Thursday, June 7, 2012

Review: Surgilight Excessive Underarm Sweating Treatment w/ Whitening


So my underarms sweat, right? It can't be helped thanks to the extreme heat here in Manila. If you take public transportation then you know what I mean. I want to have dry underarms even when it's scorching hot outside so I availed this voucher from Ensogo.


I paid 1,500 pesos for 10 sessions of "Excessive sweating treatment with underarm whitening". So each session costs 150 pesos. I was super sold. I only wanted dry underarms and now I get to have it whitened too!

So I went to this Surgilight branch and the first thing I noticed is that the attendants are not very accommodating. They don't smile, I tell you! Then this girl brought me inside a room and asked me to lay down on the bed. She wiped my underarms with a wet sponge, which I'm not sure was clean, and applied a white cream all over. Then she left it on for 30 minutes. I enjoyed that part 'coz the cream felt minty and refreshing, plus I fell asleep amidst the attendants' noise in the "staff room". That's how loud they were, and that's how sleepy I was.

After 30 minutes the girl came back and she removed the white cream with a sponge again. Then she put a non-measured amount of a liquid substance, I'm guessing aluminum chloride, and used some metal roller to kind of rub it in. It was no machine coz she did not plug it and she manually rolled it on. 

Here's a published info about the treatment:

The aesthetic machine used for the dual treatment helps in tightening pores and eliminating chicken skin and at the same time, lessening the sweating and the darkness that comes with it.

What machine was that again?


After the treatment it actually feels really good. My underarms still feel minty from that white cream and it feels dry too. BUT the effect is temporary.

You see my underarms are not excessively sweating, which this treatment is supposed to be for, and yet it did me no good.

Well you really get what you pay for. However it's really misleading 'coz the deal states that 5 sessions of this treatment costs 7,500 pesos without the promo. I finished five sessions of this and decided not to continue.

This is my personal experience and I'm not discouraging anyone from availing the voucher (which I think is ongoing as I am writing this). But I would advise that you get one session or five sessions first, see how you like it and get more as you please.

I hope this post helps. :)



48 comments:

  1. Hi, i just had my 1st session with this today. The attendant told me that i need to buy the deodorant worth 500php because that will help to eliminate excessive sweating. And she said as well that she applied it in my underarm during the session. Did you buy it? And did your underarms whiten? Thanks!

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    1. No, I didn't buy the deodorant. After a few sessions I wasn't really impressed with the results and their service so I didn't. But that's just me. As for the whitening, I also didn't notice any changes.

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    2. I just hope it will take effect on my underarm. Do you have any suggestion where i derma i should go to whiten my underarm? I find your reviews very sincere and reliable. Thanks for replying.

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  2. I dont really post comments anywhere, but thanks for your review, it was very helpful.

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  3. what branch? thanks for your review!

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  4. thanks for your review.

    i had a similar treatment in dermstrata before. something like 2500 for 5 sessions. they put a "vitamin c" solution on my underarm, then used a roller which is a machine cos the attendant plugged it in. then they tried to sell me a bunch of whitening creams and deodorants at 3k for the whole package! which naturally i didnt buy. so all in all, ineffective and just a waste of money.

    so i was really skeptical about this surgilight. and after your review, i dont think i will be purchasing it.

    now im trying waxing (instead of shaving) and calamansi - a more organic approach ;) hope it works!

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    1. I also used to shave before. When I switched to waxing the hairs became thinner! :) Let me know how it goes with the calamansi. :D

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  5. Hi! I also experienced the same "Customer Service" from Surgilight Marilao. Not accommodating staff and some of them speal with commanding tone of voice. As in sabi nya sakinm when I asked about my appointment "On time ha!" Tapos inuuna nila yun mga di naka-voucher..

