Earlier this month I was invited by Spectrumed to try out one of the most innovative procedures in laser technology called RevLite. The treatment was new to me as I’ve never heard of it prior to Ms. Jenna’s email. I was honestly a bit apprehensive at first so I did a little research on my own. From what I’ve gathered from online sources, RevLite is actually a laser technology used primarily for removing tattoos. So I wondered, if it’s able to remove tattoos, I guess it would work for my acne marks too. I might as well give it a shot since nothing is really working for me anymore.
On the morning of November 9th, I visited the Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines (AIP) in San Juan near Greehills Shopping Center. I was greeted by their friendly receptionist and was briefed about the procedure by their modelesque doctor. I was asked to watch a video overview of the RevLite treatment. It was meant to be a comprehensive overview but it was very detailed.

I arrived a couple of minutes before my scheduled appointment so I had to stay in their cozy lounge while waiting. The place looked very simple yet sophisticated. It’s the kind of clinic I won’t ordinarily go to because the place would intimidate me. Haha! 
Anyway, I was asked to sign a consent form. It’s not the type that states that all the liabilities would be waived just in case something goes wrong. It’s actually just a few reminders, a list of potential side effects and what to expect during the treatment. Like all other laser treatments, slight redness is to be expected. Also, higher SPF is needed for daily use.
So what is RevLite Laser Technology exactly? RevLite is a modern aesthetic laser treatment by Cynosure. It uses multi-purpose wavelengths to offer maximum power and versatility for a broad range of skin types. It utilizes an extreme high-speed shutter to produce nano pulse widths that enables highly effective procedures but with less heat and increased safety. RevLite is a non-ablative laser that uses PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse (PTP) energy for quick full-face treatment options with no downtime and with minimal discomfort.
A lot of big words, right? In layman’s term, RevLite laser targets the collagen-producing layer of the skin to promote better collagen production and increase skin elasticity. It has precise wavelengths of light energy to go deep within the skin’s layers where our usual serums and creams couldn’t reach. As a result, the laser therapy creates a more rejuvenated appearance, smoother skin, even skintone, smaller pores and subtle hair removal. It’s perfect for removing sun and age spots as well.

This RevLite treatment doesn’t come cheap. Each full-face session costs Php 8,000 at Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines (AIP).  I know some, if not most, of you are already dismissing the idea of getting this treatment done. I won’t blame you, like I said, it’s not cheap.  But for me personally, if I have, say a couple of thousands, to spend on a good set of skincare products, why not save a little more and get RevLite done instead of buying high-end products that may or may not deliver? The results are faster and the procedure has proven to be more effective in removing dark spots than any other high-end products I’ve tried so far.

In rough estimate, I’ve probably spent almost Php 20,000 in minor derm treatments and skincare products in the past 4 months with the hopes of minimizing the appearance of my hideously dark pimple marks.. but obviously, my efforts were futile and money wasted. Now here’s something I’m sure that’ll work. It’s pricey, yes, but it works.. you’ll see. ๐Ÿ™‚

Before we get ahead of ourselves, allow me to walk you through the procedure.

Before the procedure, my makeup was removed and my face was thoroughly cleansed. I was asked to wear goggles like that of tanning salons to protect my eyes from the laser. There was no anesthesia to make my feel numb throughout the procedure so I can really feel everything. The doctor’s description as to how the laser would feel like when it touched my skin was indeed very accurate. It was like multiple rubber bands snapping on my skin. It was painful but still tolerable. It smelled as if something was burning which made me worry for a second there but the doctor as well as the nurse reassured me that it was normal. The instrument passed every inch of my face except the eye area and then again on my problem areas.

After doing half of my face, I was handed a mirror to see the immediate difference for myself. It was noticeably lighter than the other half of my face. Apparently, the laser turned my facial hair into somewhat blonde. Our facial hair causes shadows on our face which makes us look darker. So when the facial hair is bleached or removed, you could imagine how this could affect the skin tone, right? After I stared at my reflection in amazement for a few minutes, they started doing the other half.

Let’s see how well RevLite worked for me after my first treatment.

The whole session didn’t take longer than 25 minutes. It was very quick and absolutely no downtime after. There was a bit of redness but my skin looked fine. Heck, I was still able to attend an event right after my RevLite treatment. This kind of treatment would be best for those who are always on the go.

I was told that the full effect of the RevLite laser could be seen after a week or two. For me personally, I saw noticeable difference after a day. The pimple marks really did lighten – something that could take months to accomplish with my usual skincare products. And the blonde hair, I can effortlessly pluck them right off and some fall off on their own. In less than 3 weeks time, the pimple marks are now hardly noticeable, my skin looks brighter and more radiant and yes, my pores are less visible. I was so impressed with RevLite that I’ve been personally telling my friends about it. It’s incredible! Other than the price, there’s no reason not to love RevLite. *wink!
Now I was generously given three (3) Php 500 off vouchers that could be used for facial and non-invasive treatments. I won’t be raffling it off because I hate to see it go to waste when the winners choose not to use it. So instead, if you have plans of visiting Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines (AIP) real soon, let me know and I’ll give you the vouchers. Although I’d probably keep one for myself so I can go back and get another session of RevLite. ๐Ÿ™‚

Visit Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines (AIP) website: www.aip.com.ph