When it comes to laser hair removal for red hair, the colour of the hair may be a barrier. Although in some cases, where the red is a darker, brownish shade and the hair is very thick treatment may still work. But even then it may require a lot more treatment than patients with darker pigmented hairs. Sadly most hair removal devices are designed for patients with darker hairs, leaving those with red, blonde, grey and white hair finding themselves in the never ending cycle of shaving and waxing.
Why laser hair removal may not work for patients with red hair?
Laser hair removal has become one of the most permanent, fastest and safest way of reducing your unwanted body and facial hair. But sadly not all patients are lucky enough to reap the benefits of the treatment as it doesn’t work for patients with light hair such as blonde, red/ginger, grey or white. This is because laser targets the pigment at the hair follicle base in order destroy the root. In case of red hair, simply there isn’t enough pigment and laser can’t find the contrast between the skin and the hair. Patients with fair skin and dark body hair are the most suitable candidates, but this may frustrate you if you’ve ginger or red hair.
Hair removal options that work for red hair
Thankfully you aren’t out of option completely. Besides the traditional at home methods like shaving, waxing and epilation you have another alternative that can provide excellent results for redheads which is electrolysis.
This procedure involves the insertion of a fine probe into the hair follicle, killing the root and causing the hair to fall out. When performed by a reputable laser clinic, electrolysis is completely safe and results in permanent hair loss.
To find out if laser hair removal is suitable for you, why not book a consultation with my Expert team, who will take care of you every step of the way.
What happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective?
How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.
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