• Best Clinic Group UK and Trustpilot 5 star rating
  • We treat every skin tone on the Fitzpatrick Scale
  • Visible results over time with minimal downtime
  • Provides an overall reduction in unwanted hair growth
  • Free consultation and patch test with an expert skin therapist

Laser Hair Removal for Asian Skin

The Problem

Laser Hair Removal for Asian skin can be difficult due to the amount of melanin in the skin. The good news is that we specalise in treating all skin types for laser hair removal.

Many Asian women and men suffer from unwanted hair growth which can affect their confidence and have a serious impact on their day to day life. Here at The Private Clinic we are able to offer Laser Hair Removal for Asian skin.

Laser Hair Removal can be performed safely on Asian skin types after a successful patch test has been carried out. The treatment is ideal for reducing the amount of unwanted hair growth as well as resolving issues with ingrown hairs.

Here at The Private Clinic we specialise in laser hair removal for Asian skin and darker skin types. Darker skin types have the tendency to be more delicate which is why our skilled practitioners will only use the most advanced techniques  with lasers that are tailored to your  skin type to ensure that you get the best results from your treatment.

Asian and Arabic skin have a history of being tricky to treat which is why many patients of this skin type have previously not even considered Laser Hair Removal as being an option for unwanted hair growth. Many Asian skin types fall into the Fitzpatrick skin type 4 which is the widest skin type range and those in this range tend to have more melanin compared to those with skin type 1-3. Those with skin type 4 are more sensitive to laser treatments due to the higher amount of melanin in the skin.

The Fitzpatrick scale is a numerical skin classification scheme used to determine the skin response to UV light. At your initial consultation, your Fitzpatrick skin type will be discussed to determine the correct method of treatment to suit your skin.

Skin Type Typical Appearance Skin Reaction
1 White – Ivory Skin tone
Blue or light eyes
Blonde or Red hair
Freckles
Always
burns, never tans
2 Fair – Light beige skin tone
Red or blonde hair
Blue, green or hazel eyes
Usually burns, difficulty tanning
3 Beige – Light Brown skin tone
Darker Caucasian, European mix, light Asian
Risk of burning, gradual tan
4 Olive – Medium brown skin tone
Brown hair and dark eyes
Mediterranean, Asian, Hispanic, Native American
Low risk of burning, tans easily
5 Brown – Dark Brown skin tone
Brown eyes, dark brown/black hair
Hispanic, Afro-American, Middle Eastern, Indian
Rarely burns, easily tans
6 Very dark brown – black skin tone
Brown eyes, dark brown/black hair
Afro-American, African
Never burns, always tans

 

Our Laser Practitioners have all received specialised training covering laser hair removal or Asian, Arabic and ethic skin types. The best option is to book in for a free laser hair removal consultation to correctly determine your skin type and assess your suitability for treatment.Melanin is what gives skin it’s colour and it is also present in the hair follicle. Laser Hair removal works by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle but some laser can mistakenly target the melanin in the skin too meaning those with more melanin in the skin are at a higher risk of burning and pigmentation. We reduce this risk by using specialist lasers set to the correct wavelength and depth of penetration to allow the heat to absorb the hair follicle but avoid damaging the surrounding skin.

Our Laser Practitioners have all received specialised training covering laser hair removal or Asian, Arabic and ethic skin types. The best option is to book in for a free laser hair removal consultation to correctly determine your skin type and assess your suitability for treatment.

The Problem

Laser Hair Removal for Asian skin can be difficult due to the amount of melanin in the skin. The good news is that we specalise in treating all skin types for laser hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal

Before your Laser Hair Removal treatment you will be advised to shave the area to be treated at least 12 hours prior. Hair must not be waxed or plucked for up to 4 weeks before your appointment and avoid applying any cosmetics, beauty products, lotions, deodorant and creams to the areas being treated.

Laser Hair Removal works by directing a laser beam onto the base of unwanted hair follicles where it is then able to disperse the energy and damage the base which reduces the rate of hair growth from the hair follicles.

Laser Hair Removal for Asian skin is a long-lasting solution for unwanted hair growth compared to waxing and shaving which only maintain temporary results. Laser hair removal for Asian skin can be safely performed in all areas on the body and is relatively pain free.

Laser Hair Removal can be used on;

  • The upper lip, chin, beard and jaw line
  • Underarms and arms
  • Legs and bikini line
  • Back and shoulders
  • Chest and abdomen
  • Nose, neck and ears

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The Results

The results from Laser Hair Removal can be life changing. You will require a course of treatment to achieve the best results but once complete you will notice a signification reduction in hair growth in the treated areas with smoother skin. During the treatment you will also notice that your hair will appear softer, finer and lighter in colour.

Downtime

There is no downtime associated with laser hair removal with patients being able to return to their normal activities straight away. If you experience redness or sensitivity to the treated areas then aloe vera gel or a cold compress can be applied to calm the area. It is recommended however that you avoid;

  • Plucking or waxing the treated area
  • Hot showers or baths for 48 hours
  • Direct sunlight for 2-4 weeks
  • Deodorant for 24 hours (underarms only)
  • Exercise/ Sauna for 48 hours

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Comments from patients

“I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

“I just wanted to say thanks to you all for being such a great team and for making me feel at ease from  the start to finish on the day of my procedure. I was really nervous, but you all made me feel much more comfortable with your warm and friendly approach. I would highly recommend you to anyone and can’t wait to see my final results!” *

Birmingham

“So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

Catherine, Leeds

“Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *

Bristol

“I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *

Manchester

We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced nurses and laser practitioners in the country working with us. For over 20 years we have successfully treated thousands of patients. By coming to us for your hair removal treatment you can rest assured you are in the best possible hands and that you will get the results you were hoping for.

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