What is Laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle.
It had been performed experimentally for about twenty years before becoming commercially available in the mid-1990s.
Laser hair removal has become popular because of its speed and efficacy.
How does it work?
The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL), the matching of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on a targeted tissue with minimal effect on surrounding tissue.
Lasers can cause localised damage by selectively heating dark target matter, melanin, in the area that causes hair growth, the follicle, while not heating the rest of the skin.
Light is absorbed by dark objects, so laser energy can be absorbed by dark material in the skin, but with much more speed and intensity.
Am I a good candidate?
Laser hair removal is for people who want to reduce the amount of body hair they have without having to shave, tweeze, or wax on a regular basis.
Imagine not having to hassle with razors and weekly salon appointments.
After just a few sessions, 5 – 8 on average, laser hair removal can leave a patient free from hair for years.