There are many laser hair removal technologies on the market today that are not safe for dark skin—our technology is not one of them. Enlighten Laser & Skin Care Clinics offers some of the safest and most effective laser hair removal treatments for all skin types and tones.

In the past, when laser removal had just begun to make its way into the industry, there was a lot of concern with using lasers for hair removal and darker pigmented skin. Traditional lasers were not sophisticated enough to differentiate the pigment of the hair follicle with the pigment of clients skin.

If you’ve looked into laser hair removal, you’ve probably heard “the best candidate has light skin and dark hair” for this exact reason. There are many spas and clinics with lasers still on the market today that are unable to accommodate dark skinned clients.

So is laser removal safe for dark skin?

At Enlighten Laser & Skin Clinics, laser hair removal is safe for dark skin; however, do your research.

The Type of Laser Used Is Important

The type and quality of laser technology is key. At Enlighten Laser & Skin Care Clinics we are committed not only to the effectiveness of our laser hair removal treatments but the safety of our clients.

When choosing a clinic for your laser hair removal on dark skin look for good quality lasers and cross-reference your research.  

At Enlighten Laser & Skin Care Clinic, we use our advanced patented technology by Syneron Candela. This one of a kind laser is not only safe and effective, it is clinically proven safe and effective on all skin types and all skin tones.

Our Patented Laser Technology For All Skin Tones

Our advanced, patented laser technology combines bipolar radiofrequency with a diode laser. Doing so allows the laser to get deep into the layers of the skin, specifically the dermis, to heat hair follicles instantly without impacting the surrounding skin. This deep and targeted penetration allows for precise location of the root, in order to eradicate it and limit regrowth. Using optimal energy, the hair follicle is destroyed quickly, safely, and with little to no discomfort.

There is very limited risk or complications associated with our laser hair removal treatments. Like with any laser treatment, the treatment area will be sensitive for the days following your appointment and direct sun exposure should be avoided. For more aftercare information, book your free consultation today.

How many treatments will I need?

The total number of laser hair removal treatments required vary from each individual; however, our clients typically see optimal, permanent results in as little as six sessions. Annual sessions are recommended to maintain results. Our experts at Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics across our nine Canadian locations, are happy to assess your skin type and help give a more accurate treatment estimate.

If you are interested in laser hair removal for dark skin (or for any skin for that matter), contact our team today.