After finishing 8 sessions of diode laser hair removal I came back to Skinhouse Clinic in Mayon to pay for another batch of sessions. The hair growing is now noticeably thinner but it still won’t stop growing. Nevertheless, I was warned that it will take up to twelve sessions or even more so my mind was made up and I would continue no matter what.
But when I got there the staff surprised me with some news. They just acquired a new machine and it’s called Revlite. I asked them what’s the different between Diode and Revlite?
She said Revlite has stronger laser intensity daw than Diode – much stronger. Aside from hair removal it can whiten the underarm and remove chicken skin.
What about the pain level? This was the first thing on my mind since the diode treatment was getting painful for me. She said the pain was much more tolerable.
And the price?
She said P7k per treatment but if you get it in bulk you can get it for P3500 per session.
I almost fell down my seat. Ang mahal!
I didn’t have time to research and I had to decide fast. I didn’t know what to do. I wanted to try Revlite but the price tag is too steep. Yet I’m already dreading my next diode session.
Finally, I made a decision to try Revlite for my underarm but still go with Laser Diode for my upper lip. I decided to get 5 sessions each.
9th Diode Session
For my ninth diode session for my upper lip I was very specific to my attendant, Yza, to put in more gel. She was nice and accommodating and took care to follow my request. I braced for the pain just like before for each click. She went over the area twice and in a 10 minutes I think we were done.
1st Revlite Session
It was time for my Revlite treatment. We went to a new room this time where the Revlite machine stationed. I asked why her why they only got the Revlite machine now and not a year ago when I started my sessions. She said the machine is really expensive that’s why they were only able to acquire it now.
She cleaned my underarms and shaved it, covered my eyes and positioned the laser. I braced for it and the session started.
So how was it?
Unlike in Diode where there is a single click per small area, in Revlite there is a constant buzzing sound as the laser is pointed in every area. It felt hot but much tolerable naman. Actually, it was more pleasant that I wanted to switch to Revlite na rin for my upper lip. I asked how much but then she said they don’t have Revlite for upper lip only but you have to do the whole face. I thought it was very effective so I switched to Revlite na rin for my face. I have blemishes all over my cheeks so I thought it was well worth it.
Also Revlite session is more matagal than diode. I’d like to think it’s more thorough kasi mas marami ang area covered ng laser unlike in diode one click here, one click there parang maraming area ang na-skip.
2nd Revlite Session
You know what, when they told me Revlite was more stronger than diode they were not kidding. Because as if by miracle after my first session for Revlite my underarm hair refused to grow.
I had my second session for Revlite last Friday and even before the second session I counted the hairs and it’s less than 5! I could have stopped going or have it rescheduled to a later date because there are no hair yet but I dutifully went to my next appointment. I wanted to experience the full benefit of Revlite so why stop now when I’m already seeing results.
If during my first session of Revlite they only panned the area once, this time Yza increased the settings and hovered the laser for the second time at specific areas that need lightening. I immediately felt the intensity and the heat. Whew! Note that you can smell your hair burning and it is normal so don’t panic. If your skin is really sensitive you can take a pain reliever just before going through with your session. After they put cold compress on my underarm which helped ease the sting.
Final thoughts on Hair Removal
It’s been a week since my 2nd Revlite session and I’m happy and satisfied because there’s still no hair growing. Should I have gone straight to using Revlite instead of Diode? I think no because they said at Skinhouse that Revlite is only effective one you have already thin hair. If your hair is coarse and thick Diode is still the way to go first.
I know it’s expensive guys but I think it’s really worth it. I don’t have to shave anymore and worry about hair growing. Just remember to not use the usual deodorant that we use. I now use Milcu which is a powder form of deodorant recommended by Skinhouse. It took a while for me to get used to it but now I use it regularly.
Second, always use sunscreen for the face and moisturiser. One effect of Revlite was my skin became tighter and drier. So I have to use moisturiser to prevent my face from drying it.
I still have a few sessions of Revlite so stay tuned for more updates.
For Part One of my Hair Removal Experience click here.