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Laser Hair Removal: Who is a Good Candidate?

Last updated 6 years ago

No one wants to have excess body or facial hair. Unwanted hair can be embarrassing. Removing that hair can be time consuming and painful, leading many people to choose laser hair removal instead of shaving, waxing, or plucking. You could be a good candidate for laser hair removal if you have:

  • Dark Hair

The darker your hair is, the easier it is for the laser to target the hair. You must have pigmentation in your hair, so people with white or very light blonde hair may not be the best candidates for laser hair removal. However, if you have any pigment at all, you can probably benefit from laser hair removal to some degree.

  • Light Skin

If your skin is very dark, then the light from the laser may be absorbed into the skin instead of the hair. The ideal candidate will have light skin and dark hair. If your skin is dark brown, then you may still have laser hair removal options, but you must seek out a professional who has experience with dark skin and the different laser hair removal choices.

  • Coarse Hair

The thicker and coarser your hair is, the better it will react to laser hair removal. Fine, thin hair can't absorb as much of the light from the laser, so treatments are less effective. Those with coarse, thick hair will usually see the best results from the treatments.

  • An Understanding of the Limitations

While laser hair removal is an excellent procedure that can drastically reduce the amount of hair you have, it will not completely erase all of your hair. You'll need more than one treatment, and you'll need follow-up treatments to keep your hair to a minimum. Understanding the capabilities and limitations of laser hair removal will help ensure that you are happy with your final results.

If you are interested in having laser hair removal, visit Elements Laser Spa in Austin, TX. We also offer skin tightening and laser skin rejuvenation treatments. For an appointment, call us at (512) 444-4600.


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