Laser hair removal is the #1 non-invasive aesthetics treatment available today. It is estimated that there were 5.1 million laser hair removal treatments performed in 2015 alone!
While there are many methods for eliminating unwanted hair, very few can eliminate hair regrowth, while leaving the surrounding skin areas undamaged. Photoepilation is quickly becoming the most popular method. Lasers and light sources use the principle of selective photothermolysis to eliminate hair and stop potential regrowth without damaging the surrounding skin. During a laser hair removal treatment, light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. This absorption raises the temperature of the hair follicle and thermally destroys the cells that are responsible for regrowth. The attributes of the light (wavelength, pulse duration and power) are chosen to ensure damage to these cells and not to the surrounding skin.