Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for Dark Skin?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved Nd:Yag laser systems for laser-assisted hair removal in dark skin. When choosing to do laser hair removal for dark skin it is important to find the right machine and the right expertise.
At Aesthetic Allure, using the latest and most advanced ND:Yag technology we specialize in hair removal for dark skin performing thousands of treatments a year to effectively remove unwanted hair for many dark skin clients to help achieve the look they want.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt for Dark Skin?
Laser hair removal for dark skin really does not hurt and most clients describe it as a slight pinch. It is common for laser hair removal for dark skin to feel a little uncomfortable at the beginning as the hairs are thicker and more energy is being absorbed by the skin. As you progress in your treatments the hairs will begin to be reduced leading to more comfortable treatments. We customize the settings for each and every single client to a level that is comfortable and effective.
How Many Laser Sessions with ND:YAG?
The effectiveness of laser sessions is directly dependent on the number of sessions and the consistency of your treatments. On average, a treatment series of anywhere between 6-9 consecutive laser treatments is the amount needed to truly see effective results. Once you get the desired results it is recommended to get touch-up sessions once every few months.
Keep in mind that results vary from person to person as there are many different factors that go into the results such as hormones, medications, genetics, and lifestyle habits. During your initial consultation, you will go over everything to ensure effective results.
Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin Side Effects?
Laser hair removal for dark skin is safe and effective when done with the right machine and by a professional with experience. Very rare, but possible laser hair removal side effects for dark skin include: mild swelling around the hair follicles, slight redness of the skin, and temporary irritation resulting in blistering or changes in skin texture.
Darker skin types tend to be more sensitive than lighter skin tones. So it is very important that you use the right laser for your skin tone. If the wrong laser or wavelength is used your skin may get burned or lead to discoloration.
Common Areas for Laser Hair Removal on Dark Skin:
Common areas for dark skin laser hair removal include:
- Upper Lip
- Full Face
- Brazilian Bikini
- Full Legs
- Full Body
How Often to Get Yag Laser Treatments?
It is recommended to get your Yag laser hair removal treatments for dark skin once every 3-4 weeks. Once an initial set of 6-9 treatments have been completed you will move into touch-up sessions once every few months a year.
Why Choose Us?
It is important to mention that some places that advertise laser hair removal services are really using IPL machines-the same outdated technology found in most at-home devices which simply do not work. IPLs are not true lasers and should never be used on darker skin tones as it may lead to burns and complications
At Aesthetic Allure, we have invested in having the right equipment when it comes to laser hair removal for dark skin to not compromise your safety and to protect your skin. In addition to having the most advanced technology we also perform thousands of treatments a year specializing in dark skin. We're qualified and experienced laser experts and will ensure our team will make you feel comfortable while getting effective laser treatments for dark skin.