Shaving, waxing, or threading is a hassle, painful, and requires constant maintenance. A solution to treating underarm hair is laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal of underarm hair yields long-term hair reduction. Therefore, reducing the need to shave, wax, or thread. At V&P Laser Hair Removal & Skin Care, e utilize GentleMax Pro Plus laser so we can safely treat all skin types and hair textures. Our licensed laser technicians will customize a laser hair removal program that provides you with the safest, most effective results possible.
Laser hair removal is a non-surgical procedure in which a special low-energy laser is used to remove unwanted hair on the body including face, back, neck, legs, bikini line, chest, and underarms. Unlike other forms of hair removal such as shaving, waxing, or plucking which only temporarily remove the hairs, laser hair removal targets the hair follicle itself for a more permanent result.
BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL FOR UNDERARMS
Permanent Procedure: Laser hair removal produces permanent results, saving you from a lifetime of waxing and shaving the underarms.
Comfortable & Gentle: Laser hair removal doesn’t cause any pain, discomfort, nicks, cuts, razor burns, or other side effects.
Lunchtime Procedure: Laser hair removal for the underarms usually concludes within 10 minutes, so you can easily fit it into a busy schedule.
Go Sleeveless: You can go sleeveless whenever you want without worrying about your underarm hair.
Cost-Effective: Estimates suggest that people spend around $23,000 on waxing over a lifetime. With laser hair removal, you can achieve permanently hair-free underarms at a fraction of that figure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Treatments take place in your practitioner’s office. Your practitioner will use a small handpiece to deliver an intense but gentle burst of energy onto targeted areas of the skin to remove unwanted hair.
Yes! Many laser hair removal treatments don’t cater to all skin types, but there’s a Gentle Hair Removal treatment that’s right for you, no matter what your skin tone. Check out the infographic below to learn what your skin type is, and talk to your practitioner about which Gentle treatment is right for you.
A treatment can take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the treatment area and the condition being treated. Both legs can often be treated in as few as 15 minutes, as can an average-sized man’s back.
Some patients may feel slight discomfort, which has been compared to snapping a rubber band against the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by our patented Dynamic Cooling Device™. Be sure and talk this over with your practitioner.
Multiple treatments are required to achieve the full hair removal effect. The hairs on your body are not always at the same stage, so you’ll need to undergo a few treatments, an average of six to eight weeks apart, to catch them all in the growth stage.
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. Consult your insurance carrier for conclusive information.
For about six weeks prior to treatment, you should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing. On the day of your treatment, skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed of any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products. Apply sunblock (SPF 30 or above) before your treatment.
Do not expose the treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, a prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for additional comfort after your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve in a few hours.
After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.
Permanent side effects are rare and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (laser bruise) in the treated area—these usually do not last more than a few days. Your practitioner will have more information about potential side effects.