Laser hair removal is a great way to reduce or remove unwanted body hair and have smooth, hairless skin. In the past, it was only beneficial for people with light-colored skin and dark hair. This is because the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle, damaging it so it cannot regrow hair. The pigment in darker skin tones also absorbs the laser light as heat and is burned. Today, we are proud to offer laser hair removal in Oklahoma City to clients with dark skin tones.
We have the latest technology that narrows the target area, enabling the laser energy to focus more directly on the pigment in the hair follicle. Our trained technician can do a patch test in a small area to determine the right setting of the laser to remove the hair without burning the skin. The test is even more important in individuals in Oklahoma City with dark skin tones.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states that laser hair removal is the third most requested non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the U.S. People with dark skin tones were discouraged from trying laser hair removal because the early lasers may have damaged the darker skin. This is still a consideration today and completely unfounded if the proper laser and setting are used. Advances in technology have developed lasers that are suitable for almost any color skin.
There are two types of body hair. Vellus hair is pale and covers most of the body of both men and women. The hair that is constantly removed through shaving and waxing is terminal hair. This is long, dark and often thick. This hair is targeted by laser hair removal.
Hair grows in three stages, including the active stage, the regression stage and the resting stage. Laser hair removal in Oklahoma City only works during the active or growth stage. Because only a small number of hairs are in the growth stage at any given time, it will take a series of treatments to remove all of the hair from a particular area.
Lasers are suitable for removing unwanted hair on almost any part of the body. The underarms, bikini line, upper lip, chin, back and chest are some of the most common areas people choose for laser hair removal.