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There are many misconceptions about what makes a good laser hair removal candidate floating around on the internet these days.  It is truly hard to decipher what is true and what is a myth.  The bottom line is most people can get laser hair removal done. It is important to be aware that there are variables involved that will guarantee some a better outcome than others.  The ideal candidate for laser hair removal generally has light to medium skin with hair darker than their skin tone.  The lasers that are used for hair removal focus on a structure in the skin and hair called “melanin”.  The darker the hair that you are trying to remove is, the more melanin content it contains.  This leads to a more desirable result.  However, that doesn’t mean that if you are a natural blond or have dark skin that laser hair removal is not an option for you.  With new technology in laser hair removal available, just about every person can be a great candidate for this solution.  When you are considering laser hair removal, it is very important that you are prepared at your consultation to ask a few key questions:

1)  What type of laser does the technologist use?

2)  How much experience do they have doing laser hair removal?

3) Is my hair and skin color suitable for treatment with the brand of lasers that you use?

4)  Is your device FDA approved?

5)  Will my results be permanent and how many sessions will I need?

A great (and honest!) technologist will have no problem answering all your questions and will also let you know if you are not an ideal candidate for the particular lasers that they utilize.   With the right technician and by asking the right questions, your quest for a silky smooth body doesn’t have to be a hair-raising experience.

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