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MiMi Laser Clinics

| Nottingham
Skin Types

At MiMi we have invested in the best available technology for every skin type - we don’t just offer all our clients treatment with a single laser, we offer you the laser treatment that is ideal for your skin and hair type.

The Alexandrite is widely recognised as the gold standard in laser hair removal for light skin and the Nd:Yag is the gold standard in laser hair removal for darker skin types. We have both options available.

This means that we can treat every skin type, from very pale European skin to Asian skin to Black skin and everything in between. Although please note that due to the absence or low levels of melanin in blonde, grey or white hairs, these are not suitable for treatment.
SKIN TYPE I II III
Colour and
characteristic
Pale, white skin

Freckles always
burns, never tans
Fair white skin

Usually burns, tans with difficulty
Beige

Sometimes mild burns,
gradually tans to a light brown
Ethnicity Fair European Northern European Southern European /
Mediterranean
Laser used Nd:YAG Nd:YAG Nd:YAG
SKIN TYPE IV V VI
Colour and
characteristic
Beige with brown tint

Rarely burns, tans
with ease to a
moderate brown
Brown / dark brown

Very rarely burns,
tans very easily
Black

Never burns, tans very easily,
deeply pigmented
Ethnicity Light to mid Asian Mid to Dark Asian / Afro Caribbean Afro Caribbean
Laser used Nd:YAG Nd:YAG Nd:YAG

Frequently Asked Questions

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by transmitting light energy which is absorbed by pigment in hair follicles and through this channel is able to denature the cells that are responsible for hair growth. The hair needs to be at the right stage of the hair growth cycle when treatment occurs for this to happen, this is why multiple treatments are needed.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Laser hair removal is a perfectly safe form of treatment. Lasers have been used in medical applications for decades. Laser hair removal simply targets the melanin in the hair and leaves the surrounding skin unharmed.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal treatment is often described as similar to the sensation of an elastic band flicking against the skin. The more treatments you have, the less you feel the treatment as there are fewer follicles to treat each time.

MiMi Laser Clinic In Nottingham

Opening Hours - Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:30 to 18:30
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