With today’s latest technologies for laser hair removal, anyone who desires to be hair-free can be achieve it! Different people with different skin types can undergo laser hair removal, even individuals with Indian skin. A few years ago, laser devices for hair removal are limited to treating skin types 1 to 3. However, now that advanced technologies have been created to improve the effectiveness of laser hair removal, skin types 1 to 6 are suitable for the treatment. Here’s what you need to know about laser hair removal for Indian skin.
Laser Hair Treatment Mechanism
Laser hair removal's treatment mechanism is selective photo-thermolysis. With a selective laser, it only targets the hair, and not the surrounding skin or tissue. With the laser’s selective chromophore technique, it targets the pigment of the hair, and the melanin of the hair shaft where the laser is absorbed.
On the other hand, the word ‘photo’ in photo-thermolysis means the laser sends amplified light that penetrates the target area, which produces heat (thermo) that is delivered to the skin, and to the base of the hair shaft. Once the laser selectively targets the hair, and the light produces heat to the area, it will result in the destruction or lysis of the active hair follicle. The laser will heat the hair up to 70 degrees, which can permanently destroy the hair, making the active hair follicle and the hair shaft dormant. This is how laser hair removal eliminates fuzz for years.
The Best Device For Your Skin
As mentioned earlier, the devices used for laser hair removal contribute to the permanence of the result. Today, there are tons of different devices for laser hair removal. When undergoing a laser hair treatment, it’s important that you know what device will be used for the procedure.
Outdated technologies that use IPL for laser hair removal are not very effective in treating hair of clients with dark skin. IPL disperses laser energy on a broad spectrum, and in different wavelengths. Meaning, these devices cannot accurately target hair to produce permanent results, instead it may even damage the hair and the skin.
When undergoing laser hair removal, make sure to choose the right laser. The gold standard in laser hair removal is a diode laser. This type of laser can treat skin types 1 to 6, and can accurately target hair due to its narrow wavelength.
At the Havana Skin Clinic, they use only the latest devices for laser hair removal. Equipped with a diode laser and a vacuum assist technology, laser hair treatments performed at the Havana Skin Clinic are painless, effective and can provide permanent results.
How the Skin Color Affects the Treatment
With the laser’s treatment mechanism, the color of the hair and skin plays a major role in the effectiveness of the procedures. The thickness of the hair must also meet the ideal width that the laser can be absorbed by the hair. During the consultation, factors like the skin color, the color of the hair and the thickness of hair are considered when determining the kind of approach for the patient.
For patients with Indian skin, a diode laser is used as this device can treat a wide range of skin types. Although the length of the treatment course cannot be presumed until all sessions are complete, typically, it takes more than 6 sessions until 90% of hair reduction can be achieved.