Underarm Laser Hair Removal
What Is Underarm Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal doesn’t just remove hair at the surface of the skin, it reaches below the epidermis to destroy hair in the hair follicles. The completeness of this techniques means no more visible hair and also no more “shadow” from hair that lies just beneath the skin. From the very first laser treatment, the need to shave your underarms disappears. Along with that goes the risk of razor burn and bumps, cysts, and ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal is convenient and comfortable. It is ideal for people with a busy or active lifestyle who have no time for downtime and recovery. Most notably, laser hair removal provides long-lasting results.
Benefits of underarm laser hair removal:
- No more shaving
- Minimal side effects
- Quick and easy procedure
- Precise treatment of course hairs
Who Is A Candidate For Underarm Hair Removal?
Men and women who have dark or excessive hair on their underarms may be great candidates for laser hair removal. It is necessary to know what to expect in terms of long-term results (some hair may grow back) and to commit to the recommended series of treatment sessions. Aside from expectations, an active infection may be the only condition that may exclude someone from laser treatment. Fortunately, once the skin condition has resolved, treatment can be performed.
Preparing For A Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Certain medications may increase tenderness in the skin, so discuss prescriptions and even over-the-counter medications you are taking with your provider. The underarm area is usually hidden, but clients are advised to avoid sun exposure and sunless tanning before beginning their laser treatment plan. Also, avoid plucking or waxing the hair before having laser hair removal treatments. We recommend our patients to take precautions before the procedure so they have the best outcome possible.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
Laser hair removal of the underarms typically lasts about five minutes. Before we begin, we provide protective eyewear for added protection.
When laser hair removal begins, the hand piece will slowly pass over the skin. Laser light may cause a stinging, snapping, or warming sensation. Most patients do not describe this as painful. Immediately after treatment, your skin may appear slightly red or inflamed. However, you can expect these sensations to diminish quickly.
Is The Underarm Laser Hair Removal Procedure Painful?
We use the latest laser devices to increase efficiency and patient comfort. Most clients, even those who choose to have laser hair removal in the delicate underarm area, are able to tolerate their treatment just fine. The absorption of laser energy may feel like a rubber-band snapping against the skin.
How Many Sessions Do I Need to Completely Remove the Hair?
Laser hair removal works by disabling the hair follicles. Hair grows in a cycle with several phases. Each hair removal treatment vaporizes existing strands of hair. The hair that is in a resting phase is not in the follicle and will, therefore, need to be treated. The entire cycle of hair growth occurs over several weeks. For this reason, laser hair removal involves 4 to 8 treatments, sometimes more.
Will The Hair Grow Back After Treatment?
Laser hair removal achieves long-lasting results that begin with the very first treatment. However, we do not refer to this protocol as permanent hair removal. Sometimes, a few hairs will grow back years after initial treatment. The degree of hair growth after laser hair removal rarely recurs as it did before treatment; only a small amount of hair grows back. A repeat treatment can be conducted to remove regrowth as needed.
Risks of Laser Hair Removal on The Underarms
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective procedure when performed by trained, licensed professionals. Our facility has been equipped with highly-trained staff and the latest laser devices to support safety, efficacy, and comfort. If laser hair removal is not performed by a trained professional, there is a risk of burns from the laser energy. Side effects are generally mild and temporary, including minor sensitivity that may feel like a sunburn. Applying ice for a few minutes can decrease this sensation, as can over-the-counter pain medication, if necessary.