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[Review] SkinStation Underarm Diode Laser Hair Removal

I availed of SkinStation’s 8+1 promo for ₱5,000 two months ago which entitles me to 9 sessions of UA diode laser hair removal. Each session should be taken with 6-8 weeks gap in between to allow you to observe its effect.

Was it effective? Oh yes! After just my first session, my underarm hair growth has lessened significantly. Growing hairs are thin and can be plucked with my fingers. It’s super amazing.
The primary reason I availed of this service is really to treat my super dark underarms. Nakakahiya so you don’t need to see them, just know that they’re very dark lol. Laser hair removal doesn’t have direct whitening effect but less hair growth is said to help lighten the underarms by limiting the growing follicles that causes itchiness and chicken skin. So it’s kindof a 2-step thing for me. Laser hair removal is step one, then underarm whitening is next. Clear and hairless underarms are said to react better to whitening agents… so we’ll see lol.

Related: [Review] My Wink Laser Studio underarm whitening experience

The process for both underarms only takes 15 minutes. Super fast. They cover my eyes with protective shades and start cleaning my underarms with a cleanser. I felt they slightly shaved my UA too. Then they apply a cooling gel then begin massaging the area with the Diode laser device. It’s said to be painless but I still felt some stinging sensation. Nothing too painful though. It was tolerable.

The process was fast and the results are quite impressive. My underarms seemed lighter because of less hair, but it’s not really lightened per se haha.

I like the vibe of SkinStation branches. The place looks serious, very clean, super bright, and the personnel are very professional. They don’t hard sell. They’d recommend their other products and procedures but never make kulit about it. Another thing I liked about the clinic is their system. Everything is digital. You can book online and they’d notify you through text and email. You can call to set an appointment and they can identify you through your number. This isn’t breaking new technology but I appreciate their use of it.

Oh and one more thing, SkinStation has A LOT OF BRANCHES so it’s very accessible for me.

  • Session 1 (June 2, 2018) – Fairview Terraces branch
  • Session 2 (July 17, 2018) – Shangri-la Plaza branch
  • Session 3 (September 8, 2018) – Shangri-la Plaza branch
  • Session 4 (October 20, 2018) – Shangri-la Plaza branch
  • Session 5 (December 22, 2018) – Shangri-la Plaza branch
  • Session 6 (February 5, 2019) – Fairview Terraces branch
  • Session 7 (April 20, 2019) – Shangri-la Plaza branch
  • Session 8 (June 12, 2019) – Shangri-la Plaza branch
  • Session 9 (August 21, 2019) – Shangri-la Plaza branch

Soooo, in terms of hair removal – check na check tayo dito. I’ve seen results from my first session agad so I’m hopeful for the coming sessions.

In terms of whitening – nope this is not a whitening treatment so I didn’t get my hopes up. It’s a good prep for whitening treatments though. 🙂

Oh and if you could recommend effective and affordable underarm whitening treatments, thank you in advance!

UPDATE: As I’m nearing the end of my sessions, they increased the intensity of the laser. At this point the treatment feels more painful. There’s more heat, more stings, so don’t be afraid to tell your aesthetician if it’s getting uncomfortable so they could apply more cooling gel. On my 7th session I had noted discomfort more than 4 times and my aesthetician complied by applying more gel. She would also ask me from time to time if it’s getting too hot or prickly so just be honest para hindi masaktan! Haha

FINALLY: I finished my last session with them last week (August 21) and they recommended to get booster sessions once in a while if I still see some growth. A session of UA Diode Laser Hair removal costs ₱1,500, but I know from time to time they offer Buy 1 Get 1 free session, and actually just now they’re offering the 8+1 promo again (until August 31, 2019).

Now off to look for mild yet effective underarm whitening treatments!