Does it help to dye hair before laser treatment so it appears dark against pale skin?

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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.

Laser Tattoo Removal Facts--Takes a series of treatments

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

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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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. 

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dyeing hair before laser hair removal

Hi there. It doesn't matter if you dye your hair before laser hair removal because the laser is targeting the hair follicle not the hair itself. Actually the hair should be shaved before your treatment so that it is not burned during the treatments. 

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