You can’t blame me for not loving Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments. The last time I tried one, all I remember was the cooling gel going everywhere, dripping down the side of my face and even going into my nostrils. Since then, I haven’t done another IPL session...
...Until now, that is. When I was told that EstheClinic’s new Glow To Go IPL Facial Rejuvenation was pain-free and promised to give a smoother and brighter complexion instantly, I was intrigued.
Already well-known in France and throughout Europe for providing effective yet comfortable aesthetic treatments, Singapore is EstheClinic’s first Asian outpost. According to the brand, the secret behind its painless IPL treatment is its patented and cutting-edge MacPeel technology. This makes use of a device that gradually raises the heat of the skin to the temperature that is optimal for cellular rejuvenation, so you’re not assaulted by sudden extreme heat.
All it takes it just 20 minutes with no downtime. Plus it’s perfectly fine to wear makeup after so you can zip in and out during lunch. Of course, I signed up right away!
My treatment began with my therapist prepping my skin by removing all traces of makeup. Then I was made to wear darkened goggles over my eyes to protect them from the bright light of the IPL probe (and yes, it seals out almost everything).
That’s a good thing, because once the treatment starts, I was slightly shocked by just how blindingly bright the light was. But I soon relaxed after realising what I’d been told was true: The treatment is completely painless, and the only thing you feel is a comfortable, warm sensation as the device works its way around your face.
Just as I was about to drift off, it ended. To complete the session, my therapist applied skincare from EstheClinic’s ElaDerm label to soothe and hydrate my skin, and gave me a lovely facial massage.
Immediately, I noticed how much brighter and smoother my skin looked - and made a mental note to book myself in the next time I have a big event to attend.
Besides the popular IPL treatments that are used for skin rejuvenation and hair removal, EstheClinic also offers other treatments like thermos-controlled radiofrequency for skin tightening and cellulite, LED to combat stretch marks, acne and scars, and Low Level Laser Therapy to reverse hair loss woes.
For more information, visit EstheClinic at 72 Tras Street, tel: 6221-4797, or www.estheclinic.com.sg.
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