Raj Singh
October 22, 2022

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe For Dark Skin?

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Are you tired of waxing appointments or shaving on a daily basis? At RareV in Las Vegas, NV, we offer laser hair removal for a longer-lasting solution to unwanted hair. It is a popular aesthetic treatment for both men and women who want to get rid of hair on their backs, arms, chests, legs, faces, armpits, and bikini areas. However, you might have heard that laser hair removal won't work for individuals with dark skin tones. With advancements in technology over the years, laser hair removal treatments using the innovative Harmony XL Pro by Alma Lasers provide a safe and effective method for even the darkest of skin tones. If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal in Las Vegas, NV, contact our office to schedule a consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Raj Singh and the skin experts at RareV today.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by damaging the hair follicle, providing semi-permanent results compared to waxing or shaving. The laser energy will focus on and disable the targeted hair follicles, which will prevent them from growing again. Hair growth is a cyclical pattern. Hairs in the dormant stage will be unaffected by treatment and will continue to grow when they are back in the active phase. If some hairs grow back, they are thinner in texture and easier to manage at home.

Is it safe for darker skin tones?

Our skilled skin care experts at RareV use Quanta EVO, Cyansure, Alma Harmony XL Pro technology to get rid of hair and leave skin feeling smoother than ever. Unlike more traditional methods of shaving, depilatory creams, or waxing, laser hair removal lasts longer and offers a semi-permanent answer, so you can ditch the razor or waxing appointments. At RareV, we use the latest laser hair removal technology, making it safe for all skin types. In the past, laser hair removal could be problematic for individuals with brown skin tones because the laser energy targets the pigment in the hair follicle and melanin in their skin. However, thanks to advancements in laser technology, there are now more effective and safer options available for patients with darker skin tones.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed in the United States. With exact precision, laser technology can target and damage unwanted hair follicles in various areas, such as the face, legs, back, chest, arms, underarms, and intimate areas, while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. Small areas, such as an upper lip or chin area, can be treated in less than five minutes, while larger target areas may take up to an hour. Since hair growth occurs in stages, some hair follicles may be dormant while others may be growing. At RareV, our skilled experts generally recommend 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks for optimal results, allowing dormant hair follicles to transition to an active growth phase. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments are usually healthy men or women who are tired of traditional hair removal methods and are looking for a more long-term answer to reduce hair on their body or face.

Are you looking for laser hair removal in Las Vegas, NV?

If you're tired of tweezing, waxing, and shaving to remove unwanted hair, then laser hair removal may be the right solution for you. We will listen to your concerns and discuss your needs, allowing our highly trained medical aestheticians to determine if you are a good candidate to achieve smoother long-lasting results. At RareV, our trained and experienced medical aestheticians perform a wide range of innovative aesthetic services. Contact our Las Vegas, NV office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Raj Singh today.

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