With today's technology even dark- skinned people can benefit from laser hair removal
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Dr. Judi: Up until very recently, we only do dark hair because the laser, the most popular lasers have treated light skin and dark hair the best. The reason is because the laser looks at the hair roots and there is a little pigment that's spotted there. The pigment that spotted picks up under laser energy. Now we have a new technology, it's made by an Israeli company called Syneron and they have a certain type of treatment that can actually do dark skinned patients and it can also affect light hair. And I think its very important because A; a lot of people who have light hair or blonde hair also don’t want to have those hairs, all over the place. Secondly because dark skinned patients, very often have shaving or razor bumps and they cannot be treated because if don’t have a laser that can be color blind and treat dark skin, you cannot give them pigmentation in other problems by using the wrong laser. So now we have a technology that can also treat people very dark skin, even safely and effectively and it’s not only a cosmetic issue but also a medical issue.