If you’re considering laser hair removal for your facial hair, there’s something important you need to know. Different hair colors respond differently to treatment. The good news is that almost everyone is a candidate for laser hair removal.
Different Requirements for Different Hair Colors
Firstly, there are different types of hair. The type you have will determine how effective the treatment is. Typically, laser hair removal is most effective on thicker hair types, but it can work just as well on finer and lighter-colored hair.
The number of laser treatments you’ll need for your facial hair depends on your hair type and color and its sun sensitivity.
If you have light brown skin that tans slowly and is not particularly prone to burning, permanent hair removal can be achieved within 10 treatments, spaced out 4 to 6 weeks apart. If you have light brown skin and fair hair, you may need just 3 to 6 treatments about 4 weeks apart to achieve permanent hair reduction.
It’s similar for pale skin that burns easily. If you have dark hair, you’ll typically achieve permanent hair removal in 4 to 6 laser treatments, a month apart. But with fair hair, it takes around 6 to 12 treatments.
Finally, moderate to dark brown skin that tans well and rarely burns can also achieve permanent hair reduction within just 6 to 10 treatments, every 4 to 6 weeks.
For darker hair types, you’ll need to repeat your laser treatments every 3 to 6 months depending on how quickly your facial hair grows. Regardless of the color of your hair, your touch-up treatments need to be spaced out enough to allow new hair growth to reach the bulge level.
What About White and Grey Hair?
It’s worth mentioning that light hair colors are more difficult. Light blonde, white, and grey hair has less pigment, which means the heat of the laser isn’t as effective. Dark hair tends to absorb the heat better. If the laser hair device can’t differentiate between your hair and skin color, it just isn’t as successful.
The best is to book a consultation to find out if laser hair removal will work for you.
Schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.