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What hair color works best for laser hair removal?

29 Mar 2016

At Simplicity Laser, we can treat all hair colors, but blonde, red, gray, and white hair doesn’t yield the same quality results as brown and black hair. People with light hair can expect about a 20% hair reduction. These hair colors are difficult to treat because they have little blood supply and minimal pigment, the two things the laser targets.

Laser hair removal works by emitting a pulse of light that is absorbed by the pigmentation and blood supply of the hair follicle. When the light is absorbed by the hair follicle, it is converted to heat, which then destroys the follicle. When the hair follicle is destroyed, it is unable to re-grow hair.

Brunettes of the world, let down your dark hair and celebrate! Stop cursing dark upper lip hair or course underarm hair and just get it lasered away.