I am thinking to do laser hair removal on my chest and neck but I am not sure which one is the best suitable laser for me, Alexandrite, Diode or other. I am a Portuguese male with Skin Type III or IV and dark hair. Any suggestions?
Best Laser for Hair Removal on Skin Type III or IV?
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Lsaer Hair Removal with the 1064nm NdYag for Skin Types III-IV
In some situations the Nd Yag 1064 nm laser can work to remove hair for darker skin types. The longer wavelength penetrates deeper and can still ablate the active hair follicles. There are ways to make the other lasers and diodes you mention work for darker skin types as well. It really depends upon the comfort level of your physician and your skin coloration and sun exposure.
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