Laser Hair Removal for Skin of Color

Laser hair removal services have been popular for decades. Historically, this treatment for unwanted hair has been most appropriate for a specific range of complexion. Maybe you've 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 The time has come to move beyond the outdated thinking that laser hair removal is only for some people. That's because the time has come when we have the technology to treat all skin tones.


Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal 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.  If you have skin of color and you want to explore how laser hair removal can work for you, please reach out. Our trained staff can walk you through the process and provide you with all the information you need to make a confident decision about your skin. Call (212) 750-2000 today!

What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal for Colored Skin?

The obvious benefit of laser hair removal, in general, 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, hair bumps. Usually, razor bumps affect men who shave facial hair every day. In the instance of black skin, the hair also plays a role. Curly hair coils back toward the skin, so, when shaved anywhere on the body, it can result in visible, painful, embarrassing bumps.

Razor bumps can occur on the face, chin, arms, underarms, bikini area, or anywhere else you want to try to shave unwanted hair. The bumps then demand that the body produce collagen 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. The 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. Furthermore, because 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, 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. This 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 starting the day of your first appointment. After a few days, you may notice even smoother skin as the thin, vaporized hairs naturally slough off when you shower.

Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal is equipped with numerous sophisticated lasers built with the latest technology. To schedule your laser hair removal consultation, contact us at (212) 750-2000.

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