Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Unfortunately, not everyone is going to be a candidate for laser hair removal. This treatment is most effective in patients with dark-colored hair and light-colored skin.
The reason for this is because the laser is attracted to the melanin within the hair. Therefore, to be treated by the laser, the treated hair needs to have color.
If you have light-colored hair, this does not mean laser hair removal is not an option. It does mean that it can take more treatments, though, so do keep that in mind.
Patients with black or very dark brown skin are not usually good candidates for laser hair removal. This is due to the risk of the skin being bleached.
The best thing to do is to book a consultation with the certified medical laser technicians at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona to determine whether you’re a good candidate.