Thank you for your question. Dyeing the hair before treatment will not work because the laser targets the hair follicle and the hair itself. You will need to shave your hair before treatment so it does not burn during treatment. Remember laser treatment is done in a series of 6-9 treatments to see 70%-90% reductions. Please see an experienced physician for best results. Best of Luck!
Does it help to dye hair before laser treatment so it appears dark against pale skin?
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Laser Hair Removal
It is not necessary to dye you hair before the laser. Hair dye normally does not reach into the hair follicle. Please consult a board certified physician for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Laser hair removal
No it does not help to dye your hair darker for laser hair removal. The dye will most likely not reach the hair follicle and you must shave the night before or morning of the treatment.
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No, this won't improve results. Keep in mind it takes a series of laser hair removal treatments for improvement. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
Does dying hair help laser hair removal?
This has been studied extensively and the answer is no. Keep in mind that the hair should be shaved the morning of the laser procedure. The dye usually does not get deep into the hair follicle.
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