I’ve been getting a lot of compliments from people on how great my underarm looks. Close friends always tell me that I should tryout for deodorant commercials and some of my blog readers ask how I maintain the color of my underarms. Well now I’m writing this article review to show you my secret.
The most evident underwarm eyesore would be the underarm hair. How do your remove underarm hair?
There are two common ways to remove the unwanted hair– shaving and waxing. Shaving is difficult and irritating that leaves you with stubble not long after you finish. And then there are those nicks, cuts and red bumps that the razor can leave in its wake. It’s hardly a recipe for beauty or comfort. If you don’t want to sport thick growths of underarm hair, waxing is one option for removing it — but it’s not always the most comfortable choice. Ripping hair out by the root can sting and both procedures cause abrasions that eventually lead to chicken skin and discoloration.
So is there a better option to remove unwanted hair?
IPL (IntensePulseLight) works in a similar fashion. It is a type of lamp that produces a flash of light in the same range as the laser but is less powerful. IPLs are generally less effective than lasers; it takes more treatments to accomplish similar hair reduction. Also, most clinics that offer this in group buying sites use low end, China brand IPLs, that can cause burns with minimal improvement when it comes to overall hair reduction.
And the next is Diode Laser Hair Removal. Laser (LightAmplification byStimulated Emission ofRadiation) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser) A laser is a machine capable of producing a special type of light in a specific part of the spectrum of light. 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 – this is best for hair removal.
I would actually want to focus my article on Diode Laser. Although Laser hair removal may sound harsh, it’s actually safe for your underarms. In fact, it’s relatively gentle on your skin, and there’s little pain during the procedure or afterwards. Because the underarm is a small area, the treatments often take less than 20 minutes. It is an effective treatment for permanent hair reduction.
You will experience shedding on the second week. It is often assumed that laser hair removal leads to the permanent removal of hair. This is partially correct since a patient can expect 90% reduction of hair. Diode laser hair removal treatment is an attractive alternative to shaving or waxing. For those of you who are apprehensive in trying out new treatments, I’ll guide you through a series of steps for this specific service.
Diode Laser Hair Removal
I only get my treatment done withSKINHOUSE, they are using the same machine as other celebrity skin clinics that charges outrageous prices. The diode laser hair removal machine has 810 nm wavelength which goes deeper in targeting the hair follicles. What I love most about Skinhouse is they inform me the do’s and don’ts for safe laser hair removal sessions. It is important to note that the patient should not use any whitening or peeling product 2 weeks before and after laser hair removal treatments. This is important to avoid complications that may arise during or after the session. Take note that the patient can wash his or her face, and take a bath provided that the water is not too hot. The patient will experience heat transferred from the machine, with tiny bursts of lights in areas with hair. 2 weeks after the procedure, some of the hairs will automatically shed with no effort.
Diode Laser Treatment Procedure
Before the treatment it would be more advisable to wear clothes that expose your armpit. This way you don’t have to remove your shirt.
At the beginning of the session they will put protective goggles to protect your eyes from the light beams emitted from thelaser. Safety First
Shaving the underarm – This will allow the laser
to target the most energy towards the hair follicles, avoiding burns and irritations.
They will apply a cold gel although the machine already has a built in cooling sapphire tip to protect the outer layers of the skin
The treatment is done by focusing the laser to the targeted area for a few seconds then moving to the next until everything is covered. The actual Diode laser treatment will last for about 10 minutes and is practically painless.
When the procedure is finished, it is common for the area treated to have some redness
At the end of the procedure they will apply anti-inflammatory creams to relieve any discomfort to the area.
The treatment has to be repeated for 6-8 times until hair growth has been eliminated. At each successive laser hair removal procedure, less hair should be found in the treatment area. In my case I only need to undergo 1 touch up treatment every year. Some may need more, depending on hair regrowth.
4 Helpful Tips for those who have already went through laser hair removal:
- Avoid using whitening deodorant or any whitening product 2 weeks before and after a laser session.
- Do NOT wax or use tweezers when you notice hair regrowth, shave the area instead.
- Some hair may never completely go away. Stubborn-hair areas may need “touch-ups” once or twice a year.
- You will pay less per session if you buy a “package” (usually about 6 to 8 sessions).
The diode laser hair removal machine at Skin House Clinic can target virtually any part of the body including underarms, upper lip, legs and even the bikini line with minor discomfort. If you’ve been having dark underarm problems for the longest time, this is the first step to achieving those flawless (if not presentable) looking armpits. After achieving permanent hair reduction, the next step is whitening which will be much simpler when there is no more hair in the underarms. For more helpful tips, go to my skin care section.
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PS. Thank you Philip Malinao for helping me take the pictures while I was having the treatment.
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