Benefits of Underarm Hair Removal

If you shave your underarm hair, you’re not alone: the majority of women and some men also remove their underarm hair. While shaving is the most common method for underarm hair removal, it’s also not the most effective method.

However, shaving your underarm hair can become tedious because of how often it needs to be done. Laser hair removal is a more permanent solution to removing your underarm hair. Learn more from Laser Bar and Spa about the benefits of laser underarm hair removal.

It reduces body odor

We’re not saying that when you have laser underarm hair removal that you can permanently ditch the deodorant. But it is a fact that removing your underarm hair stops a lot of odor at the source. It even helps soaps to absorb better through the skin when your underarm hair is removed.

Underarm hair is biologically intended to protect the sensitive skin in your armpits. However, these days, that protection is generally unnecessary. The hair under your arms traps the scent of your body odor in it, which can give you more body odor. Especially in crowded spaces or warm temperatures, this odor can linger. Removing your underarm hair will dramatically cut down on the amount of body odor that gets trapped in your armpits.

You’ll actually sweat less

Another factor that contributes to reduced body odor is that removing your underarm hair makes you sweat less. Unless you have a condition called hyperhidrosis, which makes your entire body sweat excessively, you should experience less sweating as well. 

Body hair traps sweat under your armpits, which makes it more likely that it will lead to staining. Removing your body hair eliminates this problem. This means you won’t have to deal with any more stained shirts at the armpits, either. Both men and women benefit from less body odor and less armpit sweat, by the way.

You’ll have more confidence

It’s a fact that even though underarm hair is natural, most people find it unattractive. Shaving it leaves you with stubble that can leave you feeling less than confident, though. Having laser hair removal means that you can hail a cab while wearing a sleeveless top without having any thoughts of embarrassment. 

You don’t have to worry about ingrown hairs

Shaving is a cheap and easy solution to dealing with underarm hair removal, but it’s not without its drawbacks. For one thing, it has to be frequently maintained, which can be a real hassle. For another thing, it also presents the risk of causing ingrown hairs.

Ingrown hairs are painful and can become red and swollen. Even more serious, sometimes ingrown hairs can become infected. Laser hair removal saves you the time of having to shave as well as prevents the risk of ingrown hairs.

What to expect from laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is easy and relatively painless. You’ll need to shave with a new razor before your first treatment. 

The laser we use is called Cynosure® Elite+, which effectively destroys hair at the roots. While it begins working with the first treatment, most people need 6-10 treatments (depending on your individual hair growth) to fully eliminate their underarms hair.

If you would like to get started with experiencing the benefits of laser hair removal, contact our Herald Square, Midtown West, New York City office today or request an appointment online.

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