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The Best IPL Services In Singapore For Fuss-Free Hair Removal

By: Clara Siew / April 6, 2021
Categories : Beauty Salons

Tired of having to shave or wax your arms, legs and everywhere else on a weekly basis? Then you might want to consider checking out IPL! Normally, IPL hair removal requires several sessions that take up to 2 years to complete. However, at the end of these sessions you’ll end up with hairless silky smooth skin. Want to learn more about the procedure? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here are some points to know about IPL and the salons in Singapore to get them.

What is IPL?

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An abbreviation for Intense Pulsed Light, IPL is a type of hair removal treatment that yields effective long term results. Because of its permanent nature, IPL has been gaining popularity in Singapore in recent years. In essence, IPL uses light at short wavelengths to stop hair growth right at the roots. Since it uses a portable handheld device, it can be used to treat almost any part of the body like the face, underarms, limbs and nether regions. By effectively slowing down hair growth in its tracks, you’ll eventually have less hair growing back after each session. Each session takes about 15 to 20 minutes in total. After each session, you will have to wait between 1 to 3 months for any hair regrowth.

What’s the IPL treatment like?

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Initially, treatment starts with a consultation. The purpose of this consultation is to assess the area of treatment as well as the existing condition of your skin and hair growth. Once this is done, the aesthetician will be able to set the exact level of light to pulse onto the targeted areas. Before proceeding with the treatment, the aesthetician will clean and sterilize the targeted areas with an alcohol wipe. Then, they will proceed to thoroughly dry shave the hair on the targeted areas with a razor and some baby powder. After the hair has been shaved off, the aesthetician will apply a special gel and pulse the spectrum light device on top of the targeted areas for about 20 minutes. Finally, the aesthetician will wipe off the gel and follow up with a soothing post-treatment cream.

What to expect after the IPL treatment?

After the session ended, you can resume daily activities, as usual. However, you may feel like you have sunburn on the treated area as it will be red, and sensitive for about four to six hours. The conditions may continue for a few days after the treatment. You can apply icepacks on the skin to minimizes the swollen and most importantly avoid using any hot water and makeup until it heals. Besides that, it is recommended that you apply moisturizer to soothe the skin and protect your skin with sunscreen. Typically, people undergo up to seven sessions to effectively remove the hair.

How is IPL different from laser hair removal?

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IPL uses a broad spectrum light at short wavelengths to penetrate deeper into the skin to eradicate new hair growth more gently and effectively. On the other hand, laser hair removal uses a single spectrum laser beam to heat up and destroy the hair at the roots. Unlike IPL hair removal, laser hair removal requires fewer sessions. Overall however, IPL is more gentle and is suitable for those suffering with sensitive skin conditions like rosacea and dermatitis.

What are the pros and cons of IPL treatment?

Are you unsure whether to opt for IPL or other hair removal treatments? We have listed the pros and cons of IPL for comparison.

Pros

  • Minimal downtime
  • Effectively remove hair and minimizes the appearance of spots and lines
  • Quicker session
  • The treatment does not damage the skin

Cons

  • Requires several treatments
  • Less effective on light hair and dark skin

How much does IPL treatment cost in Singapore?

Generally, the cost of IPL hair removal treatment is about $50 to $200 per area, however, some salons may offer a discount if you opt for more than one area.

Top 10 IPL hair removal salons in Singapore

Here are some of the most popular beauty salons in Singapore that offer IPL hair removal services.

1. Wellaholic

Instead of the usual IPL treatment, Wellaholic offers a more advanced form of IPL hair removal known as Super Hair Removal (SHR). Unlike regular IPL that can cause mild discomfort, their SHR treatment is much more painless and is suitable for all skin conditions and hair types.

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LocationTai Seng HQ, No.1 Irving Place, The Commerze @ Irving #07-04, Singapore 369546. Click here to view the full list of outlets.
Opening HoursWeekdays: 11am – 10pm, Weekends & Public Holidays: 11am – 8pm
Contact detailsTel: +65 6816 8088
WhatsApp: +65 6816 8088

2. Mode Aesthetics

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Formerly known as Lush Aesthetics, Mode Aesthetics is popular amongst Singaporean influencers. Besides IPL, they also offer a variety of aesthetic treatments like chemical peels and lipo treatments. Although their prices are slightly higher, they have won awards for their effective hair removal treatments.

