Are You A Good Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?

Everyone wants to get rid of unwanted hair in the fastest possible manner. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for laser hair removal. Here are a few specifications to follow that will let you know if you should invest your time and money in laser.

What Color Is Your Hair?

Laser provides the best result on people with very dark hair so black hair is best. If you have dark brown hair, you may also see very good results. Individuals with light brown, blonde, red, white, or grey hair do not meet the specifications necessary to see the desired results of laser hair treatment because the laser needs to see the pigment of the hair in order to properly remove it. If the laser is unable to see the darker pigment of the hair, it will not be able to perform correctly. People with light hair would be better suited receiving electrolysis.

How Light or Dark Is Your Skin?

In order for the laser to see the hair, it has to be able to see through your skin tone. Therefore, the lighter your skin tone, the better your results will be. This is not to say that people with olive or darker skin should rule out laser altogether. In fact, the Diode laser hair machine is known to treat people with darker skin including individuals of Middle Eastern, Indian, Spanish and African decent in a safe and effective manner. Because darker skin tends to correlate with darker hair, the Diode laser does a phenomenal job at treating them.

How Much Hair Do You Have?

The more hair you have, the better the treatments are likely to be. If you have very few hairs, you may want to avoid receiving treatment because the results may be unsatisfactory.

Have You Undergone Laser Treatment In The Past?

I can’t tell you how many people tell me that they have had over sixteen laser treatments in the past and want to get more because they weren’t satisfied with the results. Keep in mind that laser is actually called laser hair reduction, not laser hair removal. In other words, if you are looking for 100% hair removal, you are in for a letdown. Although most of the hair should disappear, there will always be a percentage left behind. If the hair still bothers you, permanently remove them with electrolysis.

Before signing up for laser, be sure to get a free consultation from a technician that you trust. Read online reviews or ask your friends who they saw to ensure you’re in the most trusted hands. If you are interested in receiving laser hair removal treatment on Long Island, call me today to schedule an appointment.

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