Underarm Laser Hair Removal

Laser underarm hair removal is becoming increasingly popular. There is a non-invasive solution for getting rid of hair almost completely and painlessly:laser hair removal. This increasingly successful technique is now effective on all phototypes.

Why can underarm hair be a nuisance?

There are many reasons why men and women may wish to have permanent underarm hair removal:

  • Practical reasons: laser hair removal is virtually permanent and is the most economical solution in the long term.
  • Aesthetic reasons: underarm hair removal results in smooth, hairless underarms.
  • Medical reasons: traditional hair removal techniques can cause irritation or ingrown hairs.
  • Hygienic reasons: underarm hair tends to trap perspiration.

The Epilium & Skin Center is equipped with the latest-generation lasers to meet every need. This state-of-the-art technical platform can even remove hair from darker skin tones. Laser hair removal is the most effective solution for removing underarm hair.

What precautions should I take before underarm laser hair removal?

To guarantee the effectiveness and safety of permanent underarm laser hair removal, the doctors at Epilium & Skin recommend certain precautions beforehand:

  • To avoid burning or irritation, UV exposure is not recommended in the two weeks preceding the session.
  • The hair must not be removed (wax, electric epilator, etc.) before a session. If the bulb is torn off, the laser is ineffective.
  • However, the hair must be shaved or trimmed less than two days before the session.
    The skin must be healthy, without lesions or scars.

What about underarm laser hair removal for men?

While laser hair removal is an effective method of reducing unwanted hair growth for both men and women, experience and results can vary significantly between the sexes, particularly in the underarm area.

Men generally have thicker, denser hair than women, which may require more or longer sessions to achieve the desired effectiveness.

Hair texture and color can also influence the effectiveness of laser hair removal, with darker, thicker hair absorbing laser energy more effectively.

How a permanent underarm hair removal session works laser at Centre Epilium?

Before underarm hair removal, an initial consultation with a specialist is essential. It allows the practitioner to get to know your expectations and carefully examine your skin and hair. The doctor then determines which treatment protocol is best suited to your profile.

Laser hair removal is virtually painless, but you can apply a numbing cream an hour beforehand. The session lasts around ten minutes and requires protective eyewear for both patient and laserist. The practitioner regularly sweeps the armpits with a handpiece equipped with a cooling system for optimum comfort. The laser permanently eliminates hair at its base.

Once the session is over, the appearance of slight redness or swelling attests to the effectiveness of the treatment. In just a few hours, these reactions resolve themselves.

What precautions should I take after an underarm laser session?

A few precautions should be taken to ensure long-lasting hair removal results:

  • For 2/3 days, we recommend that you apply a repairing moisturizing treatment to the depilated area:

Laser hair removal in the armpits is a procedure that can slightly irritate the skin, which is why it’s important to apply a moisturizing repair treatment to the depilated area. This treatment will help soothe the skin, speed up the healing process and keep the area moisturized, minimizing the risk of infection and unwanted skin reactions.

  • For 2 to 5 days, we advise against all sources of heat (sauna baths, steam baths):

Following underarm laser hair removal, the skin becomes more sensitive. So it’s crucial to avoid excessive heat sources such as hot baths, saunas or steam rooms. These heat sources can cause further irritation, swelling or even burns on freshly treated skin, delaying the healing process.

  • UV exposure should be avoided for at least two weeks:

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or tanning beds is strongly discouraged after underarm laser hair removal. UV rays can aggravate irritation and cause unwanted pigmentation or burns on treated skin. It is advisable to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) on the treated area if sun exposure is unavoidable, to protect the skin and ensure uncomplicated healing.

What are the results of permanent underarm laser hair removal?

The results of underarm laser hair removal can be seen a few days after the session, as the burnt hair falls out. Generally, the protocol consists of 6 to 10 sessions spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart. By the second session, hair is less dense and darker. By the end of the protocol, laser hair removal had permanently eliminated up to 90% of underarm hair.

Price of underarm laser hair removal at Centre Epilium & Skin

The cost of an underarm laser hair removal session at Epilium varies according to the surface area of skin to be removed. For all permanent underarm hair removal sessions, a precise, costed estimate is given to you at the first consultation.

Zones Price per session incl. VAT
Armpits (women) 50 €
Underarms (men) 60 €

FAQ : Your most frequently asked questions about underarm laser hair removal

Is underarm laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal can cause a stinging or burning sensation, but is generally well tolerated. Applying an anesthetic cream before treatment can help minimize discomfort.

How many sessions are needed to achieve permanent results with underarm laser hair removal?

Lasting results generally require between 6 and 10 sessions, depending on hair density, color and skin type.

How long does an underarm laser hair removal session last?

An underarm laser hair removal session usually lasts around ten minutes.

Is underarm laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal considerably reduces hair growth, but is not always definitive. Maintenance sessions may be necessary to maintain results.

Does underarm laser hair removal require regular maintenance?

Once the desired results have been achieved, maintenance sessions may be necessary, usually once or twice a year, to maintain the absence of unwanted hair.