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Dark underarms are usually not a sign of anything serious, but we know some people may find them embarrassing, especially during tank top and swimsuit season.
Having dark underarms can make you conscious, but with Underarm Whitening Laser, it can help you to regain your confidence to go sleeveless freely.
Your underarms should be about the same shade as the rest of your skin. The skin around your underarm is delicate and it requires proper care to maintain. Underarm whitening in Singapore typically involves laser treatments or topical treatments to lighten the underarm area. These methods target the dark pigments under your skin to fade and achieve a more even skin tone.
Please be sure to consult a certified practitioner to understand the underlying cause of dark underarms, and to know the suitable ways to treat it.
Underarm pigmentation or the darkening of underarms can be frustrating. It has always affected many patients, especially ladies.
It is when the skin produces too much melanin (pigment), leading to skin discoloration. It can happen in all types of skin tones, more often in darker skin tone.
The reason to why you have dark underarms is because of hyperpigmentation, and this can be caused by factors such as:
Shaving or waxing can cause skin abrasion or irritation, which causes skin to be thicker. This also leead to an increased in melanin production, causing hyperpigmentation and dark underarms.
Inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema that can lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and cause darkening of the skin in the armpits.
Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) is a medical condition characterised by dark and thickened skin. It is common on the neck and around the underarms. AN is associated with obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes.
The condition of underarm darkening can runs in the family, and the darkening may worsen with age too.
Imbalance of hormone such as progesterone and estrogen results in the production of melanin, contributing to the darkening of underarms.
Underarm Whitening Laser Treatment involves Pico Laser which can effectively target skin pigmentation deep within the skin.
Although Pico Laser is commonly known to have good improvement for face pigmentation like melasma and sunspots, in a similar fashion, it also treat underarm hyperpigmentation.
Underarm Whitening Laser generates laser pulse at a specific wavelength on the targeted area.
Dark pigments are broken down into smaller fragments and subsequently cleared away by the body, revealing a brighter and clearer overall skintone.
Topical Underarm Whitening Creams have the ability to reduce or stop the production of melanin. The common ones we provide in our clinics are:
Cyspera® is a biological depigmenting treatment for hyperpigmentation and produces an even and light skin complexion. The active ingredient is cysteamine which is naturally present in human skin cells, it regulates melanin synthesis in the skin.
It has been formulated to work as an effective topical treatment. Cyspera® is non-cytotoxic, non-mutagenic, non-carcinogenic and free of hydroquinone, making it non-photosensitive, and can be applied regardless of the intensity of sun light.
Tri-Luma is a topical cream designed to lighten several types of skin pigmentation. The active ingredients in Tri-Luma includes; 4% hydroquinone to reduce melanin production, 0.05% of tretinoin for skin exfoliation effect, and 0.01% fluocinolone acetonide to reduce inflammation.
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No, Underarm Whitening Laser is not the same as IPL. IPL stands for Intensed Pulsed Light and can be found in many non-medical establishments. IPL utilize a broadband pulsed light to treat skin conditions.
Underarm Whitening Laser treatment in our clinic is using medical grade Pico Laser and it utilize a specific wavelength to treat a pigmentation. Laser systems can only be owned and operated by approved medical clinics in Singapore.
Underarm whitening is considered safe and effective. There are no adverse side effects reported.
Some common side effects associated with underarm whitening you may notice are redness, swelling or mild sensitivity. It is completely normal and should resolve within the day.
Underarm Whitening Laser treatment procedure is comfortable and well tolerated.
During the laser procedure, you may feel a tingling warm sensation. No topical numbing cream is required as it is a painless procedure.
You can start seeing results from as early as 3-5 sessions of laser. For the best clinical outcome, you may require up to 10 sessions of underarm whitening laser.
However, the degree of improvement highly depends on factors such as the depth of the pigment, severity of the condition and skin type. Results from the laser procedure are permanent.
There is no significant downtime associated with the underarm whitening laser treatment.
You may experience some mild redness at the treated area and a mild tingling sensation which will subside within a few hours after the procedure. You can definitely resume back to normal activities after the procedure.
Yes, combining both topical and laser treatments is more effective. Pigmentation tends to occur at various levels of the skin, ranging from epidermal, superficial dermal and deep dermal.
With both treatments, you can recieve the best clinical outcome faster.
The post-treatment care for Underarm Whitening Laser are the following:
To prevent underarm darkening or to maintain the results of their underarm whitening treatment, here are a few ways:
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Novena, Orchard, Somerset, Dhoby Ghaut, Tanjong Pagar, Bedok, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Woodlands, Serangoon, Boon Lay, Jurong East, Yishun and Toh Payoh.
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