IPL Hair Removal – All you need to know – Review & Price

IPL Hair Removal Singapore

IPL hair removal is a semi-permanent hair removal treatment that has been in the market for a long time.

Compared to shaving and waxing, which removes hair from the surface of the skin, IPL laser hair removal can remove hair follicles with concentrated light radiation.

This non invasive Light based treatments target the melanin in the hair follicles that lie beneath the skin to remove unwanted hair gently and effectively without damaging surrounding tissue or skin.


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What is IPL Hair Removal?

what is ipl hair removal


IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is a cosmetic procedure to remove unwanted hair effectively without the need of shaving, plucking and risk of ingrown hair.

It can eliminate up to 70% of hair from the target region while also preventing or slowing regrowth for up to a year.

In most places, an IPL session lasts 10 to 15 minutes and costs upwards of $100. To ensure best results and less risk of burn, it is recommended to do multiple sessions.

In comparison to SHR, DPL, and Laser Hair Removal, IPL is the oldest hair removal technique. It focuses less on the target region, takes longer sessions, and is incompatible with dark skin tones.

How does IPL Hair Removal work?

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal uses a broad-spectrum light with diverse wavelengths to penetrates the skin removing unwanted hair.

IPL hair removal devices produce light pulses that are absorbed by pigment in hair follicles under the skin’s surface.

The light converts to heat, which is absorbed by the skin and effectively damages the follicle, causing hair to fall out and regrowth to be greatly slowed, at least for a while.

On lighter complexions with dark hairs, standard IPL equipment work best.

On the other hand, some hairs seem light on the surface but have black follicles beneath. IPL, especially the more powerful IPL equipment, can help with these sorts of hair-skin combinations.

IPL Hair Removal Device

IPL Singapore device is considered the oldest technology in terms of hair removal. Newer technologies such as SHR and Laser Hair removal can remove hair safer with lesser sessions.

Comparing to laser hair removal or SHR hair removal, the intense pulsed light technology is not a laser treatment, it employs a broad spectrum of light with numerous wavelengths.

IPL Hair Removal

ipl hair removal singapore
Not suitable for Dark Skin Tone
High Heat (Slight Pain)
Least Expensive
6 – 12 sessions
Only Dark Hair

Laser Hair Removal

laser hair removal singapore
Suitable for all Skin Tone
Distributed Heat (No Pain)
More Expensive
6 – 12 sessions
All Hair Colour

SHR Hair Removal

SHR hair removal singapore
Suitable for all Skin Tone
Precise Beam (No Pain)
Most Expensive
2 – 6 sessions
All Hair Colour

IPL vs Laser Hair Removal

ipl hair removal device vs laser hair removal


New laser technologies such as diode laser or alexandrite laser are more advanced and effective compared to IPL while causing less discomfort.

Furthermore, it implies that our equipment can treat a broader spectrum of skin and hair types than an IPL.

IPL relies on scattered energy on the hair and skin which weaker compared to laser hair removal. The light from a laser is densified, and all of the energy is focused on one single light.

When used for hair removal, IPL normally takes six to eight sessions to completely remove hair from a given location. Laser hair removal will require two to six laser sessions to be fully hair-free. After your first treatment, you should expect to observe a 10% to 25% reduction in hair growth.



shr vs ipl


SHR is significantly safer and more successful than IPL since it uses less powerful heat to target the hair follicles and prevent hair regrowth. IPL treatments can cause irritation certain clients if not done properly.

While IPL is frequently recommended for those with dark and coarse hair, it is not recommended for persons with darker skin tones due to their heightened sensitivity to the laser’s heat.

SHR on the other hand is suitable for all skin types, including delicate and tanned skin. SHR, which is done with gliding motions, can cover bigger regions and uniformly distribute the heat energy released into the skin, keeping the skin’s surface cold throughout.

Price wise, IPL is consider cheaper per session, however due to the effectiveness of SHR, it requires less sessions which is cheaper in the long term.

