During my first visit to the Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic last January, the clinic’s very friendly nurse Tricia, who took care of me during both of my visits, briefed me what laser hair removal was all about. She said that it doesn’t look like I have a need yet for skin tightening. I chose the preventive laser skin tightening still plainly because I was plenty hesitant to have photos of my pits go rounding up in the worldwide web. Not that I stand a chance of overriding Madonna and her infamous armpit Instagram post that recently gone viral. Haha!
Before and After Underarm Laser Hair Removal
A-ha! Not my pits right there just yet. Above image is courtesy of Syneron Candela, the maker of the GentleMax Pro machine that was used on me. Unlike other laser hair removal machines, GentleMax Pro has a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that provides consistent, epidermal cooling and unparalleled comfort for the patients. GentleMax Pro is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction.
Benefits of Underarm Laser Hair Removal:
- Hair removal
- Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB)
- Skin tightening and wrinkle reduction
In all honesty, what totally sold me to get this Underarm Laser Hair Removal finally done after much self-deliberation, is my underarm’s susceptibility towards developing “folliculitis,” aside from the obvious of not having to shave anymore. The folliculitis occurrence got so bad that the doctor I saw some few years back advised not just against plucking and waxing but shaving altogether! Yikes! Now, I never dreamed of pulling off a Madonna-pits stunt any day. When Tricia mentioned that the UA Laser Hair Removal is able to address this issue, I didn’t need any more convincing. And regarding that doctor’s advice, nope, I don’t always follow doctor’s orders. Haha! But I had to forego plucking and waxing, which last longer than shaving. Inconvenient really, but I really have got not much of a choice…
..until I finally plunged to have the Underarm Laser Hair Removal done two weeks ago! Sweet! 🙂
A few minutes before the laser hair removal procedure, I had ice bags pressed against my pits to kind of give a numb feel. Honestly, after all those plucking and waxing I’ve done for so many years, I would have survived without it. Laser hair removal is nothing compared to the ordeal I had myself go through constantly, for years, at that! If there was any regret at all, it is that I should’ve done this sooner.
The procedure was quick, I hardly noticed it was done! We were finished in under 10 minutes! The only discomfort I felt was the occasional stinging sensation brought about by the contact of the pointer to the hair. But that’s it! And yes, that’s my armpit right there. I am so thrilled to not have to shave in a whole week since my first procedure (I used to have to shave every couple of days, yikes! Sorry TMI), that I don’t anymore mind posting this photo. I know I have such chubby pits. It’s actually my one proof that my son is mine. Haha! 🙂
I can’t wait to totally forget about shaving altogether.
I am scheduled to have my second laser hair removal procedure done after a month. Patients are advised to undergo a series of 6 to 8 sessions. This will depend on the hair and skin type. I am taking on the 6 session minimum, which I think will be enough for me, given that with my first session, it took me a whole week to see new hair growth. In all my pit-hair growing years, 1 week is totally epic. I am excited what the coming 5 months will hold for me. I can’t wait to totally forget about shaving altogether. 🙂
DO’s and DON’Ts WHILE UNDER LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT:
- Don’t pluck or wax 3 to 4 weeks prior to the treatment procedure
- Never wax or pluck while under the treatment process.
- Shaving is allowed if necessary. Because shaving stimulates hair growth making the hair thicker.
- No skin whitening or skin peeling for at least 3 weeks before and after treatment.
- No hot or warm shower within 24 hours of treatment.
- Don’t exercise or do anything that will stimulate heat or sweat for at least 3 days.
- Don’t use regular deodorants for 3 days after the treatment. Use only Milcu powder (no alcohol content).
- Whitening soaps on body is allowed but not on treated area.
- Do not sun bathe the treated area under the sun after 2 weeks of treatment.
- You CANNOT undergo laser procedure if you have/are/taking: skin infections, pregnant, Isotretinoin, Epileptic, tattoos, diabetes.
Above is the current location of Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic in Manila. They are branching out soon at Pioneer Center near Ortigas. I can’t wait! I know I am so not alone as I have personally met patients who travel from the South just to visit the clinic. With their world-class treatments, I am really not surprised.
Apparently, the GentleMax Pro machine is currently exclusively available in St. Luke’s and Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic only. Those other well-publicized clinics don’t even have this technology yet. That alone tells us a lot. 🙂
Thank you, Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic for taking care of my skin. See you next month!
Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic
2/F 170 Mayon St. Near Cor. Retiro St. Q.C. infront of China Bank (Other landmarks are Mercury, Generics Pharmacy, BDO and Jollibee), Manila, Philippines
Contact Nos. +63917 898 SKIN (7546) . 254-3987 . 542-4106