Technological advancements over the past decade have made laser hair removal a safe and effective treatment for all skin types and tones.
This is especially true of the newest devices, which use a cool tip and deliver energy in smaller chunks to reduce the risk of burns and damage to skin.
But before getting started with treatment, you may have some lingering questions including: How does laser hair removal work? Is laser hair removal for dark skin safe? What can patients expect from treatment?
Continue reading to find out the answers to these questions and to learn all about laser hair removal for dark skin.
What Is Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin?
Laser hair removal for dark skin is a noninvasive treatment designed to permanently reduce unwanted hair growth on the face and body. It is performed in an office setting and usually takes 10-60 minutes depending on the location and number of treatment areas.
Is Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin Safe?
In the hands of a qualified specialist, laser hair removal for dark skin is a safe and effective procedure.
That being said, it is extremely important to seek a provider who has extensive experience and understands how lasers interact with different skin tones. This knowledge ensures that the appropriate device, typically an Nd:YAG laser, and settings are employed during treatment.
Using the wrong technology or energy level can potentially lead to a number of undesirable side effects including burns, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, scarring, and keloids.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
During laser hair removal for dark skin, concentrated beams of light precisely heat hair follicles under the skin. In doing so, LHR disables the follicle’s growth center and permanently prevents future regrowth.
Within a matter of a few days to weeks, hair growth will become finer, sparser, and somewhat patchy. To achieve optimal hair reduction, you will likely need a series of six-to-eight laser hair removal treatments.
If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal for dark skin, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.