Brazilian IPL Hair Removal

IPL Singapore can be targeted on most body parts where there are hair growth. However for Brazilian IPL, the heat may cause some discomfort. Brazilian hair removal is more effective and comfortable with SHR. The common body parts are:

  • Upper Lips
  • Armpits
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Bikini Line hair removal
  • Brazilian line hair removal
  • Chest / Back


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IPL Hair Removal Singapore Price

The price of IPL in Singapore is $38 – $100 / area. The price range will differ based on size of area.

As the technology of IPL is fading out, newer technologies such as SHR and Laser hair removal is preferred.

The price of SHR hair removal starts $88 at Bio Aesthetic. We are a multi award winning aesthetic medical spa with over 500 five stars review.

There is a 50% off for first time SHR hair removal trial.


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SHR Hair Removal Price Singapore

Upper Lips $88 $78 50% off – Buy Now
Half Arms $218 $198 50% off – Buy Now
Full Arms $258 $238 50% off – Buy Now
Under Arms $150 $128 50% off – Buy Now
Bikini Line N.A $128 50% off – Buy Now
Brazilian Line N.A $158 50% off – Buy Now
Half Legs $218 $188 50% off – Buy Now
Full Legs $318 $298 50% off – Buy Now

IPL Hair Removal FAQ

How often can i do IPL hair removal?

IPL is considered semi permanent hair removal and the results will last 6 – 12 months.

Although the initial course of treatments will destroy all of your hair follicles, your body will ultimately generate and develop more. Additional treatments will be required every six to twelve months.


Is IPL hair removal permanent?

IPL removal is not permanent and the hair will grow back in 6 – 12 months.

The results of laser hair removal will last for at least two years after the completion of all the sessions. However, maintenance sessions may be required to maintain the region hair-free indefinitely.


Does IPL remove ingrown hairs?

Compared to shaving or plucking unwanted hairs, IPL is a great alternative to remove any ingrown hair.

As the treatment destroys hair follicles, there will not be any ingrown hair problems. It also a good choice for people who have skin discomfort from shaving or waxing.


Is IPL hair removal safe during pregnancy?

There are no studies have been done to substantiate the risks of such IPL on pregnant women, however for safety of both the mother and child, most doctors or spas will not recommend hair removal treatments during pregnancy.

If you are presently undergoing IPL and discover you are pregnant, you should inform your doctor as soon as possible.


IPL Hair Removal at home vs Spa / Salon

The power of the IPL machine, the person who does the treatment, and the cost are the primary distinctions between the two.

Salon IPL kits can cost thousands of dollars, whereas a simple home device can be purchased for $200 to $500.

IPL at home can be cheaper but requires more sessions to get rid of unwanted hair.


Is Armpit hair removal permanent?

Hair growth can be significantly decreased after a series of laser hair removal treatments, and the majority of the treated region no longer grows hair.

However, you may see a few fine hairs here and there, which you can easily handle with maintenance treatments every six months or longer.


What is laser hair removal? Compared to IPL

Medical lasers function by generating a single wavelength of light that is precisely focused on the target region, allowing for maximum penetration.

The pigment in the hair absorbs the light, focusing it on the hair shaft and limiting contact with the surrounding skin.

The term “laser” comes from the abbreviation “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation,” where “light” refers to electromagnetic radiation of any frequency, not only visible light.

Laser hair removal is offered in aesthetic clinic Singapore with the following laser technologies:

ND: YAG Laser (1064 nm) – for darker skin types with coarse hair

Alexandrite Laser (755nm) – for light to mid-toned skin with dark, fine hair

Diode Laser (800-810 nm) – for light to mid-toned complexion with dark, fine hair


What are the Pre treatment instructions?

Please shave the regions of your body that will be treated at least one day before your hair removal appointment.

If you’re prone to razor burn, shave at least one week before your appointment.

If you don’t shave ahead of time at home, you won’t be able to get the hair removed.

During menstruation, when your hormones are in flux, it is suggested that you avoid hair removal treatments.


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