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With the advent of new technology, those who were once considered poor candidates for laser hair removal (such as African American skin tones or darker skin, or people with blonde, red, or gray hair) can now receive advanced laser hair removal treatment and achieve outstanding results. In fact, the treatments have become so successful, we've had to update our candidacy chart to include virtually everyone. The results still work best for certain hair and skin types, but treatments are becoming more and more available to everyone.
Laser Hair Removal Candidacy Table
If You are a Neutral Candidate
Remember, certain lasers have been developed to work with your skin and hair combination. However, some laser clinics do not employ this technology. Shop around until you find a clinic that works best for your unique needs. Once you find the right laser provider, your results will be determined by:
In unique circumstances where hair removal is not recommended (normally due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes or lupus), understand that a referral to an electrolysis practice may be given, and there are plenty of effective (if not permanent) at-home hair removal treatments.
The chart above describes common thinking about candidates for laser hair removal. It is a guide to decision making, but shouldn't be the sole basis of any decision. It's a wonderful starting out point, but always get a second opinion at a free consultation with a certified specialist.
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