Laser hair removal is an incredible treatment for those suffering from excess facial and body hair. Not only the treatment will deliver a hair free, smooth skin, but will relief you from other painful side effects. Like shaving rashes, cuts, irritations and ingrowing hairs. But is laser hair removal suitable for dark skin? Or is it a treatment only for patients with lighter skin tone? Luckily that’s not the case with certain medical lasers the treatment is safe and suitable for patients with dark skin tones.
Is laser hair removal suitable for dark skin?
Yes, laser hair removal is suitable and safe for dark skin. As long as you are treated with a specific laser that is designed with a wavelength that is able to differentiate the pigment in the hair between the pigment in the skin. This type of lasers called ND YAG are manufactured my medical laser providers such as Cynosure and Candela. You should always look for this specific lasers if you have a darker skin tone or come form Mediterranean, Asian, African and Afro-Caribbean backgrounds.
Safe laser hair removal
Laser targets the pigment in your hair, but with patients who have darker skin tones the pigment is often the same colour as the hair. So the laser needs to recognise and by pass the colour of the skin. And still target the pigment in your hair. The treatment would be risky for you, if someone attempted to use machines such as IPL or Alexandrite lasers that are not suitable to treat your specific skin type. So always enquire about the full description of laser you’ll be treated with.
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.