Laser hair removal works best on individuals with light skin and darker hair color. However, new advances in technology have made it possible for patients with darker skin tones to experience significant hair reduction. Patients with darker skin tones will require more treatments then usual .
The San Diego sun has left has left a golden tan on the skin of many of patients considering laser hair removal. Tanning changes the natural skin pigmentation. During the laser hair removal procedure the light energy is absorbed into the skin. The amount of energy absorbed is dependent upon the color of the skin. Darker skin colors absorb more light and can cause pigmentation issues after the treatment. In order to safely treat a tanned patient, the light energy has to be turned down. This also decreases the strength of the light that treats the hair follicle.
To find out more about laser hair removal San Diego, call Avalon Laser today!