Laser hair removal has become increasingly popular as a permanent option for removing hair. Compared to other hair removal options such as waxing and electrolysis, laser hair removal is more comfortable and produces faster results. Laser hair removal is ideal for removing hair on larger surfaces, but is widely used on smaller parts of the body.
The process of laser hair removal involves damaging hair follicles with a laser light. A laser is passed over the desired area of hair removal, and this light is absorbed by the body’s melanin (which is present in the hair follicles). Over the course of several treatments, the hair follicles break apart, thus stopping the hair production follicle by follicle.
To achieve full results of laser hair removal, four or more appointments are necessary. Depending on a number of conditions, hair production stops, slows, thins or lightens. Because the laser light reacts with the melanin in the body, laser hair removal works best for individuals with light skin and dark hair.