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Hair Removal Journey | Hairy to Hairless

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Being hairy, definitely isn’t something to be ashamed of. Removing the hair? Nah. I am not going against the nature, I just want it to be ideally structured and why not when there is an existing way to? I guess everyone of us has the right to enhance or even alter some part on our body which we are not satisfied about. That’s the invention of cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery for. Hell, they earn bloody much of money from women.

I don’t want it to be that hairy. I just don’t like it that way. I think it isn’t that pleasure for guys or even myself to look at. Hairy feet revealing under the dress may be sexy? Either I don’t feel comfortable to reveal my hairy feet, like what I’ve mentioned in my previous post.
Some of you may take it as an acceptance of the nature, because it is just body hair, but excessively grown. Sort of ‘I’m born this way’. You may like it that way. But I don’t and I search for a way to change it.
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So, for the very first time, I am revealing my unshaved full feet in my blog. I WAS this hairy two months ago. 2

Before sharing my journey with Sumuzu Hair Removal, I would love to show my appreciation towards Ido’s Clinic in the past two months.

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All the staffs were so kind in helping me and always patiently answering all my doubts. I have actually gone through 2 sessions of the Sumuzu Hair Removal Treatment, another 1 last session to go on next month.

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After a detailed consultation about the whole treatment briefing, I was led into a room. It was clean, spacious and without any chemical scent. It wasn’t look like an operational room, as music will be played throughout the treatment procedures.

Procedures

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Step 1: Fully shave your feet a day before the treatment. 
The consultant advised to shave the feet a day before the treatment as everyone of us know detailed shaving is time-consuming, especially full feet. Shaving, somehow hurt the feet on the skin layer. So, it’s best to do it a day before the treatment to reduce the fragility of the skin.
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Step 2: Applying Cooling Gel 
Cooling gel helps to cool down while protecting the skin.
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There wasn’t any particular feeling when the cooling gel attached to the skin. It was cool and comfortable, without any sticky nor greasy feeling.
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Koolite
Step 3: Get started with Koolite
‘Koolite’ machine was the main highlight for the whole Sumuzu treatment. The mechanism is pretty simple. Koolite uses wavelength that helps delivering energy to selectively heat up the melanin in hair follicle. It can damage hair follicles without causing any major injury to the surrounding tissues.
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Sumuzu Hair Removal
As mentioned in previous post, Sumuzu is so much faster and less painful comparing to others hair removal method.
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You can see how much I enjoyed throughout the treatment.
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I can even take selfies, take videos and sleep during the treatment! 12
Step 4: Post Care – Apply Lotion
It’s important to always apply lotion, especially after undergoing any hair removal procedures, as it helps nourishing the skin, giving it full moisture while sooth the skin. After the treatment, I have developed a habit of applying lotion daily after shower or right before going to bed.

For more about the treatment, you may check the video below:

Results

 

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Before Treatment
Obviously, it was a huge pair of caterpillars months ago.
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After 1st Treatment
The follicles were still looking large, there were some red blemishes and I felt the dryness on my skin as a result of shaving on the spot instead of a day before the treatment. My bad!
Sincerely, for the 1st session, it was a bit painful but not as painful as waxing, it was something like ant biting. It wasn’t like the whole leg was pain nor heaty, it was sort of electrical shot, a bit here and there when the machine roll passed. It was normal for the first time. It did cause some redness on my skin but it diminished super fast! Again, the consequences of not shaving a day before! My skin was so dry and itchy right after the treatment.
My body hair usually grows very fast, hormone maybe? But after the treatment, I realized my hairs were growing slower, softer and thinner! The hairs weren’t as visible like previous and it wasn’t fully grown even after a month.
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After 2nd Treatment
The follicles and redness have obviously reduced. My feet were way fairer and smoother compare to 1st treatment! I started to realize that it did tighten my skin as well.
For the 2nd session, I felt nothing LOL. No pain, no itchiness,  no dryness. I was so enjoy during the treatment until I almost felt asleep! See, it’s good to shave a day before LOL.
Sumuzu Hair removal
Time                       : About 1 hour (For both full leg)
Pain Level              : 0.5 /5
Effectiveness         :  4.5 /5
Area of treatment: Under arm, Arm, Feet and Bikini Area
Benefit                   : Reduce accumulation of melanin and size of hair follicles, Whitening and Brightening, Smoothing, Tightening
Price                       : RM 300-900 (Per session)

CLAPS: A New Revolution in Skincare That Might Just Make Getting Prim Easier.

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IdeWebsite_We might not admit it, but we humans are highly attuned to skin. Like hair, skin gives a visual clue as to an individual’s health. Most people aren’t consciously aware of this but it’s hard to deny the evidence for this. Well, while most of us aren’t exactly suffering from skin disease that doesn’t stop us from wanting to look our best. I certainly do.

What’s also hard to deny is that people are willing to go extreme lengths to achieve those beauty standards. The saying, “No pain, no gain” certainly has reassured us for a long time now. Yes, it is PERFECTLY acceptable to lose a toe so that your feet will fit into that slim crystal dress shoe for the sake of beauty, all else be… so there!

And those of us who routinely get our facials are familiar with the agony and embarrassment that follows the procedure. BUT… what if there was a way to avoid this Mad Max road trip altogether??

Introducing the Ido’s CLAPS facial skincare therapy!

I’ll be honest that the last time I did this type of treatment was sometime last year and may not be exactly up to date with the latest methodologies, but what I do recall is that it was quick and COMPLETELY painless. I think the refresher course they gave regarding proper skincare (you know? Never touch your face with unwashed hands, using lukewarm water, and patting it dry as opposed to cleaning a table surface) hurt my brain marginally more than the treatment did… which was negligible.

The entire treatment will take about an hour in what is known as APAS (Acne, Pigment, Aging and Sensitivity).

STEP 1: Biojet Waterless Cleanse.

The first step involved is a facial cleanser to remove dirt and grim from the skin surface. Ido uses a special cleanser that contains biomedical agents for a deeper cleanse. It’s also a lot less messy and you won’t need to specifically get up and wash your face!

STEP 2: Aqua Peel

This step involves the use of a diamond probe gently exfoliating dead skin and unclogging pores while at the same time delivering topical (which means to directly apply on the surface) actives into the skin.

STEP 3: Cryo-Pulse Light

Low-level laser (light) therapy is known to stimulate skin cell signaling pathways are activated and electron transport, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) nitric oxide release, blood flow and reactive oxygen species increase. This rejuvenates the skin and reduces skin pigmentation.

STEP 4: Deep Dermal Wave

A fancy word for a treatment using radio set a specific frequency that is thought to aid resurfacing of skin by reconstituting the collagen layer, thus eliminating wrinkles and the elephant effect. For those of you who are of the scientific alignment, you can read up on the topic here and decide for yourself.

STEP 5: Ultrasound

Probably similar to step 4 above.

STEP 6: The Facial Mask

We are all aware of that this is, and while recent skincare advice seems to advise against overdoing skin oil removal (which forms the natural barrier that protects the skin from germs and moisture loss), it is hard to resist the nice, calming effect one gets from a face mask.

About Sumuzu Hair Removal

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Sumuzu (スムーズ) is a Japanese word translated from “Smooth”. This is a highly specialized center that focuses on Safe, Affordable, Fast, Effective (SAFE) treatment for hair removal. The treatment is performed with state of the art, evidence-based phototherapy known as “KooLite”.

“KooLite” is a revolutionary phototherapy that is jointly developed by Apex Cosmeceutical. It is of narrow range of wavelength that delivers energy to selectively heat up the dark target matter, melanin, in the area that causes hair growth, the hair follicle. It can damage the hair follicle without causing major injury to the surrounding tissue. Typical 6 treatments are required to appreciate successful hair removal and the results can last up to several years.

The best advantage of “Koolite” in comparison with other lasers, Intensed Pulse Light (IPL) and others conventional treatment is a distinctively fast and painless experience. A comparison chart is provided below for better understanding.

Method
Waxing
IPL
Laser
KooLite
Mechanism
A thick layer of hot wax or heated sugar mixture is applied to the skin and pulled off with paper to remove the hair.
The most common procedure that apply intense pulse light onto the skin to reduce viability of the hair follicles.
High peak energy is applied onto the skin to destroy hair follicles. Examples include Nd:YAG and Alexandrite laser.
Selectively target on the melanin of the hair follicles. Cool conducting gel is applied for maximum comfort.
Effectiveness
+
++
+++
+++++
Skin Type
All skin type
Not for dark skin
Not for dark skin
All skin type
Time needed for treatment that covers both armpits.
30 minutes
20 minutes
30 minutes
2 minutes
Pain Level
+++++
++++
+++++
-
Complications
Tissue Damage


Skin Tearing


Allergic Reaction
Burn injury


Pigmentation


Infection
Burn injury


Pigmentation


Infection
Slight redness


Mild hot feeling
Pain Level
++
++
++++
+
Other Benefit
-
-
Whitening


Remove Odour


Skin Tightening
Whitening


Remove Odour


Skin Tightening & Smoothing