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Skin of Color Hair Treatments

Our cosmetic center specializes in skin of color hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments. As you might be aware, most cosmetic centers aren’t well-equipped to treat skins of color because they use outdated laser technologies that target the pigment in your skin and hair follicle—a method that proves challenging for skins of color and increases the risk of skin damage.

That’s why Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics uses state-of-the-art laser technologies specifically designed to work just as well on darker skins as on lighter skins. As such, we effectively treat all skin types and colors with impeccable results. In fact, 60% of our treatments are performed on skin types 4 to 6, i.e., patients with light brown to dark brown skin.

We use cutting-edge technologies like Candela GentleMax Pro and Aerolase Neo for skin of color laser hair removal. Besides laser hair removal, we also provide advanced skin rejuvenation treatments for skins of color, including Vivace RF Microneedling and ViPeel.

Candela GentleMax Pro Laser Hair Removal

GentleMax Pro is an advanced technology made by one of the world’s leaders in laser technologies—Syneron Candela. The device uses a 755nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser to provide optimal hair removal for patients with skin types 1 to 6, which essentially means all skin types.

During treatment, the GentleMax Pro delivers highly-concentrated laser beams into the targeted hair follicles. The pigments within the hair follicles absorb the laser energy, killing the hair follicle by the roots. This treatment enables us to safely remove hair from your face, arms, legs, underarms, bikini line, chest, or other parts of your body without damaging the surrounding skin.

The GentleMax Pro is an incredibly effective technology because each pulse of light can eliminate numerous hair follicles within a fraction of a second. As such, the entire treatment concludes in 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the treatment area.

Hair Treatments for Skin of Color

Vivace RF Microneedling

Vivace RF Microneedling is a non-surgical and FDA-approved skin rejuvenation technique suitable for skin types 1 to 6. The procedure uses 36 microneedles to penetrate the uppermost layers of skin and deliver radiofrequency energy straight into the deep tissues. As such, the Vivace RF Microneedling system combines the cosmetic benefits of two innovative treatments.

The microneedles activate your body’s natural healing and skin regeneration response, making your body produce new skin cells to replace the older and worn skin cells. The radiofrequency energy makes your body produce elastin and new collagen protein fibers, components that enhance your skin’s elasticity and overall firmness.

Vivace RF Microneedling is ideal for patients who want to remove acne scars, stretch marks, surgical scars, or other textural irregularities.

Hair Treatments for Skin of Color


ViPeel is a chemical peel solution suitable for patients who want to address mild to moderate skin irregularities. It provides significant textural improvements to your skin quality, reversing years of accumulated skin damage. The procedure is simple—the ViPeel product is thoroughly massaged onto your face, you wear it for about six hours, and you take it off before going to sleep.

When you remove the chemical peel, you’ll notice significantly smoother and tighter skin. ViPeel is suitable for patients with hyperpigmentation, sun damage, textural irregularities, acne scars, skin laxity, enlarged pores, bags under the eyes, etc. It’s one of the few chemical peels suitable for use in the delicate skin under the eyes.

Hair Treatments for Skin of Color

Aerolase NEO

The Aerolase NEO is a safe, effective laser designed for all skin colors and types. The Aerolase Neo provides treatments that are suitable for a wide range of aesthetic and medical conditions, from overall rejuvenation and skin tightening to treating more finite concerns such as scars, melasma, nail fungus, and spider veins.

Aerolase NEO is exceptionally gentle. Its patented 650-microsecond technology delivers high energy in short pulses, delivering customized treatments without causing burns or bruises. Treatments typically take 15-30 minutes and may be performed without the need for skin cooling or anesthetic.

Aerolase NEO treatments are extremely versatile, successfully resolving more than 21 different possible concerns for people of any skin color, leaving the appearance refreshed, renewed, and glowing.

Hair Treatments for Skin of Color

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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What We're Doing About COVID-19

At Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics, your health, safety and happiness are our top priorities. We have been monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very carefully. Our Columbia and Olney offices are open, and we will continue to follow updates from local, state and federal authorities.

We have taken a series of precautionary steps to ensure your safety:

  1. We are performing enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of all patient care areas on a regular basis and in between all patient visits.
  2. We will avoid having patients congregate in our reception area. Upon check-in, you will be shown to either a private exam room or consultation room depending upon the nature of your appointment.
  3. All members of our staff are screened daily for COVID symptoms and are asked to stay home if they exhibit any signs or symptoms of the disease.
  4. ALL of our providers wear surgical face masks, plastic face shields and the necessary personal protective equipment to ensure patient and provider safety.
  5. We use hospital-grade disinfectants (Cavi-Wipes, Cavicide) to clean patient rooms and equipment. CaviCide is a convenient, ready-to-use, intermediate-level surface disinfectant that is effective against TB, HBV, HCV, viruses (hydrophilic and lipophilic), bacteria (including MRSA and VRE) and fungi. It can be used in the NICU, operating rooms, isolation rooms, patient care areas and laboratories. When used as directed, it will also effectively clean and decontaminate critical and semi-critical instrumentation.
  6. All of our equipment and protective eyewear are cleaned after every use.
  7. Plexiglass shields will be in place at the check-in and check out areas to prevent aerosol transmission.

For the time being, we ask that you come to your appointments alone to limit the traffic through the office. We also ask that you leave children in the care of a family member or a sitter. If you have had a recent fever, sore throat, cold- or flu-like symptoms or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 please call immediately to reschedule your appointment.

As always we appreciate your support of and trust in our practice and we look forward to seeing you soon!


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