Can People Of Color Use IPL and Laser Treatments?
Generally, people who have a big contrast between their skin and hair color, are the best candidates for IPL and Laser Hair Removal. Why is this? This is because these devices target the pigment in the hair, it's the contrast between dark hair and lighter skin that helps the laser focus on its bullseye. Most devices aren't sophisticated enough to distinguish well between the pigment in brown or black skin and dark hair, meaning that they can potentially cause dark and light spots, blisters, and even scarring in the skin surrounding the follicle.
Luckily, with the latest advancements in technology, there are options for women of color as well! Read our blog post ''Top 3 Hair Removal Devices For People with Dark Skin''.