A warning about laser hair removal

I thought it would be good to share this information for my readers with darker skin. If you’re considering laser hair removal, you want to be extremely cautious about who will be doing the procedure. As you can see in the video, if they don’t perform the treatment carefully, it can cause some pretty bad burns. On a side note, many people say that the effects of No No hair removal are pretty similar to laser…..though of course you would never get burned with nono like an actual laser treatment potentially could.

Hi, this is Andrea James from hairfacts.com. As you may know, I’ve been reporting on hair removal methods since the mid nineties, and today I wanted to talk a little about laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal began commercially in about 1995. Over the years it’s gone from being over promised and over hyped to a pretty realistic sense of what it can and can’t do. Ideally, for people with light colored skin and dark colored hair, laser can be a good option for reducing and even removing up to 2 thirds of your hair for instance, in any given area.People have different responses and it depends on your hair color mostly, and your skin tone.

One of the major problems with laser hair removal is that it can’t tell the difference between dark skin and dark hair. That’s why people with darker skin tones need to be very cautious. Last week a reader sent me some pictures that I wanted to share with you about the potential dangers of using laser hair removal if you have darker skin tones.

It’s extremely important if you’re doing it, to go to someone who’s experienced and knows what they’re doing because this is what can happen.

As you can see in these pictures, this gentleman was very badly burned on the neck and in the back of the neck by a practitioner who obviously set the laser way too high for his skin tone. Someone with this dark skin probably should never have been going to get lasered in the first place, and the practitioner should have told him that. He’s clearly suffered severe burns and this is gonna cause permanent scarring.

As you can see, there are sort of stripes where the laser was moved in rows down his neck. You can also see little round spots that look like cigarette burns. That’s the actual size of the laser pulse.

In this case, this is going to take a lot of work with a dermatologist and with other people to try and get it so it’s not as noticeable, but he’s always gonna have permanent discoloration and pigment change in his skin.

I wanted to share this just to really reiterate just how critically important it is that you go to somebody who knows what they’re doing and if you have darker skin tones, that you very very carefully research exactly who you’re going to, who’s going to be performing this procedure, and also looking into the credentials and the equipment that they’ll be using.

So that’s it for now, if you’d like more information on laser hair removal, go to hairfacts.com, or you can go our forum at hairtell.com. Again I’m Andrea James, and thanks for listening.