Myths on Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin

May 17, 2016

While there are many tales online about how people with dark skin cannot get laser hair removal, we want you to know that this is a myth. Our first quick tip? Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Our second? Understand that results vary between everyone when it comes to laser hair removal. And our third? Speak to a professional regarding your skin and your eligibility for laser treatments. Here, we break down the top three myths of laser hair removal and whether or not treatments can work on dark skin tones.

1.  To begin with, just because a forum online says that people with dark skin cannot get laser hair removal, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is true. People with dark skin can most definitely get laser hair removal treatments. Laser hair removal technology is constantly updated, improved and made more effective. New, innovative lasers can ensure the removal of specific hair areas on most, if not all types of skin, leaving no man or woman behind on the opportunity to have soft, smooth and hairless skin.

2.  It’s important to understand that each person who undergoes laser hair removal will obtain different results than the next. No one person is the same. Everyone’s skin is vastly different from each other, be it because of sensitivity, hair colour, and even skin colour. A great esthetician will know the difference between each skin type, and know what to do and how to get the best results. Great estheticians know that for darker skin tones, laser hair removal treatments might take longer because the intensity of the laser will be lower than if it were on a lighter skin tone. This is because the laser focuses on dark areas of the skin, usually dark hairs, but when the skin is as dark as the hair, it is a little more difficult to distinguish the hair from the skin. Having darker skin may take a little more patience than lighter skin for laser hair removal, and may take a little more time per session. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t walk out with fabulous results!

3.  Finally, it is crucial to know that speaking to a skincare professional and asking the right questions will get you the best results. Whether you have dark, light or medium skin tones, doing the right research will help you find the best beauty clinics and treatment options available to you. A skincare professional will determine how strong your laser treatments need to be, the best number of treatments for your needs, and the right frequency of sessions. Plus, a good skincare professional will give you the proper know-how to get optimal results.

The IGBeauty team is dedicated to providing the best service possible to our clients. We are committed to providing the best results to everyone who comes to IGBeauty, and having transparent and open levels of communication regarding all of our services is key, no matter the skin type. If you are curious about treatments or if you’d like more information regarding laser hair removal, visit our website at, or call us at 647-764-7490.

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