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    Hey guys been doing my research for a few weeks now although

    i'm still a bit confused if diode lasers are okay for dark skin. Many

    people online seem to believe that it is completely fine, although

    many advise against it in favor of an Nd:YAG.

    A little background on myself: I am a 19 year old Indian male,

    with a skin type 4-5. I am located in London, Ontario frequently in

    the Toronto area as well.

    After reading the FAQ and other information on this forum, I have

    come to the conclusion that an Nd:YAG laser would be the most

    effective and safe method for someone with my skin type.

    After talking to various clinics in the london/toronto area, Its very

    rare to find a clinic that owns this type of laser. I have found one

    so far and am going to book a consultation soon

    The majority have different types of diodes such as the Soprano

    XL,or Lightsheer.

    When I mention about Nd:YAG and that I have dark skin, they all

    seem to assure me that these machines are the best, will work

    fine, and they have treated dark skinned patients before. One guy

    also said he doesn`t use the nd yag because they are very slow

    compared to the soprano.

    I am beginning to think that they are either not experienced, or

    they just want my business.

    So my questions are:

    - Would I be alright going with one of these clinics that use a

    diode, or should I keep looking and invest a bit more money if

    necessary into a clinic that uses an Nd:YAG.. And which

    manufacturer is the best?

    - Can anyone recommend an experienced practitioner in the area

    Any help would help me tons and be greatly appreciated..


    Hey there!!!

    I’m Indian from Delhi and I have completed my laser treatment.

    My skin type is III or IV, and I have dark hair follicles. My physician from Les CosMedics Clinic, Rajouri Garden, Delhi, is
    an experienced dermatologist and suggested me LightSheer Duet laser for hair removal. I have very messy hair growth in the underarm region. Laser sessions I had were a total of 8 and they were less time consuming. Best thing about laser treatment is that, besides getting desirable result, there is no downtime after each session.

    Laser treatment is effective but I also followed all the dos and don’ts related to my treatment. I was told not to wax or pluck the hair of the target area, 4 weeks prior to laser treatment. I used proper sunscreen before and after the treatment. I hope my laser experience was of some help. Happy treatment!!
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