What is Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-surgical, non-invasive method of removing unwanted hair. A laser beam travels through the skin and is absorbed in the pigment of the hair. The energy then flows to the growth cells in the hair follicle to inhibit further hair growth.
Hair removal by laser relies on the principle of selective photothermolysis, which is the gradual heating of hair. When a laser of the right wavelength is applied to the treatment area, the melanin in the hair absorbs the laser and converts it into thermal energy. The increase in thermal energy causes the destruction of hair follicles, while the surrounding skin remains undamaged. Some follicles may be damaged rather than destroyed or regrow, so multiple treatments are required to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair permanently.