Laser Hair Removal for Dark / Asian Skin

Do you have darker skin and unwanted hair?  

Before Nd Yag laser, laser hair removal was not safe for darker skin types. Let’s have a look at the reasons for this and what has changed.

Darker skin tones are rich in melanin which determines skin colour, some lasers and IPL can confuse between hair and the rich melanin skin colour.

Advanced Nd Yag technology laser can safely pass through rich melanin skin and only damage the unwanted hair follicle blood supply without harming surrounding skin.

The best laser for darker/brown skin type is FDA approved Nd Yag laser as it safely distinguishes between skin and hair colours.

Some lasers and IPL are not suitable for darker skin. As a result of choosing an incorrect laser you could risk skin damage.

What is Nd Yag Laser?

Nd Yag (1064 nm.) is a type of laser which can goes much deeper into the layers of the skin than other lasers. The Yag laser can safely pass through any amount of melanin in the skin and destroy hair follicles successfully for any skin tones including Asian, Dark, Oriental, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Black Caribbean, Black African and African American skin types.

How Nd Yag Laser works?

Darker skin types clients with black hair should be treated by the unique Nd Yag laser which is highly sensitive and able to target the dark colour of hair follicle without damaging melanin rich darker skin.

Medical grade Nd Yag technology makes laser hair removal safe and effective for people with a range of darker skin tones.

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*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

What is my skin type and is laser suitable for my skin type?

  • Your skin type is an important factor for a laser hair removal treatment, as the amount of melanin determines your skin colour.
  • We use the Fitzpatrick scale 1-6 skin types to find out a client’s skin type and it’s reaction to laser treatments.
  • We also take into consideration a client’s medical and genetic history when we are identifying skin type.
  • We can treat all skin types and ethnicities with our ideal combination of Alexandrite and Nd Yag Lasers.
  • The unique feature of Nd Yag laser is the high sensitivity and its ability to target the hair follicle without damaging the skin areas for darker skin tones and textures.

Fitzpatrick Scale. Have a look at your skin type on the Fitzpatrick Scale below.

The Fitzpatrick scale identifies the amount of melanin in skin for different skin types and their reaction to sun exposure.

Skin Type 1 – Always burns, never tan, red hair, freckles – extremely sensitive to sun.
Skin Type 2 – Always burns easily, minimal tan – very sun sensitive.
Skin Type 3 – Sometimes burns, some sensitive skin – tans gradually to light brown
Skin Type 4 – Burns minimally – always tans to moderate brown
Skin Type 5 – Rarely burns – tans well.
Skin Type 6 – Never burns – deeply pigmented.

The Fitzpatrick Scale

Laser hair removal skin types scale

Can Dark Skin men Get Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal treatment is suitable for any skin types men.

Men with dark and curly hair and darker skin types tend to get “Pseudofolliculitis barbae” razor bumps or shaving bumps on their face or neck. Nd Yag laser hair removal is the best long-term permanent hair reduction for men who wish to have silky smooth skin

Frequently Asked Questions

IPL is not a laser, it is a nonspecific broad range of wavelengths, that means IPL light can be absorbed by skin colour as well as hair colour. As a result IPL laser hair removal may cause skin damage.IPL is not as strong as a medical grade laser. It requires many more sessions to see results. IPL laser hair removal treatments can cost much more than buying medical grade Nd YAG laser hair removal treatments because you may have to buy more sessions to get a result FDA approved Nd Yag laser is the best and safest option for dark/brown skin types.
Nd Yag (1064 nm.) is a type of laser which goes much deeper into layers of the skin than other lasers. The Yag laser can safely pass through any amount of melanin in the skin and destroy the hair follicle successfully for any skin tones including Asian, Dark, Oriental, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Black Caribbean, Black African and African American skin type.

Laser energy focuses on the pigment/melanin of the hair. The laser energy overheats the hair follicle, if the hair is in growing phase the laser energy damages the hair follicle (that produce hair) and inhibits hair regrowth.

Our high-powered Cynosure Elite + laser supplies constant cooling air during the laser hair removal treatments making your treatment comfortable.

The treatment feeling is something like the sensation of a rubber band snapping against your skin. Most of our clients describe it as a virtually pain free treatment.

You can see gradual hair reduction and a decrease in amount of hair after each laser hair removal treatment. You can also see a decrease in ingrown hairs, ingrown hair scars, rashes and stubble hairs!

At any one time, all our hairs are between three different stages. Laser energy works on hairs only if the hair follicle is in it’s growing stage. Therefore, for a satisfying reduction of your unwanted hair, multiple treatments are necessary to catch up with your hair growth cycle.

Our natural hair growth cycle consist of in 3 different stages Anagen, catagen and Telogen

Every single of hair goes through this cycle in different times. Laser energy only works when the hair in growing stage (Anagen phase) that means, when an area treated with laser only an amount of hair follicles will be affected.

