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10 Reasons That Cause You To Have Pigmented Underarms

10 Reasons That Cause You To Have Pigmented Underarms

Well, no one likes to have pigmented underarms… If you have dark underarms and have tried all ways to get a whiter, brighter, and cleaner-looking pits with no results, don’t panic. You might want to try out the Pico Laser treatment, which is known for whitening dark skin areas like underarms! 

What Is Pigmentation?

Pigmentation, on the skin, refers to the distribution of melanin, known as the natural pigment that gives color to our skin, hair, and eyes. It also refers to some areas of the skin appearing darker than the rest.

Dark spots, freckles, melasma, and sun or age spots are common pigmentations that are often seen in daily life, but do you know that dark underarms are also due to pigmentation? If you think your pits are pigmented, Pico Laser is a skin-brightening treatment that can help you. 

Why Pigmented Underarms Occur?

When there is an overproduction of melanin, it leads to pigmentations and causes uneven skin tone on certain areas, including the underarms. There are a few factors to why dark underarms occur and we are going to discuss the 10 causes of pigmented underarms.  

10 Causes Of Pigmented Underarms

Friction: Frequent rubbing and chafing from clothing can leading to darkened skin as it stimulate melanin production, 

Shaving: The constant shaving of underarm hair can irritate the skin, triggering pigmentation issues

Deodorants or Antiperspirants: Certain ingredients in these products can cause skin reactions and lead to underarm pigmentation

Hormonal Changes: Fluctuations in hormone levels, such as during pregnancy, can lead to increased melanin production and darkening of the underarms.

Sun Exposure: Unprotected exposure to UV rays can worsen pigmentation concerns in this sensitive area.

Genetics: Some individuals may be genetically more prone and to develop pigmented underarms

Inflammation: Skin conditions or irritation can lead to inflammation and darkening of the skin

Skin Type: People with darker skin tones are more prone to pigmented underarms due to increased melanin levels in their skin

Excessive Sweating: Overactive sweat glands can cause irritation and darkening.

Certain Medications: Some medications may contribute to changes in skin pigmentation, affecting the underarms.

How Can I Treat Pigmented Underarms?

10 reasons to a pigmented underarms

If you are already experiencing pigmented underarms, don’t lose hope! It’s not too late to save your dark underarms from Pico Laser treatment! 

A laser treatment known to deliver ultra-short pulses of energy in picoseconds, it smoothly targets melanin and breaks it down into smaller particles without damaging the surrounding areas because of its precise targeting. This lightens the pigments under the arms and makes the skin tone even with visibility results after a few sessions of Pico Laser treatment.

Where Can I Get Pigmented Underarms Treated At?

Always keep in mind to choose a reputable clinic that is medically certified to perform the Pico Laser treatment for patients. At V Medical Aesthetics, we have over 32 MOH-Certified doctors to perform the treatment and achieve a whiter pits.

Get Whiter Underarms With Pico Laser

With Pico Laser performed by our certified doctors, you can feel rest assured that your underarms will get lighter after a few sessions and boost your confidence!


Schedule a consultation today and start your journey today.

This blog post was medically reviewed by Dr. Ian Tan