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Treatment for Dark Skin Types

Despite a plethora of Laser Hair Removal Melbourne on the market today and the numerous claims of improved performance or breakthrough results, delivering successful laser hair removal results is really a function of understanding laser physics and determining the Laser Skin Treatment Melbourne and optimal treatment parameters for a given skin type.

Regardless of the laser being used, all hair removal is based on the theory of Selective Photothermolysis, which basically states that targeted structures in the skin, called chromophores, can be selectively heated using specific wavelengths of energy to an intended clinical outcome without causing injury to surrounding normal tissue.

In the case of laser hair removal, the targeted chromophore is melanin, the intended out-come is the destruction of the hair follicle, and the collateral injury to be avoided is that to the epidermis.

Because the amount of epidermal melanin is significantly greater in dark- skinned types than in light-skinned patients, the risk of epidermal injury as a result of laser hair removal is greater for patients of color. Because of this fact, the applicability, and not unrelatedly the popularity of laser hair removal has been slow to catch on for type V and VI patients.

October 26th, 2013|