Growing up, I used to think having truly even, white underarms was an impossible dream.
They seemed to be a myth made up by the bigwigs of media who created all these unattainable beauty standards for women. Every time I spotted a picture of a celebrity with smooth underarms, I would stare with envy. My friends always told me it was just a trick of Photoshop and alterations. But I continued to look for ways to attain that picture-perfect state myself. I tried all the advertised whitening products imaginable—creams, lotions, even deodorants—but none of them made my pits as white and smooth as promised. I started to think that maybe my friends were right.
Until I started looking at remedies beyond the ones sold commercially (i.e. home treatments). Once I began looking into peels and lasers done by professionals, I knew the dream of smooth and white underarms was actually attainable. Want them for yourself? Here’s a quick roundup of all the treatments you can try.
Since Diode laser permanently inhibits hair growth, it also cancels out the need to shave and pluck underarm stubble, which can trigger irritation and skin darkening. This total package ends with the application of a special in-house whitening cream containing collagen, nano-glutathione, alpha arbutin, and licorice, leaving your skin soft and smooth.
811 Centuria Medical Makati
Century City, Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St.
Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
(0906) 084 9000
Encrusted with fine diamond crystals, the PristineLite™ gently sloughs off dead skin cells that typically cause dark patches and rough texture (or what we call “chicken skin”). You’ll have your smoothest underarms ever in just 30 minutes! With continued sessions, you’ll be rewarded with bright, beautiful skin you’ll want to show off.
HairX Hair Removal
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
2/F Eight Forbes Town Road
Forbes Town Center, BGC, Taguig
(02) 403 6346
(0977) 855 5793
S Maison, Pasay
2/F S Maison, Marina Way
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
(02) 772 4587 (0915) 774 3139
Performed by a dermatologist, the Revlite laser will penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin to break down pigmentation and even out your skin tone, resulting in spotless underarms. With absolutely no downtime, you can bounce back to your daily activities without a worry.
Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines
15 Eisenhower St.
Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 725 0808
(0917) 720 0808
Unveil the brighter, natural skin underneath your underarm darkness with this 3-in-1 bundle. With gentle cleansing, diamond peel exfoliation, and a whitening mask to top it off, you’ll be closer to picture-perfect pits in half an hour!
GLOW by Excelsior
3rd Level Wellness Zone, Robinsons Galleria
Ortigas Center, Quezon City
(02) 359 8608
(0917) 850 5858
(0925) SWEDISH (7933474)
This Deal Grocer exclusive is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin that doesn’t agree with home remedies. It uses a Skin Tech Easy Phytic Peel to ward away unwanted shadows while softening texture like chicken skin. The peel is followed by an application of Skin Tech Blending Bleaching Cream to stop pigment formation. This will help maintain your underarms’ smooth and fair state.
Island Plaza Salcedo Bldg., 105 LP Leviste Street
Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 831 2061
(0920) 920 9739
This hardworking skin lightening procedure consists of a lymphatic massage, galvanic toning, and a gentle scrub to cleanse, exfoliate, and lighten pigmented pits. Before a specially formulated whitening cream is applied, a thin amount of the potent AHA peel will be brushed onto your skin to help lift the dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, fresher complexion.
3/F B3 Bonifacio High Street
9th Avenue cor. Lane P
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 856 7451
(02) 215 8080
(0917) 890 6800
(0933) 863 7595
For a natural, hypoallergenic, and paraben-free alternative, choose this 30-minute treatment. Divided into 5 steps, it uses the most effective whitening treatment on the market mixed fresh each session to increase its potency.
Nisce Skin Medispa
5/L Bldg. A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong
(02) 683 0243
It may seem unconventional but to wash away darkness, your underarms may just need a pressure wash. It uses a triple-nozzle device to blast your skin with oxygen, saline water, and a special arbutin serum, which will deeply exfoliate the area while removing dry and dead skin that causes darkening.
Evolve Aesthetic and Slimming Center
Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City
74 Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City
(02) 285 3614
(0917) 822 5215
(0920) 954 5857
West Avenue, Quezon City
156D West Avenue, Quezon City
(02) 949 2613
(0966) 2708 720
(0929) 733 3713
Who said clay masks are only for your face? This 45-minute session uses a special clay mask-type peel, formulated in-house to visibly whiten skin after just one session. You may notice some peeling for 3 to 5 days after, but this will leave you with softer, smoother, and lighter underarms.
5/F South Insula Condominium
61 Timog Avenue, Quezon City
(02) 332 7546
(0918) 878 3584
If you’re in for the speediest lightening treatment, this laser will only take 10 to 20 minutes to brighten your pits! It uses a 1064nm laser, which passes over the underarms to deliver 800-1000 shots for your complexion transformation. Don’t worry, the treatment is painless: you’ll only feel a warm sensation as the laser works its magic.
CocktailsMD Wellness Lounge
2/F Wellness Lane, Festival Mall
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(0917) 907 2112
Shop more skin and body treatments only on Deal Grocer’s Beauty Section!
This article was last edited on April 11, 2019 by the DG Traveler team.
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