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Yes, Laser Hair Removal Can Work for Darker Skin

Just because you have dark skin does not mean that you have to live with unwanted hair. Laser hair removal using the Alma Soprano ICE can work for darker skin. The cosmetic hair removal treatment works on the face and body. Both men and women regularly seek hair removal on the intimate areas, chest, legs, arms, face, and armpits.

If you have dark skin and want hair removal, schedule a consultation with board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Maria Chakerian at Serena Santé in San Jose, CA. She will listen to your goals and examine the areas to determine the best possible treatment course using the Alma Soprano ICE.

Benefits of laser hair removal for dark skin

Below are a few of the main benefits of laser hair removal for dark skin using the Alma Soprano ICE.

  • Provides softer and smoother skin
  • Prevents ingrown hairs
  • Does not need to have hair growth between laser hair removal
  • Effectively targets coarse hair during all growth stages
  • Relatively pain-free
  • Effective for almost all skin types, even dark skin

All about laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a safe process. At Serena Santé in San Jose, CA, we use the Soprano ICE laser hair removal system for all skin tones. You may be an ideal candidate for laser hair removal if you meet the following criteria:

  • Have hair growth in areas you do not want
  • Are healthy
  • Do not wish to use other hair removal techniques, such as depilatory creams, shaving, waxing, or bleaching

In order to effectively remove unwanted hair, you’ll need to undergo 3 – 5 sessions, which will be spaced about 3 – 4 weeks apart. Most patients will start to notice a reduction in hair growth following the first treatment. However, to achieve optimal results, they will need to undergo several treatments.

What happens during laser hair removal?

For the laser hair removal session, you’ll be placed in one of the treatment rooms at Serena Santé in San Jose, CA. One of our aesthetic technicians will wash the treatment area to remove any buildup of dirt, oil, makeup, or lotions.

During the hair removal treatment, your skin will be slightly stretched to form a pathway between the hair follicles and the laser. The laser energy of the Soprano ICE pinpoints the hair follicle to cause damage and prevent the hair from regrowing.

All hair removal sessions are spaced out to give your skin time to recover and to let the dormant follicles return to the active growth stage. The Alma Soprano ICE laser is remarkably precise and can target the treatment area easily without causing any harm to the surrounding skin.

The laser hair removal procedure is gentle on the skin. You may experience a slight sunburn caused by the laser. After the hair removal session, there is no downtime. You can return to work and your daily activities without delay. You should not exercise or expose your skin to sunlight for the first 24 hours. To soothe the skin, you can use cool packs and creams if you sustain any discomfort after the hair removal treatment.

Schedule a hair removal consultation in San Jose, CA

If you have darker skin and would like to undergo laser hair removal, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maia Chakerian at Serena Santé in San Jose, CA. She will sit down with you to discuss your hair removal needs and outline what you can expect from the treatment using the Alma Soprano ICE laser. For information, contact us today.

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The staff at Sereno Sante is absolutely amazing. They did everything to make me comfortable from the time I got there to the time I left. I have recommended them to all family and friends. I will definitely be a long term client of Sereno Sante!!!!
Margarita Garcia
Margarita Garcia
Excellent service! Dr Chakerian is very patient. She answered all my questions regarding my procedure. Friendly staff as well!
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Sharonrose Crowley
Excellent support and warm, efficient staff. I have been a client for years and highly recommend it!!

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