My first IPL session was 23 days ago. I started treatments not having read anything about IPL or any other types of treatment. I assumed that:
1.It would be almost 100% effective -they told me it wasn’t before I started
2.It would be totally painless -It felt like each hair was on fire, but only momentarily and it was bearable
3.It would be instant for very large areas -it took just over half an hour to do underarms and sideburns
4.The longer the hair the better- they shaved it off first
5.The hair would be removed there and then as part of the treatment- For two weeks it looked like I had stubble (ladies can you imagine doing your upper lip? which I was told would be a lot more painful too)
6.Four treatments 2 months apart are all it takes for 100% removal- I was told quite a few more are needed
23 days later, I am 100% satisfied with the result on my sideburns and 90% satisfied with the armpits (Grid-like pattern on bits that were missed but will hopefully be picked up next session). My hair is course and black and my skin is quite pale. I experienced no after effects of pain or burns.
The cost was determined by size of area. Aus$165 per session includes both armpits and $120 for both sideburns. Paying for 3 sessions upfront gets you the fourth one free. This was the best deal I found (if you live in Perth I’ll tell you where).
I had initially wanted to do my legs but can you imagine how long it would take! I don’t have that much patience so I’m happy just to see how the rest of the sessions go.
Please don’t assume that because I didn’t have any after effects that you won’t either. If you read other people’s reviews it’s obvious a lot of people do, I just wanted to say there was at least one person out there who didn’t.
I am happy so far. I will keep you updated as my sessions continue.