IPL Review – Fave Prestige
I have been undergoing IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments for several areas and would like to share my experiences. To me, IPL is a saviour as it is a semi-permanent hair removal method. Shaving and epilating hurt the skin and having to do it repeatedly every week is not good for the skin at all. Plus, they cause ingrown hair! I needed a more long term solution to my hair woes, and IPL seemed like the way to go.
I came across the underarm IPL promotion Fave Prestige was having on Groupon and decided to give it a try. I’ve read of horror stories whereby customers who bought vouchers were being hard sell packages or given sloppy service. There wasn’t any review on Fave Prestige back then, so basically I was just trying my luck. I had my reservations, but I wouldn’t know if I didn’t try isn’t it?
Fave Prestige is mainly a nail salon with one row of sofa seats lined against the wall. The IPL treatment room is located at the back.
IPL treatments are done in a simple white room with the bed tucked neatly in a corner. Honestly speaking, I don’t think the towels are changed after each guest. But since I just lay there for at most 15 minutes, I don’t have an issue with this.
The Underarm IPL Treatment
This is the IPL machine used at Fave Prestige. Looks pretty harmless?
Here’s how it goes. If you’re wearing sleeved clothing, you’ll have to change into a tube robe as shown in image above. Lie down on the bed and the beautician will shave your underarms. A cooling gel will then be applied on your underarms. You’ll be asked to put on safety glasses to protect your eyes from the strong rays of light. Your underarms will be zapped both horizontally and vertically to ensure they are thoroughly covered. After which, the cooling gel will be wiped away and you’re done! This takes at most 15 minutes.
My Underarm IPL Review
For me, the pain was definitely bearable and I would rate it 2/10. I’ve been through Brazilian waxing, so this is nothing much in comparison! Even though the strength of the IPL will be increased for each session, the pain reduces drastically as you undergo more treatments. I’ve completed my 12 treatments now and I no longer feel any pain. I experience only a slight burning smell because the IPL machine is put at its strongest but please don’t worry, my skin is not burnt!
Up till now, my underarms are more or less clear, with just a few stubborn strands which are still “surviving”. Now that I don’t pluck the underarm hair anymore, I also notice that my underarms are fairer as the skin is not injured from the plucking. So if you are troubled by dark underarms, you may want to consider IPL!
In addition, if you have the habit of using deodorant, I would also strongly recommend you to exfoliate your underarms twice weekly with a body scrub to ensure it is thoroughly cleansed. This is key to having fair underarms so you won’t have to feel so self conscious when wearing sleeveless clothes!
The beautician serving me is Kandy and she’s friendly. I have no problem booking appointment on a monthly basis. Fave Prestige will also call one day before your appointment to remind you and confirm the booking.
I paid $88 for 12 sessions of underarm hair removal; one session per month. I think it’s a really good deal! Thankfully, I decided to give Fave Prestige a try!
The Centrepoint #03-23
176 Orchard Road
Tel: 6235 7611
P.S. I am a paying customer, i.e. this is not an advertorial or sponsorship. All opinions are based on my personal experiences.