Dark underarms caused by hyper pigmentation can be frustrating and cause individuals to lose their self-confidence. Most of the individuals forget about taking care of their skin in under the arm area. But this part can suffer from numerous problems like rashes, rough bumpy skin, ingrown hair, pimples and skin pigmentation.
Your armpits should naturally be about the same shade as the rest of your body. But, sometimes the skin under the arm areas can turn darker. Don’t worry! Many of the causes of such skin problems are preventable if treated in the initial stage. It is crucial to know the exact causes of dark skin pigmentation so that you can take steps to prevent it in the initial stage.
The first factor to pay attention is excessive production of melanin in the body. Medically, this condition is termed as ‘Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)‘ and will arise from burns, atopic eczema, skin infections and constant friction. Dark skinned individuals are more vulnerable to PIH than fair one. The deposition of melanin within the deep skin clearly explains why cosmetic pigmentation treatment and lightening creams may not be effective.
Skin care products like deodorants that have harsh effects on the skin can cause underarm skin pigmentation. Medical studies have proved that the fragrance component of deodorants is the major reason for allergic contact dermatitis.
Hyperpigmentation over underarm, neck and groin areas have been recognized to a medical condition known as Acanthosis Nigricans. Some of its symptoms include black pigmentation, rough skin, rashes and skin tags in the affected areas. AN is associated with other conditions like obesity, diabetics and insulin resistance.
Why Cupping Therapy for underarm darkness?
Some underarm pigmentation is so severe that they don’t respond to the topical lightening creams. At this moment, cupping comes in as an effective solution. Cupping Therapy is a non-invasive, safe and non-painful treatment that has a deep penetrating ability on the skin and heals any type of pigmentation including epidermal and dermal pigmentation. This pigmentation removal treatment helps to break down the melanin production in the first session.
How about the downtime?
There is no downtime associated with cupping therapy. In some cases, there may be a mild tingling sensation and redness over the skin. But, this lasts mostly for minutes and to a maximum of about 2 hours. However, this skin pigmentation treatment has no side effects so one can resume back to their normal activities in no time.
What is the recovery time?
The degree of improvement will depend on factors like severity, skin type and depth. Generally, one may notice improvement in the appearance of hyperpigmentation in just few sessions.
When to consult us?
Although underarm darkness is usually harmless, it is worth getting consulted by a skincare expert. At Halina cupping clinic, our specialists will address the underarm pigmentation problem thoroughly as the first step for the treatment.
Our therapists are able to lighten and brighten dark underarms to match the surrounding skin shade which in turn improves our client’s confidence. For more information about skin pigmentation treatment or to book an appointment with us, give us a ring or mail us.