Laser Hair Removal Indian Skin Types

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 Indians may have a higher melanin content, allowing laser hair removal to work effectively on Indian skin.

Laser hair removal works effectively on both fine and thick hairs on:

  • Indians with a fair complexion
  • Indians with a wheatish complexion
  • Indians with a dark complexion

Talking specifically about Indian skin can be rather tricky because that covers a very broad range of skin types and tones. Indian skin and hair comes under the category of Asian, though of course Asian is very broad term too, and there are many smaller variations between countries and regions.

That said, Asian skin generally has these characteristics: It tends to be slightly darker than Caucasian skin it is also more prone to hyperpigmentation and scarring, whether from insect bites, light scratches or after an injury or surgery.

The hair also differs, the actual space between cuticle cells is narrower, there are more cells, and these are denser and stronger. These factors have kept Indian people away from laser hair removal in the past. More sensitive skin and stronger hair!

In the past laser hair removal wasn’t safe and effective for Indian skin due to these factors, but as the laser industry has advanced this is now possible and there are very effective and safe lasers on the market.

There are now a few different lasers available for Indian skin but the one we would most recommend is the NDYag. This laser penetrates deep into the skin picking up only on the hair and not the pigment in the skin, this is vital as it allows you to miss the melanin in the skin, and by hitting only the hair follicle you avoid any trauma that could scar your skin. The NdYag also works great on thick, strong hair which is just perfect for the strong Indian hair.

With at least half a million Indians living in London we want to make sure that good laser hair removal treatment is available to you! And we do have a lot of experience using this laser on Indian hair and we can tell you now that you will certainly be seeing good results with no negative side effects.