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IPL Underarms Hair Removal by Nouri

When I was at a young age and facing puberty, I was taught to pluck and shave my underarms. Little did I know it was a wrong move and I was left to face the consequences when I’m much older.

It is a little sad at times when you have to avoid wearing those nice sleeveless dresses so as to hide those ugly pits. And when you do wear sleeveless due to the hot weather in Singapore, you have to be careful not to raise your arms. I tend to get self conscious when wearing sleeveless simply because of my unsightly pits.

Hair is one issue, but the pits are of a darker tone and does not look good at all. I get ingrown hair from shaving, open pores from plucking. Basically, it’s really bad and here’s a photo to show you how bad it is.


This was taken 2 days after shaving which is why the hair are not obvious but you still can see the dark and thick growth. The skin is darker by at least 3 tones as compared to the rest of my skin. This is just bad.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is the norm these days and it’s not difficult to get it treated. Yet, I’m skeptical about the usual hair removal salons as I read that I can only go for a session every 4-6 weeks. For my case, I need to get those unsightly pits treated as soon as possible.

I’m lucky and blessed to meet Valerie from Nouri. She took one look at my pits, told me straight away that it’s very bad and asked me to stop all shaving and plucking. She said that she will treat my underarms for me and assured me that I’ll have effective results.

Valerie recommended me to do the IPL on my underarms once a week and the sessions can be spaced out when my underarms get better.


The IPL treatments are fast and fuss free. Each session takes about 15-20 minutes and you’re done! The treatments includes cleansing, application of gel, IPL shots, cleansing again and application of the Anti Inflammatory Gel which will soothes the skin after IPL treatments. As for the pain factor, it is very minimal and during the treatment, Valerie will make sure you feel comfortable and at ease.


Here’s a photo of my underarms after 4 sessions of IPL. The skin tone is lighten by a lot and hair growth is very minimal now. I’m very confident that with a few more sessions, it will look better than it is now. And like Valerie mentioned, I have seen effective results from the treatments.


Here’s a before and after photo of my underarms. The photos are taken in different lighting with my phone which is why one is brighter. I must say that I’m very happy with the results so far and I can wear my sleeveless clothes with more confidence now!

Currently Nouri is running an awesome! 10 sessions of IPL for only $299! For less then $30 per session, this is definitely worth it! And if you must know, the usual price for each Underarms IPL session is $120. Valerie will let you know how many sessions you need to see results as each individual have different conditions and hair growth.

I would recommend you to contact Valerie via SMS/Whatsapp at 91994189 to know more!

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With 15 years of experience, Valerie is certified in the trade of beauty. Rest assured that you are in good hands when you’re at Nouri!


Let us all achieve a more beautiful us over at Nouri!



Review: Lumenis LightSheer DUET

I went for a Permanent Hair Reduction Trial for the underarms about 3 weeks ago. And I think it’s time for a review after observing the growth after the procedure for 3 weeks! 🙂

You might have noticed that I’ve used the word Reduction instead of Removal. Why is this so? After a consultation and learning about hair removal/reduction from the Doctor who did the procedure for me, I learnt that there’s no 100% removal of hair regardless. No matter how many times you go for laser or IPL there will still be a few strands of stubborn hair which refuses to be removed.

Our hair follicle will go through various phases during the growth cycle and laser works best on hair in the active growth phase.


So how does this LightSheer Duet works? It’s a new machine that will enable hair removal to be fast while being safe and effective. It will suck up the skin like a vacuum so that the hair will be nearer to the laser source and then it will be heated up. This is something like burning the hair as you will actually smell the burnt hair smell during the procedure. The laser will disable the hair follicles to regrow.

But like I mentioned, laser only works best on growing hair, hence multiple treatments is needed to reduce the hair greatly. This is because our hair are in different growing phases at any one time. That’s why multiple treatments is needed to treat the hair when they are in different phases.


The LightSheer Duet comes with two ‘guns’, one to target at larger areas and one for small areas. The one for small areas comes with a chill tip to cool down the small areas.

The great thing about this laser is that the procedure is super fast! For my trial, it takes less then 2 minutes for the whole procedure! Of course the 2 minutes does not includes the prep time where the nurse will cleanse and shave the treatment area to prep for the laser. Pain wise is super minimal.


Probably a 1 on a scale of 10, as I mentioned the LightSheer Duet will suck up the skin like a vacuum so there might be a little pain for some. For me it is quite ok but maybe it’s because my threshold for pain is quite high.


Now let’s talk about the effectiveness of the laser. This might sounds gross but I tried to pull at the hair on my underarms area with my fingers after the treatment and some came out very easily. Good sign, which means the laser is working as the hair follicles were destroy and hence the hair strands could be removed without any pressure.


I shaved a few days after the treatment so as to be able to monitor the growth. I noticed that the hair are growing in patches and some areas are clean of hair. I would say there’s at least a 25% reduction of the hair. Sorry, there’s no visuals of my pits as it’s a little unglam to post it up here. 😛

I think I’m going back for a few more treatments from my own pocket. It’s recommended to have 4-6 treatments with an interval of 4-6 weeks between each treatment for the best results. I was even told that there are some people who are satisfied with the results after 2-3 treatments. But of course this is depending on individual as it might be super efficient on some and not as much on others as we all have different hair growth.

If you are interested to know which Clinics does Hair Reduction with Lumenis LightSheer Duet, drop me an email and I will direct you to the contact person. Do note that only Doctors can use the Lumenis LightSheer Duet for procedures so you can be sure that it’s 100% safe and fuss free!

Here’s to less hairy pits! 😛