Since I got engaged a few months ago, I’ve been enjoying the whole notion of being a bride-to-be – fantasizing about the perfect dress, sweet-smelling flowers, gorgeous cakes as well as the breath-taking setting for my special day.
But have I forgotten something?
Yes. The radiant glow of love and happiness that is becoming of every bride.
So achieving luminous wedding-day skin now transcends everything else on my wedding list. 😛
A fab way to start is to devise a solid grooming routine.
I’m embarking on my Bridal Beauty journey with non-invasive KPL treatments, flaunted as the successor to IPL, to nurture and rejuvenate my skin for the big day.
Click to read the first entry of My Bridal Beauty Log. 🙂
However, there may be some recovery time needed as they may cause redness or darkening of pigmentation right after the treatment. Such symptoms usually subside after a week.
Well, I’m not prepared to take the risk of leaving it too last minute. So to ensure that my face looks picture-perfect on my wedding day, I scheduled a series of monthly IPL treatments 12 months before my big day. Haha!
And I’m entrusting the big task to Regina Hair Removal Specialist, who were recently bestowed the ‘Best Hair Removal Service’ title by Blissful Brides magazine.
I decided if I want to reap the full benefits of the treatment, I’ll have to do it with the expert.
As their name suggests, Regina Hair Removal Specialist is a hair removal salon that utilises a more effective IPL technology known as Krypton Pulsed Light (KPL).
What is KPL? And how does it differ from IPL?
Well, for starters, Krypton Pulsed Light has nothing to do with the birthplace of Superman. KPL is an advanced FDA-approved, patented pulsed light technology which delivers higher performance with reduced side effects compared to traditional IPL devices. Sounds like a marvel of beauty ingenuity, eh?
KPL uses intense light energy to safely and effectively remove unwanted hair from any parts of the body, putting an end to routine shaving and waxing. The light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, melanin, which is then converted to heat. The heat damages the hair follicle and destroys its ability to re-grow without harming the surrounding tissues.
Benefits of KPL Hair Removal include:
– Unwanted hair is permanently removed, creating beautiful and smooth skin
– No more shaving, tweezing or waxing is required
– Useful for large areas such as the back or legs
– Effective on almost any area of the body
– FDA approved for permanent hair reduction
– Painless compared to other hair removal treatments
– No downtime
I was still skeptical of this new technology so I chose treat only a small area of my face for the first treatment – my lips and chin area.
I have some obvious hairs and acne scars on my lip and chin areas so I was really looking forward to it as the results would be pretty noticeable.
Joanne, Assistant Manager of Regina, personally administered the treatment for me. Before she began, she conducted a patch test on the area near my collar bone.
It was a mandatory procedure for all first-time KPL treatment customers.
My skin was fine after the test so Joanne went ahead with the treatment.
Joanne explained that the hair may grow again after a few days but they will fall out after two weeks.
She advised avoiding the sun as much as possible and highly recommended the use of sun screen on days that I go out and about over the next few days.
After the treatment…
It’s been weeks since my treatment and I haven’t suffered any side effects. My skin also looked brighter and smoother. There was no sign of facial hair on the treated areas too.
I was very satisfied with the results so I went back for more. 😛
This time, I chose their Face Rejuvenation treatment to create that natural glow on the face.
Face Rejuvenation treatment is also conducted with the KPL technology. Besides removal of unwanted hair, KPL can treat a wide variety of skin problems by stimulating the skin to produce more collagen, plumping out the skin and making it appear younger.
Some of the skin problems that the Face Rejuvenation treatment can address include:
– Age and sun damage spots
– Pigmentation and blemishes
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Large pores
– Uneven skin tone and texture
The Face Rejuvenation procedure is similar to that of the KPL hair removal treatment that I did earlier.
The only difference is the gel that they used for the treatment. Instead of whitening features, this cooling gel comes with Coenzyme Q10 to curb pesky free radicals and to prevent wrinkles.
Regina also uses moisture-rich and gentle products from Estesophy to cleanse and tone the skin.
Joanne then zapped away my gaping pores, freckles and fine lines with the KPL device. She noticed my deep neck wrinkles and also kindly extended the treatment to my neck area to smooth out the neck lines. 😀
Like the hair removal treatment, Joanne wiped the gel away, applied an aftercare moisturizing essence and wrapped my face with a cold towel to soothe the skin after treatment.
Joanne nourished my skin further with a whitening mask to revitalise, hydrate and brighten the skin.
She prepped my face by placing a soft white sheet over my face.
Then she covered my face with a thick layer of whitening mask.
After the mask is dried, she removed the hardened mask and applied some toner and sunscreen on my face.
Here’s the finished product. 😛
I was very happy with the results. My face was glowing with radiance and it was noticeably brighter and tighter. These great results lasted for weeks.
The good service from the Regina folks, especially Joanne, is highly commendable. They were polite, accommodating and very thoughtful. They were also very well-informed about the latest beauty technology and products, constantly dispensing their beauty knowledge during the sessions. I was very grateful and picked up many beauty tips that day.
I award 4.5 Honeyz crowns to Regina for their attentiveness and effective treatments that produce long-lasting results!
The Face Rejuvenation treatment is available at the following prices.
A beauty tip for all brides-to be!
Don’t overload your beauty regimens before your wedding day as your skin may not react well to the sudden surge of beauty treatments and products.
Remember to always plan them way ahead to let your skin get accustomed to the products and your new skincare ritual.
Being a bride-to-be is a once-in-a-lifetime experience so just enjoy the ride. 🙂
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