Understanding Laser Hair Removal For Darker Skin

For a long time, it was thought that laser hair removal for darker skin wasn’t possible. After all, the laser targets pigmentation and those with darker skin have less distinction between their skin and hair color, right?

The truth is it is completely possible for those with darker skin to experience great results and permanent hair reduction. It’s all about the equipment that your provider is using.

At SMooth Solutions Medspa we specialize in laser hair removal and electrolysis in order to offer permanent hair removal for people of any skin type and tone.

Laser hair removal for darker skin is possible

Using a medical-grade laser such as the Candela GentleMax Pro ® allows our staff at SMooth Solutions to provide actual permanent hair removal for people with any skin tone. It provides 90% permanent hair reduction in all skin types.

The GentleMax Pro ® is equipped to treat the full range of Fitzpatrick skin types with dual-wavelength, state-of-the-art technology. We can use both 755nm and 1064nm wavelengths, allowing us to treat clients across the spectrum of skin tones.

How laser hair removal for darker skin works

The most effective wavelength for darker skin tones is the 1064nm YAG laser. This wavelength selectively targets the deeper levels of the dermis and bypasses the skin’s surface to effectively target the hair follicles.

Darker-skinned individuals can be more prone to side effects if they’re treated with the wrong laser. That’s why it’s important to visit a provider with the correct equipment and expertise.

Laser hair removal is safe and an effective method for removing unwanted body hair, regardless of your skin tone. 

Experience laser hair removal at SMooth Solutions today!

SMooth Solutions Medspa is ready to help you experience the joy of permanent laser hair removal. Visit our Oswego or Naperville locations for your complimentary laser hair removal consultation.

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