laser on red hair


#1

I know dark hair is what’s needed for laser to work very well, but what about very red hair on very light skin?


#2

David,

I would suggest an IPL for the red hair. I have white hair on my face. I am THRILLED with my results. I have had some negative response on this forum regarding white hair and IPL. I was very hesitant to go thru with my treatments in fear that I am wasting my money. Now I am glad that I went with my first instinct and listen to my dermatologist! It has been 4 months undergoing IPL treatments and my hair on the face is noticebly less with no regrowth. I had black hair on my chin that is now gone. I am very pleased. My dermatologist feels that I only need one more treatment and then a follow up visit once or twice a year for upkeep which is normal. I did not experience any problems. My skin is a little pink after the treatment, but in an hour it is normal again. Hope this helps and I highly recomment IPL!


#3

You should consider the Syneron Aurora for red hair. As long as the hair has pigment in it the Aurora will be effective.

RJC2001


#4

thanks for the advice!


#5

IPLs have had pretty mixed results on red hair (as have lasers), and I’d only add that the Aurora is very new and has no long-term consumer information.

Red hair sort of puts you on the fence. It’s less likely you’ll see a good result, so be sure you have realistic expectations.