confused


#1

I am a dark skinned european wanting to get rid of back hair and am very confused.
I would like to know what machine or type is the best for laser or ipl hair removal.
Any feedback will be very helpful.
thanks


#2

The safest machine to use on someone with your skin type would be a high-powered NdYag (l040nm) - at this point, that would be a Lyra (not so high-powered, but since your skin is dark that is not such an issue) or a Coolglide ( high power- can be used safely on all skin colors). The Diode and Alexandrite machines are not truly effective for dark skin - in order to be used safely, the fluence level must be very low, so results will be iffy at best. Too high a fluence on these machines will get you hair removal, but at the expense of your skin, which could be hyper- or hypo-pigmented, blistered or scarred in worst-case scenarios. Do your research, and go on consultations (which should be free) - I am sure you will find the best machine. Hope this helps :wink: