Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin 

In the past, laser hair removal was unsafe for darker complexions, but modern technology makes it accessible to everyone. Today, many clients can now access laser hair removal for dark skin in Chicago, IL.

Is Underarm Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

Yes; at Bella Sana Med Spa, we use the cutting edge Cutera XEO machine, as it’s the best laser for dark skin and fairer complexions.

Laser hair removal works by firing an intense beam of light (laser) with a frequency that matches the pigment in your hair. Your hair then absorbs this light, overheats, and is destroyed in the process. Older lasers once affected the pigmentation in skin, but the Cutera XEO is highly selective and causes no side effects.

The Cutera XEO is an Nd:YAG laser, meaning it relies on a specific combination of elements for its effects. This combination is more specific to hair, and is far less likely to cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, where your skin develops darker patches in the treated area.

How to Prepare for the Procedure

Preparing for laser hair removal is the same for black skin as it is for all complexions. It’s best to shave the area you want treated so the laser light isn’t wasted on the hair shaft, and instead targets the follicle.

We also advise you to avoid using any personal care products over the area on the day, as these may create a barrier that reduces absorption of the laser light.

After treatment, you can resume your normal, everyday activities. You may see your initial results in a week or two. 

What are the Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal on Dark Skin?

You don’t have to worry about inconvenient aftercare guidelines. At Bella Sana, we use the precise Cutera XEO laser for all our treatments. This device is more tFortunately, you don’t have to worry about side effects. The best laser for dark skin, used at Bella Sana, does not cause side effects as it’s highly selective. Our African American clients choose us because our technology does not cause excessive pain or hyperpigmentation.

How Many Sessions of Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin?

Even though you may have great initial results, it’s important to complete the full course of treatment. Over two thirds of the hair will grow back within several months to a year after one treatment, as the follicle isn’t sufficiently damaged.

In general, six to 10 sessions are necessary, and you may need maintenance treatments every year or two. If your hair is thicker, you’re more likely to need eight to 10 treatments, but six can be effective if you’ve got finer body hair.

Best Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin in Chicago, IL

Bella Sana Med Spa offers the highest quality treatment when it comes to laser hair removal in Chicago. Our clinicians all have extensive experience, and we train in the latest techniques once they become available.

Even better, laser hair removal for dark skin costs less at Bella Sana. We’ve made our 50% off discount permanent, so for example, you only pay $23 per treatment for your underarm hair. Lower legs are $69 per session, and if you want your whole leg treated, it’s just $119 – less than the previous price of your lower legs.

If you’re ready to reduce the appearance of your unwanted body hair, contact Bella Sana Med Spa here.

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Our Med Spa clinic is conveniently located at the intersection of Golf Rd and N Des Plaines River Rd, close to route 294. Bella Sana is located in the professional medical building and has convenient parking for its customers. We will be happy to welcome you here!

  •  1400. Golf Rd #205, Des Plaines IL 60016
  •  (847) 576-0505
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Working hours

Monday – Friday:  10:00 AM – 6:00PM
Saturday:  10:00 AM – 4:00PM
Sunday:  Closed