Road to a Hairless Armpit 1st session of 8: Painless Diode Laser Hair Removal at Blushing Beauty
Almost two weeks ago I made a post about Blushing Beauty by Skinstation and the products and services that they offer. Now, I am going to share with you my journey to a hairless armpit. Yep! I know, I know, this is going to be a bit gross but if it’ll help you make up your mind whether or not to keep your armpit hair, then, you better keep on reading to know more.
As a girl, I always wanted to have that flawless armpit. I know you want it too. But our armpit hair just ruins everything! Us girls need to pluck and/or shave it every now and then because it’s an eye sore! Doing so causes our armpit to darken. And girls with darker armpits tend to have lesser or no confidence in wearing anything sleeveless.
So here I am, stepping up in making my dream of a hairless armpit into a really. I am going to try the Painless Diode Laser Hair Removal at Blushing Beauty by Skinstation. You can avail only one session if your goal is only to check any difference, and buy a package after if you loved the results. But for me, I availed the package of eight sessions because I want my armpit hair gone forever.
Hair removal is one of the aesthetic medical industry’s most well-known and researched uses of lasers. The treatment has provided a safe and effective permanent hair reduction because this machine utilizes the in-motion and low-heat settings, they’re able to provide a level of safety unlike any other laser hair removal procedure. Better than IPL.I was told not shave, wax or even pluck the area for 6-8 weeks before the session so just imagine how uncomfortable it is having a shrub “there”. This is how my armpit looked like (above photo) after 2 months of no plucking, no shaving and no waxing before my first session of the Painless DIODE Laser Hair Removal by Blushing Beauty.
The session started with shaving and cleaning the area – to make sure there’s no deo or sweat left. I don’t really get the part where my armpit hair was shaved since they told me not to shave them for weeks. My sister had her Diode Laser Hair Removal at Obagi and she told me that they did not shave her hair before the procedure. So I felt like this is kind of weird.
After cleaning, this is how it looks like. Then she covered my eyes to protect them from any damages that may be caused from the laser light. So I really can’t tell you much but only how it felt. Then the treatment gel was placed on my armpit. It felt a little cold. I can only imagine something like petroleum jelly. haha! The therapist moved the handheld piece on the area where the gel is, for several minutes, with continuous motion.
Here’s how it looked like after my first session. There was no stinging feeling, burning sensation or any kind of discomfort for that matter, during and after the treatment. It was hassle-free and quick. I believe the whole session took about 30-45 minutes. Ideally, 6 to 8 treatments would be adequate to provide a permanent hair reduction. However, the number of sessions you will need would still depend based on the density of your hair, hair color and skin color.
Before I forget, the therapist recommended me their Post Laser Cream to be applied on my armpit twice a day for three days before applying a deo. It costs about Php 220, and shall be an additional payment aside from the treatment. First I thought it comes free, but nope.
TADAAA! A before and after photo of my first session. I am scheduled to go back for my 2nd session after 6 weeks to make sure that my armpit hair is fully grown. So make sure to check on my blog more often to be updated of the after results.