Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Reduction

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Apr 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Summer is quickly approaching and there’s nothing worse than stepping out in that great sundress or swimsuit, but quickly realizing you forgot to shave. Laser hair reduction makes the worry of visible, unsightly body hair a thing of the past. If you’ve ever considered laser hair reduction, but were unsure if you would be an ideal candidate, we have a great news for you. Advancements in technology have made it safe and effective for nearly everyone.


Skin Type


Although all skin tones can safely undergo laser hair removal, it may be easier in individuals with a lighter skin tone. According to Self, lighter skin tone is ideal for laser hair reduction as it allows the person performing the procedure to better see the bulb at the base of the follicle. This helps prevent damage to surrounding pigment from the laser. In the past darker skin tone was at risk for melanin damage; however, recent advancements in technology have reduced that risk. According to the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, with the right treatment settings, even darkly pigmented individuals can effectively undergo laser hair removal.


Hair Type


Although you can have a laser hair reduction treatment nearly anywhere on the body, the degree of effectiveness may depend on hair color and texture. According to E! Online, the beam of light generated by the laser is attracted to melanin, so the darker and thicker the hair, the better the laser can be absorbed. Blonde or red hair and "peach fuzz" may require more treatments for optimal results. Thus, someone with light colored skin and thick, dark colored hair will see the best results from laser hair reduction.


Not Just for Women


According to Inc Magazine, manscaping, or male grooming, has become a $4 billion industry with $1 billion in sales generated from hair removal services and supplies. The majority of men seek to tidy the appearance of their backs, shoulders and necks. Men who participate in sports and outdoor activities like cycling, body building or swimming are among the most likely to undergo laser hair reduction.

Do you want to explore the freedom and confidence laser hair removal can provide? Set up a consultation to speak with our staff about your options today. Call us at 913-317-9386 to schedule your appointment and be sure to check out our April laser hair reduction special.

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