Review: Diode Laser Hair Removal by Skin Station

Last December 2012, Skin Station had a promo – Unlimited Diode Laser Hair Removal for a year for only Php3500! Of course, I grabbed it like my life depends on it but allow me to share with you first the reasons why I did.

First and foremost, I don’t know how to shave my kili-kili. I swear! I’d always get scratches and sugat everytime I do. Actually, I used to have it waxed but then I got tamad so I tried shaving my pits. To make the long story short, it only made  my kili kili dark and mahapdi coz of the sugat. So back to waxing ang lola nyo. My issues with waxing though is that you have to wait for your hair to grow before they could wax it. So there are days when I have to endure hairy underarms. Plus I’m only hiyang with warm wax. Those cold wax that Lay Bare offer is so not for me. Tried it and end up having wax burns. Noticed that I am slowly having dark underarms which is like a major no-no! Hindi ko carry yung brown out ang peg ng kili kili ko. Hindi talaga!!

And so I tried those Laser Hair Removal promo vouchers from DealGrocer and Metrodeal. Got 6 sessions ata. Php300 per session. Pero waley! Hindi naman nawawala yung hair. I felt robbed! And worst is that my underarms got darker pa because you are not allowed to wax while on treatment. Shaving only. After a couple of sessions na waley effect, tinigil ko na ang kalokohan. So guys, wag na kayo papatol dun sa mga andun! Kalokohan yun! As in no improvement whatsoever! WALA!

Thank heavens, my officemate recommended Skin Station. When she told me she had her underarms laser’d, I told her my experience on the promo voucher. She said that those are not really effective since they are cheap. Sabi naman kasi sa voucher original price is Php1500 per session. Kaloka! She told me her experience with Skin Station, as in super effective daw and now she doesn’t worry about underarm hairs anymore coz its all smooth like a baby’s. In short, I was convinced.


Here’s my take on it:

(1) It’s so fast and comfortable. No pain. Just make sure that you haven’t waxed when you go there. And then they’ll shave very carefully the remaining hair and laser it. The actual procedure is painless. You’ll just feel a little pitik but that’s it. Plus its super fast. I had my first session during my merienda break. Saya lang!

(2) After the first session, you’d really notice a huge difference on the underarms. The hair will grow for about half centimeter but you can easily chuck it out using you fingers. Sometimes, you don’t even have to remove it coz it falls off when you shower. After the first session, I never felt the need for a wax. And I am confident in wearing sleeveless shirt all the time coz most of my hair is gone. They are some that’ll grow but they are already thin and almost unnoticeable.
(3) Second session is much better. Almost balahibong pusa na lang yung hair ko. I have never felt more confident in my entire life. I don’t have to worry if there are tumutubong hair when I raise my hand as in nada.

(4) The next sessions, I noticed that the chicken skin have lessened. I am starting to have smooth underarms already. And as I’ve told you, I never worry about my underarm hair anymore.

I super kaduper love it! I swear. And the staff are all nice. But you have to make sure to call the SkinStation branch where you want to have it done for a schedule. Usually, they are jammed so para walang waiting time.

Kaso now that I’m pregnant I had to have my voucher freezed. Lasers are not recommended for pregnant women so hinto na ang laser ko. But what I liked most is that manipis na nga yung hair ko. Kaso super humaba na sya. :( But I didn’t do anything on it for almost 3 months! I was supposed to have my session last July kaso nga suspected preggy na ko so we didn’t push thru with it and I just shaved my pits last week while I’m El Nido. Mahaba na nga kasi but the strands are still thin.

Pero eto talaga ang nagpa-cartwheel sa akinBAKIT AYAW AKO I-WAX NG MGA WAXING SALON JUST BECAUSE I’M PREGNANT??! Bakit mga ate? Bakit? Pag buntis wala ng karapatan sa smooth underarms ganon? Antayin nalang namin syang umitim because of the hormones? Wala na kaming karapatan para magkaron ng makinis at hairless kili kili? Wala?!! Wala?!!

