Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses laser light - an intense, pulsating beam of light - to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal works by passing a light beam through the skin. The laser targets dark pigment, called melanin, in hair. When the light beam hits the hair follicle (where hair growth originates), the intense heat destroys the hair follicle instantly. Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, and bikini line. However, it is possible to treat unwanted hair in almost any area of the body. In most cases, laser hair removal slows hair regrowth, but it takes several treatments to provide an extended "hair-free" period.