 

Hair growth phase/cycle and laser treatment


Hair growth phase/cycle and laser treatment

Generally, as facial hair grows quicker than body hair, we space facial laser hair removal treatments every 4 weeks and body laser hair removal every 6 weeks.

Most areas on your face and body can have laser hair removal as long as the hair has got enough pigment to absorb the laser light. We can even treat sensitive areas safe and effectively. Common areas for laser hair removal; upper lip, chin, underarms, bikini, legs, back, chest and shoulders.

Laser Hair Removal Pricing

Face
(price per each area)
Single TreatmentCourse of 6
Up to 45 %Off
Course of 8
Up to 50 %Off
Eyebrows / Earlobes / Nose£35£139 
 Save £71
£175
Save £105
Upper Lip/ Sideburns /Chin / Cheekbones / Neck£65£225
Save £165
£265
Save £255
Upper Lip and Chin / Jaw Line£89£299
Save £235
£380 
 Save £332
Half Face or Beard (Male)£110£350 
 Save £310
£425
Save £455
Full Face /Half Face & Front Neck / F&B Neck£130£395
Save £385
£525
Save £515
Full Face & Front Neck£145£475
Save £395
£574
Save £586
Upper Body
(price per each area)
Single TreatmentCourse of 6
Up to 45 %Off
Course of 8
Up to 50 %Off
Fingers£35£139
Save £71
£175
Save £105
Hands & Fingers/ Nipples/ Navel Pubis Line / Under Arms£65£225
Save £165
£265
Save £255
Chest/ Abdomen/ Shoulder/ Half Arms/ Half Back£110£350 
 Save £310
£425
Save £455
Full Arms/ Full Back£179£599
 Save £475
£699
Save £733
Lower Body
(price per each area)
Single TreatmentCourse of 6
Up to 45 %Off
Course of 8
Up to 50 %Off
Toes£35£139 
Save £71
£175
Save £105
Feet and Toes/ Bikini Line/ Peri Anal£65£225
Save £165
£265
 Save £255
Brazilian£89£319 
 Save £215
£399
Save £313
Hollywood£119£399
Save £315
£469
Save £483
Buttocks£119£439
Save £275
£549
Save £403
Lower Legs/Upper Legs£145£475 
 Save £395
£574 
 Save £586
Full Legs£200£799
Save £401
£949
Save £651

Simply Laser Hair Removal Packages for Women
Single TreatmentCourse of 6
Up to 40 %Off
Course of 8
Up to 45 %Off
Any Bikini + Under Arms or Navel or Peri Anal£140£499
Save £341
£575
 Save £545
Any Bikini + Underarms + Peri Anal or Navel Line£179£649
 Save £425
£720 
 Save £712
Any Bikini + Underarms + Peri Anal + Navel£215£799
Save £491
£895
Save £825
Lower Legs + Brazilian + Underarms£250£949
Save £551
£1019
Save £981
Lower legs + Any Bikini + Underarms + Peri Anal and Navel Line£269£999
Save £615
£1099
Save £1053
Full Legs +Any Bikini + Underarms + Peri Anal and Navel Line£319£1150
Save £764
£1299
 Save £1253
Half Legs + Half Arms + Any Bikini + Underarms + Peri Anal and Navel Line£319£1150
Save £764
£1299
 Save £1253
Full Legs + Full Arms + Any Bikini + Underarms + Buttock + Peri Anal and Navel Line£435£1599
Save £1011
£1780
Save £1700
Simply Laser Hair Removal Packages for MenSingle TreatmentCourse of 6
Up to 40 %Off
Course of 8
Up to 50 %Off
Chest and Abdomen£149£549
Save £345
£620
Save £572
Full Back and Shoulders£219£799
Save £515
£899
 Save £853
Full Back and Shoulders + Upper Arms£225£989
Save £361
£1100
Save £700
Full Back and Shoulders + Full Arms£299£1165
Save £629
£1289
 Save £1103
Full Back and Shoulders +Chest + Abdomen + Half Arms£435£1599
Save £1011
£1780 
 Save £1700
Chest and Abdomen + Full Back + Shoulders + Upper Arms + Underarms + Full Legs + Buttocks + Standard Bikini + Including Face and Neck£650£2245
Save £1655
£2489
Save £2711

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How to Find Us

4 Streatham Street  Bloomsbury, London  United Kingdom  WC1A 1JB.

Nearest Tube Stations

The closest tube station is Tottenham court road Station (3 minutes walking) which is accessible on the Northern Line and Central Line. We are also 10-15 minutes’ walk from Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Holborn, Chancery Lane and Goodge Street Station

Buses

Road and Museum Street – bus numbers
1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 10, 73, 390

Parking

The closest car parks are:
Bloomsbury Square car park – WC1A 2RJ
Brunswick Square NCP car park – WC1N 1AF
London Shaftesbury NCP car park – WC1A 1JP