I had my underarm hair lasered off in college, and it was the most LIBERATING. EXPERIENCE. EVER. It felt good not to worry about shaving or scheduling a wax session before a formal event or beach trip. I also loved not being bothered dark underarms. When waxing, threading, plucking, or shaving are done wrong, they may cause ingrown hair and pigmentation.
Laser hair removal slows down hair growth—it won't prevent it from sprouting. Although it is not permanent, getting it will make your life easier, trust me. If you're interested to know more about it, read on!
What are the different types of laser hair removal?
Although it isn't exactly a laser-powered procedure, IPL is the first kind of underarm hair removal treatment that was offered in the country. It emits light pulses which only targets hair follicles, not the whole area. It's quite painful, too—like a snapping rubber band.
The other two are Diode and GentleMax Pro, and both release laser waves on the whole area. They are also safe for all skin types. Diode laser is considered the gold standard for pale to medium skin tones, but it’s also made safer for darker skin. GentleMax Pro, on the other hand, is fast—it only takes 30 seconds each underarm! It doesn’t require cooling gel since it already releases a coolant spray before each laser pulse.
If you’re set on trying laser hair removal for your underarms, consider these aesthetic clinics:
Skin Station has over 72 branches that offer cutting-edge treatments at affordable prices. Their Diode laser hair removal is one of their most highly sought-after procedure, and at P1,500 per session, we can totally understand why!
Locations: Click here for a full list of Skin Station branches
Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic
Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic provide non-invasive cosmetic procedures that deliver quick, visible, and natural-looking results. They offer both Diode and GentleMax Pro. Talk to their in-house dermatologist so she can recommend the right type of laser hair removal treatment for you.
Locations: 2/F 170 Mayon Street, Quezon City; 2/F 8006 Pioneer Street cor. United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City; Lower Ground W City Center, 7th Avenue cor. 30th Street, BGC, Taguig City
Wink Laser Studio
If you’ve ever considered removing unwanted hair, you’ve probably already heard of Wink Laser Studio. They have various hair removal options like waxing, GentleMax Pro, and Diode. They also specialize in laser facials and brightening treatments.
Locations: Click here for a full list of Wink Laser Studio branches
Flawless Face and Body Clinic
Flawless Face and Body Clinic offers two kinds of hair removal services, Diode and Smart PL, to cater to different budgets. Unlike Diode which emits laser waves, Smart PL Laser Hair Removal uses Fractioned Pulse Light to target hair follicles.
Rates: P2,700/session for Smart PL Laser Hair Removal, P3,800/session for Diode Laser Hair Removal
Locations: Click here for a full list of Flawless branches
Verzosa Aesthetic Clinic
Dr. Kat Verzosa created Verzosa Aesthetic Clinic because she wanted to provide a patient-focused approach to aesthetic care. It prides itself on having only the best treatments for their patients, including GentleMax Pro for underarms, face, arms, back, and other areas.
Location: G/F The Grandia Place, Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City
Kamiseta Skin may look like a boutique hotel, but it provides top-notch aesthetic services through board-certified doctors and trained staff. For laser hair removal, the clinic offers GentleMax Pro. They say this treatment can also help eliminate chicken skin, resurface and rejuvenate the underarm's surface, and treat + correct pigmentation.
Locations: Unit C, G/F W Corporate Center, BGC, Taguig City; 3/F Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City; Lower G/F, Annex Building 2, SM Fairview, Quezon City
The Aivee Clinic
Considered the go-to skin clinic of celebs like Kathryn Bernardo, Nadine Lustre, and Heart Evangelista, The Aivee Clinic is home to the Aivee Laser Hair Removal service. It features a cooling mechanism that helps make the process pain-free!
Rate: Starts at P4,000 + P1,000 consultation fee
Locations: 3/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, Quezon City; 3/F Burgos Park Building, Forbes Town Road, BGC, Taguig City; 2/F Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, BGC, Taguig City; 2/F Commerce Center, Commerce Avenue cor. Filinvest Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa City; 5/F SM Mega Fashion Hall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Belo Medical Group
Any list of beauty services wouldn’t be complete without Belo Medical Group in it! Apart from celeb-approved treatments like Thermage FLX, Emsculpt, and Skin Reboot, the clinic also offers various types of laser hair removal procedures: GentleMax Pro (called "G-Max"), Diode (called "Light Sheer"), Cool Glide Laser, Harmony SHR, and Motif Laser Hair Removal.
Rate: Starts at P5,600 + P600 consultation fee
Locations: Click here for a full list of Belo Medical Group branches
Facial Care Centre
Facial Care Centre has access to the most advanced technology to provide the best skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments. They offer LaserLight Hair Removal, which combines Diode and IN-Motion technology for a pain- and hassle-free experience.
Rate: Starts at P6,000
Locations: Click here for a full list of Facial Care Centre branches
STRIP Ministry of Waxing
Despite having the word “waxing” in their name, STRIP actually offers two types of laser hair removal methods: Powerpac Hair Removal (which uses Advanced Fluorescence Technology) and STRIP ICE (which uses a Diode laser). The two procedures are more or less similar in terms of effectivity, so it is best to consult first to see which one is better for you.
Rates: P6,000 (female) and P10,800 (male) for Powerpac Hair Removal, P6,500 (female) and P11,700 (male) for STRIP ICE
Locations: 4F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City; 2/F Serendra Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City; 5/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
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