IPL Salons Singapore

Constant waxing or shaving your hair can cause skin discolouration and irritation. So to make underarms stay smooth and hairless, many girls are switching to IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) for a more permanent hair removal solution.

IPL emits wavelengths between 500 to 1,200 nanometres into the skin, targetting pigment in the hair. When the IPL turns into heat, it kills the growing cells, prevents new hairs from forming, and removes existing hair.

Some may be concerned if these light treatments have cancer-causing agents, but as IPL does not damage the DNA within cells, it is unlikely to cause cancer.

For those new to IPL hair removal, it’s necessary to shave the area which is to be treated at least one day before your scheduled appointment. You should also moisturise your skin before the session to hydrate the area.

To narrow down the list of IPL salons, we’ve filtered a list of places which are well-reviewed and accessible, located in both the heartlands and the CBD so you can easily pop by for an IPL session after work.

1. Syuen Beauty

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Aside from lash extensions and fractional laser services, Syuen Beauty offers IPL hair removal treatments.

Unlike laser hair removal treatments, IPL does not target deep hair follicles as effectively, but is the less painful hair removal option.

Price
12 Sessions Underarm IPL Hair Removal (S$38)
(Their website is currently down, but you can inquire about their prices on their Facebook page)

Address
186 Toa Payoh Central, #01-420, S(310186)

Booking
Call 6222 2284 to book an appointment

2. Japan IPL

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At just S$1.98 per IPL shot, Japan IPL provides an affordable hair removal experience. For effective results, each underarm would require 20 to 30 shots per session.

Usually, your hair will become noticeably thinner and less visible after the fifth treatment.

Price
S$40 to S$60 per session

Students get a 50% discount on every purchase of 100 shots and above
Working adults get a 50% discount on every purchase of 200 shots and above

Alternatively, purchase this 100-shot IPL Hair removal (S$65) deal

Address
Find your nearest outlet here

Booking
None required, call 6636 0550 for more details

3. EstheClinic

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While IPL treatments shouldn’t hurt, you might feel some discomfort. Like most boutiques, EstheClinic will apply a cooling gel before the IPL treatment to soothe irritated skin.

EstheClinic has a special MacPeel’s No Pain System technology, which provides a more comfortable, pain-free experience by evenly distributing the IPL over your skin.

Price
S$78 per session
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Address
72 Tras Street, S(079011)
44 Rochester Park, S(139248)
424 Joo Chiat road S(427643)

Booking
Book an appointment online

4. Musee Platinum Tokyo

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Touted as Japan’s number one hair removal Salon, Musee Platinum Tokyo uses Smooth Skin Control (S.S.C) treatments, the latest hair removal method on the market. Not only is S.S.C. pain-free, it also offers a whitening effect.

While each treatment usually lasts 15 to 30 minutes, the first visit will take an hour because there will be a skin consultation with the Musee Platinum Tokyo staff.

For those with sensitive skin, this consultation is the best time to ask if you’re suitable for the IPL treatment.

Price
Current promotion of S$38 for unlimited sessions
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Address
Find your nearest outlet here

Booking
Book an appointment here or call 68046500

5. Strip

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While Strip services are pricier than most, you’re likely to get your money’s worth as the brand is renowned for both their good service and stringent hygiene standards.

Strip has two IPL options: the regular IPL option and IPL Ace, which simultaneously treats skin woes such as pigmentation, broken capillaries, and fine lines.

However, IPL may not prove suitable for those with eczema and acne. Pregnant women should also avoid IPL as they’re more susceptible to the side effect of hyperpigmentation.

Price
S$800 for 6 sessions
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Address
Find your nearest outlet here

Booking
Book an appointment here

6. Regina

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At Regina, KPL (Krypton Pulsed Light) is also used for hair removal. While similar to IPL, KPL has reduced side effects. If you have a darker skin tone, you’ll probably need more sessions of KPL or IPL.

Darker skin contains more melanin which absorbs more light. This makes a darker-skinned individual more susceptible to being burned and the intensity of the IPL treatment will have to be lowered to prevent the customer from getting hurt.

Price
Current promotion S$388 for unlimited underarm treatments
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Address
Find your nearest outlet here

Booking
Book an appointment here

7. Lush Aesthetics

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On top of IPL services, Lush also uses SHR (Super Hair Removal), a laser technology which permanently removes hairs follicles, while providing concurrent contact cooling to soothe the skin.

Price
12 Sessions Underarm IPL Hair Removal (S$48)
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Address
The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, #03-33, S(238843)
Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Road, #B2-37, S(467366)

Booking
Call 6386 5964 (Bedok Mall) or 6737 4964 (The Centrepoint) to make a booking

8. ONLYaesthetics

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ONLYaesthetics provides two types of hair removal services—IPL and Vanishr, a laser hair removal technique for those who want to remove more stubborn, thicker hairs.

Price
12 Sessions of Underarm IPL Hair Removal (S$68)
Promotion for 12 Sessions of Underarm IPL Hair Removal (S$58)
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Address
Raffles Place, 22 Malacca St, #09-00, S(048980)
Dhoby Ghaut, 190 Clemenceau Ave, Singapore Shopping Center, #05-03, S(239924)
Holland Village, 25 Lor Mambong, 25A, S(277685)

Booking
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9. Qi Mantra

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If you want an alternative to IPL for more sensitive skin types, try the Variable Pulse Light (VPL) treatment at Qi Mantra. VPL uses a series of quicker, shorter pulses, which allows the beautician to control the amount of light absorbed by your skin.

Price
S$321 for 6 sessions
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Address
Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, #03-19, S(238880)
Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, #B2-24, S(179103)
Holland Village, 18A Lorong Mambong, S(277678)

Booking
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Hair Removal

With hair-free underarms, bid goodbye to prickly little hairs and save yourself from the hassle of having to shave every other day.

 

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