Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses laser light to remove unwanted hair. Laser light is an intense, pulsating beam of light that targets the dark pigment in hair. It works when this beam passes through the skin to the hair follicle, where hair growth starts. The intense heat from the laser instantly destroys the hair follicle.
Laser hair removal slows the growth of hair but may take several treatments for the area to be hair-free. Laser hair removal treatments can only be used on people who have fair skin and brown or black hair, since it may burn people with darker skin shades and not give optimal hair removal results for those with light hair because laser beams target pigment, whether in skin or hair. Advancements in laser technology, however, are being made for those who do not fit these criteria by using a combination of radio frequency and laser.
The time frame for laser treatments depends on the area being treated. For example, treating the eyebrows normally takes about 15 minutes, with four to six treatments being needed. Treatments are generally scheduled about a month apart for optimal results or depending on the Doctor's recommendation.
Most people say that laser hair removal feels like a rubber band snapping against your skin combined with sensation of warmth.