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  7. Well, their customer service is really stinky. I've had the same experience at their SM NOVALICHES branch. It's for diamond peel naman. The first time na nagpunta ako okay nmn kaso they charged me for a freaking 250 pesos to prick blackheads on my nose. The second time, service sucks! Attendants are... well they just don't know how to handle customers, at nagtuturuan pa kung sino kakausap sa customers which is really unprofessional. Well, how should i put it?? They're bitches.

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  8. For me vouchers really sucks.. I suggest availing it on its reg price will be the real measure of their service.. peace!

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  9. My daughter had a bad experience with a staff at Surgilight Marliao last night. I went there ahead of her and one of the staff offered to do the service on my daughter if she came in at 6:00 pm, so it was agreed. When my daughter came in, she asked for the staff I told her to look for and she told the attendant that I had made the appointment for her. After a few minutes, this unruly attendant, Kaye Ventura, laughingly told another staff that my daughter made an appointment when there's no need for such for a facial. My daughter was irked as she got the impression she was being ridiculed. When I followed at the clinic, I asked this Ms. Ventura what happened and told her I will report the incident to management, she answered me by saying "Sige po. Kung yun po ang concern niyo." without even offering an apology. Nobody would give me the Manager's phone number.

    I am paging Surgilight Management. Please! Your SM Marilao staff urgently need an intensive orientation on customer relations. But I do wish to commend your staff Jovy for being nice and accommodating.

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    1. True, Ms. Divine! Ms. Jovy is the one who did the IPL thing for me and she was very kind and accomodating. Even during on the session itself, she'll tell you stories and ask questions so that the session won't be stiff with silence and awkwardness.

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  10. OMG! Im planning to purchase a IPL sana PHP99 per session sa SM FAIRVIEW, kaso mukang di ata sulit ang ibabayad ko so wag na lang. Ayaw ko rin ng nababastos ako. Er!

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  11. fudge really? i bought 6 vouchers pa naman. gaaaad. magseset pa lang ako ng appointment this coming saturday. Goodluck naman sa akin.

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  13. LOOOL~ So they're like that sa lahat ng branch? Hahah~~

    Sorry na lang kami bumili kami ng ten vouchers. When we called Surgilight Dasma to set up an appointment, they gave us a date 2 weeks after pa.
    When we requested for an earlier reservation kasi mage-expire na yung vouchers namin, tinarayan kami ni ate. "Ba't kasi di nyo ginamit kaagad!" ಠ_ಠ
    Nakipagtalo pa sa sister ko and BINABAAN KAMI NG PHONE! *clap! clap!*

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    1. natry mo naba sis sa dasma surgilight?? magpost kanman.. if magnda ang service nila... tnx

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    2. No. No customer service. They chatter and laugh out to loud for the clients to feel relaxed, and eating at the same time!

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  14. The type of treatment that you described in yopur entry is really expensive. I personally perfectlly understand that problem because I suffered from hyperhydrosis in the past. There seems to be nothing that could cure me. And once upon a time I came across zeromarks - http://zeromarks.me . I attached the paper pad to the inside of my sweater and I was full of doubts at ther same time. My doubts turned out to be totally groundless. I finally got of sweat marks without destroying my favourite clothes. Now I don't need to pack an extra shirt to my workplace anymorte. What a relief!

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  17. Excessive Armpit or Underarm Sweating is common problem, it can cause psychological and emotional distress, that can affect professional as well as personal relationship, which can make you feel embarrassed or ashamed. However, there are various ways to deal with sweat or overcoming excessive armpit sweating problem.

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  18. Surgilight fairview branch staff are also the same. They are not accomodating. The supervisor is very arrogant!

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    1. Ay sis talaga? Naku tatlong vouchers pa nman binili ko sa surgilight sm fairview. For diamond peels nman sana ito e pero nabasa q din sa ibang blogs kailangan mo pa din magbayad ng 400+ para sa facial.. Hays,,, misleading sila.. Nagpapatakam lang sa customers... Napaka impulsive buyer ko kase :(

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  19. SM masinag branch hindi rin maganda. Ang panget ng service.. nag pafacial ako for 420 hindi pulido ang dami ko pa rin whiteheads and parang minadali yung diamond peel.. hay syang lang yung binayad ko definitely di n ko babalik.