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LocationThe Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road #03-33 Singapore 238843. Click here to view the full list of outlets.
Opening HoursDaily: 11am – 8pm
Contact detailsTel: +65 6737 4964
WhatsApp: +65 9465 4544

3. Strip Singapore

Now who hasn’t heard of Strip? Available in a bunch of different locations all over Singapore, Strip is extremely accessible. Plus, they have been a well-known and trusted provider of hair removal services for years. Their IPL applicator uses an exclusive Powerpac technology for better comfort during their IPL treatment.

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LocationClick here to view the full list of outlets.
Opening HoursDaily: 9am – 9pm
Contact detailsTel: +65 6337 8747
WhatsApp: +65 8127 8747

4. Musee Platinum Tokyo

Next, we have Japan’s top hair removal hair salon right here in our own backyard! Their special IPL treatment is known as Smooth Skin Control (SSC) Hair Removal. In addition to offering a shorter treatment course, the SSC Hair Removal treatment uses a unique filtered light technology that presents minimal to no discomfort.

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LocationClick here to view the full list of outlets.
Opening HoursDaily: 10:30am – 8pm
Contact detailsTel: +65 6804 6500
WhatsApp: +65 9487 4366

5. Only Aesthetics

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Here at Only Aesthetics, you can get a full-year of unlimited IPL underarm and Brazilian hair removal treatments! Besides their affordable prices, Only Aesthetics has glowing reviews on Google and also offers a variety of face, skin and body treatments.

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LocationClick here to view the full list of outlets.
Opening HoursWeekdays: 10:30am – 8:30pm, Sat: 10:30am – 6:30pm, Sun: Closed
Contact detailsTel: +65 6282 4434
WhatsApp: +65 8123 7714

6. Japan IPL Express

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Instead of payment per session, Japan IPL Express charges their IPL treatment on a shot basis. Here, the “shot” refers to one single pulse of IPL. Each shot is $0.99 and each session usually takes about a total of 99 shots depending on the targeted areas of treatment. So its a budget-friendly option if you’re looking to try your hand at IPL without wholly committing to it right from the get-go.

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LocationClick here to view the full list of outlets.
Opening HoursDaily: 10:30am – 9pm
Contact detailsTel: +65 6636 0550
WhatsApp: +65 6636 0550

7. Syuen Beauty

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Just like Wellaholic, Syuen Beauty uses Super Hair Removal (SHR) technique to eradicate the regrowth of hair in a shorter span of time. Here, their SHR technology originates from Korea provides longer-lasting results with minimal to no pain. Hence, it’s a good option for those with a lower threshold of pain.

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LocationBlock 186 Toa Payoh Central, #01-420, Singapore 310186
Opening HoursTue – Fri: 11:30am – 9pm, Sat: 10:30am – 7pm, Sun: 10:30am – 6pm, Mon & Public Holidays: Closed
Contact detailsTel: +65 6222 2284
WhatsApp: +65 6222 2284

8. Regina

Instead of regular IPL, Regina Singapore uses Krypton Pulsed Light (KPL) to effectively stop hair regrowth in its tracks. Consultations here are free and patch tests are done to ensure everything goes smoothly for your treatment.

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LocationClick here to view the full list of outlets.
Opening HoursWeekdays: 10am – 9pm, Weekends & Public Holidays: 10am – 8pm
Contact detailsTel: +65 6221 1558
WhatsApp: +65 6221 1558

9. Datsumo Labo

Offering affordable IPL hair removal services, Datsumo Lubo is able to treat various areas like the limbs, underarms, back, chest, stomach as well as bikini line. Plus, they also offer the flexibility to book a $99/month plan on a pay-as-you-use basis.

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LocationClick here to view the full list of outlets.
Opening HoursDaily: 11:30am – 9pm
Contact detailsTel: +65 9271 5013
WhatsApp: +65 9271 5013

10. Honeypot Wax Boutique

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Next, we have Honeypot Waxing Salon that offers a variety of hair removal services including waxing and IPL. Their team of experienced aestheticians will instantly put you at ease during any of their hair removal treatments.

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LocationNgee Ann City Boutique, 391 Orchard Road, 05-15 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873
Opening HoursMon – Sat: 11am – 8:30pm, Sun & Public Holidays: 11am – 6:30pm
Contact detailsTel: +65 6235 6686
WhatsApp: +65 9668 8176

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