies with high-performing cosmeceuticals to offer an array of face, body, skin, and hair treatments. One of the clinic’s most popular treatments is IPL: using Permanent Pulse, a new-form permanent hair removal that’s manufactured in France by BVA Technology. As one of the few aesthetic clinics in Singapore to exclusively use a revolutionary MacPeel device that’s equipped with the NoPainSystem technology, EstheClinic’s IPL treatment is safe, permanent (customers will typically see results within six to eight sessions), suitable for all skin types, and most importantly, painless.
So is EstheClinic’s IPL treatment really as effective as it promises? After undergoing three sessions each, the Honeycombers team is happy to report positive results all-round! Here are five reasons why we enjoyed our IPL experience at EstheClinic:
1. It really is painless
“I’ve tried every hair removal method under the sun and have been through quite a few painful mishaps: a nasty shaving nick, depilatory cream burn and the eye-watering pain of my first epilator. But EstheClinic’s IPL is as relaxing as hair removal can get! It is a walk in the park compared to a wax – I just lie back and relax. All you’ll feel is a prickling sensation, and if you ever have any discomfort, the therapist will immediately adjust the intensity of the IPL to match your pain tolerance.” – Selina Altomonte, HoneyKids Editor
2. It works even on dark skin
“I’ve struggled with unwanted body hair my whole life, and as an Indian with tanned skin, it’s discouraging to know that permanent hair removal treatments often don’t work on medium to dark skin. So when I heard that EstheClinic’s IPL treatment reportedly works on all skin types, I naturally jumped at the chance to test it out myself. Halfway through my IPL treatment, I slowly noticed a difference: some parts of my bikini area looked neater and there was slower hair regrowth. Quite an achievement after just three sessions! With better-than-expected results, I’m looking forward to seeing the final outcome after the full six sessions.” – Shairah Thoufeekh, Lifestyle Writer
3. It shows faster results, compared to other IPL treatments
“I’m no IPL novice. In the past, I’ve tried IPL at another beauty establishment, but unfortunately, the results were unsatisfactory. However, after only three sessions at EstheClinic, I could already begin to see results: some parts of my skin are hair-free, and regrowth is slower, finer, and sparser. And ultimately, in terms of price point, EstheClinic is hard to beat: $48 per session on your underarm is a great bargain, compared to the usual a la carte price of $150 per session!” – Crystal Lee, Digital Lead
4. Its stellar service will put you at ease
“Going in, I was a bit apprehensive about IPL since I knew nothing about the procedure. But thanks to the staff at at EstheClinic, my experience was very comforting and hassle-free. During the consultation, my therapist couldn’t have been more professional – she thoroughly explained the whole process to allay any doubts I had and made me feel like I was in good hands. And there was absolutely no pain or awkwardness during the treatment – just a quick 20-minute session that had me completely at ease the whole time.” – Melanie Bonnet, Account Manager
5. It’s convenient for busy working women
“As an editor, it’s easy to lose track of time in the midst of important deadlines, which means I often neglect my grooming needs. When I signed up for IPL at EstheClinic, I was worried I’d have trouble sticking to the advised schedule (treatments are scheduled every six weeks to be effective). Luckily, booking an appointment with EstheClinic is a total breeze; their super efficient staff will email a confirmation and drop you a reminder text a few days before your session. And if urgent matters crop up at the last minute, they’ll always do their best to accommodate you and find a convenient slot on the earliest date available.” – Cherylene Chan, HoneyBrides Editor
Dare to bare? Visit EstheClinic for a free consultation, where you can find out more information about treatments, have a treatment customised according to your needs, and get an accurate quotation.
EstheClinic, 72 Tras Street, Singapore 079011, p. 6221 4797; Rochester Park, Singapore 139248, p. 6254 9913; East coast, 424 Joo Chiat road 427643 p. 6344 012144, e. [email protected]; Open Mon-Fri 10am to 8pm, Sat 10am-5pm.