What Skin Tones Work Best For Laser Hair Removal?
Because laser hair removal works by selectively targeting the melanin in hair follicles, patients with high-color contrasts, such as those with dark hair and light skin, tend to respond best to treatment. That being said, there are still laser hair removal options for other hair and skin color combinations.
For those with darker skin and hair, there are certain lasers such as the Nd:YAG laser, which have proven to be highly effective in eliminating unwanted hair for all skin types. The Nd:YAG laser has a longer wavelength and is highly sensitive to all melanin levels, meaning it can successfully treat darker skinned patients as well as more precisely penetrate hair follicles without damaging the surrounding tissue.
When using the most advanced technology, laser hair removal is effective on nearly all skin and hair combinations. At LaserAway, we use the Cynosure Apogee Elite, a highly advanced dual-wavelength laser that leverages Nd:YAG and Alexandrite laser technology to work safely and effectively on all skin types. These lasers are FDA-cleared for permanent hair reduction. The only real challenge with laser hair removal is the treatment of red, gray, white, or blonde hair. Why? Because laser hair removal works by preferentially targeting the melanin in hair follicles, so without melanin, there is no target.
For the best experience possible, you should discuss your medical history and any potential side effects with your clinician before starting treatment. Connect with a treatment specialist today to get started!
We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.
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