Does laser hair removal work on white hair?

At Bradford Skin Clinic & Med Spa, we understand that unwanted hair can be a frustrating issue, especially when it comes to white or grey hair. Our team of trained and licensed aestheticians is dedicated to providing the best hair removal options for all skin types and hair colours.

Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in hair follicles. Since white hair has little to no melanin, it may not respond well to laser hair removal treatment. Some laser hair removal devices are designed to target the blood vessels that feed the hair follicle, but it is less effective than targeting melanin.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to target and destroy hair follicles, resulting in long-term hair reduction. The procedure works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle, which absorbs the laser energy and destroys the hair growth cells.

While laser hair removal is highly effective for individuals with dark hair, it may not be as effective for individuals with white or grey hair. This is because white or grey hair has little to no melanin, the pigment that the laser targets. As a result, the laser energy may not be absorbed effectively, leading to less effective treatment.

Laser Hair Removal for White or Grey Hair—An Innovative Option

White or grey hair can be a challenge when it comes to laser hair removal. This is because laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle, which absorbs the laser energy and destroys the hair growth cells. White or grey hair has little to no melanin, making it less responsive to laser hair removal treatment. However, we offer alternative hair removal methods that may be more effective for individuals with white or grey hair.

Laser Hair Removal

Some laser hair removal devices are designed to target the blood vessels that feed the hair follicle, rather than the melanin. These devices may be more effective for individuals with white or grey hair, but still not as effective as targeting melanin.

Electrolysis Hair Removal

One option is electrolysis hair removal. This method uses a fine sterilised probe inserted into the hair follicle to physically target the hair root. This method is highly effective for all hair colours, including white or grey hair.

Combination of Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal for White or Grey Hair

It is important to note that hair removal treatments may require multiple sessions for optimal results and maintenance sessions may also be necessary to maintain results.

It is also important to understand that laser hair removal is not a one-time treatment, and multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve optimal results. Maintenance sessions may also be necessary to maintain results.

Overall, laser hair removal is a highly effective way to reduce unwanted hair, but the effectiveness may vary depending on hair colour and type. Consult with a professional to determine if laser hair removal is the right choice for you.

At Bradford Skin Clinic & Med Spa, we are committed to providing the best hair removal options for all skin types and hair colours. Book a consultation with our team of experts to determine the best course of treatment for you.

We offer you a FREE consultation that provides details and advice on our services and the different options you can explore and cover.

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Billie Delaney
Billie Delaney
5 out of 5 stars
a week ago
Ladies are wonderful. Nurse Alex is great. Very good, explains what she is doing and what to expect. If you have any skin issues, contact...
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Stella Adyero
Stella Adyero
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Ashley was so wonderful & great in every sense. She's very warm, friendly, approachable and professional. Also very knowledgeable, she provided me with all the...
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corinne lane
corinne lane
5 out of 5 stars
a week ago
Booked with Shannon for lip filler. It was my first time and she made me feel super comfortable and was very informative! Everything was super...
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Karin
Karin
5 out of 5 stars
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I had a lovely experience at Bradford Skin Clinic & Med Spa. Alex is very welcoming, knowledgeable and professional. She made sure to explain the...
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Hadas Menashe
Hadas Menashe
2020-09-18
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I started going to Bradford Skin Clinic because of Alex my injecting nurse. She started there recently (but has many years of experience). It’s a beautiful and clean place with professional service. If it’s Botox or filler for my lips, Alex was always gentle and patient. I love that she is 💯% honest with me and will always stop me from making bad decisions in regards to my face! LoL!
Elisabeth Isakov
Elisabeth Isakov
2020-09-17
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I started seeing Alex and I am amazed at the results I have seen already. The services and products Alex has recommended for me have changed my skin so much in the past few months. I am so thankful to have found such a knowledgeable professional!
Ilona Petrenko
Ilona Petrenko
2020-09-17
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I have been getting my Botox injection with Alex for the last two years, I initially met her in her Vaughan clinic and yesterday had the pleasure of visiting her location in Bradford, the place is so lovely clean modern and professional and the staff there is amazing :)
Kristine Viegas
Kristine Viegas
2020-04-26
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Friendly staff and amazing customer service. Ordered my at home facial, delivered to my house so quickly with great results.
Natalie Hartley
Natalie Hartley
2020-03-15
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Just had my very first ever micro-needling experience and in 24 hours utterly FANTASTIC results which will get even better over the next few weeks. Love that Jess talked me through the entire experience prior, loved that she focused in on the need areas and was diligent about her technique and maximizing the needles depth and range where appropriate. A day later my skin is smoother, pores already diminishing, fine line disappearing. I loved this treatment and highly recommend!
Christopher Stark
Christopher Stark
2020-01-07
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This is an amazing clinic! From their social media presence to their informative website. This is the exact kind of business we offer great prices & coverage's too because they are so professional.
Cathy Hamilton
Cathy Hamilton
2019-01-30
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Awesome staff! And my skin is so much better after just a couple sessions!
Margaret Joyce Crognale
Margaret Joyce Crognale
2018-12-07
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I got my first ever peel 3 weeks ago and started using a cleanser and moisturizer that Mia recommended to me. Within a couple of days I noticed a big difference in the way my skin looked and felt. I also HAD a lot of facial veins that I was very embarrassed by. Mia suggested a photo rejuvenation for broken capillaries and we scheduled it for the following week. I went in with a feeling like oh well let see what this can do as I had been living with this for so long I wasn’t sure anything would help. 20 minutes later about 80% was gone and within about 3 days another 10% was gone with 1 treatment! That was a week ago yesterday. I went to the open house yesterday with no make up on so I could show Mia, Ashley and Jessica what they did for me. I am so thankful and grateful. I will definitely be back soon for another treatment and continued maintenance. The clinic is beautifully decorated and spotless clean. The owner and staff are amazing women and so welcoming. I highly recommend Bradford Skin Clinic.
Sheri McGrath
Sheri McGrath
2018-11-26
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Very knowledgeable with many years experience.
Allana Cosby
Allana Cosby
2018-11-18
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Great service and products!