How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive treatment which uses pulses of laser light to target and removes the pigment in a hair follicle. The laser light heats the follicle to the point of destruction which inhibits the growth of hair. The follicle also shrinks, which inhibits the hair's ability to grow back. Eventually, the area where the laser targeted will have no hair due to lack of hair growth from that area.

How does laser hair removal work?

A beam of light is guided over the target area of the skin. The light energy is then absorbed by hairs where it turns to heat energy. Once the heat energy heats the hair, it damages the follicle which inhibits its ability to grow new hairs. This form of hair removal is highly effective on people with dark and fair skin and hairs.

How many sessions of laser hair removal will be needed?

The hair growth rate is different for everybody and for different parts of the body. The number of sessions needed will vary depending on these factors. Some people may need a single session while others may require several to fully get rid of hair.

Parts of the body to use laser hair removal

Both men and women can have this hair removal process done in most areas of the body. Areas such as the scalp, nipples, and genitals should be avoided. It is also recommended that men don’t use laser hair removal to get rid of facial hair as it is too dense.

Benefits of using laser hair removal

The process is fast, precise and very effective. It is also cost-effective and has no or minimal side effects.



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Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

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