Some of the problems that can happen in your underarms are body odor, sweat, ingrown hairs, and razor bumps. Especially sweating can be embarrassing because it can be hard to hide, if not impossible. And you may already know that laser hair removal can stop shaving bumps and ingrown hairs, but can it also stop you from sweating?
Below, our experts at Bergen County Hair Removal talk about a benefit of laser hair removal on your armpits that isn’t as well known: less sweating.
Can hair removal with a laser make your armpits sweat less?
No, laser hair removal doesn’t stop you from sweating. Your hair doesn’t make you sweat or cause you to sweat. Your armpits are where your sweat glands are, and they make you sweat when your body temperature goes up or when you’re nervous or stressed.
Because your sweat glands are connected to your hair follicles, you probably sweat more in places where your body hair is thicker. Under your arms, body hair keeps sweat (and smell) in, and the longer your hair is, the faster you’ll get sweat stains on your shirts.
Here’s what can be done with laser hair removal: When you get rid of your underarm hair, you sweat less because the hairs can’t trap the sweat. Body hair can hold on to sweat, making it harder for it to evaporate and giving you more trouble.
One thing to keep in mind is that laser hair removal won’t help if you have hyperhidrosis, a medical condition where your whole body sweats more than usual. But getting rid of your hair can help in a number of ways, even if laser hair removal won’t stop you from sweating too much. The International Hyperhidrosis Society says that getting rid of your underarm hair:
- Makes your underarms feel drier
- It makes it easier to put on deodorants.
- It shrinks sweat glands and makes people sweat less.
To sum up, getting rid of your body hair doesn’t stop you from sweating physically, but it can help you deal with it by making your antiperspirant work better and stopping your hair from soaking up the sweat.
Getting rid of underarm hair makes you feel cooler
Your sweat glands have a very important job: they help keep your body cool. When you get too hot, sweat comes out of your glands. As sweat evaporates, it takes some of your body heat with it, which helps cool you down.
This process doesn’t stop when you shave your underarms, but when your hair is gone, it can’t hold any sweat. This means that your sweat can evaporate better, and you’ll feel cooler because your sweat and body heat won’t be trapped.
Another good thing about less sweating
When you sweat less, your body smell gets better. Your hair is made of protein and is porous and permeable, so it naturally soaks up smells. If you sweat more, the smell gets worse. Laser hair removal can help with both of these issues at the same time.
Put an end to stinky sweat marks
We know that both men and women worry about body odor and sweat stains. Luckily, laser hair removal can help both men and women get smooth underarms, less body odor, fewer sweat stains, and a lot more confidence!
When you come to our boutique spa in Bergen County, NJ, we tailor your plan to help you reach your goals. We use the Cynosure® Elite+ laser to get rid of hair at the roots of the underarms.
Call us at (201) 393.2990 to schedule your consultation.