Whoever decided that women should shave their underams must have an underarm as smooth as the face.
Today I had my first IPL underarm hair removal treatment and I’m very happy that I went to Regina at Suntec City, Singapore.
I’ve been meaning to get an underarm laser hair removal treatment and finally I got the time and the courage to give it a go. Due to positive reviews, I decided to book my underarms a date with Regina. Regina is the solution to every “it’s-hard-being-a-woman” dramas, specializing in hair removal to almost every part of a woman’s body. I was extremely excited to have my first laser treatment and Regina have met my expectations, from customer service, place hygiene, specialist, treatment proper, reasonable charges to patient care. I especially like the way the specialist explained the process of getting IPL-ed, plus they’re not pushy for sales at all.
They do check important aspects of your lifestyle and health history before deciding whether or not you’re fit enough to undergo treatment. I appreciate this process.
I was attended by Michelle. She was very nice, polite and honest. It was very comfortable talking to her about hairy topics.
After the consultation, I was given a few minutes to think through things and this time I felt sad for the poor little hairs I plan to destroy for the rest of my life. To sign or not to sign:
And I did sign, but of course! Fast forward to where I bid my hairs ba-bye ~ the treatment room. Whatever happens inside this room stays in this room. Michelle was also my therapist, explaining to me every application to keep me relaxed. I was asked to change my upper garment and wear what looked like a pair of goggles.
How did it feel? A lot of rubber band snapping and heat sensations! The whole pinching feeling was tolerable and it only lasted 5 to 7 minutes.
After the first treatment, Michelle advised me not to shave, pluck or epilate. The hair will still grow but will ‘fall off’ on its own. I will need to have 4 to 6 sessions before my superunderarms become totally bald.
What’s the best thing about being a woman? At least one woman always survives in horror flicks.
UPDATE A: 2nd IPL (once every 2 months) ~ 2 weeks after my 1st IPL, the new hairs were growing very slowly. I had to wait for almost 10 days before I can actually shave them off. To my surprise, I didn’t have to shave cos the whole “the hair will fall off on its own” thing is true! 🙂 I just used a towel to wipe the hairs ba-bye. Today I’m having my 2nd IPL and let’s see what happens after a week. I’m guessing my UA is mad at me now 😀
UPDATE B: I had my 3rd IPL session last week and after just 6 days results have been amazing, time to throw an underarm partey! There are still fine hairs growing but for this week I only need to shave once to maintain my hair-free underarms. I still have 2 to 3 sessions to complete, so let’s see, hopefully I only have to shave once every two weeks.
UPDATE C: 3 weeks after my 3rd IPL ~ Wow. I can’t believe I didn’t bother shaving my UArms this week, and last week. Fine hairs are becoming very fine hairs…skin is smoothER…do I still need to undergo a 4th session? 😛
UPDATE D: 4th IPL ~ I have decided to undergo and complete another round of rubber band snapping experience, my 4th IPL session. Prior to the treatment, I already shaved the tiny baby hairs I mentioned last time. At this point, I am already satisfied with the appearance of my UA but I was advised to complete at least 8 sessions to finally graduate from this whole laser experience. Yes, I still shave but not more than twice a month.
UPDATE E: 5th IPL ~ this is it! After my 5th IPL session, hair didn’t grow for a good 2 months. After that, only gentle shaving is needed but I do it only once every 2 weeks. IPL works! OMG