What is Laser Hair Removal?
Lasers produce a specific wavelength of light that passes through the skin and is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicle. When light is absorbed by this pigment it converts into heat and damages the hair follicle, disrupting its growth, causing the hair to fall out. Any hair that does grow back will be thinner and finer. The best laser for you will depend on your skin tone, hair colour, area to be treated and pain tolerance.
Each hair follicle goes through three stages: growth, rest and shedding. These phases repeat in a cycle that varies from person to person. Lasers are most effective on hair follicles during the ‘growth’ phase. Because only a portion of hair is in the growth phase at any one time, several treatments are required to obtain maximum results.