Dark Skin, Curly Hair


Electrolysis for dark skin

Dark skin is a challenge for some hair removal methods, such as laser therapy, but not for electrolysis. If you’ve heard that your skin tone means that you are not a candidate for hair removal treatments, then you need to speak to us. Electrolysis is effective on all skin colors and types of hair, no matter the color.

Why does electrolysis work on dark skin?

Because we look for the opening where the hair emerges from the skin. There does not need to be a significant difference between the color of the hair and the color of your skin to do this.

Will electrolysis treatment cause dark spots on my skin?

Temporary hyperpigmentation (dark spots) is the darker skin equivalent of the temporary redness sometimes experienced by those with lighter skin. If you have been tweezing the hair, the irritation from that can also cause dark spots. These dark spots are a sign that the skin is doing it’s job and healing the irritated area; they will fade over time. Do not use a bleaching cream on these areas as this can cause light spots (hypopigmentation) when the skin returns to normal. We can recommend an aftercare product to help speed the return to normal pigmentation.

What if an electrologist says they don’t work on dark skin?

Electrologists have specialties and areas of expertise, just like other practitioners. If you speak to an electrologist who does not work on dark skin, ask them for a referral to someone who does (us!).

Why is the electrologist asking me about my pierced ears?

Darker skin is more prone to a special type of scarring called keloids. We may ask you about things like piercings or vaccination scars to determine if you are prone to keloids, so that we can make the appropriate adjustments to your treatment plan.

Electrolysis for curly, wavy, and coarse hair

Have you been told that your hair type or skin tone is the reason you are not a candidate for hair removal treatment? You should speak to a professional electrologist, because not only is electrolysis safe and effective for all types of hair and skin tones, it’s also the only treatment that removes hair permanently.

Why is curly or coarse hair a problem?

Curly hair is more prone to become ingrown or cause raised bumps on your skin. Coarse hair gets stuck underneath the skin. Attempting to manage these problems by temporary methods such as depilatories, shaving, or tweezing can just make them worse, causing scarring or discolored areas. These methods are very hard on your skin.

What does electrolysis do about it?

Electrolysis safely and permanently removes ingrown hairs and the curly, coarse hairs that tend to damage your skin without creating issues that occur with tweezing and other temporary methods of hair removal.

Since I have this type of hair, are there any special side effects I need to consider?

Electrolysis has proven to be a safe and effective procedure for all skin tones and types of hair. Your AEA-Certified electrologist will explain the treatment process and answer any specific questions you have. All electrologists at Permanent Hair Removal and Skin Care are AEA Certified.