Best IPL Treatments in Singapore
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Smooth Like Butter: 10 Best IPL Treatments in Singapore

With Singapore’s tropical climate, get more comfortable by removing excess body hair to reduce sweating and discomfort. That’s why many have embraced IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal to achieve smooth, hair-free skin.

Are you looking to bid farewell to unwanted hair via a convenient, long-lasting solution? Luckily, this review takes a closer look at the best IPL services in Singapore!

How much do IPL services cost in Singapore?

On average, a single session of IPL hair removal for a small area such as the upper lip or underarms may cost around S$100 to S$200. Larger areas like the legs or back can cost several hundred to over a thousand dollars per session.

It’s important to note that most people require multiple sessions, typically spaced a few weeks apart, for effective and long-lasting results. Therefore, the total cost for a complete IPL hair removal treatment can add up significantly.

How We Plucked (Er, Picked!)

Advanced Technology – A good IPL service should use modern, well-maintained IPL machines for optimal results and minimal discomfort.
Personalised Consultations – A reputable provider will offer individualised consultations to assess your needs, skin type, and hair colour, helping to determine the most suitable treatment plan.
Safety Precautions – Providers should conduct patch tests to ensure your skin’s compatibility with the treatment and offer protective eyewear during the procedure.
Hygiene and Cleanliness – The clinic or salon should maintain high standards of hygiene to prevent infections or complications.
Follow-Up and Aftercare – The clinic should provide guidance on post-treatment care and be available for questions or concerns after your sessions.

1. Japan IPL Express (Raffles Place MRT)

Japan IPL Express

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-51 MRT Station, Singapore 048618 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6566360550

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10.30 AM – 9 PM

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Japan IPL Express aims to revolutionise hair removal with a free 20 Shots™ session on the client’s first visit. It has a no-package, no-appointment policy and is inclusive of all ages. The said policy entails clients pay according to the number of shots used, not per session or bundle. There are no long-term contracts here; it’s pay-as-you-go. 

It has in-house trained therapists and Japanese patented tech for top results while adhering to strict hygiene standards.

The salon uses ADLigh technology that targets stubborn hair follicles, promoting finer hair growth, minimised pores, and smoother skin while eliminating ingrown hairs.

Pros

  • Reasonable rates (S$2.40 per shot)
  • Free trial
  • Doesn’t require appointments or packages

Cons

  • Doesn’t accept cash
  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

The whole procedure was easy & quick, not painful

“First time trying out Japan IPL and it was a pleasant experience! The space was clean, the staff was very professional and friendly. No hard selling and she was extremely patient when explaining everything. The whole procedure was easy & quick, not painful. Felt very comfortable throughout the process. I definitely see why they’re so popular. Will be continuing my treatment with them.”

– Cynthia Toh, Google Reviews

Absolutely no pressure selling

“Always come back to continue my IPL treatments! Absolutely no pressure selling or package that you HAVE to buy and the staff is ALWAYS gentle and kind. My favourite staff at this outlet is Maggie! Chit chatting with her is the best!”

– Kuro Syeh, Google Reviews

2. Musee Platinum Tokyo (The Centrepoint)

Musee Platinum Tokyo

Address: 176 Orchard Rd, #03 – 20 Orchard, Singapore 238843 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6568046500

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM; Sundays, 11 AM – 8 PM

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Musee Platinum Tokyo offers high-quality, affordable hair removal with a consistent and uniform approach in its worldwide branches. 

It offers Smooth Skin Control (SSC) hair removal, custom-tailored solutions, full-body light removal, full-body treatments, and VIO hair removal. SSC uses a specialised gel activated by filtered light, providing gentler treatment compared to shaving or waxing. 

The salon offers transparent pricing and no hidden fees. Its exclusive focus is hair removal, with no upselling of other services or products, ensuring that the displayed fee covers the entire treatment.

There are also free consultations and in-house instalment payment plans for clients.

Pros

  • Free consultations
  • In-house instalment available
  • Open daily
  • Five locations

Cons

  • Exclusively for women
  • Currently doesn’t accept credit card payments

Customer Reviews

Great ambience and friendly staff

“Great ambience and friendly staff. My consultant Angelia has been very helpful during the whole signing-up process, letting me know all the promotions that are available. Highly recommended!”

– Seow Kai Li, Google Reviews

Great ambience, service and staff were always friendly and attentive to every need

“Great ambience, service and staff were always friendly and attentive to every need. Have been here for years and I absolutely trust them with all their services. Thanks for the great experience every time!”

