Laser Hair Removal for Skin of Color in NYC

Laser hair removal services have been popular for decades in the world of cosmetic treatments and beauty. In past times, this treatment for unwanted hair has been the most appropriate when it comes to a specific range of complexion.

You may have heard that people with lighter skin and darker hair get the best results with the fewest risks. If you have dark skin or black skin, where did that leave you? The time has come to move beyond outdated thinking and the idea that laser hair removal is only for some people.  We have the technology to treat all skin tones and complexions and have been treating Black skin for over 20 years.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal for Colored Skin

One of the main benefits of laser hair removal is that these treatments eliminate about 85 percent of the hair that's causing frustrating cosmetic problems. For black skin, in particular, there's another problem that seems to be common, which are hair bumps. Usually, razor bumps affect men who shave facial hair every day. In the instance for black skin, the hair also plays a similar role. Curly hair coils back toward the skin, so when these hairs are shaved anywhere on the body, it can result in visible, painful, and embarrassing bumps.

Razor bumps can occur almost anywhere on the body, but most commonly occur on the face, chin, arms, underarms, and bikini area. The bumps then trigger collagen production to repair the damage, which could lead to another problem, scarring. Studies show that skin of color is more likely to produce keloid scars due to collagen spreading into nearby healthy tissue.

Laser hair removal removes hair at the root, in the hair follicles. This quick elimination of hair can give your body a chance to resolve the discoloration and scarring that may have already occurred due to your previous hair removal methods. Now that no new hair is growing, you can avoid future razor bumps.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted hair by targeting the pigment in each strand. To properly address the unique situation of dark skin and black skin, your provider will carefully select and adjust the device that is ideal for you. Studies have shown that when using the right wavelength of laser technology, it is possible to safely and effectively treat nearly every skin tone and type. The key is to select the wavelength that holds the most power when there is less contrast between the hair and the skin. Once this is done, the technology does its job well.

During laser hair removal, the laser light that enters the hair follicles heats up strands of hair, which causes them to disintegrate. The heat then passes to the hair follicles, which become disabled for future hair growth. It's necessary to complete a series of treatments to achieve the lasting results you want. However, the effects of laser treatment begin to develop right away. You may notice fewer hairs on the day of your first appointment. After a few days, you may notice even smoother skin as the thin and vaporized hairs naturally fall off when you shower.

How Long Do Hair Removal Results Last?

Many years ago, before the recent advancements in technology and equipment, up to 10 sessions might have been needed as well as ongoing treatments to get the hair reduction results you want. In modern times, you can have all hair removed and achieve permanent hair reduction with just a few treatments , depending on the targeted area, and amount of hair. While it is possible to achieve permanent hair reduction results, infrequent revisits and touch-ups may be needed to sustain these amazing and ever-lasting results.

Contact Us Today!

Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal is equipped with numerous sophisticated lasers built with the latest technology, and is the go-to facility for laser hair removal in New York City. We are experts in laser hair removal and have a thorough understanding of the latest technologies. We know how to address a wide range of skin tones, including brown and black skin, because we've been specializing in laser hair removal for over 20 years. We have over 12 Lasers for all skin tones and complexions.

If you have skin of color and you want to explore how laser hair removal can work for you, please reach out to us to see what we can do for you. Our trained and experienced staff can walk you through the process and provide you with all the information you need to make a confident decision about your skin. Give us a call and contact us at (212) 750-2000!

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“This place is spectacular. I left there extremely satisfied and hair free!! The staff are great and I still continue to go. I give 10 stars.”

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