While Teyana Taylor has already revealed to us that she keeps her abs toned and body looking right with the help of dance, the 26-year-old singer is letting us in on the skin-care secret.
In a recent photo she posted to Instagram, she let her followers in on her must-have process for removing hair from her body: laser hair removal. Tilted back on a medical chair, Taylor struck a pose and looked cool, calm and collected. “I wonder if this shit gone hurt,” she teasingly captioned the photo.
Interestingly enough, the laser treatment has gained more of a following with celebrities like Christina Milian and Nene Leakes revealing that they swear by it. Prior to now, women of darker skin tones were actually warned to shy away from laser treatment because they were only effective for lighter skin tones with darker hair. Now, however, “the laser detects the hair exclusively by focusing on the pigment cells that reside in the hair follicle,” Carlos A. Charles, M.D., founder of Derma di Colore, told SELF. After, the laser actually burns each hair all the way to the root, ensuring hair won’t grow again after several sessions.
My babe @angela_mk bout get my whoooooollleeeeeee bawdy hair freeeeeeee careee freeeeeee permanentlyyyyyyyyyy!!! I wonder if this shit gone hurt lol whenever I’m in Miami I gotta stop at my fave one stop spa for all my beauty needs they always get me rite! Love you boo! @angela_mk @bh_perfection_medspa love #Laserhairremoval
A photo posted by Jimmy Neutch (@teyanataylor) on Jan 17, 2017 at 2:23pm PST
“In patients with darker skin tones the pigment-rich skin competes with the hair follicle for the laser’s attention,” says Charles. Therefore, the machines in past years couldn’t tell the difference between the dark hairs and the dark skin. But now, with the advancement of technology, ladies of color can now indulge in the treatment with no worries. “I use the Nd:YAG technology,” Bay Harbor Perfection founder and Taylor’s certified laser hair removal professional Angela Kogan, C.L.H.R.P said. Apparently, yhe wavelengths of that technology are longer than those in the traditional Alexandrite laser hair removal devices, making it better at recognizing the difference between dark hair and dark skin.
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