Can A Diode Laser Hair Removal Procedure Solve Your Underarm Issues?

Date :07-Aug-2017


Unruly hair growing under armpits is a reason for embarrassment for some women. It can also stop them from wearing their favorite sleeveless dresses and to make the matters worse, sometimes underarm hair removal can leave a dark patch in your armpits, making the problem even worse. There are so many different ways or methods for hair removal, most of which are time-consuming, expensive and painful.

Some women prefer one over the other on different parameters like convenience, pain, itching, effectiveness at removing hair and cost etc. Some may want a permanent solution for unwanted hair; some are happy with temporary methods and do when needed.

Regardless of whether you want to change your hair-removal method, you can try all options. With so many different methods to remove hair, one can be curious about the many ways that are there, let’s find out today different ways to remove unwanted body hair.

Different Underarm Hair Removing Methods:


Shaving is cheap and comes with an unwanted side effect. Sometimes people express that the new hair strands are thicker and denser.

Depilatory Cream:

Depilatory creams work by dissolving the hair. However, they are not very effective when it comes to coarser hair. The chemicals can also give an offensive odor.

Depilatories can cause slight burning if the skin is too sensitive, one should not use it. It doesn’t cost much to get a depilatory cream.


Waxing is the most painful method and involves using hot or cold wax to strip off the hair using a quick swinging action. This method works by applying wax to the skin, which sticks to hairs. The wax is then quickly ripped off.

Waxing can sometimes cause small acne on the skin, as it rips the entire hair root out. This method is the longest lasting as the root takes the time to grow again.

Waxing is very cheap but requires an expert to remove the hair out from tricky body parts.


Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved form of permanent hair removal technique. It works by destroying the root of each hair at the follicle with an electric current.

A usual therapy lasts from 15 to 30 sessions to completely remove the hair.

It does not hurt much, and there is only a stinging sensation. One session lasts for about 30 minutes and the costs are affordable.

Diode Laser:

The laser is a permanent hair removal treatment option and one of the best available today. It involves destroying the roots using Laser light. This is a permanent solution, but sometimes only reduced the amount of hair by making them finer and lighter. It’s best suited for hard to reach places with coarse hair like armpits and also for those with darker hair and lighter skin, though, as the laser detects pigment.

As Laser cannot remove white or blonde hair as effectively as darker skin, it works best with younger people with black hair. A typical 6 to 12 sessions for are required for optimal results.

Although Laser treatment hurts a little, it is a permanent solution and is considered expensive depending on the location and size of the part where hair has to be removed.

Benefits of hair removal treatment with Diode Laser for underarms:

  • No small bumps on the skin that may come after waxing. It prevents chicken skin
  • Prevents ingrown hair
  • It’s virtually painless
  • There is no burning sensation or razor cuts associated with it. No more razor cuts or burns
  • It is a permanent solution
  • Better looking underarms
Authored By Dr Vivekananda Bhat -cosmetic surgeon, Bangalore

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