Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Underarm Revlite Laser at Skin House Mayon

One of the splurges I don't regret is having diode laser done to my underarms last year. It had made my life easier without the need to pluck, shave, or wax. I can wear sleeveless tops anytime, too! It's recommended that I get a touch up session done once a year to ensure hair reduction, but since underarm hair is no longer my top concern, so I decided to look into Revlite laser treatment instead - which aims to lighten my skin while zapping fine hairs altogether.

It was quite timely since Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic invited me to try out their services earlier this month. Prior to having any treatment done, I always do my research and make sure that I'm going to a reputable clinic and that the procedure is safe. Skin House offers a wide array of non-invasive cosmetic procedures targeting the improvement of the face and body with quick and natural-looking results. They have two branches as of the moment: Quezon City and Pioneer. I'm happy that their Quezon City branch is located in Mayon, which is just a quick 15-minute drive from my house.


Upon arrival, I was greeted by their warm and friendly staff. Honestly, I never knew that such a posh clinic existed in Mayon, but I'm happy! As you can see, the room is bright, clean, and tidy.

Prior to having my Revlite laser done, I was asked if I were using any whitening product on my underarms. (I wasn't.) If I did, I would have to stop using the said product (whitening deodorant/cream) for 3 days and return to the clinic to resume treatment. Skin House prioritizes their client's safety over anything else, which I find commendable.


Revlite is a Q-Switched Nd:Yag laser with 1064 nm or 532 nm wavelength that uses non-invasive light energy to gently stimulate skin’s natural collagen.


Benefits of Revlite laser:
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lessens or improves pore size
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Removes skin pigmentation
  • Regenerates the skin
  • Improve acne scarring and skin texture

Ready for my Revlite laser!

My skin was prepped with a quick shave, and the nurse drew X and Y axis lines on the shadows of my armpits to serve as markers on where she'll focus the Revlite laser. She explained to me the process, and my eyes were covered during the entire procedure. The nurses had to wear protective glasses for their eyes as well.


To differentiate Revlite from diode laser, diode laser is used for hair reduction - particularly coarse hair, and it works best for those with light skin and dark hair.

On the other hand, Revlite laser is mainly used for skin rejuvenation and reduction of fine hair. It does not "see", which makes it work for all skin tones since it just passes safely through the upper layers to stimulate collagen beneath the skin without affecting the upper layers of the skin.


That was comforting to know, since the Revlite laser sounded as if it was burning my skin even if it really wasn't doing so. I felt the rubber band snapping sensation on my skin, but it was very tolerable. Since it was my first session, my skin was still delicate, hence she just did 2 passes before it began to show signs of redness. The number of passes increase during your next sessions, as your skin's tolerance for the laser becomes higher.


Hydrocortisone cream was applied to soothe my skin post-treatment. The mild redness is a normal reaction to the laser treatment which goes away in a short while. No/minimal downtime and definitely no irritations, based on my experience.

And now, for my unedited shameless kilikili selfies:

Before & After
Right underarm

Before & After
Left underarm

The before shots aren't bad, but they could use some improvement especially on the unsightly shadows. I was told that the underarm hairs would turn white and fall off within a week, but since I already had diode laser done, regrowth was extremely slow. The single visible (stubborn) hair strand on my right armpit indeed turned white fell off after 3 weeks, and the rest of the fine hairs also turned white and are barely noticeable. My skin felt a lot softer and smoother, too. Goodbye, chicken skin!
5 to 10 treatments of Revlite Laser are normally recommended for maximum results with intervals of 2-4 weeks between treatments. I'll be back for my second session in November, and will update you guys how it goes!


Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic
2/F 170 Mayon St. Quezon City
09178987546 or (02)2543987

2/F 8006 Pioneer St. cor. United St. Kapitolyo, Pasig
09178290990 or (02)5424106

Clinic Hours:
Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 11AMto 8PM
Saturday and Sunday: 10AM to 7PM


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Love,
Helen

6 comments:

  1. hi, ms. helen. ilang sessions yung diode mo? totally nawala yung hairs?

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    1. Ideally 6-8 sessions, pero 6 lang kinuha ko. Each armpit have siguro around 2-3 strands of visible stubborn hair na nag ggrow as normal, but the rest are either gone or super fine that they're hardly noticeable.

      Revlite killed the stubborn remaining strands though. I'm currently on my 3rd session of Revlite. Wee! :D

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  2. How often is the frequency for revlite if it's targeted on the face? :D

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    1. Not sure since I haven't tried it. You can ask for a free consultation. :)

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  3. Hi, how much is their package for revlite?

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    1. You can PM them on FB for the price. If you get it as a package they give discounts. :)

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