Laser hair removal is a treatment utilizing the concept of “photothermolysis” in which a specific wavelength of light is emitted to the skin tissue and after being absorbed by melanin (the pigment that gives color to our hair and skin) in the hair root, is transformed to heat. The heat then destroys the hair follicle, preventing the follicle from producing further hair growth. Since the laser can only target hair that is in its active growth cycle, a course of 8-10 sessions are required to get the best results. Treatment intervals could vary from 4-8 weeks apart and depends on the area being treated. The hair growth cycle involves three stages, and the laser is only effective when the hair is in the active growth stage. Multiple treatment sessions (spaced out by a few weeks) ensure that each hair is destroyed when it is growing.
Is Laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal is a FDA-cleared, fast and effective medical grade procedure for reducing unwanted hair permanently from almost all part of the body. It has been approved as “permanent hair reduction”. The efficacy and safety of laser hair removal is now generally accepted in dermatology communities and is widely practiced in clinics all around the world.
Is laser hair removal good for you or not?
It is suitable for almost all skin types and hair colors. Putting it in simple terms, as long as your hair has enough color to absorb the light, you can get laser hair removal. People who have fair skin and dark hair are the best candidates and will get the best results, since laser does not work on blond, red, grey and white hair. The results on fine hair may also not be as good as those on thick hairs. The darker and thicker the hair, the better the result will be.