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Diana Stalder Laser Treatment for Sunspots and Spider Veins Review

Beauty Treatment Review: Diana Stalder Laser Treatment for sun spots and spider veins.

Sun spot, age spot, melasma, however it gets called, it has the makings of us being self-conscious or just plain annoyed. I honestly switch from former to the latter. Who wants a blotchy skin anyway?!

Diana Stalder Megamall

Diana Stalder, 5/F Megamall Building A

Finally took that step to get my sunspots taken cared of at Diana Stalder in Megamall towards the end of June.

Diana Stalder in house dermatologist consult Dr. Anne Capistrano

Consult with Diana Stalder in-house Dermatologist, Dra. Anne Capistrano

Skin Consultation

As soon as Dra. Anne took note of my sun spot skin concern, she headed on towards a series of questions on my lifestyle. Mainly pertaining to the frequency of sun exposure in my daily grind. I later appreciated how thorough she was before she jumped right on to a solution. I had a few options, one of which is chemical peeling, which provides the fastest result. But because I had a client call happening the next couple of days, there was no way it was feasible, since chemical peel will mean that I’m to visibly peel and I have to practically stay indoors and stay out of the sun. I’ve done this years ago and I know what it’s like. That takes it out of the question. After some deliberations, we agreed on laser treatment for my sun spots with TyRo White line to support the treatment. (more…)

Halfway There! Au Revoir, Razor! No More Waxing too! #AlluraBody

Halfway through my 10 sessions of Diode Laser Undeararm Hair Removal by Allura.

Truth be told, I haven’t shaved my underarm hair since my second diode laser hair removal session. There’s no need to. I just got done with my 6th session and if there is any stray hair at all in my pits, they are barely noticeable and all are now like what we call in our vernacular, “balahibong pusa” – soft as a fur.

If, by any chance, you’re considering to undergo Diode Laser Underarm Hair Removal, I’m jotting down the things that will be done during the procedure. It’s done 10 minutes, tops – that already includes the preparation time.

Treatment Procedure
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Step 1: Stray hairs are shaven off. 

I don’t mean to gross you out, but here’s documenting my most recent Diode Laser Hair Removal sesh through pictures – to give you guys an idea what it’s like, if ever you’ll consider going through the procedure. Excuse my rather chubby pits but that’s just the way I was built. Haha! The line on the lower portion of my right underarm is a scar mark from a swollen lymph node surgery I had from 7 years ago (I think). Despite the line mark, I’m grateful enough that the scar isn’t the keloidal kind. (more…)

Diode Laser Undeararm Hair Removal by Allura #AlluraBody #BodyGoals

After receiving quite a number of inquiries on how my underarm laser hair removal I had in 2014 progressed, I finally gave laser removal a go again after a couple of years. As I mentioned in an article published a few months after I stopped midway through the treatment, my pits started to darken. If there’s anything about my underarms, they are chubby but not dark. The darkening phase kinda shocked me and I decided to quit the laser hair removal procedure altogether.

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Two years down the road, I’m taking this laser hair removal road once again and it’s the Diode Laser Treatment this time via Allura Body Contour and Slimming Center.

I know better than to preempt any conclusion. But it’s a couple of days since my second treatment and no darkening! The procedure I went through in 2014, darkening happened on my second visit. I’m going to make sure to share my progress as I go along and am plenty hopeful this time that I will be able to graduate through the suggested 10 session treatment course.

Diode Laser Hair Removal

First off, what is Diode Laser Hair Removal? Here’s what I’ve learned about this laser removal treatment, so far.

Diode Laser Hair Removal

  • Diode Laser Hair Removal is the GOLD STANDARD for light brown (type III) to fair (type II) skin tone.
  • Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle.
  • To achieve permanent hair reduction, several sessions are needed. The number of sessions depends on the area of the body being treated.
  • The diode laser produces a light in the 800 nanometer range which specifically seeks the pigment in dark hair and does not affect surrounding tissues.

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Back at the @SkinHouseBeauty for my GentleMax Underarm Laser Hair Removal Treatment

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!

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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…

GentleYag Underarm Laser Removal

 ..until I finally plunged to have the Underarm Laser Hair Removal done two weeks ago! Sweet! 🙂

Underarm Laser Hair Removal ice bag on pits.jpgA few minutes before the laser hair removal procedure, I had ice bags pressed against my pits to kind of give a numb feel. (more…)