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My First IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Experience

It is already the month of Halloween, which is October and also, this month marks the Princess's 20th birthday at the end of the month mwehehehehhehehehehehhehehehehhe. It is only 3 months left to 2016. It always amazes me how time flies so fast without realizing.

In this post, I will talk about my very first IPL treatment on both of my underarms! IPL is a technology to perform skin treatments such as hair removal, dermatological diseases and photorejunevation - as taken from Wikipedia.

The following extracts are from Wikipedia. Direct link here

"Intense pulsed light is the use of intense pulses of non-coherent light over a range of wavelengths from 500 nm to 1200 nm. Xenon flashlamps produce high output bursts of broad spectrum. Cooling is used to protect the skin in contact with the device."

"IPL can permanently reduce hair growth, most effectively in darker, coarser hair. There are many names and devices for pulsed light treatments such as E-Light, ELOS, and M-Light. Laser hair removal is different and uses coherent, monochromatic laser light."

Please refer to the direct link above if you wanted to know more about IPL. Google search engine will provide various results too.

My Experience:

I had the procedure on 29th September 2015 @ approx. 3pm. I actually made an appointment a week before the previous date, but unfortunate things happened to I had to move forward the appointment date. I found out about their promotion on Instagram. My cousin actually found it and showed it to me. Of course, I am interested because I am tired of shaving and plucking my underarms. Furthermore, their promotion for IPL hair removal for either underarms, chin and the 'mustache' area/above lips is only $29.90. Their original pricing is $98 per session. It is such a huge mark off! Their promotion is only valid until end of September 2015.

I saw their phone numbers on their promotion photo on Instagram and immediately call them for consultation. The lady said that IPL will remove hair permanently without pain. Okay, I am so excited about this.

Procedure Day

I did not have a hard time in finding the location, thank you my dear friends and cousin for aiding me, As soon as I stepped into the place, oh my, It is really pretty~ It is how a skin treatment place should look like. It is really neat and clean. For a second, it seems like I am in a plastic surgery clinic HAHAHHA and it also reassembles a pretty hotel lobby with a beautiful chandelier hanging.

When I arrived, it took a few seconds for the beautician to welcome us (I went there with my cousin). When she came, she immediately called out, "Finn?" and I said yes it is me. It seems like they have been waiting for my arrival. There are a total of 2 beauticians at the moment, one of them seems to be the owner. She looks a bit like Park Bom due to her long black hair, and features like big eyes, fair skin and an unusual high bridged nose. I have been told to fill in a survey that collects information such as name, age, where did you head of xxxxx (the beauty salon's name).etc. After that, I finally proceeded my IPL underarm treatment~

One of the beauticians was doing the procedure for my underarms. I have been ordered to change clothes, lay down on the beauty bed and they covered my eyes using an eye pad to avoid the strong LED light above me. First of all, they cleaned my underarms by wiping with something (I don't know but it feels like a wet towel, I could not see) then they started to use the IPL laser. It feels like a ticklish-painful sensation when the laser zaps, but it is not that bad. After zapping both of my underarms, they spread some kind of shaving cream that can weaken the underarms' roots and shaved normally using a shaver after. The whole procedure took around 20 minutes. Throughout the procedure, I asked them several questions regarding my underarms. She said that my underarms are normal, it is not dry and has zero problem. I also found out that the beauty salon has just opened in April 2015. Its been 5 months since their opening now.

When the procedure ended, I changed back to my shirt and went out to make a payment. I asked for consultations again after the treatment at the payment counter. The beautician encouraged me to come once my underarms started growing again.......and thats when I feel like I am being scammed.

Prior to the treatment, when I talked to the beautician on the phone, it seems like she is saying that the treatment is a one-time procedure and my underarms' hair will be removed PERMANENTLY. During the procedure when I asked the beautician about my underarms, she said that it will take about 10 or more procedures for the hair to be COMPLETELY REMOVED. I was surprised, but did not showcase it. The information that I have received on the phone is different from what I have received when I came to the beauty salon.

Only 3 days after the treatment, my underarms' hair grows back again like usual. The procedure does not make any difference. It does leave my underarms feeling silky smooth though, but the hair grows again :( fuck, I thought, I would never want to go there again. $29.90 wasted, I should have spent better on sushi! Just imagine if I were to go for 10 treatments, it would cost me $980!!!!!!!

I won't mention the beauty salon's name here. If any of you are curious to know, do inquire through my e-mail at

All of the contents above are honest and based on a personal experience. Pardon if I say anything offensive.

Anyway, I won't be posting as much because I have 2 assignments to be completed, which are Project Management and Employability and Professional Development zzzzZZZZzzzz

I love how my brows look in this photo

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  1. Oh wow, you paid less than 30 dollars?! What a steal! I think I would have taken advantage of that deal too! But I would have been angry that it wasn’t permanent. How was it when they covered your eyes? Were you nervous or scared? Having my eyes covered would have made me freak out. LOL. I can’t believe they tricked you that way, though. They probably get a lot of customers that way, but that is no way to KEEP customers and earn their trust! Shame on them!

    Marshall Copeland @ Baja Medi Spa

    1. Yeah, who would not take such bargain! I felt anxious when they covered my eyes because I could not see what they are doing to my underarms :( The whole unpleasant experience has left me a distaste feeling for them.

  2. Rather than wasting your money doing IPL treatments, I suggest you to donate your money to people who are in needs. It's kinda useless, since you have to go back for treatments when your underarms' hairs grow back. At least, when you're doing good deeds, you'll be rewarded with pahala for hereafter later.

  3. I had previously read about this experience and was skeptical, to say the least. I had been waffling on trying it,and I guess after reading this, I am glad I did not. That stinks that you got ripped off, but like they live and learn, I guess. Maybe they will invent a workable treatment in the future.

    William Connors @ The Healing Station


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