Laser hair removal works best when you’re removing light hair from light skin. Women with darker skin often have to resort to bleaching their hair for laser hair removal to work.

There are a few different tricks women use to effectively remove dark hair from dark skin. Here are the top 4 tips:

3) Look for the Right Type of Laser

There are several different kinds of lasers uses in laser hair removal. If you’re working with a reputable clinic, then they’ll already know exactly which type of laser to use on your skin.

But just to make sure, the best lasers for darker hair and darker skin are Diode or Nd-Yag laser machines (Nd-yag stands for neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet Nd:Y3Al5O12). These lasers are safer and more effective and also come with significantly less pain than the hair removal machines of days gone by.

2) Talk to Your Clinic

When you talk to your clinic before treatment, you can ask them which machines they use. You can also ask about the experience of the staff – including the specific technician performing your treatment. More experience is usually better – especially when it comes to darker hair.

If you want to be extra careful, inspect the laser hair removal machines yourself and check to make sure it’s one of the two laser machines listed above (Diode or Nd-Yag).

1) Ask for a Patch Test

During a patch test, the technician will test the laser at different energy levels on a small area of your skin. This lets you pinpoint the best energy level for removing your hair without damaging the skin. If you have darker skin, then the “sweet spot” between burning skin and effective removal is smaller.

South Granville Laser & Skin Care Center has been Vancouver’s best choice for laser hair removal since 2004. Recognized in the Georgia Straight and conveniently located in the heart of the South Granville Rise, South Granville Laser & Skin Care Center lets you book laser hair removal by calling 604-714-4011.

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