Have you always wanted to try laser hair removal but didn’t know if it would work for you? Had you heard that lasers cannot be used on African-American skin? Well fear not, because laser hair removal can now be safely performed on any type of skin. African Americans, who often have skin troubles due to ingrown hairs, can permanently solve that problem with laser hair removal.
The curved hair shafts that African-Americans have are the cause of ingrown hairs. When the curled hair grows after being cut, it can curl back into the skin causing a raised red bump that looks like a pimple. These bumps can be itchy, painful or sore. Men often get them on their face in the areas they shave – on the chin, cheeks or neck. Women often get them on their legs, armpits or bikini area.
Although ingrown hairs are not a serious condition by themselves, on African-American skin the skin irritation can leave behind a darkened spot. If ingrown hairs are a continuing problem, an overall uneven skin tone could result.
Today’s laser technology can now target the hair follicle and eliminate ingrown hairs forever. Earlier lasers could not be used on dark skin because the melanin (color) in the skin would absorb the heat causing the skin to burn, but the advanced YAG laser bypasses the pigment in the skin and goes deeper to target the hair follicle. Thus, the hair is targeted and eliminated while the skin remains safe and unharmed. Once the hair follicle is destroyed by the laser, it no longer produces hair thus permanently eliminating ingrown hairs.
Laser hair removal requires several treatments for the best results. The laser can only eliminate hair when it is actively growing. Since hair grows at different rates, each treatment can only target a percentage of your hair each time, but with each treatment there is less and less hair to target until eventually it is all eliminated. The results are nice, smooth skin with no “hair bumps.”
Cross the chore of shaving off your list forever with laser hair removal. You’ll love the results!
BodyLase® has the advanced equipment and the experienced technicians to handle clients of all skin types. Call and set up a consultation with one of our expert technicians today at 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary).