Can Women of Color Undergo Laser Hair Removal?

Traditionally, laser hair removal has only worked for women of lighter complexions and thinner hair strands. While the technology to serve women of color has been available commercially for a few years, it was not until recently that the procedure began to rise in popularity among women of darker skin tones and thicker hair follicles.

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At Face Center LA, we use Alma Laser technology to ensure we are able to accommodate and treat women and men of any complexion and hair type. Instead of using home remedies that may be damaging your skin, or having to manually remove your hair multiple times a week with a razor or hair removal cream, you may want to consider utilizing laser hair removal to permanently relieve the labor of hair maintenance.

How Does It Work?

The specialists at Face Center LA utilize the innovative technology within Alma Lasers’ Super Hair Removal™ (SHR™) method. The 810 Diode and 755 Alexandrite wavelengths are the most effective options for hair removal, and SHR™ emits both of these frequencies from a single device.

The wavelengths penetrate deep within the skin to deteriorate the integrity of the hair follicle. While this may sound hazardous to the skin, the unique wavelengths actually bypass the epidermis (top layer of the skin) to get down to the hair follicles. This makes the method safe and effective for any skin color, and despite the wave intensity, the procedure is virtually painless. Over the course of six-, nine-, and 12-month intervals, clinical trials have shown a permanent decrease in hair growth using this method.

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Am I a Candidate?

Anyone who is tired of hair maintenance—regardless of ethnicity, skin tone, or hair thickness— is a candidate for laser hair removal at Face Center LA. Laser hair removal can be done anywhere, but common areas of treatment include the legs, armpits, upper lips, chins, and bikini lines.

During your consultation, one of our specialists will meet with you to discuss your goals and the final appearance you would like to achieve. They will factor in all the qualities of your anatomy and provide a regimen they believe to be best suited for your particular needs.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, or if you would like to get more information on whether laser hair removal will be effective for your skin tone and hair thickness, feel free to give our office a call at 310-857-2088.


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