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What We Think of Skin Station’s Full Legs Diode
Getting rid of unwanted hair on your legs can be a hassle and time-consuming, especially if it’s not something you’re particularly fond of.
Shaving and waxing are a few of the methods to try, but they are quite painful. For example, the hot, jagged edges of your razor will burn and cause ingrown hairs, leaving you with painful razor bumps. This painful process can take a toll as you may have to deal with redness, swelling, and clogged pores for at least a week.
Apart from the painful waxing and shaving, one of the best hair removal methods I know about is laser treatment. Laser hair removal may actually work better than shaving and waxing combined, as it is able to safely remove all unwanted hair in one session.
What Should You Prepare
If you would like to try Skin Station’s Full Legs Diode, here are some of the things to prepare before your session:
- Once you have decided to remove your hair through laser treatment, you should not pluck or wax it at least one month prior to the treatment.
- Aside from self-tanning products, you should also avoid unnecessary sun exposure on areas to be treated, one month before and after treatment.
- Do not apply Retinol or Retinoic acid-containing creams and lotions.
- Do not use peeling agents or diamond peel one week before your procedure.
My Full Legs Diode Experience
I went to Skin Station’s branch in Quezon City to try out their Full Legs Diode. The staff directed me to a room where the session will be done.
A few minutes after I wore the cover-up and laid down, the laser technician entered the room. They took photos of my legs before starting the procedure. At first, it felt awkward, but the technician assured me that they will use the photos only for reference.
The technician cleaned my legs using a cleanser, sponge, and water. They shaved my unnecessary hair before the cold gel was applied to the area. This part was a bit surprising for me since I did not even shave my legs before coming here.
It was quite painful, especially since this is my first time having hair on my legs shaved. The whole shaving experience was bearable and the attendant was assuring me that this is really the usual process. I have little pain tolerance, so the gel application helped to numb my skin.
After that, the laser was then applied to the skin in motion, selectively heating the melanin in the hair follicle, while keeping the rest of the skin unharmed. After several in-motions, the gel was wiped off, and that concluded one session.
After the diode laser, the laser technician applied the Infladerm, which is their anti-inflammatory cream. They asked me to buy this product since it is recommended to be applied for three days after each session.
Is Skin Station’s Full Legs Diode Worth It?
Definitely yes! I would still go for another try and have my legs lasered. With this, I will definitely continue my sessions since I was amazed by all the hair falling off of my skin.
The hair growth in my legs has considerably decreased even after only one session. My fingertips can easily pluck the thin, growing hairs. Although laser hair removal doesn’t directly whiten the skin, it is believed that decreased hair growth will assist in lightening the skin by decreasing the follicles that sprout and create itching and chicken skin.
After a few weeks, I notice neat-looking legs, which boosted my confidence in wearing skirts more often.
I am not really a fan of removing hair on my legs. Since my leg hair is not that prominent, I am not that concerned about it. However, Skin Station’s Full Legs Diode changed my perspective on having hair-free legs. I noticed an immediate change and the laser diode made my legs whiter.
Performing laser diode on the legs may take a lot of time because of the huge areas to be covered, but it is worth the wait.
Chrizelle is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from De La Salle University. She recently dropped out of law school to pursue her passion for writing. Now, she is a full-time writer hoping to inspire and change lives through her thoughts and her words.