– Chijmera, Google Reviews

3. Wellaholic (Tanjong Pagar)

Wellaholic

Address: 210A Telok Ayer St, Level 2, Singapore 068643 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6584998984

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 AM – 10 PM; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM – 8 PM

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Wellaholic is a hair removal salon that offers Brazilian and Boyzilian SHR treatments. Its SHR technology targets hair follicles and stem cells with gentle, high-frequency pulses and a CoolTouch laser.

Committed to empowering people through self-care, Wellaholic serves both genders. There’s even a Lifetime Maintain Mode service for customers to get as much as 50% off on the usual rates!

Wellaholic offers frequent promos, and a 30%–40% occupancy rate ensures availability. It also has a Rainy Day Warranty to cover unexpected incidents and in case the client needs to pause the service.

Pros

  • Caters to men and women
  • Free consultation
  • Open daily
  • Eight locations

Cons

  • Lifetime Maintain Mode can’t be prepaid
  • 3% surcharge for all credit card purchases

Customer Reviews

She was extremely gentle and frequently checked in to see how I was doing

“I tried out Wellaholic for its laser hair removal services. Suzanne was very patient during the pre-treatment consultation and put me at ease (I was feeling a little nervous as it was my first time trying laser hair removal). During the treatment, she was extremely gentle and frequently checked in to see how I was doing. I also really appreciated that she didn’t try to push me to buy other services at all. Overall very positive experience and I’ll be back!”

– Meggie Zhang, Google Reviews

The therapist is very professional and the venue is relaxing

“I have had a great experience with my. hair removal. The therapist is very professional and the venue is relaxing. I definitely recommend Wellaholic! Look for Steven, he’s exceptional!”

– Ryan Pamintuan, Google Reviews

4. Honeypot Wax Boutique (Raffles Place)

Honeypot

Address: One Raffles Place, #04-22/23, Singapore 048616 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6565332173

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10.30 AM – 8 PM; Saturdays, 10.30 AM – 2.30 PM

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Honeypot Wax Boutique offers women’s intimate grooming via a sassy boudoir-like salon. It was created by founder Ow Shin Yann after extensive research, sketches, and formula development (and lots of ouches in the intimate region!).

It offers an array of services, including Brazilian and body waxing, IPL treatments, facial waxing, and aftercare products.

Honeypot’s skilled therapists offer six low-pain Brazilian wax variations using its exclusive Australian chemist-developed wax blend. Their IPL treatment is painless and highly effective for hair removal and employs CFDA-certified machines.

Pros

  • Cosy, boudoir-inspired studio
  • Multi-awarded salon (several Best of Singapore Tatler Awards)
  • Convenient location

Cons

  • For women only 
  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

I always go with Florence and she never disappoints

“Love this place. Really depends on the artist you have but I always go with Florence and she never disappoints.”

– Huong Pham, Google Reviews

If you want superb hair removal services, Honeypot is for you

“If you want superb hair removal services, Honeypot is for you. I personally have a low pain tolerance so I go for Brazilian wax only. Their special wax and attention to detail leave me happy and smooth. They of course offer laser treatment too and more. Check out Honeypot!”

– Felicia A. Iyamu, Google Reviews

5. Only Aesthetics (Eon Shenton)

Only Aesthetics

Address: 70 Shenton Way, #10-10 Eon Shenton, Singapore 079118 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6562824434

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10.30 AM – 8.30 PM; Saturdays, 10.30 AM – 6.30 PM

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Only Aesthetics is a tech-driven pioneer in medical aesthetics. It was founded by Adren How and Jermaine Teo to address industry gaps with a revolutionary approach.

The salon offers AureoLED, Vanishr, and IPL hair removal for diverse skin tones. Vanishr is tailored for darker skin tones and guarantees painless and quicker laser hair removal.

The salon caters to male and female clients with one-year unlimited packages starting at just S$198 (for underarms). Moreover, it’s one of the first salons to introduce home services, offering hair removal convenience. 

Pros

  • Three types of laser hair removal methods
  • Offers home services
  • Caters to male and female clients

Cons

  • No free trials
  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

I can actually start seeing the results since after the first 2 treatments

“I’ve been coming to ONLY aesthetics for the past 7 months for SHR hair removal, and I can actually start seeing the results since after the first 2 treatments. The hair growth slowed down and now it’s almost completely stopped. The service here is great as well with attentive staff – especially Vanessa has been super kind and helpful during the treatment sessions.”

– Aye Thiri Phyo, Google Reviews

Linda is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional

“Visited Eon outlet for my hair removal. Great team and a super cosy place with a sea view while doing your treatment. Was served by Linda for my hair removal. Linda is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Extremely pleased with the result after only 4 sessions….highly recommended.

