Electrolysis for dark skin

For darker skin

Dark skin is a challenge for some hair removal methods, but not for electrolysis. If you’ve heard that your skin tone means that you are not a candidate for hair removal treatments, then you need to speak to an electrologist.

A treatment tailored to you

There is no better solution for removing unwanted hair than electrolysis. This specialized treatment effectively removes curly, wavy, or course hair so you can enjoy smooth, hair-free skin. Many individuals with dark-complexioned skin may be prone to ingrown hairs (folliculitis). Electrolysis works from deep inside the follicle of unwanted hair, making it a safe and effective method for removing the ingrown hairs. Raised bumps (hypertrophy) and hyper-pigmentation (darker skin areas) are also common among individuals with dark skin. Your electrologist will address all of your individual concerns.

Electrolysis is permanent hair removal for every body

When you choose electrolysis, you will receive the best care from a highly-skilled hair removal professional. The latest technology and treatment protocols have made this process safe, convenient, and effective for all skin tones. Your electrologist is proficient in the hair-removal technique customized to address your specific needs. And as always, everything remains confidential.

Common Questions About Electrolysis

Can I really electrolysis hair removal

I was told that I wasn't a good candidate for laser. Can I really receive electrolysis treatments?

Yes. Unlike laser, which treats hair at the surface level and requires a strong contrast between hair and skin, electrolysis treatments take place inside each hair follicle. Your electrologist looks for the opening where the hair emerges from the skin and they do not need a significant difference in between the color of the hair and the color of your skin to do this. No matter what color of skin and hair you have, electrolysis works.

Hyperpigmentation is a temporary side-effect of hair removal

I noticed slight discoloration immediately after treatment, is this normal?

It can be. Temporary hyperpigmentation (dark spots) is the darker skin equivalent of the temporary redness sometimes experienced from treatments by those with lighter skin. If you have been tweezing the hair, the irritation from that can also cause dark spots. These dark spots are a sign that the skin is doing it's job and healing the irritated area; they will fade over time. Do not use a bleaching cream on these areas as this can cause light spots (hypopigmentation) when the skin returns to normal. Your electrologist can recommend an aftercare product to help speed the return to normal pigmentation.

It's important to let your electrologist know if you are prone to keloid scarring.

Why is the electrologist asking me about my pierced ears and vaccination scars?

Darker skin is more prone to a special type of scarring called keloids. Your electrologist may ask you about things like piercings or vaccination scars to determine if you are prone to keloids, so that they can make the appropriate adjustments to your treatment plan.

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Where can I get more information about electrolysis?

Learn more about electrolysis hair removal in the Electrolysis Facts section of the website.

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