Save yourself from the recurring cost and wastage of time while removing underarm hair. From a simple waxing routine at a salon to availing a laser hair removal service at a state-of-the-art clinic, you have several options for underarm hair removal. However, there is a reason why lasers are the most preferred solution for both men and women.
Underarm hair is often seen as unhygienic as it can trap sweat, leading to bad body odor. While the causes of underarm hair growth may be beyond one’s control, there are options to remove it. Traditional methods like shaving or waxing can provide temporary relief, but they require frequent maintenance as the hair will eventually grow back. This is an issue that affects not just women but men as well, leaving them with limited options that require a lot of time and effort.
How Are Lasers Used For Upper Lip and Chin Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal uses a laser beam to target the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle. The laser emits concentrated light energy which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. The energy from the laser damages the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth. The most common type of laser used for hair removal is the diode laser, which can effectively target the pigment in the hair follicle of the underarm area.
The treatment usually requires multiple sessions, spaced several weeks apart, as the laser can only affect the hair in the active growth phase. It is important to note that laser hair removal is not permanent and may require touch-up treatments over time to maintain results.
Before the procedure, the practitioner will usually assess the skin type, hair color, and location to determine the appropriate laser settings. A cooling gel or cream is applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort during the procedure. It is also important to avoid sun exposure and hair removal methods such as waxing or plucking for several weeks before and after the treatment to ensure optimal results.
Benefits of Underarm Laser Hair Removal
Precision: Lasers can target specific areas of the underarm, making it possible to remove hair without affecting surrounding skin.
Permanence: The laser treatment can damage the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth. Although it’s not a permanent solution, it can significantly reduce hair growth over time.
Speed: The laser can treat a large area of skin quickly, making it a more efficient option than traditional hair removal methods such as tweezing or waxing.
Convenience: Laser hair removal eliminates the need for regular hair removal maintenance, saving time and effort.
Reduced Irritation: Unlike traditional hair removal methods, laser hair removal does not involve direct contact with the skin, reducing the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs.
Minimal Discomfort: A cooling gel or cream is applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort during the procedure, making it a relatively painless experience.
Cost-effective: Although the initial cost of laser hair removal may be higher than traditional hair removal methods, it can be a cost-effective option in the long run as it can reduce or eliminate the need for regular hair removal maintenance.
Customizable: Laser hair removal treatment can be tailored to individual needs, such as skin type, hair color, and thickness.
Safe for all skin types: The laser can be adjusted to suit different skin tones, making it safe for all skin types.
Long-lasting results: Laser hair removal can provide long-lasting results, reducing or eliminating the need for regular hair removal maintenance.
Improved Hygiene: By removing underarm hair, it can help to reduce odor and sweat, improving overall hygiene.
The duration and number of sessions required for laser hair removal can vary depending on a range of factors, including the size of the treatment area, the thickness and color of the hair, and the individual’s hair growth cycle. Usually, multiple treatment sessions are needed for effective results. The number of sessions can vary from 3 to 8 or more, it depends on the person and the specific area being treated. Each session is typically spaced out by several weeks to allow for the hair growth cycle to progress.
The length of each treatment session also varies, depending on the size of the treatment area. For example, smaller areas such as the upper lip may take a few minutes, while larger areas like the back or legs may take up to an hour or more.
It is important to understand that laser hair removal is not a one-time treatment, and some hair may grow back over time. To maintain the results, maintenance treatments may be required.
Factors that may affect the effectiveness of laser hair removal
Several factors can affect the effectiveness of laser hair removal, including:
Hair type: Laser hair removal is most effective on dark, coarse hairs. It may not be as effective on fine, blonde, or gray hairs.
Skin type: Laser hair removal is generally most effective on people with fair skin and dark hair. It may not be as effective on people with dark skin, as the laser energy may be absorbed by the pigment in the skin rather than the hair.
Hair growth cycle: Laser hair removal is most effective on hairs that are in the active growth phase. It may be less effective on hairs that are in the resting phase.
Location of the hair: Laser hair removal is generally more effective on hairs located on the face, neck, and underarms, as these areas have a higher concentration of hair follicles. It may be less effective on hairs located on the legs, back, or chest, as these areas have a lower concentration of hair follicles.
The type of laser used: Different types of lasers are used for laser hair removal, and some may be more effective than others depending on the individual’s hair and skin type.
The skill of the practitioner: The effectiveness of laser hair removal can also be affected by the skill and experience of the practitioner performing the procedure.
It’s important to note that laser hair removal is not a permanent hair removal solution and multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired results. It’s also important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your practitioner to ensure the best possible results.
If you are planning to opt for an underarm laser hair removal treatment, it is best to consult your dermatologist and understand the entire treatment procedure thoroughly. It is highly recommended to follow pre and post-care instructions detailed by the dermatologist to get the best results.
- Who performs the procedure?
The laser treatment is performed by highly-skilled and qualified laser technicians using US FDA approved laser equipment. Only cutting edge laser technology is used to ensure that all hair is removed effectively in a short duration and with no discomfort.
- Who is an ideal candidate?
Anyone who wishes to get rid of unwanted underarm hair is a great candidate for laser hair removal. However, individuals under the age of 18, or pregnant and lactating women cannot be treated.
- How long is the average session?
An average session of laser hair removal can vary between 30 minutes to an hour based on the individual case. Thick or coarse underarm hair usually requires more sessions while fine hair requires fewer sessions and shorter session times.
- Is a laser underarm hair removal procedure safe? How effective are the results?
Laser underarm hair removal is the safest procedure to get long-lasting results. The use of USFDA approved equipment with gold-standards in laser technology makes the treatment highly effective, 100% safe and result oriented. It is also considered suitable for Indian skin tones with darker hair and light skin colour. Even people with a sensitive skin type can go for underarm laser hair removal without experiencing any discomfort.
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