– Eileen Kee, Google Reviews

6. EstheClinic Singapore (Tanjong Pagar)

EstheClinic

Address: 72 Tras St, Singapore 079011 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6562214797

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM; Saturdays, 9 AM – 6 PM

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In its over 20 years of existence, EstheClinic Singapore has offered pain-free, non-invasive aesthetic treatments for men and women. Its IPL hair removal services cover the face and body to bikini, back, shoulders, chest, abdomen, and legs for men.

The salon is committed to technologies that make treatments comfortable and effective. It uses a medical-grade system that includes built-in cooling for comfort and targets melanin in hair follicles by disrupting the blood supply.

To illustrate, it uses MacPeel tech for painless, efficient, permanent facial hair removal. 

EstheClinic offers flexibility in pricing, with rates starting from S$98 per session for Permanent Hair Removal treatments. 

There are currently four Singapore outlets, but the one on Tras Street is conveniently situated near Tanjong Pagar MRT station and multiple bus routes.

Pros

  • Caters to men and women
  • Free consultation
  • Flexible and reasonable prices

Cons

  • Not a lot of hair removal promos
  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

The active acne has dried up the following day after IPL & LED

“I just finished my 2nd visit and decided to take their package for IPL (underarm), IPL and LED for my face. I love the service here as they do not hard sell their most expensive services, instead, they make sure to check the situation of your skin and advise accordingly. As for the effects, so far I have noticed that my Underarm hair has become thinner and the growth is slower (after 1 session!!), for my face – the active acne has dried up the following day after IPL & LED, though I have not seen any significant decrease in pigmentation so far. The clinic is also quite clean, and the aesthetician (Natalie?) and consultant (Trisha?) are both knowledgeable and very nice and helpful!”

– Viel Viel, Google Reviews

Really like the result of my hair removal

“Been coming here for 1 year +. I really like the result of my hair removal. That’s why I signed up for another IPL package with them. Professional service by the beauticians with nice n clean environment.”

– Shereen Peh, Google Reviews

7. Strip Co-Ed (Plaza Singapura)

Strip: Ministry of Waxing

Address: 68 Orchard Rd, #04 08A, Singapore 238839 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6563378747

Hours: Daily, 10 AM – 9 PM

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Strip Co-Ed, founded by Cynthia Chua, aims to redefine body culture with ots HSQ mantra, prioritising Hygiene, Speed, and Quality for a safe, painless experience. Its mission since 2002 is to help conquer unwanted body hair.

The salon provides traditional waxing and Strip AFT Powerpac Hair Removal, which was developed over a decade with a leading light-based treatment manufacturer. It’s capable of removing 80% of unwanted hair in six sessions.

The AFT machines utilise a precise wavelength to target hair follicles, ensuring even energy distribution for effective and smooth hair removal. Technicians apply a cooling gel before and during the treatment to alleviate any potential warmth from the machine.

Strip Co-Ed is open daily and is easily accessible via MRT stations and bus services, making it hassle-free to reach your hair removal appointment.

Pros

  • Uses light-based hair removal methods
  • AFT first trial promo price (S$88)
  • Open daily

Cons

  • No pricing guide provided
  • Better known as a wax salon

Customer Reviews

The team also tries hard to accommodate last-minute appointments

“Wonderful and professional service by Benny and Carissa. Love that the service is kind, efficient, hygienic, and of good value. The team also tries hard to accommodate last-minute appointments and is helpful with information about each of the different services. Will come back for sure.”

– Nawar, Google Reviews

Jenn was very competent, friendly and reassuring

“Had a great first session with therapist Jenn and great service by Hanni and Carrisa 🙂 Thank you for making me feel so comfortable for my first time and introducing appropriate offers for me to save on future sessions! Jenn was very competent, friendly and reassuring – she was efficient and quick with her movements, which definitely reduced any pain for me. Thank you!”

– Rebecca Zeng, Google Reviews

8. Datsumo Labo (Orchid Hotel)

Address: 1 Tras Link, #02-02 Orchid Hotel Singapore, Singapore 078867 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6584681029

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM – 9 PM

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Datsumo Labo offers full-body laser hair removal. It places special emphasis on skin protection through a unique blend of protective gel and advanced SHR technology.

In six simple steps, Datsumo Labo aims to outperform traditional IPL treatments. It utilises SHR (Super Hair Removal) technology, ensuring 40% faster and superior results compared to traditional IPL treatments while eliminating trauma, irritation, and burns.

Datsumo Labo’s package plans start at $38 per area, covering various areas transparently with no hidden costs. It also provides birthday perks and reward programmes.

