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Start your aesthetic journey with us today.

Underarm Whitening Laser

Dark underarms is a common problem that many struggle with, especially in hot and humid weather conditions like we have here in Singapore. You are not alone! Fortunately, it is a condition that can be treated with laser therapy that is done by MOH-certified doctors.

What causes Dark Underarms?

Dark underarms can be caused by a variety of factors. It’s important to note that while some causes may be related to personal habits or hygiene, others may be influenced by genetic or medical conditions. Here are some possible causes of dark underarms:

Shaving or Plucking

Regular shaving or plucking can cause irritation and lead to the darkening of the skin in the underarm area.

Deodorants and Antiperspirants

Some deodorants and antiperspirants may contain harsh chemicals that can irritate the skin and contribute to darkening.


Constant rubbing or friction from tight clothing can cause darkening of the underarms.

Dead Skin Cells

Insufficient cleaning of the underarm area can lead to the accumulation of sweat, bacteria, and dead skin cells, contributing to darkening.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal fluctuations, such as those that occur during pregnancy or due to hormonal disorders, can contribute to darkening.


Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to have darker underarms.

Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions, such as acanthosis nigricans (a skin condition often associated with insulin resistance), can cause darkening of the skin folds, including the underarms.

Sun Exposure

Excessive exposure to the sun without adequate protection can lead to darkening of the skin, including the underarms.

How does Underarm Whitening Laser work?

What sets laser treatment apart from other underarm whitening treatments is that it is safe to use on all skin types and skin tones. 

The laser technology targets melanin in the skin, gently breaking down pigmentation without harming the surrounding skin. 

Benefits of Underarm Whitening Pico Laser Treatment

Cove’s Underarm Whitening Laser uses the Pico Laser, a new generation laser that produces ultra-short laser pulses in picoseconds. These pulses are 100 times shorter than Q-switched laser pulses, but it sends more laser shots into the dermis simultaneously.

  • Safe and effective for treating all skin types and skin tones
  • Improves synthesis of elastin and collagen, leading to smoother and better skin texture
  • Visible reduction in pigmentation in just a few sessions
  • No downtime and minimal side effects

Treatment at a Glance


20 minutes


6 - 10 sessions

Treatment Interval

3 - 4 weeks


No downtime

Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions are needed to see results?

The number of sessions required is dependent on the severity of pigmentation. We advise consulting with our doctors for a comprehensive assessment to determine the appropriate number of sessions required.

Any post-treatment care?
  • Practise good hygiene
  • Avoid strong sun exposure
  • Avoid intense exercise and excessive sweating
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes
  • Avoid exfoliating the treated area
Is there any downtime?

There may be mild redness post-treatment but that typically subsides within a few hours. The treatment is generally comfortable, and there is no downtime.

No two faces are the same, and neither are our treatments.

Customised treatment plans always work best. We tailor each treatment plan to your specific needs, ensuring you get the results you desire.  Our patient’s journey starts before their booking – and continues after their COVE experience.


Book a Consultation

We require new patients to attend a consultation with our Doctor so we can better understand your aesthetic concerns. At Cove, we genuinely care for our patients. Consultations are in-depth, never rushed, and we will never recommend treatments that you do not need. Simply drop us a WhatsApp or a phone call to book an appointment!


Come On Over

It’s time to come into COVE and meet us for your consultation! During this phase, we encourage you to maintain an open mind. While you may have a vision in mind, our doctors may offer different advice based on their assessment of your condition and desired treatment outcomes.


Begin Your Transformation

You’ve consulted our Cove Experts, and the treatment plan has been discussed with you. We’re now ready to make your transformation happen! To ensure no time is wasted, we recommend starting your treatment in the same session as your consultation. You’ll love how each visit to COVE is a boost to your self-confidence! 


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