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Couponing: PTF Painless Permanent Hair Removal at uBeau


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.

Author: Chloe Happ

I left Singapore for the US of A in 2013 and now live in Las Vegas with my indie game dev husband and our son Gummi Gumdrop. I am also probably much older than you think I am.

3 thoughts on “Couponing: PTF Painless Permanent Hair Removal at uBeau

  1. have you went for the other sessions? let me know how you think. i felt that she was rather mean, because i agreed to take on a package but after like 10 mins, i went back and told her i need to reconsider, she actually say i cant take back all my money. its was only 10 mins!? i know i did sign an agreement but it was just 10 mins, and she didnt even allow me to refund full..the amt she is refunding is super unreasonable! she is overcharging by alot. do go take a look at other salons, alot are offering the same package at a very reasonable price now as compared to when you did it previously. i even found an well-established salon charging at half of what she is charging. simply unreasonable.

    • Actually I had no problems with her at all. I have since gone on to buy 2 other packages. It’s alright. I didn’t need her to be friendly or chatty. Each time I go, the treatments are fast and fuss free. It’s a lot cheaper than Strip or Amore – which I have previously tried. So I’m happy with this one because it works. 🙂 Anyway, I have a colleague who bought an unlimited package for less than $200 but it’s been about 6 months and there’s no effect.

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