1. Can Treat Various Skin Tones
As recent as ten years ago, hair removal practitioners only had access to one or two wavelengths for laser hair removal. Prime candidates were only those with very dark, coarse hair and pale skin.
2. Cooling Agents
Cooling mechanisms help drastically lower the chances of side effects in patients of all skin tones. They also lower the level of discomfort during hair removal sessions. Hair removal lasers only target the melanin in the hair follicles; however, the skin surrounding the follicle can also absorb heat. In the past, this heat buildup could cause burns, swelling or blistering. Advanced cooling technology helps to prevent this altogether.
3. Evolution of the Laser
Advances in laser technology enable lasers to reduce hair growth by a lot in most cases despite a patient’s skin tone. These removal devices use shorter and more controlled pulse rates to target each hair follicle across a larger body of skin. When a laser hair removal device was first approved by the FDA, they did not permanently stop hair growth. These lasers were weak and would often take years to yield results. Over time, hair removal lasers increased in power; allowing practitioners to treat larger areas of skin in a shorter amount of time.
Visit Regeneris Boston
Now is as good a time as any to start your laser hair removal process. If you were unsure of your candidacy for treatment due to your skin tone or feared unpleasant side effects, various improvements have made laser hair removal accessible to nearly everyone. For more information, make an appointment at Regeneris Boston, with locations in North Attleboro, Raynham and Westwood. Contact us today to book your consultation!