I have thin black upper lip hairs that used to blend in with my skin color, but have since gotten a bit dark. Because the hair isn't thick, am I still a good candidate for laser hair removal treatment?
Laser Hair Removal for Thin, Dark Upper Lip Hair?
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Yes it will work
As long as the hair is dark the laser would work. It may take multiple sessions for the best results but you should see some reduction even after the first session. It is important to do the treatments every six to eight weeks and to avoid tweezing or waxing in between. The best laser for thin hair is the Light sheer Duet laser that we use in our office. We have package of six treatments and we offer one year guarantee, or free maintenance touch ups for one year.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal
Success with laser hair removal has in part to do with thickness or coarseness of the hair but more to do with the color of the hair and its contrast to your natural skin color. If you have a darker skin tone, then it is especially important that you go to a physician who has the exact right laser for your skin type and hair color. You should not get this done if you are actively tan. If you get treated with the wrong laser, you risk scarring and pigmentation problems in the area including lightening and/or darkening of the skin.
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Laser hair removal works best for dark hair
Sounds like your hair is perfect for laser hair reduction. The darker the better as the laser usually selectively heats the darker pigments and coagulates the hair bulb so that no more hair is produced. Multiple sessions are often needed for best results.
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