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Is laser hair removal on african american or dark skin okay?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Must go to a trained professional with a lot of experience in persons of color. THe lasers that would be safest for you are the YAG and the 910 diode like lightsheer
Answered on Jun 21, 2014

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Need an expert: Dark skin is very sensitive to the laser and if used incorrectly can alter the skin color permanently burn or scar you. I would recommend a physicia ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Hair laser: Yag laser(1064) is used for hair removal. See a plastic or a dermatologist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Skin: try Vit E cream .That may help
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Dr. Humberto Palladino
20 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Laser hair removal: You should look into the erbium lasers. For your skin tone you can't risk hypo/hyper pigmentation. Laser works better and faster than electrolysis.

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