There are many of us who dream about removing the unwanted hair on our bodies once and for all. Who isn’t thinking about not having to shave or use the painful wax? Nowadays, this dream can be fulfilled by recurring to the laser hair removal method, a painless, effective and lasting procedure which helps to eliminate the unwanted hair from all over the body.

Although most of us are aware of the benefits and effects of the laser hair removal method – fastness, effectiveness, accessibility, when considering undertaking this kind of UV light treatment, you should be very careful and aware of your skin type, as this, at a first look, a minor factor, can seriously create some negative consequences, because the lasers used, the number of sessions, the risks – all depend and vary on your skin type.

The Harvard dermatologist Thomas B. Fitzpatrick elaborated an international scale, by which everyone can determine their skin type and its reaction to the UV light. Based on it, there are VI types of skin that vary from person to person and are determined by their ethnicity and heredity.  The basic characteristic of this scale is that it varies from the fair/light to dark brown. The results are more visible and effective on the fair skin, as the lasers target the pigmentation of the hair, so the higher contrast between the skin and hair, the easier it will be for the laser to target the unwanted follicles of the hair.

In the case of people with skin type I, who are represented by the Celtic, Irish, Scandinavian or Northern Europe ancestries, the laser hair removal treatment is not as complex or harsh on their skin as for the darker skin people and can be performed easily by our cosmetic laser specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic. Those with light or freckled skin, red or blonde hair, blue, green, or hazel eyes who never tan and always burn when exposed to the sun are all part of the Ist skin type on the Fitzpatrick scale.

The Laser hair removal treatment has the same procedure for the all skin types, except the lasers used. Nd:Yag and Alexandrite Lasers will be used, depending on the recommendation of our specialist at Renew Skin & Health Clinic, skin type I being targeted with the accurate amount of energy so that no damage is caused to the skin. 

How does the skin type I laser hair removal work? The laser targets the pigment (or the color) of the hair follicles, eliminating it effectively. The lasting result or the number of sessions needed varies upon the density of the hair, the targeted area, on the type of client’s skin and also on his/her medical history.

If you made your mind and you are ready for a permanent change in your beauty routine, make sure you get a specialized consultation at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic, in which you will get a patch test to determine your skin type, a complimentary skin assessment if necessary and any additional information you need for your the laser treatment candidacy. Don’t hesitate and make an appointment with our cosmetic specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic right now!