Want to stop shaving? You are in luck! Laser hair removal for dark skin is now safe thanks to inclusive technologies. Previously, lasers burned darker skin tones. However, modern advancements have made the procedure accessible to all.
What is Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure. It removes unwanted hair with a concentrated beam light. The laser targets the pigment in the hair and damages the hair follicle. This prevents future hair growth.
How to Prepare
Before booking laser hair removal, do your homework! Make sure your practitioner is experienced with dark skin tones. Dr. Hackley is happy to provide before and after photos for patients of all skin types.
Additionally, laser hair removal isn’t compatible with certain medications – like Accutane. Update your practitioner on your current routine to ensure you’re good to go.
Finally, make sure to get a patch test at least two days before your appointment. This ensures your skin is compatible with treatment!
Best Laser for Darker Tones
If you have a darker skin tone, we recommend the GentleMax Pro Laster. Because it has two wavelengths, it is safe for dark pigmentation, and the ND: YAG (1064 nm) wavelength bypasses the skin’s surface.
Guidelines for Recovery
After receiving laser hair removal for dark skin, follow these steps:
- Use a cool compress, aloe vera, and corticosteroids for five days.
- Avoid activities that can lead to skin irritation. (Limit exercise, sun exposure, bleaching, plucking, and waxing for four to six weeks.)
… And that is it! We generally recommend four to six treatments, but the exact amount depends on your skin and circumstances.
Start Your Laser Journey Today
Interested in receiving laser hair removal? Dr. Hackley and her team are experts you can trust. Swing by the office or contact our team to discover if this treatment is right for you.