Asked if there is one area of the body from which hair has to be removed, women would concur unanimously: “the armpits“.
We have been trying to eradicate this hair for decades. Laser hair removal, waxing, razors, depilatory creams… Although razors are still the first choice for 71% of our compatriots, no woman likes the redness and ingrown hairs that ensue. And then there is the frequency of shaving!
According to one study, 7% of women have already decided to do away with this chore. How? With laser hair removal.
This method guarantees long-lasting hair removal at long last.
Say goodbye to the constraints of these old hair removal systems. Don’t be afraid anymore to lift your arms without first asking yourself whether your armpits are presentable.
Please allow us to introduce you to underarm laser hair removal at our Epilia centres. High-end hair removal at a competitive price.
Advantages of underarm laser hair removal
Laser hair removal: a safe technique
What to make of this hair removal method?
With laser, you can say goodbye to razor burn, subcutaneous regrowth or the pain of wax strips. The Alexandrite laser beam by Candela (the world’s leading aesthetic laser) attacks the hair without damaging the surrounding tissues.
Choosing Epilia means first and foremost opting for THE laser hair removal specialist. So you can rest assured you will find qualified laser therapists in each of our centres.
Underarm hair removal: saving time and money
The answer is yes. When you choose laser hair removal via one of our Epilia centres, you can save a considerable amount of time: 30 times more than with waxing, according to the Skincare blog.
Perhaps you are wondering about the cost of such a treatment?
We endeavour for competitive costs for you, by offering a fair price.
Ultimately, you save over 85% compared with waxing (source: Skincare blog). And over 50% compared with shaving.
Do you know how much you are spending on your hair removal? Read our article to find out how much you spend on hair removal over the course of your life.
Prerequisites for successful laser hair removal
Assess your hairiness
As you know, every person is unique. Even more so in our eyes. The same applies to our lasers.
That is why we have the best laser on the market in each of our Epilia centres: the Alexandrite by Candela, the world leader in the design of lasers for aesthetic purposes. With a light beam at a wavelength of 755 nm, it gives optimal results on fair and intermediate skins.
Rest assured the laser therapist will check during your first appointment that our laser is right for you.
It is not the colour of your hair that determines whether a laser treatment is feasible. Your laser therapist will focus more on the colour of your armpit hair. That is why you should not shave before your first consultation.
For laser hair removal to be effective, your hair must contain a minimum amount of melanin (i.e. colour). White, grey, very blond or some red hairs do not contain any and the laser therefore has no impact on such hair.
Your underarms cannot be treated with laser if:
- They are tanned, albeit slightly
- You are expecting a happy event
We ask you to avoid any exposure to the sun of the area to be treated throughout the treatment.
You can, of course, decide to take a break for a certain period of time without fear of losing the results you have already achieved from your laser hair removal.
We will tell you when to stop shaving or waxing during your first consultation.
Stages of an underarm laser hair removal session
A free, mandatory preliminary consultation without any obligation takes place in each of our Epilia centres.
A laser therapist welcomes you for this first appointment. During this appointment, she will explain everything you need to know about laser hair removal. You can take advantage of the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
During this consultation she will also determine the feasibility of the treatment according to your skin type and underarm hairiness.
The laser therapist will explain the procedure for each session and give you a quote. You will therefore know the price of each of your sessions.
Furthermore, you pay only after each session. And only for that session. You won’t be asked to pay an advance. So you can manage your budget over the duration of the treatment.
Laser hair removal session
We like to pamper you. So we will welcome you to a cosy and comfortable treatment room irrespective of the Epilia centre you choose.
We simply ask you to lie down and hold your arm up during the laser treatment. Rest assured, this will only take a few minutes.
You may feel something akin to a slight flick of a rubber band on the skin, but this pain is completely bearable.
We use a cooling technique from Zimmer to reduce the tingling sensation as much as possible and thus make sur that your laser hair removal is as pleasant as possible. The cold acts as a local anaesthetic.
Post-hair removal care
You will already notice the results of laser hair removal: smooth, soft skin, after your first session.
Any redness which might appear during the treatment will go away on its own.
- Do not apply deodorant for 24 hours.
- We recommend that you apply a moisturising cream morning and evening for 3 days following your laser session.
- Do not go swimming in a pool or in the sea and do not take a hot shower or bath for 48 hours after your session.
The slight tingling experienced during the sessions will stop immediately when the laser stops.
You should follow a few recommendations between two laser hair removal sessions:
- Avoid the sun and UV rays on your underarms
- And say goodbye to the razor
Is one session enough?
No! Laser hair removal entails a long-term treatment.
Why is that?
Your hair grows according to a very precise cycle. It comprises three phases. The laser hair removal system takes out follicles only during the active growth phase. This is known as the anagen phase.
Your hair is then at rest during the second or catagen phase. So the laser beam cannot reach them.
Finally, the third or telogen phase is the end of your hair’s life. It is naturally ejected by its bulb, but it is not destroyed.
Your armpits (and all other areas of the body) need several sessions so that the Alexandrite laser can attack all the follicles in the growth phase.
That is why you need to wait a certain amount of time between each session. This is the time it takes for your hair to go from one phase to another.
The number of sessions required varies from one person to another. It all depends on several factors, including physiology and the expectations of each person.
This method of underarm laser hair removal remains the most effective and lasting aesthetic solution. It can be used for all areas of the body: from the arms to the bikini line, the legs and face.
Make an appointment at one of our Epilia laser hair removal centres.