Underarm Hair Laser Removal

Underarm Hair Laser Removal

By Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC


Underarm hair can be one of the most difficult and irritating types of body hair to deal with. A popular solution to underarm hair is laser removal. If you’re struggling with hair growth in your armpits and need a solution, Burbank Aesthetics Medical Spa can provide relief. We offer the best deal on laser removal in Burbank!

Laser Hair Removal Facts and Costs

Armpit hair can be a significant impediment to your personal hygiene. It requires constant maintenance in order to prevent bacteria from making their home within it. They proliferate easily in the warm, humid environment, which also makes it easy for complications to develop via shaving, waxing, or other depilatory methods. Side effects of these methods, such as ingrown hairs and rashes, can also be aggravated by these unfavorable conditions. Laser treatment is not only good at removing unwanted hair, it can ameliorate many of these problems.

Laser therapy is more effective when you avoid hair removal methods for several weeks before treatment. The laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are removed by waxing or plucking. When you undergo the procedure, the area that will undergo treatment will be trimmed so that the hair is only a few millimeters above the skin’s surface. In most situations, a topical numbing agent is applied to the skin so that the laser light is more comfortable for the patient. Depending on the type of laser, the equipment may be calibrated to best work on your skin tone, hair color, and the location and thickness of the hair undergoing treatment. The average cost of a session is $285, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, but this depends on multiple factors such as number and size of treatment required, the qualifications of the person performing the procedure, and the area of the country the procedure is happening in.

Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal

Laser treatment is an excellent solution for those who encounter side effects from typical hair removal methods. It avoids the risk of ingrown hairs going septic, and is far less likely to lead to irritated or broken skin than waxing or shaving. Once a hair follicle has been targeted by laser therapy, it will often be knocked out for years. However, it does require more preparation and care than shaving to be entirely successful. Sun exposure should be avoided or limited for several weeks before and after treatment, to avoid possible discoloration of the affected area. If exposure is unavoidable, sunscreen must be worn, regardless of skin color. Dark skin is equally susceptible to this change in pigmentation. Potential side effects of the treatment, besides the standard sunburn-like effect in the treated area, include blistering. This is rare but more likely in people with darker skin.

 Where to Go for Laser Hair Removal

Some companies will try to sell you home laser hair removal kits. We strongly recommend against this. It is much healthier for your hair and skin to go to a facility with personnel trained in how to use laser hair removal devices on different skin types, and light and dark hair alike. Burbank Aesthetics Medical Spa is here to help you achieve your beauty goals, whether it’s reducing the amount of underarm hair you have, defoliating your bikini line, or getting rid of pesky upper lip hair. Call us today to make an appointment today. We can begin with a consultation. Go with us for the best laser hair removal in Burbank.

About the author

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC is a Harvard-trained cardiologist and functional practitioner serving the greater Los Angeles community at her holistic health center in Burbank and Valencia, CA. Dr. Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength, and Spirit from the Body’s Core. Dr. Thaik is dedicated to holistic health and beauty and offers a variety of procedures to help patients look and feel their best. She is assisted in the Spa by a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, and office manager who collectively have over 30 years of experience in the aesthetics business. To learn more about Dr. Thaik and her team or the Burbank Aesthetics Medical Spa, or to schedule an appointment, please contact medspa@drcynthia.com or call (818) 900-5630.