Underarm laser hair removal is one of the most popular treatments. Comfort and lack of necessity to shave this area every day make that this is one of the most frequently chosen treatments. At our aesthetic medicine centre Fabskin in Warsaw we have modern, fast and intelligent VECTUS Palomar laser.
Palomar VECTUS diode laser
Innovative Palomar VECTUS diode laser is used for hair removal of different areas and in treatment of discolorations. This laser operates faster, it is more effective than other lasers. Safe and permanent hair removal guarantees comfort for years. Thanks to Photon Recycling technology the beam is reflected from the body and reused. That is why it is more economical and environmentally friendly.
Delicate underarms laser hair removal
A lot of women and men devote much time to everyday hygene and underarm hair removal. It has to be admitted that this is an extremely difficult area of hair removal. Thanks to traditional razors it is possible to get rid of unwanted hair quickly and cheaply. However, irritation and scratches occure quite often and hair grows very fast. Underarm laser hair removal is a treatment which guarantees comfort of getting rid of excessive hair for a long period of time. Laser hair removal does not cause irritation and skin damage, that is why it is an excellent solution for hair removal in such areas as underarms.
In order to achieve the best results underarm laser hair removal should be repeated several times. The interval between the treatments should be 4 to 6 weeks. You have to remember that it is much easier to get rid of dark hair because it contains more melanine.
Contraindication for underarm laser hair removal
Underarm laser hair removal is a very common treatment. However, before each laser treatment you should consult your doctor who will inform you about any contraindications such as:
– serious illnesses (cancer),
– albinism, psoriasis,
– virus, bacterial, fungal infections in the area of the treatment, – birthmarks,
– tanned face,
– intake of some photosensitizing medications (antibiotics, steroids, hormons),
– fair, red, grey hair,
Preparation for underarm laser hair removal treatment
At least a month before the first treatment you should not remove hair in the underarm areas with bulbs (tweezer, wax, depilator). 3 weeks before the treatment do not use creams which contain retinoids, Vitamin C and fruit acids. 2 weeks before the treatment stop using photosensitizing medications and herbs such as calendula and St. John’s wort. You should not sunbathe or suntan at least 2 weeks before the treatment. A week before the treatment do not use peels or hair removal creams. If your skin is dry, it is recommended to use moisturizers until a day before the treatment.
A day before underarm laser hair removal treatment
A day before the first laser treatment it is advised to shave the underarm area properly. However, you should do it very carefully in order to avoid irritation. It is important to leave a small fragment unshaven as it will help estimate the colour of your hair.
On the day of the procedure the skin underarms should be clean, do not use and creams, antiperspirants, deodorants or balms.
Within a week after underarm laser hair removal:
– the most common symptoms are: redness and swelling which usually disappears within a few hours,
– for a few days do not have a hot bath,
– it is not recommended to go to a sauna or a swimmingpool upto 4 days after the treatment
– within 4 days after the treatment do not use products that contain alcohol, you may use alcohol free antiperspirants, however, it is better not to use any cosmetics,
– within 2 weeks after the treatment it is not recommended to undergo and exfoliating and peel treatments,
– within 2 weeks after the treatment you must not suntan the underarm areas.
Before each treatment a patient has to consult our medical specialist who will carry out an interview and will answer any questions connected with the treatment.
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