How effective are laser hair removal procedures on darker skin? Are some lasers more effective than others?

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Not all methods of Laser Hair Removal are appropriate for dark skin, but the Cutera XEO was made to be safe on all skin types. This laser platform can even treat a Fitpatrick 6 skin type, which is a deep dark African American skin. At our practice we have seen an 80-90% reduction in hair growth for even these darker skin types using this particular laser platform.

Published on Jul 09, 2015

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Not all methods of Laser Hair Removal are appropriate for dark skin, but the Cutera XEO was made to be safe on all skin types. This laser platform can even treat a Fitpatrick 6 skin type, which is a deep dark African American skin. At our practice we have seen an 80-90% reduction in hair growth for even these darker skin types using this particular laser platform.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Hello. The TYPE of laser (not brand) that you want for black skin is the long pulsed Yag (1064 nanometer wavelength). Most practices just use "Yag" for short. If you are Hispanic or Asian or even East Indian, we usually reach for the Diode laser. Again, these are types of lasers NOT brands. There are many brands of Yag and many brands of Diode. We use the Sciton Yag and the Lumenis Diode. Good luck and hope that helps.

Published on Jul 09, 2015

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Hello. The TYPE of laser (not brand) that you want for black skin is the long pulsed Yag (1064 nanometer wavelength). Most practices just use "Yag" for short. If you are Hispanic or Asian or even East Indian, we usually reach for the Diode laser. Again, these are types of lasers NOT brands. There are many brands of Yag and many brands of Diode. We use the Sciton Yag and the Lumenis Diode. Good luck and hope that helps.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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