Just in case you know any salon that’s willing to do my pits please tell me naman guys. I can’t wax my underarms at home kasi I don’t know how. And I hate shaving nga. I effin’ hate shaving. Please please please help me!

Anyway, I really recommend SkinStation for Laser Hair Removal. I think they have a promo now. 18months unli laser for Php5000 only. Go na mga girls! Super worth it! And ang saya ng buhay ng walang buhok sa kili kili promise!!!

P.S.: I’m on house arrest. I hope the rain would stop soon. Ayoko na ng ulan please!! And be safe guys ah! Don’t try to leave your house if di naman importante. Stay at home. Itigil ang gimik! Although I think my baby loves the bed weather. Maghapon kami tulog eh! And wait for my vacay posts ah! I am so excited to blog about it. :)

Update: Since I always get inquiries about this post here are some FAQs and my answers:
  • Is it normal na may tumubo after the first session? Yes. I blogged about MY experience. I am one of the few na may obvious na effect agad on the first session. Sabi sa Skin Station usually daw talaga 2nd-3rd session pa as in may obvious na effect usually. Pero kasi, same kami ng experience ng friend ko na nag recommend sa akin at sa bestfriend ko. Pero kasi hindi naman ganun kakapal ang strands ng hair namin. Although sa una talaga tutubo sya pero may shedding na. As in madali mo ng mabubunot ang hairs.
  • Pano mag-avail ng promos? Visit their site here. Or visit one of their branches. Usually andun lahat ng mga promos nila. Take note that my 3500php One Year Unlimited was only a PROMO. Di sya regular price.
  • How many sessions ang One Year Unlimited? I had a total of 9 sessions. First 4 was pre-pregnancy tapos when my daughter turned 1 year old (coz I’m breastfeeding), pinagpatuloy ko. I have been hairless for 3 years now. Kasi for me, after nung 4th session ko and even while pregnant and after birth, wala padin akong masyadong buhok. Meron pero pakonti-konti lang talaga. And manipis. I would usually pluck it lang. Mga once every 3 months pag mahaba na.
  • Kelan mawawala ang hair? They say that all you need is 8-10 sessions na every 6 weeks tapos nun kahit once a year nalang. Pero ako, hindi pa ko bumabalik after my 9 sessions kasi nga I’m still hairless. Although napapansin ko na medyo may hair na ulit. Manipis padin sobra. I think I need at least a booster sometime soon.
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reigningstill said...

Thank you!

loveleeh said...

sis how many sessions did you have na? coz the hair loss in laser is supposed to be permanent after several sessions right? I'm having laser din kasi and i was told that after 7 sessions they will gradually decrease the frequency until as necessary na lang.

reigningstill said...

I had five sessions na sis before I stopped because of the pregnancy. Naka freeze ang unli ko.

Yup! It's supposed to be permanent na. Sabi sa Skin Station yung iba daw bumabalik yearly nalang for booster kasi they find it weird na may parang balahibong pusa. Yung officemate ko naman na nagpa laser sa kanila years ago, sabi nya no need na din bumalik kasi yung balahibong pusa daw nawawala naman ng kusa. What I love though is that nawawala na dati yung chicken skin ko and that after just 5 sessions, manipis na sobra yung hair. I shaved nung nasa El Nido ko which is a month ago pa. Hindi pa ko nagshave ulit kasi kahit humaba na sya manipis naman. Hindi gaanong halata sa malayo. :) Still looking for a waxing salon willing to do my pits kahit na I'm knocked up. Hahahaha! I-push natin to para ma achieve ang gandang dyosa ala-Anne Curtis. Hihihihi!! Miss you sis!!

Marie Jennyvee San Jose said...

Hi. Just want to ask kung saang branch ka nagpalaser? And how long will it take the whole process/session? They have an ongoing promo kasi and Im planning to avail. Thanks!

reigningstill said...

Hi! I had mine done sa Bel-Air Branch and Robinson's Ermita Branch nila. It's super sandali lang. Mga around 20-30 minutes. :) My first session was done nga during my break lang coz I work in Makati and sa Bel Air ako nagpa sched.

Mari said...

