Q-Switched Underarms Whitening Laser Treatment Underarm whitening laser treatment uses a Q-switched laser to improve the appearance of dark underarms caused by pigmentation. This safe treatment is non-invasive and visible results are seen in a few sessions with minimal downtime and no discomfort. Underarm Whitening Laser Treatment A Q-Switched Nd:YAG 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. 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. What Is The Procedure Like? 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 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 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 weeks. This is because the fragmented pigmented particles are gradually resorbed by the body’s immune system.