Regrowth under the armpits is quite slow, so sessions are spaced 8 to 10 weeks apart. Generally, 6 to 8 sessions of underarm hair removal are necessary to obtain optimal results. Each session lasts about 10 minutes.
Before an armpit hair removal, a first consultation with a specialist doctor is necessary and allows him/her to know your history, but also your expectations regarding this procedure. It is also an opportunity for him or her to examine your skin and hair to determine the number of sessions and the intensity of the laser during your hair removal.
On the day of your first session, the practitioner will check your skin and the shaving of your armpits. If they are not shaved properly, he may have to do it himself. To avoid feeling pain during the session, he will first apply an anaesthetic cream to your armpits.
Then, he gives you protective glasses that you must wear during the session. He then sets the laser parameters and, to control the intensity, he tests a small part of your body. When you feel a pain similar to a needle prick, the laser is correctly adjusted.
It then scans the area with a handpiece that will emit pulses of light. The doctor will pay attention to the possible presence of down on the inside of the arm.
The skin in this area of the body is very thin. You may experience redness in the hours following the session. After the session, the doctor will apply a cream (Biaphine or Cicalfate) to avoid any irritation. It is advisable to avoid wearing deodorant directly after the session as the skin may be sensitive for a few hours.