Ethnic Skin Facial Hair Removal on Chin

What is the best hair removal method for facial chin hair removal on black, sensitive skin?

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Hair removal laser in ethnic or darker skin types

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You should avoid IPL with these darker skin types. Those techniques have more potential for harm. We use a Sciton 1064 Neodymium YAG laser which has excellent safety and effectiveness.

Greenville Plastic Surgeon

Long Pulsed Nd:Yg for Black Skin Laser Hair Removal

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The ideal type of laser for black skin laser hair removal is the Long Pulsed Nd:Yg laser. There are many brands that use this same wavelength of light and we use the Sciton Profile and Laserscope Lyra. The priority should be finding this type of laser and an experienced practitioner to perform the procedures.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Safe laser hair removal for ethnic skin types

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We have treated so many different ethnic skin types for laser hair removal. The key is using the right laser with the right settings. We use Cutera's XEO CoolGlide, which is safe and effective for almost any skin type. Consulations are complimentary and include a test spot at no charge. Our certified laser technicians are supervised under a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and they also are members of ASLMS. These are things you want to know about any laser technician before pursing laser treatments to assure that you are being safely treated according to your skin type.

William J. Hedden, MD
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 334 reviews

Ethnic skin hair removal

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Hair removal on darker skin types such as black, asian, or hispanic skin can be very effective and safe with the right laser. I utilize a long pulse 1064nm YAG laser for hair removal on these skin types. It is very safe and provides great reliable results. 

Louis M. DeJoseph, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Facial Hair Removal in Ethnic Skin

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I have treated thousands of patients with laser hair removal and there is no doubt that the Gentle Yag is the ideal laser for ethnic skin, regardless of skin color or complexion.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

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