Laser hair removal is the best choice for anyone that has grown tired of shaving, waxing, plucking and other ways of hair removal. The are so many benefits associated with laser hair removal including permanent hair reduction, removal of ingrown hairs and it is more affordable, faster and pain free. The laser works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle to destroy it. However, for those looking to get laser hair removal for dark skin types should be especially careful when undergoing laser treatments because their skin types are more prone to being attracted by the laser rather than the hair follicle. Patients with dark skin can undergo laser treatments; however, they must be especially careful before doing so.
For the safest and most effective results, only an experienced and skilled technician should perform a treatment on you specially when you have a dark skin. A skilled practitioner will know the exact settings to use that won’t burn the surrounding skin but will still provide you with the best results possible. Keep in mind that before going under any laser treatment, you must keep the treated area out of the sun for at least 2 weeks prior to your treatment and 2 weeks after your treatment.
Lastly, the type of laser used during your treatments is very important. We use the best laser hair removal technology that delivers the longest wavelength of all laser types, so it penetrates deeper into the skin, bypassing any damage that may occur at the skin’s surface. If you have dark skin you should make sure the laser clinic you are choosing has this option available. The other types of lasers with short wavelengths can lighten the pigment of dark skin.