Is Your Armpit Hair Contributing to Your Body Odor?

It’s summertime, which means that you’re probably enjoying the usual summer activities such as barbecues, beach days, and walks through Central Park. But that means you’re also sweating more, which can make you feel more conscious of your body odor. 

Whether you’re male or female, nobody wants to smell bad. And, yes, your armpit hair may be contributing to your body odor. At Laser Bar and Spa, we offer some answers about underarm hair and body odor.

What causes body odor?

Odor from any part of your body is caused by bacteria, strictly speaking. The sweat glands, including those under your arms, produce sweat that mixes with bacteria, causing the telltale unpleasant scent of body odor.

Having hair under your arms can make you feel warmer, which can cause more sweat. And just as it takes a long time for the wet hair on your head to dry, your underarm hair makes it take longer for your underarms to feel dry, too. 

Even worse, sweaty underarms can soak into your clothes, making your body odor really linger.

Underarm hair removal

You can shave your underarm hair to get rid of it, but shaving becomes a hassle, especially because you have to keep up with it regularly. Underarm laser hair removal is a more permanent solution. 

Laser hair removal usually takes 6-10 sessions to completely rid you of underarm hair at the follicles. Sometimes the hair starts to grow back, but a quick touch-up session makes it disappear for good.

At Laser Bar and Spa in Herald Square, we’ve chosen a state-of-the-art laser system, the Cynosure® Elite+™ for hair removal. You can feel confident that you are getting the best treatment.

Why laser hair removal is better than shaving

The most obvious benefit of laser hair removal is that it’s one less task to do in the morning. Even though shaving your underarms isn’t too time-consuming, it is a hassle and one that you don’t have to accept.

Another advantage of laser hair removal is that you don’t have to worry about ingrown hairs. Shaving always carries the risk of ingrown hairs, which can be very painful and can even become infected.

And no matter how well you shave your underarms, you always have some underarm stubble, even if you shave every day. It’s hard to feel really confident baring your underarms when you know that they’re stubbly and rough to the touch.

Laser hair removal isn’t just for women

Both men and women are opting for laser hair removal, including under their arms. Armpit hair and body odor are equally unpleasant for men and women.

Getting rid of your underarm hair through laser treatments is a permanent solution to shaving. Men and women alike are discovering the sense of confidence that comes from being completely hairless under their arms.

If you’re ready to get rid of your armpit hair (and the associated body odor) once and for all, call our Manhattan, New York, location today to request an appointment.

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