About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to get rid of unwanted hair. The goal of laser hair removal is to reduce unwanted hair. You may consider doing it if you have a lot of hair growth on your legs, upper lip, chin, bikini line, and armpits. The laser will damage only the hair follicle while avoiding damage to the skin. You’ll see the best results when working with dark hair and light skin.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
A laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair during a laser hair removal treatment. The light energy converts to heat, which essentially damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (or hair follicles) that produce hairs. The produced damage inhibits or delays future hair growth from your body. If the hair does recur it is finer, lighter, and slower-growing, however, most of the follicles are destroyed in the process.
Bright flashes of light are emitted onto the unwanted hair during your treatment session. The light will penetrate through the skin and target the melanin in the hair follicles. The hair will be destroyed when the pigment absorbs light energy. Multiple hairs can be treated simultaneously in some cases. Multiple treatment sessions will be necessary to get to the hair follicles and target them during each of their growth stages.