Hair Removal Review: SPL (Square Pulsed Light) Bikini Line, Hairfree Centre Booragoon.

: Talk about knickers & bikini lines ahead. You have been warned!

So! I’ve wanted to try permanent hair reduction/removal for quite some time now, I’m tired of shaving, & waxing is a recipe for ingrown hairs! I was lucky enough to organise a complimentary bikini line SPL (Square Pulsed Light) session at my local Hairfree Centre in Booragoon & if you read on, there’s a special deal in it for you too if you decide to try it out!

There’s a lot of information about IPL / SPL hair removal, which I wont go into here as I’m not an expert, but I recommend you read the following information if you are interested in exactly what goes on during permanent hair reduction:

What is SPL?

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I’m asked to fill out a fairly detailed form on my medical history & skin type, as well as sign a disclaimer. Marissa Pica, the owner of Hairfree Booragoon, is my qualified therapist and shows me into the room where the treatment will take place.

She runs through how the machine works, the life cycle of the hair and why it takes a series of treatments to become ‘hair free’, as well as answering any questions I have & leaves me to prepare (ie. get down to my knickers!)

The treatment room is pleasant enough, with a radio playing (for distraction from the imminent pain, or so I thought), lots of towels and very clean – with a sheet of soft paper on the bed to keep things hygienic.

There is a lolly to be enjoyed & a pair of protective glasses as the Square Pulsed Light can damage eyesight, I close my eyes during the treatment as well to be safe!

The machine hums pretty loudly and I have to admit it makes me a bit nervous.

Marissa draws some lines in white chalk on my body to indicate the boundaries of where we will be removing hair, applies a cool gel all over the areas to be treated (the same stuff they use for ultrasounds) & I prepare myself for my first ‘shot’ of the SPL machine…

It is so much less painful than I expected!
In fact, it really only feels like the slightest ‘prickle’ for each shot, 30 seconds on each side of the bikini line and it’s all over! I’m lucky as I have very fair skin & dark hair, which is optimal for SPL, so I think this added to the ease of the treatment.

Afterwards I’m shown the baby wipes, tea tree moisturiser & tissues if I need them & left to re-dress.

I’m booked in again for 6 weeks time, the hairs should begin to fall out within 3-14 days and it’s recommended that you shave any area you’re having treated the day before you come in. No waxing or sun exposure prior / after the treatment either.

I’m really excited about the prospect of being bikini ready with no effort during Summer & the thought of banishing ingrowns forever fills me with COMPLETE JOY!

Now, back to you!

If you’d like to try SPL on ANY area of the body at Hairfree Centre Booragoon, mention ‘Wellness WA’ to receive 50% off your first treatment!!

That’s a pretty special offer, if you’re interested in the extended bikini treatment which I had, it is $95, so you’d receive 50% off that.

Please note the offer is available at the Booragoon centre only 🙂

SPL is suitable for use on almost all areas including: lip, chin, neck, underarms, brazilian, bikini line, legs, back, abdomen, chest, buttocks & about 1/3 of their clients are men.

I’ll continue updating about my experiences as I have more sessions, in the meantime if you have any questions please leave them in the comments & I’ll do my best to help you!

Hairfree Garden City

Riseley Corporate Centre
Suite 7/135 RIseley Street
Booragoon WA

Ph: 1300 669 767


Be well,




  1. Clare says:

    I have been wanting to do this for so long and now I want to even more! I think I will definitely hit up that offer soon! x

  2. Liv B says:

    Ooer! I’m SO intrigued about these treatments! I might have to visit Booragoon next time I’m in the area! 🙂

  3. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    You guys should def try it out! They have a free consultation as well, so they can check if your skin / hair type is suitable for the treatment, that way you know before you spend your dollars on it! 🙂

    But I’m seriously LOVING it so far, so thrilled! Hope it keeps going well!

  4. Kelly says:

    Wow you bared all (in your article too) haha 😀

  5. Hayley says:

    Hey Annette,

    Just came across your site researching about SPL, as I have an appointment with Booragoon end of July. When does the 50% offer go till? Thanks for the review, its great to read – especially coming from the salon where I will be going!! 🙂


  6. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Hayley, so long as it’s your first appointment there you will be able to take advantage of the code word offer 🙂 Make sure you mention it! x

  7. Amanda Palin says:

    Maybe it differs person to person but I had my legs and bikini area done at the Hair Free in Victoria Park and it was more painful than I had thought. Admittedly it is a short-lived pain, but it was enough to bring tears to my eyes 🙁

    I didn’t end up finishing all the recommended 5-6 sessions unfortunately as my financial situation changed (it was costing about $600 each session). I had three sessions and a year or so later all the hair that fell off so easily initially has now grown back.

    That being said, I would probably try it again on a smaller area and hope for better results if I continue with all the recommended sessions.

  8. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Yes, they do say that you will generally need to go once a year or so for a ‘top up’ after the sessions are all finished.

    It’s a shame that you didn’t get to do the whole 6 sessions, I’m headed for my third sesh tomorrow and I’ve definitely noticed a decrease in the number of hairs and an increase in the amount of time they take to grow back. I’m not sure how many I’m going to need though.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do! 🙂 I’ll keep updating with how my sessions are going as I continue with them.

    Annette x

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