Permanent Hair Removal for Dark & Tan Skin
Since the heat produced by laser hair removal must travel through the dark hair pigment rather than skin, the success of laser depends on the amount of pigment in your hair compared to your skin. The lighter your hair color or the darker your skin color, the less effective laser becomes. Therefore, people with light hair or those with tan, dark, or black skin are hard or impossible to treat with laser. Indeed, one of the dangers of laser occurs when technicians crank up the laser power to try to treat people with dark skin or light hair - that is when most laser burns occur.
That's where electrolysis comes in - it doesn't depend on pigment in order to work and therefore remains fully effective for tan or dark skin. In other words, removing your hair permanently with us is 100% as effective as treating the very lightest of skin since it literally makes no difference to us. Electrolysis has an additional advantage: it can treat ingrown hairs (razor bumps), which is very common in African-Americans, better than laser
Nios is redefining the practice of permanent hair removal and electrolysis in New York. We treat men and women, are conveniently located near nine subways, and have the highest safety procedures and the best-trained electrologists, all of whom are Certified Professional Electrologists (CPE) - possibly the only center in NYC to require this.
We know you may have more questions, which is why we offer free, no-pressure (really!) consultations - call us and we'd be happy to find a slot that works for you.