The goal of underarm whitening treatment in Dubai is to lighten the skin tone of the underarms, which may have become darker due to various reasons. This treatment aims to enable you to wear any type of summer suit, swimsuit, or dress without worrying that someone might notice your dark armpits.
What is Dark Underarm?
Dark underarms, medically known as hyperpigmentation of the underarms, are a skin condition in which the underarms appear to be darker than the rest of the skin. There are several factors that can darken the underarms.
Causes of Dark Underarms
To date, there is no one specific reason that medical scientists have concluded as the sole cause of dark underarms. However, conclusive studies and research conducted over the years have given us an idea about the possible causes of dark underarms.
- Genetical problems
- Hormonal imbalances
- Reaction to deodorant after its constant use
- The hyperpigmentation that increases melanin in the skin
- Irritation due to shaving or using low-quality blad.
- Applying prohibited products to underarms.
- Diabetes can also darken your armpits
- Sometimes, smoking can also increase hyperpigmentation which leaves your underarms dark.
What are the treatments available for dark underarms?
As a whole, there are two ways to whiten your dark underarms:
- Medical Treatments
- Natural Remedies
Medical Treatments for Dark Underarms
Among dark underarm treatments, doctors and dermatologists rate medical treatments highly compared to natural remedies. The medical treatments for dark armpits include:
- Topical Creams
- Chemical Peel
Topical Cream Underarm Whitening
Among non-invasive underarm whitening treatments, people use creams and lotions as the first option to get rid of dark arms. There are several creams, lotions, and ointments available in the market that claim to be a valuable source for lightening the skin. However, you have to ensure that you use only those products that have been approved by the FDA. Moreover, products that include ingredients like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and retinoic acid can reduce melanin production. Also, people’s obsession with creams or lotions is that these are non-invasive treatments. Therefore, there is no pain involved in the treatment.
Chemical Peel Underarm Whitening
In this technique, the dermatologist uses chemical peels like Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Beta Hydroxy Acid to peel off the upper layer of skin and uncover the bright skin. Though this technique can beautify your armpit, the armpit can again get dark with time.
A minimally invasive treatment, laser underarm whitening treatment is getting famous because of its productive results. In laser therapy, the laser therapist directs a concentrated beam of light (laser) to the dark armpit. Because of the heat, the pigment breaks down and thus brighter skin appears. Nevertheless, you cannot expect results from only one session.
During this treatment, the doctor will apply a numbing gel to the armpits because it is a little more invasive treatment than laser therapy. After that, he will use a specially designed wire brush to eliminate the top layer of the skin. Once the top layer is removed, the brighter skin uncovers. However, you will have to undergo several treatments to see the desired results.
Side effects of Medical Treatments for Dark Underarms
Several skincare products for underarm whitening contain powerful acids which sometimes react adversely to the skin and can cause irritation and redness.
Sometimes, people leave creams or lotions on the skin longer than what is recommended. As a result, the dark underarms get darker than before.
Some treatments like dermabrasion can leave scars on the armpits.
In the initial days, many people opt for natural underarm whitening treatments. There is no conclusive evidence that shows how effective these remedies are. Therefore, we cannot recommend these remedies. Still, people use them to whiten their dark armpits. Some of the famous remedies with natural bleaching properties include;
- Mixing baking soda and water to make a thick paste and then applying it to the armpit.
- Cutting the lemon in half and then rubbing each half in the armpit.
- Rubbing cucumber slices in each underarm for a few minutes.
- Mixing orange peel powder with rose water and then applying that paste to the underarm for a few minutes.
- Massaging underarms with coconut oil for 15 minutes and then washing them with lukewarm water.
We can conclude that underarms need special care as they can enhance your beauty, give you the freedom to express yourself, and somehow, romanticize your relationship. However, if they get dark, you need to visit a proficient doctor and don’t try products or remedies on your own.
At Euromed Clinic Dubai, our dermatologists and skin care specialists are providing free consultancy regarding underarm whitening treatments on a regular basis. You can book your appointment by filling out the following form or call us at +971 4 394 5422