Laser hair removal uses laser energy to target hair growth at its source, the hair follicle. During treatment, laser energy is directed at the patient’s desired treatment area; this energy passes through the uppermost layers of the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicles as heat. As these follicles begin to heat up, their structure becomes compromised, eventually leading to their destruction and death. Over the course of a few laser hair removal sessions, all of the hair follicles in a given area are successfully targeted and removed from the body, resulting in smoother, hair-free skin.
While traditional laser hair removal techniques have been able to help countless patients achieve beautiful hair removal results, these methods have a reputation for featuring painful, extensive treatments. This is because conventional laser technology directs harsh, concentrated laser energy at the skin, causing its surface and dermal layers to heat up more than necessary.