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Laser Hair Removal For Dark Skin Tones

Does laser hair removal work for people of colour? The short answer: absolutely! Safe, effective laser hair removal for darker skin tones has never been easier.


Laser Hair Removal is Safe & Effective for All Skin Tones With The Right Laser

It is a common mistake for people to think laser hair removal does not work on people of colour. Toss that thinking to the curb! Laser hair removal technology has improved dramatically over the past few years to the point where our lasers are more powerful, efficient and safe than they’ve ever been AND they treat ALL skin colours.

Laser hair removal was originally done with  IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) which is an outdated, inefficient technology. IPL should NOT be used on darker skin tones as the results will be highly inferior and it can lead to burns or complications.

At GoLaser, we have left this inferior technology in the past. We use the Candela GentleMax Pro which uses two different lasers in order to optimize the treatment for different skin tones. To treat fair skin it uses the Alexandrite laser and to treat darker skin it uses the Nd: Yag which has a weaker melanin absorption rate and longer wavelengths. This makes it safe and effective on darker skin tones. Our highly trained technicians customize a treatment plan for you based on your exact needs and your unique and beautiful skin requirements.

With the Nd: Yag laser you get both effective hair removal and smooth, undamaged skin. This, unfortunately, was not true with older IPL technology.  IPL’s single laser was not able to effectively target dark hair on dark skin because it worked based on a contrast in colour.

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Why Choose GoLaser: More Sessions, Same Great Price with the GoLaser Guarantee

One thing that other clinics often fail to mention is the Nd: Yag laser may require more sessions for optimal results.  You may find yourself buying multiple packages of treatments for a single area.

What makes our GoLaser Guarantee popular is that fact that you can pay a one-time fee and get unlimited treatments at one affordable price plus one free touch up per year for life!  That means not only will you get the smooth, hair-free skin you want now but you can also get yearly touch-up sessions free of charge to help you maintain those good results.


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Laser Hair Removal For Dark Skin: Why What You’ve Heard is Wrong

If you find yourself on this page, it’s likely you’ve heard that laser hair removal for darker skin types is not effective. While this was true in the past, advanced technology has made it possible for people of all skin tones to have the safe, effective treatment they deserve.

Eliminate Razor Bumps

Folliculitis, inflammation of the hair follicle, is a common skin condition that can occur after shaving. It can be itchy, sore, and embarrassing as the bumps can look red and infected.  With laser hair removal, you can say goodbye to this condition and hello to soft, smooth, and bump-free skin.

Welcoming Environment

At GoLaser, we know how important hair removal is to our clients and we take our jobs seriously. We also take your comfort and overall experience seriously. This is why we’re dedicated to creating a welcoming environment that not only provides you with great service but also leaves you feeling good inside and out.

Professional Service

At GoLaser we understand the concerns associated with laser hair removal for dark skin tones. Traditional methods like waxing or shaving may cause dark spots on darker skin tones. Our advanced laser technology safely targets and removes hair without triggering hyperpigmentation. Enjoy the freedom of smooth, hair-free skin without worrying about post-treatment discolouration.

Personalized Treatment Plans for Dark Skin

At GoLaser, we understand your unique needs. Our experts customize laser hair removal for dark skin, considering its specific concerns and sensitivities. By adjusting treatment parameters and laser settings, we ensure safe and effective hair removal. Trust our personalized approach for exceptional care and tailored outcomes for your dark skin.


Hair Freedom FOREVER!

With the GoLaser Guarantee you get unlimited laser hair removal + a lifetime of touch ups. Our mission is to get you hair free and help you stay that way!

Learn more about our GoLaser Guarantee by booking your free, no obligation consultation today.

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Lauren Moore
I can’t say enough good things about GoLaser. From the first consultation with Monica and test patch with Leila, I could tell they really cared about their customers. After just one session with Leila, I’ve already noticed a HUGE difference - I can’t wait to see what it’s like after a few more! The experience is like none other. It’s Monica greets you at her beautiful, clean studio with a big smile every time, and Leila does the most amazing job of making sure you’re comfortable, pain free, and happy with your results. Highly recommend checking it out!
Danielle Goldstein
Monica is knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Leylah is a great tech and took the time to ensure I was comfortable and at ease. Most importantly the laser works wonders! Highly recommend Go Laser.
Kim Lieber
Had my second treatment at Go Laser today and absolutely love this place. Right after my first treatment I already saw a huge difference so I am really excited to see the results of the second treatment. Monica is amazing and so professional. She explains all the process so clear and well that you know exactly what you’re getting into. She offers a test patch to make sure you are good to go with the treatment. Leila took care of me today and was great, she makes sure during the treatment that you are feeling ok. She’s the one who did the test patch and immediately makes you feel comfortable. All of the Go Laser team is amazing. Not to mention the place is gorgeous and clean. 100% recommend this place to anyone who wants to go for a hair free journey!
Courtney Gelbart
I’ve had 2 underarm treatments at GoLaser so far and my results are incredible! I’m used to shaving twice a week and so far I’ve only had to shave twice in 6 weeks! Leila is the Lead Technician and she is the best! Not only is she very quick (5 min per armpit) but she checks in on me throughout the appointment, asking if I’m okay, if I have any questions, etc. She is so knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. It’s an absolute pleasure getting my laser done by Leila and I HIGHLY recommend GoLaser
The place to go to in Toronto if you are looking for laser hair removal. You are welcome every time with water and the place is the cleanest I have ever seen.. just spotless. Customer service is top tier & the services are worth every single penny. The owner & staff are also really nice and professional. They are available after the treatment to answer any questions you may have . If I could give more than 5 stars I would.
Michelle Au
The GoLaser team is amazing! The concept of a one-time fee for a lifetime of laser removal is what definitely intrigued me. Both the owner, Monica, and my technician, Leina are very friendly and knowledgeable.
Shira Unterman
Had a great first experience at GoLaser! The clinic is so clean, and the technicians are very professional. Monica made every aspect of the process so easy and straightforward. I especially love the GoLaser Guarantee as a busy mom, knowing that I can always come back for touch ups without worrying about purchasing a whole new package. Highly recommend, and looking forward to returning for my follow up sessions!
elinor quint
Such an amazing place! Already seeing incredible results after only one session. Leila is so thourough and efficient can’t recommend her enough!
Jennifer Morin
I had my second visit today and it was beyond amazing. Results are already so great I can’t wait for my next session. Monica the owner is so friendly and kind and totally transparent about everything. I see Leila for my laser and she is so friendly and caring - she checks the area asks about hair growth confirms the pain scale (note it’s not painful at all) and continues to monitor the area through the session. So happy with my results so far, can’t wait for my next session and tackling new areas.
Ali W
This place is incredible!! Both the owner, Monica, and my technician, Leina, have been knowledgeable, kind, and supportive! They make the process enjoyable and calming. After my first appointment I noticed results. In fact, I received a touch up on an area I had done elsewhere previously (15 years prior) and the results were insane (barely any hair growth occurred after my treatment at GoLaser). I wish I had taken before and after images to share. If you’re debating a consultation, do it!!