Laser For Dark Skin Tones
Unfortunately, it is still a common misconception that laser hair removal treatments are not safe for individuals with darker skin. The truth is, with advances in laser technology and technique these days, Indigenous, Latin, African, Mediterranean, Asian and other ethnic groups with dark skin tones can be treated safety and effectively.
WHAT LASER DO YOU USE TO TREAT DARK SKIN?
At The Beauty Bar we use the Nd:Yag laser which is specifically designed to treat those with darker skin types.
WHY IS THE ND YAG LASER USED FOR DARKER SKIN TYPES?
Laser and light-based devices used for hair removal are highly sensitive to the colour and melanin in the skin, which plays a crucial role in the treatment of ethnic skin types.
Dark skin absorbs the laser light more than light skin does, so to make the treatment safe for dark skin tones, the Nd:Yag laser was developed.
This laser has a longer wavelength than lasers for lighter skin types. This allows the laser to bypass the darker epidermis, penetrating deeper into the skin thus avoiding potential epidermal damage (surface damage).
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
You may need between 8-12 treatments every 4 weeks for facial areas and every 6 weeks for body, however individual needs may vary.
Because facial hair can be hormonal, you may need further maintenance treatments on this area.
UNWANTED FACIAL HAIR? BUMPS & DARK SPOTS?
When women with darker skin tones have unwanted facial hair, it often goes hand in hand with Folliculitis, a condition where removing the hair can cause bumps, ingrown hairs, papules & pustules.
Conventional hair removal methods such as waxing, shaving, depilatories, and plucking often remove the hair, but can increase the development of this condition.
The good news is that with regular laser hair removal treatments, this condition can be improved and even eliminated.