Dark underarms may be something you want to conceal and hide because it’s short-sleeve weather all year in sunny San Diego. So, not being allowed to reveal your underarms can significantly impact your life. Fortunately, if you’re self-conscious about your dark underarms, you don’t have to live with them.

What causes dark underarms?

Weight Shaving Hygiene and deodorant reaction can cause underarm darkness. In addition, the accumulation of dead skin cells and wearing tight clothing causes friction and dark underarms. Moreover, medical conditions such as diabetes can also darken your armpits.

What is Underarm Whitening? 

Underarm whitening is a popular trend that involves various procedures to make dark underarms lighter.

We have a few suggestions to lighten your underarms and achieve the long-term results you deserve.

Changes in habits or routines can help lighten your dark underarms. However, most causes of dark underarms are manageable.

So, it would help if you see a professional medical laser clinic to make sure your underarm skin pigmentation is diagnosed correctly.

Our protocol for underarm whitening includes
Gently exfoliating your underarm skin with microdermabrasion clears dead skin built up so the new, lighter skin can replace it.
In addition, good hygiene will help keep you and your underarm skin healthy. However, exfoliating too much or too aggressively can lead to irritation, so be wary of how you exfoliate.
To treat underarm pigmentation, you want to gently expel dead skin cells from the underarm without irritating the skin.

Combination therapy to address underarm pigmentation is key. However, topical skin lighteners remove the pigment in the skin quicker and help with rebound hyperpigmentation.

The 1927 nm diode is a gentle laser that helps gradually fade pigment in the underarms and is typically used for hyperpigmentation and skin rejuvenation. With this device, we can lighten your underarm skin so you don’t feel self-conscious.

  • Treatment Period: one to two hour
  • Level of Discomfort: medium
  • Local anesthesia will be used.
  • It takes three to seven days to recover
  • Treatments last approximately one to two years


The client observes the best results after three sessions of underarm treatment, and the average cost of the treatment is 1500 $

About the Author

Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy, MBA

Dr. Alhallak has established himself as a leading figure in the field of cosmetics and aesthetics, notably in the Canadian healthcare industry. In 2016, he established the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, which offers patients cutting-edge procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials, neurotoxic and dermal fillers, and more. Because of its mix of cutting-edge technology and individualised attention from Dr. Alhallak, the facility has become one of Alberta's most popular places for aesthetic care and laser research. Dr. Alhallak was designated one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum for Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH) in 2021.

You can order our book entitled “The Ultimate Guide for Laser and Ipl in the Aesthetic Field” from Springer website and Amazon. This Book is authored by the health professional team including: Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Dr. Salem Tomi, Dr. Adel Abdulhafid, R.N. Dima Omran.


This case study is based on the personal experience of one patient and is not intended to represent typical results. Individual results may vary, and the treatment results depicted in this case study are not guaranteed. The information provided in this case study is not a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider, and it is important to understand that results vary from person to person. Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is important to speak with a licensed healthcare provider to understand the potential risks, benefits, and results.

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