Underarm whitening is a treatment we provide at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center in Edmonton to correct the dark color and pigmentation of the armpit.

With so many safe treatments for pigmentation today, you do not have to worry about living with any blemish. Treatments like lasers, hydroquinone, and Microdermabrasion are great ways to whiten unwanted dark spots and make them look as new as the day you were born

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underarm whitening Edmonton


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What are lasers?

Laser technology is used to treat damaged skin, dark circles, dark underarms, wrinkles, and many other skin factors. Also known as laser peels, they remove the unwanted, damaged or pigmented skin, using short concentrated beams of light.

What laser do we use for underarm whitening?

At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, we have multiple lasers for the underarm whitening procedure. These include the Spectra Q-Switch, Fraxel and Fotona laser.

What are the advantages of laser skin whitening and why should I use this method?

  • Professional assistance

Using the laser treatment puts you at a low risk as you will be under surveillance of our specially trained staff before, during and after treatments. If there is any form of complication, the doctors are always available to ensure you receive optimal results.

  • Fast results

While some whitening treatments take weeks, or even months, to show results, this is not the case with laser treatments. Laser treatments are quick and improvements can be seen right away in some situations.  Immediately after treatment, your skin will look smoother and brighter and progressively improve as time goes on.

  • Positive results

In most cases, people have reported great results at the end of their treatments. Not all skin whitening products are equally effective, just as not everyone's skin reacts the same. However, laser whitening techniques are proven to be effective and at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, we offer a range of laser treatment for all skin types. With this in mind, we do our absolute best to give the best results.

What are the risks or side effects involved in laser treatment?

Though laser treatments help improve the look of your skin, there are some side effects involved in the use of lasers. While they occur rarely, there is always the chance. They can include:

  • Prolonged redness of the skin after treatment
  • Swelling of the area
  • Blistering
  • Scaring
  • Cold sore reactivation
  • Scabbing

Generally, to avoid these side effects, make sure that your doctor (or injection certified pharmacists) or medical aesthetician is well trained. Also, before starting treatments we recommend booking a consultation and potentially a test spot to ensure your skin reacts well to the laser. Provided that you are open about any medical conditions or allergies related to laser treatments, then many of these side effects can be avoided. Additionally, it is also important to ensure you do not have a tan before doing laser treatments. If you do, then use another treatment method that does not involve lasers.

How much does an underarm whitening laser treatment cost?

Laser resurfacing and whitening treatment costs depend on the affected area and the type of laser used, as there are many different types of lasers.

At Albany Cosmetic Center, our laser treatments for underarm whitening range from $200-$400 per treatment. Clients may require multiple sessions to see optimal results. After the initial protocol is completed, maintenance treatments every 6 months is typically advised.

under arm whitening in Edmonton
underarm whitening in Edmonton


What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive treatment procedure that uses a medical-grade diamond tip to remove layers of dead skin cells. Also, it encourages the production of the new and underlying skin.

How much does underarm whitening cost with Microdermabrasion?       

As with most treatments, the cost depends on certain factors. These include how many Microdermabrasion treatments the client needs, the center the treatment is offered at, and the professional administering the treatment. At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, a single Microdermabrasion treatment is $250 while a package of 3 treatments is $600.

What are the risks?

Microdermabrasions are non-surgical, safe and there are no risks except for irritation and prolonged redness in a few cases.



What is hydroquinone?

Also known as benzene-1 or quinol, hydroquinone is a skin lightener used in several skin whitening creams. This is because it reduces the production of melanin in your skin.

Can hydroquinone be used for underarm whitening?

Hydroquinone is one of the best skin lightening agents available. Because of this, it is safe to use on almost any part of the body. Before applying hydroquinone, you must make sure that the area is dry and then take extra precautions to protect your skin from the sun when using it. Having said that, hydroquinone is very effective for removing dark spots in the underarm area.

Underarm whitening Edmonton
Underarm whitening Edmonton

What percentage is safe and effective?

For most people, 2-4% hydroquinone is safe and effective as well. Typically, we start clients off using a 4% hydroquinone cream for at least 2 weeks. Using a 2% hydroquinone for 3 months then stopping use for at least 1 month before using it again is a safe and effective way to treat ongoing pigmentation issues.

How long will it take to get the best results from hydroquinone?

For some, it may take approximately 7 to 12 weeks and for others, it may be longer. Nonetheless, it depends on the strength used as well as a person's body. You must use the treatment consistently for 3 months before you can ascertain its effectiveness.

What are the risks and side effects of hydroquinone?

While hydroquinone is great for treating pigmentation, some risks accompany the use of it. Such risks hardly occur, but they do in some instances. Side effects can include:

  • Severe skin redness, burning or stinging
  • Blisters or oozing of the skin
  • Discoloration or darkening of the skin.
  • Severe cracking or even bleeding of the skin.

If you are using hydroquinone, it is important to remember to protect your skin from prolonged sun exposure to avoid many of these side effects.


underarm whitening

In short, lasers, hydroquinone, and Microdermabrasion help keep your underarms white. All three methods are non-surgical and are very safe with little or no risks. Make sure you seek the help of a medical professional to ensure a treatment is right for you.

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