The darkening of the armpits is a situation that causes great discomfort to women, even causing them to stop using certain clothing items that expose this area. This condition afflicts many women and has become one of the main consultations in aesthetic medicine in recent years. Fortunately, laser treatment helps to safely and effectively remove these spots, not only on the armpits, but also on elbows, crotches, and other areas of the body.
Causes of underarm darkening
The underarm skin may darken for different reasons, the most common are the following:
- Temporary hair removal techniques: the use of shaving techniques, depilatory creams and avulsion methods (waxes, tweezers or electric epilators) usually produce erosions, wounds, irritations, inflammations, or infections, which can lead to darkening of the skin and Scars in this area.
- Hyperhidrosis: this term refers to excessive sweating that may be accompanied by a bad smell. This condition generates a compulsive grooming behavior, which leads to exaggerated use of deodorants, antiperspirants and perfumes, which together with the components of sweat can cause skin irritation causing darkening of the affected areas.
- Hormonal disorders: certain diseases such as hyperinsulinism, cortisol imbalances, and obesity, predispose to the appearance of dark spots in areas of friction such as armpits and crotches.
Prevention of underarm darkening
One of the main aspects to consider is the evaluation of the depilatory technique used and thus determine if it causes irritation.
It is also useful to avoid continuous rubbing in this area by using loose clothing and soft fabrics such as cotton. Therapies that reduce excessive sweating and odor, if this is the case, are also recommended to reduce the indiscriminate use of deodorants and perfumes.
If there are any hormonal disorders, it is important to go to a specialized medical consultation as soon as possible.
In addition, you should not forget to exfoliate your armpits daily to remove dead skin cells that can lead to changes in the color of this area.
There are different treatment methods with comparable effectiveness to carry out axillary bleaching, among which the Fotona Laser, calibrated pulsed light, and the CO2 Laser stand out. These therapeutic methods not only help to lighten the skin, but also improve its texture and elasticity. This is because the laser produces a controlled vaporization of the epidermal cells, eliminating skin pigments and promoting cell turnover. In addition, it stimulates the synthesis and activation of collagen and elastin providing a smooth and healthy skin.
In consultoriocardenas we have all the therapeutic options available in the market to remove once and for all those spots on the skin that bother you so much. Our team of professionals will carry out a preliminary evaluation to determine which method is best for you, in this way we offer personalized attention so that our clients are as satisfied as possible. Schedule your appointment right now and get the skin you’ve always wanted.