Laser hair removal for African American woman with seborrhic dermatitis. (photo)
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Safest laser for hair removal in darker skin types is Nd:YAG
Thank you for your question Blkbtrfly90. Laser hair removal is a common treatment for areas such as the chin, sideburns, and underarms. There are different lasers used for hair removal. The safest for dark skin is Nd:YAG. With this laser more treatments are required for full results, but there is a decreased risk for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I tell my patients that laser hair removal should not affect seborrheic dermatitis. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!