Review: Is Japan IPL's Underarm Treatment The Key To Perfect 'Pits? | CoolJapan

Living in the tropics can be quite tough, especially when the sun decides to amp up its heat index. Thankfully, we can rely on sleeveless outfits because they provide both style and comfort. However, not everyone is confident in sporting them due to various reasons. Bumps, hyperpigmentation and unwanted hair are just a few reasons to say no to going sleeveless.

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So when Japan IPL Express approached us to try their Underarm Procedure, which promised hair-free 'pits, we immediately said yes. A lover of sleeveless outfits not just on a daily basis but also when she travels, Clozette's Community Executive Sabrina was more than game to try the treatment. She's heard so many good things about the treatment but it was her first time to actually try out IPL (intense pulsed light technology). Read on for her experience and what you need to know if you're looking to try out the treatment. 

Initial expectations

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After receiving her, the attendants checked if she has waxed, plucked or epilated unwanted hair at least a week before the first IPL or in between the IPL sessions. Shaving is said to be fine as IPL requires the hair roots to be intact in order for the treatment to be effective, although other hair removal treatments are not advised. Sabrina epilated the day before her session, but upon checking by the staff, she was still advised to proceed with the treatment.  "I was really happy they assisted with checking rather than turning me down immediately," she shared. 

'Pit perfection

Anyone's first time to do a treatment can be daunting, and Sabrina was rightfully nervous about what to expect. Much to her delight, however, IPL is not as painful as one might think. Checking the pulsations to be used for the treatment will be done to ensure that you have a comfortable experience based on your pain threshold and preference. The pulsations felt like tiny ant bites, but it wasn't really painful or irritating. 

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For best results, you're supposed to undergo 10 15-minute sessions. But the good thing is you can already see results after only four sessions. Sabrina shared that the hair growth on her underarm has significantly slowed down by that time. 

Overall thoughts

Undergoing the treatment is something Sabrina says she'll do again. Before, she would epilate every four days; now, she can confidently leave the house without worrying about hair on her underarms. Plus, she doesn't have to deal with ingrown hair and bumps brought by abrasive hair removal. Confidence in raising hair-free and smoother underarms? Yes.

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Before and after four IPL sessions

If you're interested to undergo the treatment, you may avail of the package or choose to do it per shot, which costs SGD1.98 each. Japan IPL Express has 11 counters in Singapore and is also available in Malaysia, China, and the Philippines.

Find out more about Japan IPL Express here