underarm whitening laser treatment in Singapore

Underarm Whitening Laser Treatment

Achieve Clearer Skin with pigment shattering Picosecond laser treatment.

Safe and effective treatments for all skin types.

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Why Underarm Whitening Laser Treatment?

The goals of underarm pigmentation treatment is first to treat any underlying factors. For example, if you have atopic eczema, regular use of moisturisers help to repair the skin barrier and prevent an eczema flare. In addition, it would be wise to do a test spot on a small area of skin when using new skin care products such as a deodorant for the first time. Sun protection and the use of a regular sunscreen can minimise darkening.

A variety of topical treatments are available to help lighten pigmentation. However, the use of these topical products are only limited to pigmentation affecting the epidermal layer of the skin. Dermal pigmentation does not respond well to topical creams and chemical peels.  Only lasers are able to treat pigments at the dermal layer of the skin.



Underarm whitening laser treatment represents a cutting-edge solution for individuals seeking to address hyperpigmentation and achieve a more even skin tone in the underarm area. Through the use of advanced laser technology, we offer a safe and effective method to target excess melanin, the pigment responsible for darkening the skin. By precisely targeting and breaking down melanin deposits, laser treatment promotes a gradual lightening of the skin, resulting in a visibly brighter and more uniform underarm complexion.

What Causes Underarm Pigmentation?

multiple causes of underarm pigmentation
Mulitple reasons for underarm pigmentation

Underarm pigmentation can be frustrating and can stop you from wearing your favourite clothes or taking part in activities. However, many of the causes of underarm pigmentation are preventable while some conditions may even signal an underlying medical condition. It is important to know that causes of underarm pigmentation so that we can take steps to prevent it from appearing in the first place.


Any inflammation to the skin may lead to an over-expression of melanin production in the skin. This is known as Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH). Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may arise from atopic eczema, repetitive friction, burns and skin infections. PIH is more common in darker skin individuals. The deposition of melanin within the skin may be superficial and/or deep, which explains why over-the-counter lightening creams may not be effective.

Skin care products such as deodorants that may be too harsh for the skin and can subsequently cause underarm pigmentation. One study found that the fragrance component of deodorants are a leading cause of allergic contact dermatitis.

Acanthosis Nigricans is a dermatological condition that is manifested as hyperpigmentation over the neck , underarm and groin region. The skin often feels velvety and rough. Skin tags are often found in the affected areas as well. Acanthosis nigricans is associated with obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes. You should see a doctor for further assessment if you suspect that you may have skin changes of acanthosis nigricans.

How does Underarm Whitening Laser Treatment Work?

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Lasers break down pigments with the skin

A Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser or PICO laser system can effectively target deeper pigmentation within the skin. This treatment is suitable for cases in which underarm pigmentation has not responded to topical lightening creams, mixed epidermal and dermal pigmentation, and predominantly dermal pigmentation.  The laser energy breaks down the melanin, which is subsequently taken away by your body’s healing response in a few treatment sessions.

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Underarm whitening laser treatment

How Is the Underarm Whitening Laser Procedure Done?

The underarm whitening laser treatment procedure is comfortable and well tolerated. Your skin is cleansed and provided goggles are worn for eye protection. During the laser procedure, you may feel a tingling warm sensation. This is a completely painless procedure.

Is This The Same as IPL?

No. IPL stands for intensed pulsed light and can be found in many beauty salons and spas. They utilize a broad band of wavelength to treat a variety of skin conditions. A gel is applied to the skin, and a bright flash of light is emitted during treatment, and feels like a rubber band snapping on the skin.

On the other hands, laser treatments work on the principles of selective photo-thermolysis. They utilize a specific wavelength to treat a particular skin concern. They are highly specific, stronger and more effective than IPL systems. Laser systems can only be owned and operated by approved medical clinics in Singapore. 

Is There Any Downtime?

There is no significant downtime associated with the underarm whitening laser treatment. Sometimes, there may be mild redness over the skin and you may experience a mild tingling sensation. This lasts mostly minutes and at most a few hours after the procedure. Resuming normal activities and using our prescription lightening products can be applied soon after the procedure. 

How Fast Will I be able to See Results?

The degree of improvement will depend on factors such as depth, severity and skin type. Generally, you may see improvement in the appearance of pigmentation from about 6 to 12 weeks. This is because the fragmented pigmented particles are gradually resorbed by the body’s immune system. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Underarm Whitening Laser

When performed by a trained and qualified professional, underarm whitening laser treatment is generally safe. However, it’s essential to follow pre- and post-treatment instructions to minimize any potential risks.

Some common side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, or mild discomfort in the treated area. These usually subside within a few days after the treatment.

The number of sessions required can vary depending on individual skin types and the severity of pigmentation. Typically, multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart are needed to achieve optimal results.

While underarm whitening laser treatment can significantly lighten the skin and reduce pigmentation, it may not be permanent. Maintenance sessions may be required periodically to sustain the results.

Most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure, often described as a slight stinging or snapping sensation. However, numbing creams or cooling techniques can be used to minimize any discomfort.

Ideal candidates for this treatment are individuals with dark underarms due to pigmentation issues such as hyperpigmentation or dark spots. A consultation with a dermatologist or laser specialist can determine if the treatment is suitable for you.

The cost of underarm whitening laser treatment varies depending on factors such as the extent of the hyperpigmentation, the expertise of the provider, and the number of sessions required. It’s best to consult with a clinic for specific pricing information.

Dr Moses Ng dermatologist

underarm whitening laser

Renowned for its precision and efficacy, underarm whitening laser treatment offers a non-invasive alternative to traditional methods such as topical creams or chemical peels, with minimal discomfort and downtime. With its customizable settings and tailored treatment approach, we can address individual concerns and skin types, ensuring optimal results for each patient. Through personalized consultation and expert guidance, we provide comprehensive care throughout the treatment process, from initial assessment to post-procedural follow-up, ensuring a positive experience and satisfaction

schedule a consultation for underarm whitening laser in singapore

We treat a range of underarm pigmentation disorders at both our clinics in Woodlands and Kovan. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, so Dr. Ng can develop a personalized treatment approach for resolving your skin concerns and helping you to achieve long-term improvements in the health and appearance of your skin.

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