Although underarm hair is common it can be easily treated. This is not something to be embarrassed about, but it can be viewed as an undesirable characteristic for women in today’s society. There are various methods to remove hair from your underarms. These include:
- Waxing; although this can lead to ingrown hair and red skin rashes that burn.
- Shaving; although this can also cause rashes and bumps as well as dry, itchy skin.
- Hair removal creams; although these tend not to achieve the same level of success.
- Laser hair removal; a faster, more convenient method but one that can be relatively expensive.
Another method for removing hair from your underarms is IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) which we are going to discuss in more detail below.
What is IPL?
IPL is a method whereby pulsed light is used to selectively target hair follicles below your underarms. The light is converted to heat that destroys the hair and disables the cells responsible for new hair growth. You can receive the treatment at a private clinic or there are less costly home treatment kits. IPL can also be used to remove hair from other body areas including the face, chin and neck, legs and bikini line, arms, shoulders and back.
IPL underarm hair removal
If you buy an IPL home hair removal kit you will need to apply a small hand held device to your skin, which will release flashes of light to target the hair follicles. A cooling gel or spray may also be applied. The procedure does not cause any pain.
What are the benefits?
- Selectively targets hair follicles
- Fast treatment process
- Long-lasting results
- Painless procedure
For best results
In order to achieve the most effective results when using IPL treatment to remove hair from your underarms, you must follow the specific instructions provided with the home kit that you buy. This will include information on how to property use the kit, how many weeks to wait between each session, and other important safety tips. By not following these instructions you can cause skin damage.