With Glow Skin Care & Laser …. YES!
It just depends on the laser that is being used. Some clinics have a couple different options. Here at Glow Skin Care & Laser we use a Nd: YAG SmartEpil Laser. Nd: YAG is just an acronym for the crystal which is used in this type of laser – neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet. The Nd:YAG is used for a number things, and in our salon we use it for Laser Hair Removal and for the treatment of spider veins and broken capillaries.
The Nd:YAG laser is effective and safe on all skin types with limited side effects when used correctly. This includes skin types IV through VI which are considered dark brown to black skin. It is particularly preferred for darker skin types as it’s wavelengthof 1064 nmis able to penetrate and access deeper follicles, “with a greater respect for the skin due to lower absoprtion” of the laser by the melanin in the skin (FYI: Laser Hair Removal works by shooting the hair with a laser wherein the heat is absorbed by the follicle -burning it!). The Nd:YAG’s ability to safeguard the skin stuctures surrounding the follicle results in fewer side effects such as burnt skin – which may occur more frequently when using other laser hair removal devices with less selective heat absoption.