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. Electrolysis is effective on all skin colors and types of hair.
Yes. Your electrologist looks for the opening where the hair emerges from the skin. 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.
Temporary hyperpigmentation (dark spots) is the darker skin equivalent of the temporary redness sometimes experienced 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.
Electrologists have specialties and areas of expertise, just like other practitioners. If you speak to an electrologist who does not work on dark skin, ask them for a referral to someone who does.
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.
Answers to general questions about electrolysis are available on the FAQ page.
The information above is provided courtesy of American Electrology Association.
Did you know?
The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That's why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.
Did you know?
If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't zap the hairs. Plucking, waxing, threading, or tweezing before your hair removal appointment reduces the number of hairs your electrologist can remove.
Did you Know?
Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.
Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.
For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.
Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.
Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.
Did you know?
Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.
It's okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.
If you feel that excess facial or body hair is concealing your potential, there is a way to get the hair-free look you deserve. Electrolysis - safe, permanent hair removal - can reveal the full extent of your natural beauty. You will love the smooth, healthy look you can achieve with electrology.
A Light Touch Hair Removal is dedicated to helping you maintain the smooth-skinned, perfectly groomed look you deserve. When you look your best, you get the best out of life. With professional electrology treatments, you can take control of unwanted hair and let your beautiful skin shine through.
My personal mission is to bring each client the best in electrolysis technology, utilizing state of the art equipment and tailoring treatments to individual needs. I am always fine tuning my skills with the most recent education to ensure that my services are on the forefront of the industry. By working together to enhance each client's true beauty through eliminating unwanted hair, we facilitate increased self-esteem and a sense of personal well being.
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A Light Touch Hair Removal
Debbie Malacina, LE, CPE
10016 S. Roberts Rd
Palos Hills, IL 60465
American Electrology Association
Electrology Association of Illinois
Certified Professional Electrologist
Past Continuing Education Director of American Electrology Association
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