Laser hair removal is the most effective method of removing unwanted hair. With its help you can get rid of, among others armpit hair Due to the fact that this part of the skin is extremely delicate, the treatment can be slightly more painful than in other places. How many laser hair removal treatments are needed for underarm?
Who can undergo laser hair removal under the arms?
Laser armpit hair removal is a solution for all people who value comfort and who care about smooth armpit skin. It is especially recommended for those who have dark, thick and strong hair. It is a good solution especially when the hair grows back so quickly that other methods, e.g. shaving with a razor, must be repeated very often. Frequent treatments performed on delicate armpit skin can irritate it. Therefore, people with delicate skin, instead of shaving their armpits with a razor, can undergo laser hair removal.
Underarm laser hair removal – preparation for the procedure
At least a month before the first session, do not remove the hair under the armpits with their onions (tweezers, wax, depilator). About 3 weeks before the procedure, you cannot use creams and ointments with retinoids, vitamin C and fruit acids around the armpits. 2 weeks before the procedure you have to stop taking photosensitizing drugs and herbs such as calendula, St. John’s wort. At least 2 weeks before laser hair removal, you should not sunbathe in the sun or in the solarium. One week before the procedure you cannot use peeling or depilatory creams, and for dry skin it is recommended to use moisturizing preparations up to 1 day before the procedure.
Permanent hair removal – after surgery recommendations
A direct symptom of laser removal of underarm hair is skin redness, a natural swelling which usually disappears after a few hours. This is the body’s natural response to the action of the laser beam and is not a cause for concern.
It is recommended that after laser hair removal underarms:
- do not take hot baths for several days,
- do not use the sauna or swimming pool until 4 days after the procedure,
- do not use alcohol-containing preparations for up to 4 days, you can only use non-alcoholic antiperspirant, although it is better to give up all cosmetics,
- do not use exfoliating or peeling treatments for up to 2 weeks,
- do not sunbathe under the arms until week 2.
How many treatments should be done to completely remove hair from the armpits?
For the best results, you should undergo several sessions of laser hair removal with a diode laser (usually from 3 to 6). Recommended breaks between them are from 4 to 6 weeks. For Motus laser treatments, it is usually sufficient to perform 4 treatments.
What effects does laser hair removal give?
Hair destruction is most effective when it is in the growth phase, and because the hair does not grow simultaneously, the treatment should be repeated at least 4-6 times (one treatment will remove about 25-30% of all hair). The best results will be achieved by people who have fair complexion and dark hair, but the laser gives the possibility of removing hair of different color, red as well as light (it will not remove gray hair, because they are completely free of dye).