Picture credits to Groupon.sg
I was treated reasonably, though I felt that the specialist who served me was a little hostile. Maybe it’s her face, maybe our 8 characters don’t really tally? Haha, I don’t know. But overall, I am impressed and satisfied with BA.
I took a half day leave (sniffs) just to attend my 1st session, which had to be redeemed before the expiry date 20th Dec 2012. Do note that the expiry date does not mean that the voucher is deemed to be invalid after that, but simply means that your redemption and 1st session must be redeemed before 20th Dec, a 6 mths validity after you had bought the voucher.
So, during the 1st session, I was asked to fill some questionnaires on personal particulars such as if I had experienced any other hair removal methods and on which areas, and if I am on any medication or having my period. There are some restrictions which you can’t do before and after treatment sessions, such as avoiding suntanning, applying lotions containing vitamin c, applying deodorants etc. You can’t pluck and tweeze before and after treatments as well, at least for a few days…
The interval between each session is 2 months, as I was told that this would well, increase it’s effectiveness.
So here’s my experience with BA in detail.
After filling up the form and signing the undertaking agreement, I was brought to a room with the usual bed and was asked to remove my top and wrap myself with a towel like tube dress. Then the specialist started to shave my underarms a little more though it was already shaven. After that, she tested the treatment on my left underarm and drew some red markings on it. My eyes were covered with a piece of tissue with googles over it. I guess the light is harmful to the eyes. The sound of the machine scared me a little but when she zapped, it felt like just tiny ants bites, still tolerable.
After the testing went well, she proceed with full swing on both underarms.
On a side note, during the treatment, there was alot of drilling going on in the other unit next door and I heard the specialists complaining about it outside during the wait in the room. Guess BA can’t be blamed for that right? Haha!
I was informed that the level of pain actually varies from individuals and those with thicker hair would hurt a little more.
She zapped twice on each underarm and I was then given some cooling pads for me to hold under my underarms.
Total time taken was less than an hour, rather fast actually.
Satisfaction level of treatment: 3.5/5 stars (as it’s not effective yet, hopefully the level would increase as the sessions go by)
Satisfaction level of service : 3.5/5 stars
Will update on them again when I attend my 2nd session in Sept! 🙂
I might want to try other services they provide as well if they prove to be satisfactory – IPL on arms/legs and perhaps facials? 🙂