For years, beauty and laser specialists have said: “Redheads can’t get laser hair removal because the laser technology can’t pick up the hair follicle.” Is this true?
Founder & Medical Director of WIFH in Atlanta, Dr. Jay Kulkin, MD answers the question. He is a nationally recognized cosmetic laser specialist with more than thirty years of experience, and a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. While Dr. Kulkin is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, it is his initial laser training in the late 1980’s that lead to his expertise in cosmetic lasers. As one of the leading experts in the field, Dr. Kulkin has led laser workshops to teach his techniques across the United States and Canada and frequently serves as an expert on the subject.
Dr. Kulkin answers the big question:
1. CAN redheads get laser hair removal?
2. If so, what type of laser hair removal would you recommend for a redhead?
3. We read, “The most common complication from laser hair removal is hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the temporary darkening of the skin. This can occur in light-skinned patients who have had extended sun exposure resulting in the tanning of the skin.” Can you explain this further?
4. They said redheads experience more pain than most. Is laser painful?
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