Thinking about getting Laser Hair Removal.

Can Women Of Color Get Laser Hair Remove Such as Med to Dark Skin? If So who does them?

Doctor Answers 6

Laser Hair Removal

Thank you for your question. It safe for darker skin women to have laser hair removal treatment. You will need to use a 1064 YAG laser and it may take a few more treatments. Also, the time between treatments should be longer to allow the skin to heal. I would do a spot test to determine what the correct setting is for you before proceeding the treatment. Remember to find a physician who is use to treating darker skin. Best of Luck!


Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Woman of color getting laser hair removal

It is absolutely safe and effective for darker skin women and men to have laser hair removal. You will need to find a clinic that has an Nd:YAG 1064nm laser. Additionally make sure that your provider is used to treating darker skin.

Adaeze Okeke, MD
Houston Physician
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Women of color and laser hair removal

It is safe to do laser hair removal for women of color if a 1064 YAG laser is used. It will take a little more treatments than usual. Also, the time between treatments should be a bit longer to allow the skin to heal longer. It is best to do test spots to see what the correct settings are for you before proceeding to a full treatment.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skinned Patients

We have performed successful laser hair removal on lots of patients with dark skin.  It takes the correct type of laser to treat dark skin such as the Gentle-Yag Laser that I use. Please see a board certified physician that has experience with dark skin laser hair removal.  Best, Dr. Green

Laser Hair removal

Yes a darker skin person can get laser hair removal.  A Yag 1064 laser is best for darker skin.  Make sure you go to someone who is experienced in treating darker skin.

Laser Tattoo Removal Facts--Takes a series of treatments

Yes, you can absolutely get laser hair removal. Keep in mind it will take a series of treatments to get improvement. See a laser hair removal expert for a formal evaluation. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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