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Can everyone have laser and IPL hair reduction?

Not everyone is a candidate for laser or IPL hair reduction. The light that both methods emit is attracted to the dark pigment in the hair, which creates a targeted heat reaction, successfully β€˜killing’ those hairs.

Blonde, grey or red hair does not contain the same amount of pigment, which means the heat reaction cannot be created. Skin colour can also be a factor in laser or IPL hair removal. The darker your skin tone, the more melanin (or pigment) you have. This means the laser cannot be targeted directly into the hair follicle, as it cannot differentiate between that pigment and the melanin in your skin.Β  Your Beauty Therapist will assess your skin colour and tone, and can advise of a treatment plan or alternative hair removal methods.