What Getting Laser Feels like on Under Arms

What Getting Laser Feels like on Under Arms

What Getting Laser Feels like on Under Arms 

Are you tired of regularly shaving or waxing your underarm hair? Who isn't! Whether your skin care routine consists of shaving every day or waxing every few weeks, removing unwanted underarm hair feels like a never-ending process. If you're also tired of constant  You ditched waxing. You also gave up on depilatory creams, What you want is permanent hair removal. That is why you switched to laser hair removal.

It may seem like a huge decision. However, you will not regret it. Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal damages hair follicles, so that they won’t produce new hairs. This can lead to fewer less noticeable hairs for a long period of time. 

Benefits of underarm laser hair removal Unlike shaving or waxing , laser hair removal damages hair follicles so that they won't produce new hairs. This can lead to fewer, less noticeable hairs for a longer period of time.

How Underarm Laser Hair Removal Works

Is Laser hair Removal Worth it? Depending on what your expectations are, laser hair removal might fall on either side of the fence when it comes to whether it's worth it.

First the professional will clean the treatment area and apply a mild anesthetic cream if needed. You will be given protective eyewear for the rest of the Laser hair removal procedure. Next the professional will place a device that contains a beam of light over the armpit area. This light heats up the follicle, causing damage to it, so it won’t produce new hair. The process might be completed in a few minutes. 

Laser hair removal is a relatively simple process, and not nearly as intimidating as it sounds. Laser hair removal uses light energy sent to the individual hair follicles under the skin. This process happens as the hair piment captures the light, which slides through to the follicle, damaging it, thus reducing or preventing future hair growth. However, it is important to remember that each hair has different growth cycle and can be in any of the three stages during a session.

Laser hair removal works only on hair that is in the anagen stage of the growth cycle. It is indeed the only time when the hair is attached to the follicle. Only 20% off all your hair will be in that stage at any point in time. Thus, the laser will not damage all the follicle and hair will continue to grow there. This explains why you will need several sessions: to ensure the laser reaches the follicle it did not damage the previous sessions. Even then, the hair may eventually grow back as the hair follicle needs to be destroyed to actually prevent any regrowth.

Laser hair removal is only effective when the hair is in the growth stage, so multiple treatment sessions are required. Not Everyone Is an Ideal Candidate Those with dark hair and light skin are ideal candidates for underarm laser hair removal treatments. The laser can focus its light on the pigment within the hair and does not have pigment within the skin competing for it. For those with darker skin, there are laser treatments that can be used successfully.

How long does the Armpit laser last? 

On average laser hair removal treatments last between four and six weeks. So that the laser hair removal can catch any hair that was dominant in a previous session. If you schedule your treatment too far apart you miss completely missing entire cycles of hair growth and never catching certain hairs. 


Does getting underarm laser hair removal hurt?

The underarm laser hair removal treatments process begins in a comfortable reclining position with your arm raised above your head, while you might not feel the heat, you might feel like your skin is being snapped with a rubber band. You might also experience mild discomfort after the procedure, such as redness and irritation similar to a sunburn. 

Laser Hair Removal only targets follicles that are in the growth stage. When hair is in the transition or resting phase, the laser cannot reach the root to damage the follicle. The Treatment Process Isn't Painful There is minimal pain during underarm laser hair removal. The most common comparison we hear is that laser feels like getting a rubber band lightly snapped against the skin. 

Applying an ice pack is usually all that's required to dull minor pain. Aside from the destruction of the hair, some people may experience a  temporary change in skin pigmentation.  Skin color may darken or lighten, but for most people, this returns to normal after a few days. In rare cases, some people experience more severe reactions, such as scarring, blistering, and changing of the skin's texture.


Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that involves a laser and showering the skin in light energy. The treatment although safe can have side effects and risks, like any other treatment. Waxing also does have side effects.And so does shaving. The thing with laser hair removal is that most of those risks and side effects can be avoided if patients follow their certified technician’s advice. Thus, here are seven things you must avoid after laser hair removal to keep those risks at a minimum.

Avoid touching the skin under your arms. Do not wash with water that is too hot or too cold. Tylenol is recommended to manage post-treatment discomfort. Restorative gel, cold towels, ice packs, or aloe vera can alleviate discomfort due to heat. Avoid additional laser treatments or chemical procedures for at least two weeks. In between treatments, exfoliate so that your skin is in its best condition in preparation for the next procedure. This will make the process more effective, and it will also help to prevent ingrown hairs. Before you leave your first session, make sure you discuss an aftercare plan with your laser technician.

Avoiding sunlight and UV rays is no secret to anybody. Whether before or after your laser hair removal sessionstaying out of the sun is one of top things to avoid doing after laser hair removal. The treatment will leave your skin very sensitive and therefore more vulnerable to external aggressors. For up to 48 hours after treatment, wear loose cotton clothing and avoid swimming pools, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, and physical exercise.


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