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Laser hair removal guide for dark skin

Laser hair removal for dark skin

Laser hair removal for darker skin is a topic that many people are concerned about. There are many people out there who have been battling with their hair for years and at this point they're ready to try anything. Laser hair removal systems offer a solution for those with dark or tanned skin, but it's important to know what you're getting into before committing to a treatment. With this advanced hair removal treatment, the pigment in the hair is targeted by lasers which results in permanent hair loss. There are many different types of lasers and treatments which all have pros and cons.

While many of us think that laser hair removal is not safe for dark skin, there are actually several effective and affordable laser hair removal options for dark skin. In this article, I will outline my top three recommendations about laser hair removal for dark skin.



Do your Research

The more you study laser hair removal, the more you realize that there are a lot of misconceptions around the topic. Here’s what you should know about laser hair removal if you have brown skin:

If you have dark skin, the laser wavelength will be different than for light-skinned clients. You will also need a more powerful laser to remove dark hair. So, if you want to get rid of your dark color hair, you need to do more research before you go to a laser hair removal clinic. You need to find one that has an experience with treating darker skin.

Then you should first have a consultation with our physician. During the consultation, he or she will take a look at your skin tone and will tell you what the best treatment plan would be for your specific needs. If you have any questions, make sure you ask them. The consultation is a great time to ask questions and get information that you'll need to know. You should also ask them about your expectations. What are your expectations for the treatment? What are the potential side effects? What are the risks?

The staff at the Fredericton laser hair removal can guide you through the process and tell you how to best deal with your dark skin. Also, they will be able to recommend the right laser hair removal machine for you based on the strength of the laser and its wavelength.

You should look for a medical spa that will take the time to answer all your questions and offer you a complete package that will include everything you need. They should be able to provide you with advice on how to maintain your new hair-free appearance.


Pretreatment guidelines

The rules for dark or brown skin patient are same as the patient with light skin tone. Before you start any laser treatment, you should make sure that there are no broken blood vessels, or any other problems on your skin. Also, your skin needs to be clean. You should remove any makeup and wash off any dirt from your face before laser treatments. Make sure your skin is properly moisturized. If you don't, your skin will dry up and you might get pimples. You shouldn't go to the laser treatment without being prepared. If you are taking any medicines then you should consult with your service provider before booking your appointment. 

Based on your skin tone, the technician will perform a test spot and wait between 15 minutes and 48 hours to evaluate your response to the laser. It is your technician who knows the most about what treatment parameters are best for your skin type.


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Post treatment guidelines

The pain you experience immediately after hair removal is called "pinching" because of the streaks on your skin. This is a result of some small blood vessels being broken during the procedure. This is normal, but it's important to keep the area moist. Patient with brown skin also experience "burning" which feels like sunburn on their skin. This will be much less than the pain of waxing, shaving and will subside quickly. Cool compresses, Aloe Vera and topical steroids are the best remedies to use after laser treatment. They will help to reduce any redness and swelling that may occur.


Is it costly for darker skin?

No, the cost of laser hair removal for dark or brown skin patients is the same as for the light skin client. But you with dark skin might need a couple of more sessions to get rid of unwanted hair completely. During the first consultation, your service provider will examine your skin tone and hair colors and let you know how many laser hair removal sessions you might need.

So if you have a darker skin tone, you are still a good candidate for laser hair removal. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Vibrant Salon and Spa in Fredericton for a free consultation. We have a long list of happy customers with dark skin tones. Book your appointment and say goodbye to unwanted hair permanently.


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