Laser Hair Removal Asian Skin
Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle with laser light, this energy damages and goes on to destroy the hair follicle, thus stopping the follicle from producing further hairs. The newest lasers on the market now have the ability to target the melanin in the root of the hair without dispersing into the surrounding skin which for Asians may have a higher melanin content, allowing laser hair removal to work effectively on Asian skin.
Asian skin and hair have a multitude of factors making it different from those found in Caucasians. For this reason, laser technology has advanced at different rates and degrees of efficacy for the different skin types. We have now reached the point that laser hair removal can be done effectively and safely on Asian skin.
Laser hair removal works effectively for:
- Pale Asian skin, fine or thick hairs
- Indian skin, fine or thick hairs
- Dark Asian skin, fine or thick hairs
Asian skin tends to be slightly darker than Caucasian skin and more prone to hyper-pigmentation and scarring, this can manifest after surgery or something as simple as a scratch or bite. Asian hair also differs, the actual space between cuticle cells is narrower, there are more cells, and these are denser and stronger. These factors are what kept Asian people away from laser hair removal in the past. More sensitive skin and stronger hair!
There are a few different lasers available for Asian skin but the one we use, and most recommend is the Gentle Max Pro which has the Nd:Yag laser built in. This laser penetrates deeper into the skin picking up only on the hair and not the pigment in the skin. This is vital for Asian skin as it allows the laser to miss the melanin in the skin, and by only hitting the hair follicle, any trauma that could scar your skin can be avoided. The Nd:Yag also works great on thick, strong hair which is just perfect for the strong Asian hair.
A high percentage of our clients are Asian, and we have a lot of experience dealing with the range of skin types that it includes. Our lasers not only work on the stronger thicker hairs but the finer hairs too. Which is perfect if you want to tackle any of the fine facial hairs. Though the combination of darker skin and finer hairs used to be the most difficult thing to handle, even those are now safely removed with our lasers.
So come in and get your free consultation and patch test. Get any questions you have answered and any worries cleared up and shortly you will find yourself on the way to having that unwanted hair gone for good.