Laser hair removal

Is the means of removal of unwanted hair from different parts of the body by means of exposure to laser light that destroys the hair follicle. This pain free method of hair reduction targets the hair which is currently in the growing phase and destroys the hair follicle preventing it from further growing.

Melanin is naturally present in the hair and skin. It is the chromophore or the target on which the laser acts. The laser energy is absorbed by the melanin called eumelanin present in the brown or black hair and hence removes them. With regular treatments and after about 4 to 8 sessions great reduction in hair growth can be achieved.

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser — an intense, pulsating beam of light — to remove unwanted hair.

During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair.

Although laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal. It typically takes multiple laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed as well.


Results of laser hair removal vary greatly from person to person, and might depend on what area of the body or face is treated. Multiple treatments can prolong the duration of hair loss — up to years in some cases — but hair regrowth is still possible. For best results, you might need four to six treatments spaced around six weeks apart. Additional periodic maintenance treatments — perhaps once every six to 12 months — might be needed as well.