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Can I get laser hair removal if I have dark skin?

Can I get laser hair removal if I have dark skin?

Laser hair dark skin: Yes. See an experienced hair removal practice that has the appropriate laser with a longer wavelength for safety in skin of color. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


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How is laser hair removal on african american or dark skin?

How is laser hair removal on african american or dark skin?

Seek dermatologist : Laser hair treatments for dark skin including African American skin can be safely performed with certain lasers at the right settings. Seek out a dermatologist who is experienced with treating ethnic and darker skin types. Typically a diode laser and Yag lasers have the correct wavelength for treating darker skin. Avoid ipl or medical spas without doctor supervision. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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Can you go get laser hair removal if you are taking iron tablets, three times a day? Will i get discoloration of the skin.

Can you go get laser hair removal if you are taking iron tablets, three times a day? Will i get discoloration of the skin.

No: Laser hair removal discoloration is possible if the skin has pigmented spots. Iron intake itself is not a contraindication. It also depends on the skin color and type of laser being used. ...Read more

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If i get laser hair removal on all of my dark hair can I still be at risk of ingrown hairs? I get so many ingrown hairs that I am considering just lasering off all of my body hair. Will this likely solve my problem or is it possible to keep getting ingro

It : It is still possible that you will get ingrown hairs with laser hair removal, although it is less likely. During the laser hair removal process, you may actually get more ingrown hairs than you are used to- as any time you change the modality with which you remove hair- shaving to waxing to nairing to epilating to laser hair removal. Over time, the number of in-growns should drastically reduce with laser hair removal, as there will be less hair. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to get laser hair removal on skin that is effected by Nevus Depigmenosus?

Is it safe to get laser hair removal on skin that is effected by Nevus Depigmenosus?

Yes: Laser hair removal is safe and won't have an effect on a nevus - but you should discuss the management of your nevus with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Had laser hair removal on legs. Have white marks because skin was a burned. Can i continue the sessions? Can i get suntan?

Yes/No: No such thing as hair removal. It is "hair reduction." if you were burned, you might want to have them turn the power down on the laser. You should never get a suntan whether or not you have scars and therefore should always use sun-block protection. Sun block is even more important when there are scars. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Laser Hair Removal (Definition)

Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to ...Read more


Dr. Ira Katz
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more