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Can a Person Dye the Blonde Hairs Around the Clitoral Area to Make Them Darker for Removal

I have been thru three sessions of laser treatment. During this time it seems the hair around the top of the vulva area around the clitoris doesn't shed. The hairs seem lighter and more blonde. I know that laser treatments do better with darker hair. Can an individual dye those particular hairs to enhance the laser therapy?

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Hair root color is key when doing laser hair reduction.

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No. Not a chance. The root color is the thing that is key for lasers to work and the root has to have some color. It matters not what the outside hair color is.

Victoria Plastic Surgeon
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Dying Your Hair Will Not Affect Laser Treatments

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Lasers create a beam of highly concentrated light that penetrates deep into the skin where it delivers a controlled amount of therapeutic heat.  This light energy is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles.  The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to destroy numerous follicles at a time and leaves the surrounding skin unaffected. Since hair dye does not penetrate that deeply it will not affect your laser treatments.

 

Web reference: http://www.dorsetstreetdermatology.com/cosmetic-dermatology/laser-hair-removal/

South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Hair lasers target pigment at the base of the hair follicle

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Lasers for hair removal work best for those with dark hair and light skin. Because the laser targets pigment deep in the skin, at the base of the hair follicle, dying the hair will not help.

New York Dermatologic Surgeon

Dying blond hair does not improve removal with hair removal lasers.

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Dying blond hair does not improve removal with hair removal lasers. A better choice is a topical cream like Vaniqa.

Chicago Dermatologist
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