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  20. I'm sorry about your experiences but I've been a regular and loyal customer at Surgilight SM Novaliches and went through the same treatment. I purchased the same type of voucher (5 sessions also). On the first session my underarms were evaluated and I had to get a separate underarm peeling treatment to peel off the darkened skin, which took 3 sessions. When the dark skin on my underarms started peeling in the course of two weeks, that was after the whitening treatments were applied. Then of course, you have to purchase the additional lightening cream (1,000 pesos) and the underarm toner-type solution (about 500 pesos) that will keep your underarms light in color. Ever since I had the treatment done, I haven't purchased any commercial deodorant from supermarkets since because there are ingredients in those products that were making my underarm skin dark. My underarms are now light and no longer sweaty. Later on, I had 8 sessions of IPL done with Surgilight as well to lessen the hair growth.

    Yes, you get what you pay for. Beauty comes with a price...and PATIENCE. You can't expect to see results in just a few sessions. I think most of you expected too much for the little money you paid for. Also, there are maintenance products and procedures involved. You can't just undergo a certain treatment thinking it will make your problem go away permanently. You have to do something on your end as well.

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    1. Hi, I am planning to get an IPL with Surgilight.. how was it? Does it really help?

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  21. hi, i suggest you buy DRICLOR for excessive sweating, it's 300+ (small) from any watsons at SM it's super effective u might want to use it only once a week, though it may sting a little and becomes itchy but tolerable. and never ever used it right before or after shaving, it will make your underarm red and ofcourse mas mahapdi. this really helped me.

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  22. Do they have other branches? Would like to try the treatment too!
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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  23. Hay i purchased 2 vouchers pa naman

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  24. i got radio frequency burn on my face and this is done at surgilght robinsons galleria at sana ung cream na binigay skin ay effective.isusumpa ko tlaga sila at hindi ito gumaling.sayang vouch pa naman ako...guys please help me how to heal this radio frequency burn on my face..?
    nasa frot desk pa naman ako nagtratrabaho..

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  25. I had my skin burnt din before from the same branch. I went to Flawless, Megamall and consult a derma. Everyone there is very accommodating. They gave me two creams to put on my face, one coming from a pharma and second is their brand but not too much pricey. My skin is healed now. Btw, the derma did not charge me with the multiple consultation visits that I made. Only for the one time cream that I bought from their clinic. So the last time I went there I brought some mini cakes for all the staff to enjoy and they are all ear smiley.

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  26. I also had bad experience at surgilight but in Robinson's galleria. The staff are very unprofessional even their manager. I bought 5 vouchers pa nman so I just ended up not using the remaining four.

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  27. I also had bad experience at surgilight but in Robinson's galleria. The staff are very unprofessional even their manager. I bought 5 vouchers pa nman so I just ended up not using the remaining four.

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  28. Omg. I was about to purchase this voucher. Good thing i havent paid it yet. thanks to your review. Might as well look for bettee derma. Can anyone recommend a good one? TIA :)

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  29. Aww kakabili ko lang din ng voucher kanina! Buti nalang di pa bayad. Thanks for the review! Wew!

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  31. Aw. Thanks for this review. I was about to purchase na! 😉

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  32. They have very nice clinics :) I had my IPL service done here. I made a review on their IPL service which you can find at http://www.follow-fantasy.com/Services/ipl-underarm-hair-removal-surgilight

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  33. Same experience .. Sana di nalng sila nagpametrodeal kung di lang din nila aayusin ung service nila, so disappointing. I am thinking to go back next week just to get a resback and to scare their ass off.

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  34. Same experience .. Sana di nalng sila nagpametrodeal kung di lang din nila aayusin ung service nila, so disappointing. I am thinking to go back next week just to get a resback and to scare their ass off.

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