Laser hair removal is an option explored by individuals who wish to remove unwanted hair in a way that does not allow the hair to grow back at a rate similar to shaving. In many cases, target areas are armpits, upper lip, chin, the bikini line and legs. To find out the best method to remove unwanted hair in other areas, you should speak to an expert to determine your best options.
As previously mentioned, the success of laser hair removal is influenced by skin type and hair colour, yet it's important to note that the hair pigment absorbs the laser beam and not the skin.
It’s remarkable that while this procedure damages the hair follicle while avoiding damaging the skin, hence the importance of having a contrast between hair and skin colour – such as dark hair and light skin to achieve the best results. However, with technological advancements, treating dark hair on dark skin is becoming increasingly possible. Yet, to this day, certain hair colours, such as grey, blond, red, and white, don't easily absorb the light as well. There are hopes that technological advances will eventually catch up and make this possible.
The best time to get laser hair removal done is now, seeing that your skin’s pigment has not changed due to exposure to the sun. Once your skin is tanned, having the necessary “contrast” between the skin and hair is harder. If you want to obtain a better chance at hair removal success, now is the time.