The growing population of dark-skinned people face various challenges that are unique to their skin colour, such as the growth of unwanted hair on their bodies. Although many people tend to believe that dark skin is rather hardened, it is more sensitive than lighter skins.
Laser hair removal hasn’t always been safe for Indian or dark skins. Years ago, lasers were not able to penetrate deep into the skin and destroy the skin follicle, but with the advancement of technology lasers using the ND YAG technology has reversed this situation.
The ND YAG laser for dark skin has various advantages over other methods of hair removal. First, unlike threading and waxing which can be quite painful, it is mainly sting-free. Apart from the little discomfort, the person treated feels when the laser burns up the hair follicles; there will be no cause for alarm when using this treatment. It is also the safest approach for dark skin since it does not react with melanin. The effect is achieved through by-passing the surface of the skin and reaching out to the hair follicles.
Results are fast and efficient: permanent hair reduction can be achieved after only eight treatments.
Fotona’s Nd:YAG lasers incorporate revolutionary pulse-control technology and a proprietary three-dimensional treatment pattern (FRAC3®) to provide safe and effective hair reduction. Unlike other wavelengths, only Nd:YAG is safe to use on all skin types.
Fotona’s innovative system effectively targets surface treatment areas while leaving surrounding tissues unaffected. Most patients can expect a significant reduction in unwanted hair, and any future hair growth will usually be thinner and lighter, and thus much less pronounced than before.