Laser Hair Removal Skin Types

Denton Laser Hair Removal

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, laser hair removal is one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedures in the United States. Laser hair removal has many benefits, including eliminating the hassle and time it takes to shave various body areas to rid oneself of embarrassing body hair. When laser hair removal was first established, Latin, African-American, Asian, and other ethnic groups with dark skin tones were discouraged from attaining laser hair removal services. The lasers that were first created to remove body hair damaged darker skin, but with recent technological advances, people who have darker skin tones may successfully rid their body of unwanted hair via laser removal. To learn if Denton, TX laser hair removal is right for you, please contact Premiere Laser Centre in Denton, Texas.

Will laser hair removal damage your skin?

When the U.S. FDA cleared the first cosmetic laser in 1998, people who had darker skin tones were advised not to partake in such hair removal services due to the limited number of laser light wavelengths that had been approved. The approved laser light wavelengths were damaging darker skin tones due to their inability to solely target the melanin in hair shafts. However, as technology advanced, more wavelengths and laser hair removal devices were created so individuals with darker skin colors could successfully remove unwanted body hair via laser. Newer light-based and laser devices utilized for hair removal procedures are extremely sensitive to skin color and melanin. A laser can target water, red hemoglobin, or brown melanin during the hair removal process. Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of a person’s skin and hair and is produced by melanocyte cells. If a laser hair removal specialist does not correct the wavelength for individuals who have darker skin tones, the cutaneous pigment will excessively absorb heat from the laser and damage the treatment area.

Northern Texas Laser Hair Removal Services You Can Trust

It is incredibly important that individuals who have darker skin tones seek an experienced laser hair removal specialist. Since laser wavelengths need to be adjusted according to a person’s skin tone, an individual should only consider a laser hair center whose employees have years of laser hair removal experience. Premiere Laser Centre is the longest-running stand-alone laser center in the State of Texas, and all of our employees are long-tenured. Together, our staff has more than 20 years of experience and we are more than willing to help Lewisville residents successfully remove unwanted body hair. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and our physician medical director ensures that Premiere Laser Centre follows strict HIPPA guidelines. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment or a complimentary consultation today!