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How Does Laser Hair Removal Treatment Work?

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There are many options available when it comes to choosing a method for hair removal. However, if permanent hair removal is what you hope to achieve, your options are actually quite limited. One viable choice for permanent hair removal is laser treatment.

What is Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Laser hair removal treatment is the use of laser light to destroy and remove hair growth on the body. The word LASER stands for Light Amplified by Stimulated Emissions of Radiation. In this technique, the laser emits a light with a predetermined wavelength. The light targets the melanin in the hair follicle and breaks down the follicle so new hair growth is slowed or stopped. The laser can be used to treat numerous hair follicles at the same time but the light only affects hair that is in the growth pha
se of the hair cycle. Because of this, you will need multiple treatments, four treatments are usually necessary to see noticeable hair growth reduction, in order to treat all of the hairs in different growth cycles.

Once an area has been treated with the laser it can take up to fourteen days for the destroyed hair to fall out. Exfoliation of the area helps speed up this process and removes dead or dried out skin cells in the area that can hold onto treated hair.