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Home Laser Hair Removal For Dark Skin – 2019 Guide

Sara Fletcher
Published 10:51 am

For the longest time, unwanted hair was a girl’s biggest nightmare. No matter how hard women tried to get rid of their pesky hair – shaving, tweezing, and even waxing – the hair just kept growing back. And even the most relentless of ladies grew weary of constantly checking for new growth and, worst still, the ingrown hair. Those were terrible times.

Luckily for everyone, there is now a better, painless, and more permanent solution to unseemly hair. Laser hair removal is a revolutionary invention that has liberated women worldwide from the centuries-old worry of hairy armpits and legs. Now people can enjoy beautifully smooth hairless skin year round.

Laser hair removal quickly became one of the most popular cosmetic procedures and for good reason. It’s the fastest and sure-fire way of removing unwanted hair. Basically, with this procedure, pulses of carefully concentrated light are directed into your hair follicles. This laser is absorbed by the follicles and the hair is quickly destroyed. After a few sessions, the hair will stop growing from the follicles.

While this incredible technology has helped thousands and thousands of women everywhere, women with dark skin haven’t been able to enjoy such a helpful cosmetic procedure. That’s because the laser hair removal technology hasn’t been compatible with darker skin tones.

At least, that was before Syneron Beauty developed Me Smooth.

Me Smooth is the answer to all of our prayers. It’s not only a laser hair removal device approved by the FDA for people with darker complexions, but it’s also a laser hair removal device that anyone can use at home. That’s right ladies. No more setting up ludicrously expensive appointments in clinics. You can now save yourself from the agonies of unwanted hair in the comfort of your own bathroom.

This laser hair reduction device is literally an overnight miracle worker, not to mention the more economical choice of investment. Clinics charge you a fortune with each laser hair removal session. At least with Me Smooth, you only need to spend your hard earned money once and reap the benefits for years to come.

Me Smooth

Me Smooth is one of the best ways of getting rid of unwanted body hair for good. It’s powered by Syneron Beauty and patented by Elos Technology. Elos has made quantum leaps in laser hair removal technology since it combines Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency. What this means is that the light energy used by Me Smooth is completely safe for all skin types.

The Me Smooth operates in a way that disables the pigments in the hair follicles so that they will fall out. This will then start to disable the follicles from growing back hair. With Me Smooth, you can see nearly 95% hair reduction in less than two months. It’s clinically proven too so you know you can count on it to remove extra body hair.

This hair reduction and removal device is surprisingly compact. It fits perfectly in your hand so that it’s a lot easier for you to manoeuvre it all across the areas of your body that have unwanted hair.  

Pros:

  • This device is one of the most effective home laser hair removal devices in the market right now. You can get beautifully smooth, hairless legs in no time with Me Smooth!
  • Unlike other hair removal alternatives like tweezing and waxing, Me Smooth is painless and won’t leave you with physical marks or ingrown hair.
  • Me Smooth is one of the few laser devices that are compatible with dark skin tones. It can work on all skin tones and hair color.
  • This device is approved by the FDA so it’s safe for anyone to use
  • The technology used is also very easy to use

Cons:

  • While it’s still relatively less pricey than several appointments for cosmetic procedures, the Me Smooth is still fairly expensive.
  • You still have to prepare your skin by either waxing or shaving before doing the procedure.
  • Me Smooth takes time and patience to reach maximum results. You can expect to see results after the fourth week of regular use.

Setting Up The Me Smooth

The great thing about the Me Smooth is that it’s super simple to set up. All you need to do is rest it into the cradle and wait until the device powers up. You have three power setting to choose from: low, medium, and high.

This hair reduction device is powered by disposable cartridges by Elos. Each individual cartridge has 6000 pulses which are equivalent to treatment time of about an hour and a half.

The Me Smooth can even be used by your friends and family since the head of the applicator is interchangeable. So if your sisters or your girlfriends have the same hairy problem as you do, the Me Smooth can be a real lifesaver. And seeing as the price for a Me Smooth varies somewhere between $350 to $450, your friends or family members can pitch in to buy the device. It’ll save you all a lot of money from going to waxing salons or clinics.

It’s worth noting that the Me Smooth is a laser hair removal device so eye protection is recommended. You should also make sure to remove any jewellery when you’re working on the areas of the neck or face.

How to Use the Me Smooth

If you’re still wary about using the Me Smooth, here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to use it. You’ll be surprised at how simple and easy it is!

First you need to turn the power button on. Give the device a few seconds until the power light turns on. For your first use, it’s advised that you press the low setting button that is found on the base unit. Once that’s done, you can remove the applicator from the unit and switch on the Elos button. You’ll know that the applicator is on when the indicator button turns blue and the cooling fan starts whirring.

Then you can go ahead and place the applicator on areas that need treatment. Be sure that the two silver RF bars are directly on your skin. When you notice bright flashing, this indicates that the treatment has started.

Carefully and slowly move the applicator along the treatment area. Avoid returning to the same area for at least ten seconds.

It’s recommended that you do this procedure once a week for the next seven weeks for best results.

Laser Hair Removal on Dark Skin Side Effects

Thankfully, because the Me Smooth system uses only low-level IPL energy, users don’t really experience any side effects that’s often common with traditional laser hair removal devices.

However, there are people who might find a minor warming sensation when using the applicator but seeing as everyone’s skin is different, there’s no suggestion that this is the same with every user or even that it’s anything to worry about.

One thing that you should note is that you shouldn’t expect to see any major changes until about halfway into the seven week period. But you will notice that the treated areas don’t grow hair as quickly as it used to and that the few hair that shows itself is much finer and thinner.

People with particular thick hair might require additional treatment but that’s one of the main benefits of owning your very own Me Smooth. You can do the procedure as often as you need to without worrying about the costs.

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