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Vitiligo and Laser Hair Removal

Vitiligo is a condition in which the skin loses its natural color, resulting in white patches or spots. It is caused by the loss of pigment-producing cells in the skin, and it can affect any area of the body, including the hair.

Laser hair removal is a popular and effective method for permanently reducing unwanted hair growth. However, for individuals with vitiligo, there may be some additional considerations when it comes to the procedure.

One of the main concerns with laser hair removal for individuals with vitiligo is the risk of further depigmentation or discoloration of the skin. The laser targets pigment in the hair, and if the hair is located in an area of depigmented skin, it may cause further discoloration.

Additionally, individuals with vitiligo may have more sensitive skin and may be more susceptible to pain or discomfort during the procedure. It's important for the practitioner to take this into account and use a lower energy setting to minimize any discomfort.

It's also important for the practitioner to be aware of the location and size of the vitiligo patches to avoid treating certain areas during the procedure and only treat the hair that have pigment. 

It's always best to consult with a licensed practitioner before any treatment to determine if laser hair removal is appropriate for you and to minimize the risk of any side effects. The practitioner will also perform a skin assessment and medical history record.



At Satori Laser, our staff is trained in treating vitiligo, we have the knowledge necessary to provide safe and effective treatments. A very important factor is that we have Alexandrite and YAG wavelengths to accommodate all different skin tones and CRYOGEN to help making the treatments much more comfortable even in the case of clients with low pain tolerance cause by this and other skin conditions.