Hi ladies, blessed 2019 to you (:
If you have read through my 2018 January’s Lower half leg ipl hair journey on , I am guessing many of you must be curious about the other body parts, particularly BRAZILIAN.
Now the question, which is YOUR choice when it comes to dealing with the bush at our precious strawberry region?
Posted some time back on our IG story ( ig handle: qweensg) , was this photo showing the top part of my brazilian area.
Okay ladies, NO, I am not going to show you the rest of my brazilian area.
Now, to answer some of the common questions that we receive at Qween about our IPL treatment:
• How our IPL machine works? Qween’s Super Hair Removal machine utilises a high repetition rate of short pulses delivered deep into the dermis, achieving high average power and therapeutically effective heat build-up, with virtually no pain.
It works by gradually heating the dermis to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicles, preventing them from growing back, while protecting the surrounding skin. The hair follicles are not exposed to a single pulse of high energy, which can injure the skin, but rather receive multiple, short, low energy pulses until enough heat energy is generated to damage the hair follicle.
The In-motion™ technique used with SHR involves moving the applicator repeatedly over the treatment area, applying energy over a large grid- not just the area of the hair follicle. In-motion collectively heats up and damages the hair follicles, ensuring full coverage which dramatically improves results. (* retrieved from our hand note by the manufacturer)
• You will need to shave the area you want IPL-ed a day or two before your appointment. Some salons charge a fee for shaving you — and while Qween does not, wouldn’t you prefer to just shave yourself?
One, save the awkwardness or itch.
Two, we use normal cheap disposable shaver, so imagine you come with a bush, and our therapist has to go through up to 30 minutes trying to slowly shave clean you part of part for you? Be nice to us, will you?
A brazilian IPL session will take as quick as ten minutes if you come in shaven!
Three, the most important factor, like I mentioned in point two, we use disposable shaver that does not come with lubricating strips. If you come in with a bush, there is no guarantee the blade does not cut you, and if you have an open wound, it is more likely a “warmer” session for you. Even if you do cut yourself accidentally at home, at the least , you have overnight to recover and will not affect your IPL session.
• Pain factor I rate 2 out of 10, with 10 being most painful. Honestly, there is almost no pain, just warmer sensation when the hand piece moves along the side, nearer to the labia/lips. I tend to ask my therapist to go on 2 power lower for my lips and I will feel almost nothing.
Some customers do not feel any thing at all throughout the process even if the same power was used throughout the session. But on a side note, really, really painless.
• Can I go during my lunch break? Brazilian IPL treatment is surprisingly quick, like I mentioned earlier, if you come in for your appointment shaven, it would be in and out of our shop in ten minutes.
• Can I still go for my waxing session / epilate?
We shave before each IPL session so that the pulses are delivered deep into the dermis (root of our hair follicle) that contains the most black pigment which is what determines the effectiveness of your IPL treatment.
When you wax/epilate, you remove the hair root, and where does that leave the hair follicle which we need?
So the answer is no.
• How many sessions do I need go through to achieve “hair-free”
Generally, 6 to 12 sessions are sufficient, at an interval of 3 to 5 weeks to complete a cycle treatment. However, that really depends on individual’s age and hormones. Also, depending on the treatment area.
For me, it took just 4 sessions to drastically reduce the amount of hair on my arms/legs.
But for my brazilian part, I have gone through 8 sessions, the top part of my brazilian is almost hair-free. I honestly still see growth on the side of the labia but that is because I have to go on 2 power lower due to the presence of moles which cause me to feel “hot” and uncomfortable.
The results are not as drastic compared to my arms/legs.
It is recommended that you return for additional re-examination 3-4 months later, or when any new hair has grown in the treatment area, after you complete the cycle of 6 – 12 sessions.
- Since you claim that 6 sessions are sufficient, why does Qween sell unlimited / 10-sessions package?
6 sessions would/might be sufficient depending on treatment area, and depending on individual (age/hormones), like I have emphasised many times.
Some treatment areas (like particularly the brazilian) might need up to 8 or 10 or even 12 sessions before you can achieve hair-free result. However, some clients that we have, also achieve the result after just 4 sessions.
This 1 year unlimited / 10-sessions package gives you the extra time interval to treat any new (or the few remaining) hair that grows in the treatment area after the continuous 6 session, without having to pay for additional ala carte top up sessions. Having these extra spare sessions will allow you to achieve guaranteed hair-free results.
We recommend all clients who have taken our previous unlimited IPL package to come in at a 3-5 weeks interval during the first 4 treatment session, and they can space out to 4 – 8 weeks for the 5th session onwards to allow for new growth.
You should however, take note that new growth will vary based on our body growth and depends on individual (gender, age, hormones), which brings about the new question.
- Will the hair growth return?
Needless to say, hair will grow back in time. For some, you might start to see a few strands of hair growing after 1 year or more from completing your treatment cycle, or for the lucky few, you might only start seeing regrowth after 2 years or more.
Put in bluntly, you and I, we are human beings and alive, which means growth hormones are active in our bodies. That said, as long as the growth hormones are active in our bodies, hair is bound to grow back, after some time.
• Results Will Vary. I’ve gotten my brazilian, upper lips, and legs IPLed to varying results. I have had less successful results on my brazilian and great results on my legs (read them on https://qween.com.sg/2018/01/24/my-ipl-journey-female-lower-half-leg/) if you compare them both on a 6-sessions basis.
However, we have many customers who told me they have seen DRASTIC hair reduction even after 4 sessions. Lucky them!
A customer who have had completed a treatment cycle 2 years back at another salon and has regrowth now, came for her second IPL session after one month and we were shocked that here were barely hair on her brazilian area!
We have had so many successful testimonial to share about our ipl treatment!
Try it for yourself.
Good deals like this, are worth sharing.
That said, I hope this post has given you further insights on Qween’s Brazilian IPL treatment.
Come give it a try yourself at just $50 + 7% GST.
If you like the painless treatment, sign up for our BUY 6 FREE 4 sessions Brazilian IPL package
@ $600 + 7% gst ($42) = $642 for 10 sessions.
$642 to say good bye to those bush down under, why not?
That works out to be $60 per ipl session, how much difference is that compared to your monthly painful waxing?
Other buy 6 free 4 ipl deals include the following:-
Upper lip @ $120 ($12 /session)
Full Face @ $600 ($60 /session)
Under arm @ $200 ($20 /session)
Lower half arm @ $400 ($40 /session)
Full back @ $1000 ($100 /session)
Lower half leg @ $700 ($70 /session)
*prices shown are for 10 sessions, excluding 7% gst*
*Buy 6 free 4 promotion ends 28 February 2019, drop by in store by then or purchase through https://www.tangs.com/productlist/Brands/qween by 28 February 2019.
I look forward to receiving you at Qween,