Hi Reigne! Thanks for the info; now I'm convinced to have mine done at their RP Ermita branch :) Just a question though, after losing the hair and the chicken skin, did your underarms get whiter? Or did you have to get another treatment for that? (SS lady told me on the phone about diamond peel treatments). Thanks again, hope you could reply! :D

Desiree Orias Rodis♥ said...

sis! kelangan daw ng medical certificate from your OB bago magpa-wax. problema ko din yan eh. naka-note na nga sa list of questions ko sa next pre-natal check-up ang about sa underarm waxing. :-)

reigningstill said...

Hi Mari. Dark underarms are really not a major problem for me. I just had discoloration when I started shaving so nung nag wax ako, nawala naman ng kusa. If your underarms are a bit dark because of the hair roots (yung parang tumutubong hair), the laser hair removal can treat that. Yung sa akin na ganun, nawala din. But if you have discoloration already, then I guess you should really try their diamond peel. Pero after na ng hair removal treatment mo. Go mo na yan sa Skin Station! Worth it talaga!

reigningstill said...

all the waxing salon I've been to talagang ayaw nila. :( hindi naman nga kasi ako pwede sa cold wax like lay bare. So now, I got myself a tweezer and I just pluck the hair. Medyo ok lang kasi manipis na naman sila because of laser.

reigningstill said...

Go Cha! Try it out. So far I loved the results. :) goodluck.

FRB said...

Wow, this is very useful! Thank you for posting this. Dapat mag-a-avail ako ng voucher buti nalang nabasa ko ung post mo. :)

reigningstill said...

Thank you! :) Oo wag na yun! Sa mga trusted clinics ka nalang. Kasi sayang din sa pera eh.

Barbie Lee said...

I have tried all sorts of method to remove unwanted hair (IPL, Wax, shave) but I can attest that diode laser is the best method out there. I only went 4 session and a yearly maintenance to keep off unwanted hair.

If you ask me it is all worth it.

reigningstill said...

agree agree!

polekittenmich said...

I STRONGLY AGREE - diode laser is the best way to get rid of unwanted hair! I also purchased the same promo (1yr unlimited for P3500) w/ Skin Station (Timog branch). My last sesh was Nov. 2013 and until now, my armpits are hairLESS.

I also tried waxing and IPL before but the results are nothing compared to diode.

polekittenmich said...

I STRONGLY AGREE - diode laser is the best way to get rid of unwanted hair! I also purchased the same promo (1yr unlimited for P3500) w/ Skin Station (Timog branch). My last sesh was Nov. 2013 and until now, my armpits are hairLESS.

I also tried waxing and IPL before but the results are nothing compared to diode.

@reigningstill: Dear, will you pls delete my previous comment? The photo has nothing to do w/ what I've posted. HAHAHA! SORRY! Akala ko magkakaron ako ng thumbnail pic if I upload. Lol kakahiya >:))

reigningstill said...

korek! :) Mine nga nakaka 5 sesh palang ako before ako nabuntis and yet, until now halos wala padin akong hair. The baby-daddy is so amazed! 9months na pero makinis padin ang kilikili ko. can't wait to continue once i pop!

Anyway, deleted your previous comment na. :)

polekittenmich said...

Thanks. :) Congrats sa baby! Take care!

Btw, since hindi ka pa ulit pwede magpa-laser or waxing, in case may tumutubo na hair, you can just trim them for the mean time. :) That's what I do while waiting for the hair to grow (before going back to Skin Skation for maintenance).

reigningstill said...

thanks for the advice. I'll do that dun sa medyo mahahaba na. Pero kasi parang hindi din ganun ka needed kasi although mahaba na sya, manipis super.

jamesdavid said...

wow!! this is the best blog for laser hair removal really helpful post thanks for sharing this and also i wanna suggest you one site for LASER HAIR REMOVAL

reigningstill said...

Yep meron. :)

Mary Grace Queddeng Tadeo said...

1st sesh ko pa lang ung hair habang gamit yung recommended deo nila sumasama dun.. effective talaga siya classmate.. :-)

reigningstill said...

Can't wait to continue my treatment post partum. :)

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