It looks like there are few problems associated with laser hair removal, one of them being discoloration of the skin. I am a very dark African American woman with facial hair that I would like removed. Can you tell me if the procedure can be done without discoloring my face?
Unfortunately, extremely dark pigmented skin and coarse hair of the face are two factors which are very difficult to address with lasers for hair removal. I would suggest a long pulse Nd:Yag laser for this scenario and would only see someone with extensive experience in laser hair removal in treating darker pigmented skin.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld