What can laser hair removal do to a darker skin with a tan?
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Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin
Laser hair removal can be done on darker skin people. To be safely done a 1064 wavelength would be used. Using the 1064 wavelength is has been known to not cause hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. You should not tan one month before or between laser hair removal treatments.
What can laser hair removal do to darker skin with a tan?
Hello, thank you for your question. Laser hair removal can be done safely on darker skin types with the correct wave length. 1064 wavelength is very successful in treating darker skin types without seeing the pigment in the skin and causing a burn, which can lead to hyper or hypopigmentation. As far as being tanned, it is best to avoid sun exposure at least 1 week before and 1 week following a laser hair removal treatment.
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