Do your dark underarms prevent you from raising your arms or wearing sleeveless tops in public? Fortunately, it is a problem that can be treated.
WHAT CAUSES THE DARKENING OF UNDERARMS?
Dark armpits are usually a result of an excess amount of pigment produced by your body.
Some of these causes include;
- Acanthosis agricans (AD), a medical condition linked to obesity and diabetes
- Chemical products such as deodorant or antiperspirants
- Lack of exfoliation
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
- Shaving or waxing (which may cause PIH)
- Excess progesterone and estrogen levels
To safely address dark underarms, it is important to see a doctor to avoid using treatments that may cause your armpits to darken even more.
HOW CAN I PERMANENTLY WHITEN MY UNDERARMS?
A careful combination of non-ablative lasers to treat dark pigmentation with no downtime. These lasers can be tailored specially for your skin type to ensure safe and optimal results.
A fractional laser treatment that targets all layers of the skin, one fraction at a time, similar to enhancing images pixel by pixel. This allows us to work on both the epidermal and dermal layer of the skin, effectively clearing the pigmentation.
This is a long-pulsed laser that treats redness.
THE VERITAS DIFFERENCE
At Veritas, we start all skin pigmentation treatments like armpit whitening with a proper medical examination. This is necessary to rule out skin diseases.
Due to the complexity of underarm whitening—deeper layers of pigmentation and poorer healing capability of our skin on the body than on the face–, it is necessary to get treated with proper equipment and an experienced medical professional.
A common mistake most make is to rely on a single pigmentation laser, such as the Q-switch Pico laser. While Pico laser can target pigmentation effectively, it can only do so for pigmentation limited to one layer of skin, resulting in unsatisfactory results and may lead to adverse side effects like hypopigmentation.
To permanently and effectively treat dark underarms, a combination of lasers is required.
Our underarm whitening treatments are specially designed to be:
- Efficient and result-oriented; a combination approach yields faster results in fewer sessions
- Quick (“lunchtime treatment)”; one session takes only about 15-20 minutes
- Safe with no downtime
- Suitable for all skin types and skin tones
- Clinically proven
At Veritas, our combination laser underarm whitening starts from $260 before GST.
To whiten your underarms safely, please only choose a reputable clinic with an experienced doctor. Be careful about using medical creams as they may cause skin irritation and even worsen your pigmentation. We do not recommend using hydroquinone for underarm whitening due to its potential for side effects.
There are several DIY remedies on the Internet that claim to be effective, like baking soda and vinegar. However, these home remedies have not been clinically proven to work. While there is no evidence that you can lighten your underarms naturally, there are ways you can prevent your armpits from darkening.
- Avoiding shaving your armpits
- Using deodorant with natural ingredients
- Exfoliating your underarms regularly to prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells
This depends on the complexity of your condition, but generally patients see improvement after the first session. With regular treatments according to the Doctor’s prescribed plan, you should be able to see notable and long-lasting improvements in 3-6 months. Proper skincare also goes a long way in accelerating results.