If anyone has horror stories to share about IPL, it will be me.
I feel so strongly for this topic because I’ve been through the WORST kind of IPL treatments and concluded that IPL treatments were mere marketing gimmicks to con naïve consumers of their hard-earned money. *angry fists raised*
But it took just ONE session at Ginza Calla to change my perception of IPL, for the better, forever.
What sets Ginza Calla apart from other IPL services is its belief in caring for the skin during IPL hair removal.
Ginza Calla, an established Japanese Hair Removal Specialist with over 21 years of experience in the industry, and has celebrated beautiful skin with more than 300,000 Asian women through its 35 stores than span across Japan, Shanghai and Hong Kong, has REACHED OUR SHORES!!!
A Hairless Obsession
Due to an obsession over being completely hairless at areas most women want to be hairless – legs, underarm, bikini line, I allowed myself to be subjected to immeasurable pain and scrimped and saved to barely afford overpriced packages at salons, which I eventually discovered owned nothing more than just cheap talk and inferior technology.
You know the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator doctors use to deliver electrical pulses or shocks to the heart to prevent death from cardiac arrest? That was the kind of SHOCK I was made to go through at a previous parlor. I don’t know what kind of inferior IPL machines they used, but with each shot adminstered to my bikini line, the excruciating pain sent tears to my eyes.
And there was once a staff who SHAVED MY SKIN OFF AND IT BLED AND STILL CONTINUED WITH IPL. Rarrr!!
Beauty doesn’t come cheap, but surely it shouldn’t hurt so much, right?
To be Ginza Calla’s brand ambassador is such a tremendous honor and a dream come true because I’ve been searching for a good salon to do IPL Brazilian but kept holding back because of all my terrible past experiences.
I went on my own during the first session and it was such a wonderful and pain-free experience I wanted to share it with you guys!
The environment was so comfortable and I felt so safe that I fell asleep…. while the therapist worked on my Brazilian. Talk about letting go! LOL!
Oh, since I’m showing you my back……
FUN FACT: In Japan, brides-to-be would go for upper back IPL. Why? To show off their sexy backs in their wedding gown, that’s why! I do have quite a hairy back and my wedding gown has a low back, so I’m definitely getting my upper back IPL-ed too!
Because Ginza Calla’s IPL machine is developed in-house, the quality of the machine is of top quality. While other salons have machines that send out 3 pulses of light, Ginza Calla’s IPL machine sends out 5 pulses of light, which means you get MORE done, FASTER!
See the slight indentation the green arrows are pointing at? (No, it didn’t hurt. More like getting kissed. *muack*)
Throughout the process, Ginza Calla’s ‘magic water’ aka Bihada-junbi was delivered to the deeper layers of my skin via the Ginza Calla high-pressure jet spray to ensure that my skin was well-hydrated. Bihada-junbi contains collagen, Vitamin C and plant extracts – all good stuff for the skin!