Pros

  • Gentler, faster alternative to IPL
  • Affordable package plans
  • Open daily

Cons

  • Up to S$15 shaving fee charge
  • Doesn’t accept cash payments

Customer Reviews

The place feels cosy for hair removal treatments and staff are not pushing in sales

“The place feels cosy for hair removal treatments and staff are not pushing in sales. Ami always provides a good service, always had a good chat with her during my session.”

– Kaylene Ng, Google Reviews

Have been seeing great results even after only halfway through the package

“Got a deal during their promotions, and have been seeing great results even after only halfway through the package. Vanessa is a very skilled and pleasant therapist. Overall best hair removal service in Singapore!”

– Amelia K, Google Reviews

9. Expressions

Expressions

Address: 121 Penang Rd, #01-02 Adina Serviced Apartments Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238464 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6585889100

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 AM – 9 PM; Saturdays, 10 AM – 8 PM; Sundays, 10 AM – 7 PM

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Expressions uses a permanent hair removal system called  LIT (Light Intelligent Technology) from Japan, designed to effectively target fine hairs. Its exclusive offering, LUMINN, is available only at the salon. 

LIT technology heats hair follicles, destroying roots for permanent hair removal without harming surrounding tissues. Contact cooling ensures comfort and safety for all skin tones.

The salon offers an introductory price of S$68.00 for the first session for areas like the underarms, upper and lower lips, and chin. Full Brazilian treatments cost up to S$188.

It’s open daily and is in a prime spot in Singapore’s bustling shopping and entertainment hub, making it a convenient choice for residents and visitors seeking hair removal.

Pros

  • Safe for all skin tones and types
  • Reasonable rates
  • Open daily

Cons

  • No free trials
  • Introductory price is per individual area

Customer Reviews

She made me feel at ease through the whole process

“Had my consultation here with Evon, who is very friendly and easy to communicate with. She patiently addressed my queries and concerns regarding the hair removal treatment. She then tailored a few plans for me to choose from, while also ensuring I have the flexibility to make adjustments to it if I ever felt the need to. Zevee handled my treatment, she is very polite and attentive. She made me feel at ease through the whole process and handled everything proficiently. She is dedicated to her work and ensures the job is done properly. I am only 2 sessions in but it has been good so far and the results are visible. Thank you so much to Evon & Zevee, grateful to be in your care!”

– Shawn Sng, Google Reviews

The environment here is clean and very relaxing

“My experience the first time was very positive, and the front staff was always very welcoming upon entering. My consultant Evon is very professional, She’s also very knowledgeable, The environment here is clean and very relaxing. Thanks, beautician Irene.”

– Chong Sharon, Google Reviews

10. Supersmooth (Far East Square)

Address: 32 Pekin Street #03-01, Lift, Lobby C, Singapore 048762 (Google Maps)

Contact: [email protected] 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM; Saturdays, 10 AM – 6 PM

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Supersmooth’s goal is to revolutionise hair removal with safe, effective services for all skin tones, serving both male and female clients. Its offerings include OLED laser hair removal, treatments for rich skin tones, waxing, and male grooming.

The salon concierge laser hair removal as self-care, with its “Quantum Dots Technology,” a pioneering method engineered in Singapore. It distinguishes melanin in skin from that in hair follicles, ensuring a safe and effective solution for richer skin tones.

The method is endorsed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), their laser hair removal reduces hair by approximately 70%. Using light energy, Supersmooth permanently damages hair follicles in areas like the legs, back, underarms, and face.

Pros

  • Caters to men and women
  • Ideal for those with richer skin tones
  • Free consultation and trial quote

Cons

  • Could take up to 8 treatment sessions for visible results
  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

She did not rush to sell packages but rather listened patiently to all my concerns 

“Shashi & Jacqueline are professionals and greets everyone with a smile. Before the start of the treatment, they would ask me for feedback from the previous sitting and then proceed accordingly.

During my very first consultation, Shashi explained to me the different services & treatments provided by Supersmooth and how every treatment works. I personally felt that, unlike others, she did not rush to sell packages but rather listened patiently to all my concerns and recommended the one that was right for me.

Jacqueline knows her job very well. She would check on me during the treatment if I felt okay and make adjustments if need be. She is very proactive in sending reminders.

I am extremely happy and satisfied with the outcome of my treatment.”

– Muskaan Pandya, Google Reviews

I am happy with the results & effectiveness of the treatments so far

“I’ve been a long-time customer, around 10 years using their services. All this while, Therapist Irene has been very professional and thorough in her waxing & laser treatments and has also been a pleasant and friendly therapist recommending suitable treatments addressing my concerns.

Am happy with the results & effectiveness of the treatments so far. Would recommend Irene & Supersmooth.”

– CS Low, Google Reviews