LASER (YAG) Vs IPL for Asian Skin with Thick Black Hair: Which Treatment is Better?

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Long pulsed Nd:YAG for laser hair removal in types IV-VI skin

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Long pulsed Nd:YAG is most likely safer for types IV-VI skin for laser hair removal and has been used with very satisfactory results.

You should have your skin typing analysis done via a detailed questionnaire.  IPL is safe and effective for skin types I-IV but above IV the risk of pigmentary abnormalities and burns goes up.

Short Hills Dermatologic Surgeon

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