Ethos Spa specializes in providing safe, effective laser hair removal that delivers smooth, stubble-free results.
In this blog post, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about our underarm and arm laser hair removal services. You’ll learn about the treatment process, benefits, effectiveness, side effects, and what to expect from your sessions.
At Ethos Spa, our technicians use laser technology to target hair follicles in your underarms. The laser emits concentrated light absorbed by hair follicle pigment, disabling regrowth.
Pulses feel like quick pinpricks. We prep the area, apply cooling gel for comfort, and glide the laser handpiece over your underarms, delivering pulses. Sessions typically last 15-20 minutes.
You may feel slight prickling but we maximize comfort. After each session, underarm hair sheds and regrowth becomes finer and lighter until eliminated
Our advanced laser system is designed for permanent hair reduction on all skin tones. It uses wavelengths that selectively target melanin in the hair shaft and follicle, disabling them without damaging skin.
Since hair grows in phases, multiple treatments target all follicles. With each session you’ll see less regrowth. The laser can safely and effectively remove coarse arm hair with minimal discomfort through customized settings.
Laser hair removal advantages over shaving/waxing:
Most patients see significant reduction after 3-4 sessions. For maximum results, we recommend sessions every 4-6 weeks until hair growth ceases. With our skilled techs and advanced technology, expect excellent underarm hair clearance.
Yes, laser removal provides permanent arm hair reduction when completed as a full treatment series. The laser disables hair regrowth by targeting follicles.
After your final session, destroyed follicles cannot produce new hair, leaving arms smooth. While most hair is permanently removed, a small percentage of follicles may be unaffected with minimal regrowth possible over time.
We recommend touch-ups as needed, but can permanently remove most unwanted arm hair.
Laser hair removal is very safe with minimal side effect risks. Mild redness and swelling around the treated area is common and resolves within hours. Some feel slight prickling/stinging from laser pulses. Our cooling technology and soothing gel provide comfort.
Potential but unlikely side effects:
We determine ideal settings during consultations to avoid side effects. With proper care, most patients have minimal reactions. Let your technician know of any concerns.
Yes, our advanced laser safely and effectively reduces hair growth on dark skin tones. Its adjustable wavelength settings allow for successful treatment of higher melanin levels. The laser targets hair follicle pigment, not surrounding skin, selectively disabling hair while avoiding darker skin damage.
We take extra precautions for darker complexions and closely monitor skin reactions, adjusting settings as needed.
Our specialized protocols achieve excellent hair removal results for underarms and arms for patients of color. Schedule a consultation so we can determine the optimal parameters for your skin type.
If you’re not ready to commit to laser hair removal, alternative options for removing unwanted arm hair include shaving, waxing, epilators, hair removal creams, and electrolysis.
Here is a comparison of these different hair removal methods against laser:
When performed properly laser hair removal poses very minimal nerve damage risk in the arms or underarms. Our system has built-in features to prevent overheating and allows for safe treatment of delicate areas. The laser only affects hair follicles, leaving nerves and other tissues unharmed.
We carefully control settings and energy delivery while closely observing skin reactions as an extra precaution. Any pinching/stinging felt is temporary, not nerve damage. Our protocols ensure your safety during treatment.
To ensure effective, comfortable underarm laser hair removal, follow these prep guidelines:
Properly prepping optimizes your results and healing. Ask any questions before your appointment.
Most patients need 6-8 laser treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart for permanent underarm hair removal. This allows dormant follicles to reactivate for laser disabling. The number varies based on individual hair thickness and density. With each session you’ll notice less regrowth.
After hair is fully cleared, we may recommend annual touch-ups if new growth appears. More treatments are needed initially, but you’ll eventually be free of underarm shaving/waxing. We provide consultations to estimate your personal requirements.
Most patients feel minor discomfort during underarm laser hair removal.
However, our advanced laser system was designed for permanent hair reduction in delicate underarm areas. It delivers gentle laser pulses typically described as light pinching or rubber band snapping sensations. This may be more pronounced on thicker hair.
We maximize comfort and minimize any potential pain through:
While pain thresholds vary, our clients are pleasantly surprised by how little discomfort they feel during our optimized protocols. Your comfort is our top priority. Inform your technician if any area needs special care or attention.