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Does Laser Hair Removal Work for All Skin Types?
Because lasers target melanin, skin type is an important factor in laser assisted hair removal. Light skin and dark hair is ideal because we can use the highest setting without risking damage to the skin. Highly pigmented dark skin is riskier to treat, but we do have alternate machines that are safer for that skin tone. There are technological advances in treatment of light hair, but since it has very little melanin to target, nothing has been proven to provide consistent results. for treatment, the hair must be clipped or shaved. Because waxing removes the entire hair shaft, there is nothing for the laser to treat and the growth will remain unaffected.