Date: 10 August 2011
Deal: 84% OFF, $25 for PTF Painless Permanent Hair Removal for Upper Lip Or Underarm Or Bikini Line worth up to $160 @ uBeau (2 mins from Bugis MRT)
How it went:
Booking an appointment was easy and it was at a convenient location between my gym and office. I ran off one day during lunch hour and got back to the office within 45mins! This is my 2nd time doing PTF (Photo Therapy Flash, a new generation IPL technology) and for comparison purposes, I also chose to do it at my bikini line.
After climbing a flight of stairs to the 2nd level, I had to remove my shoes before entering the salon. It was small but clean and well laid out. There was a mani-pedi section on the right, then in the middle the reception, and to the left a few small rooms for other treatments (facials, hair removal etc). I was in and out of the treatment room within 10 minutes. It was really quick! Zap, zap and done!
I was very happy with my VPL (Variable Pulse Light) treatment for underarms but more than 2 years back, I spent over $1000 for 6 sessions. So this time, when I was offered a package for 10 sessions at $280, I took it. Also, I could use the 10 sessions for whatever area I wanted to use it on – upper lip, bikini line or underarms (for maintenance purpose). Quite flexible. Liz was fuss free, no nonsense and almost a little curt. It was good for me because I didn’t want too much small talk. She didn’t try too hard to push. It was more like “I’ve got an offer. This is a good deal. Do you want it? Yes? No? Ok.” and I appreciated that it was chopchop quick!
Was it worth $160? I don’t think so. I’m not sure if it works yet or if her machine is strong enough, or if that 1 – 2 zaps were effective. It seemed like this $25 version was a fast-job and possibly just a fraction of what a $160 session would be like. Seeing as I bought a small 10 session package at $280, I suppose you can say I approve of uBeau.