Laser hair removal is a procedure to remove unwanted hair on your body. It’s non-invasive, which means it doesn’t require any cuts in your skin. People may get this treatment on any part of their body.
The results of laser hair removal last longer than shaving, waxing, tweezing or plucking. Some people prefer laser hair removal to electrolysis. Electrolysis uses a thin wire to destroy hair follicles with electric current. Benefits of laser hair removal over electrolysis include:
1. Fewer treatments.
2. Less pain during treatment.
3. Reduced risk of ingrown hairs.
Laser hair removal uses a process called selective photothermolysis. Heat from a laser destroys cells that have a lot of pigment (color). Since dark hair has a lot of pigment, it absorbs the most heat. Hair transfers heat to the hair follicles and destroys them, so hair can’t grow.