In childhood, you had what we call “peach fuzz”; as a baby, you had barely-there hair called lanugo.
In puberty, however, everything changed. Those baby hairs became vellus hairs and thicker, stronger, and darker – and you began your battle with hair.
In areas where it is smelly, such as your armpits, body hair has become more than just an aesthetic problem.
Our team of experts at Lotus Laser Skin has seen all the negative effects of unwanted body hair, so we’ve dedicated our practice to helping people like you get rid of it once and for all. In greater Koreatown, Midtown West, and New York, New York, laser hair removal has led to smoother underarms and reduced body odor for our clients.
In this article, we explain how underarm hair removal works.
There are good armspit hairs, bad armspit hairs, and smelly armspit hairs
It’s true that armpit hair may help you find love, although we have a love-hate relationship with it. The underarm hair traps odor-containing pheromones, a chemical naturally produced that encourages sexual attraction, and releases them under your armpits. As you move, armpit hair may also reduce friction.
However, there’s no denying that life is ultimately better without underarm hair. In addition to smooth skin, you can expect to sweat less and, as a result, odor less. Microbes break down sweat, releasing a nasty smell, as the hairs under your arms trap moisture and sweat.
But before you reach for your razor, your tweezers, or your wax strips, remember this: Removing hair with traditional methods leaves you susceptible to irritation, bumps, and ingrown hairs, especially in areas like your underarms.
You can enjoy all of the benefits of laser hair removal without experiencing any side effects.
Here’s what you need to know about laser hair removal
It is best to use laser hair removal to achieve the results you desire. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but laser hair removal actually works.
Unlike short-cutting or briefly removing visible hair, laser hair removal treatments disrupt hair growth deep within the follicle.
Heat energy is emitted from the laser, which destroys visible hair follicles. There may be a snapping sensation on your skin, but no pain should be felt otherwise.
For a few days following treatment, you may experience tenderness, redness, or swelling at the treatment site. Protect your skin from the sun while you heal by keeping it moisturized, clean, and protected.
In order to catch all of your hairs when they are at their most vulnerable, we recommend you have about 6 to 10 treatments. There is usually a six- to ten-week gap between your appointments.
With laser hair removal underarms, you can eliminate one of the most annoying areas of unwanted body hair for good. To find out if you qualify, schedule an appointment with our friendly staff today.