Do you have a dark skin tone and come from a Mediterranean, Asian, African, Afro-Carribean background? Although not every laser will be suitable for you, there is safe laser hair removal specifically for dark skin. You just need to be aware of the difference and the type of laser you should be looking for. Knowing this will make all the difference and you can rest assured that your treatment will not only be effective but safe for your skin.
Safe laser hair removal for dark skin
Lasers targets the melanin ( pigment) in the hair. However with patients who have darker skin tone, the melanin level in the skin is at an increased level. So it’s important that the laser differentiates and “ ignores” the pigment in the skin and instead still targets the pigment in the hair. This is where however certain machines fail to deliver as they’re unable to surpass the pigment in the skin and by that putting you under the risk of developing pigmentation, burns and scarring.
What laser should you be looking for in order to get a safe treatment?
At Skin Perfection in London’s Oxford Circus, we only use lasers from Cynosure with gold standard technology and multi-wavelength applications. But what does that mean to you? It means these lasers target the hair and not the skin. Truly great news for patients with darker skin tones.
Cynosure is a global, award-winning medical and aesthetic device company. Cynosure lasers are medical-grade, to ensure the most effective and safest treatment for darker skin. In addition these systems are backed and strongly supported by clinical research.
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.
How to book your consultation and 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.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.