Laser Hair Removal was originally limited to light skinned individuals with dark and was achieved with the Alexandrite and Diode lasers.
However, dark skinned individuals could not use these lasers for effective hair removal because the earlier generations of lasers were unable to distinguish between skin pigment and hair follicles, which caused people with darker skin types to get burns.
Today this has all changed. People of all skin types can safely enjoy laser hair removal. The advent of the new laser line, the YAG, and the re-invention of the IPL system have afforded excellent results for individuals with dark skin and dark hair. Now all skin types can enjoy almost total hair removal from any area of the face and/or body.
While this procedure is not a guarantee of 100% hair removal, the results are highly effective. By following pre and post treatment protocols, almost total permanent hair removal can be achieved.
Adhering to the appointment schedule is crucial to successful hair removal, as the hair grows in phases. Hair must be removed during each growth phase in order to be effective. The laser clinic of your choice will give you the proper procedure protocol.
Approximate Length of Procedure: 15 – 30 minutes
Approximate Cost: Approximately $700 – $1,500 for 4-6 sessions; depending on the size of the area
Average Recovery Time: immediate patient may be red for 24 hours and it takes 1-2 weeks to see results