The Laser hair removal, acts as follows: The hair contains melanin, which is what gives it color. When the beam of light with a certain wavelength and intensity, interacts with the hair, applied light energy absorbed by melanin is transformed into heat. This is what is known as selective fototermolosis, resulting in the destruction of the hair follicle without affecting surrounding tissues. As the laser only works on dark areas of melanin is not efficient for white or very light hair, their use has experienced a great effectiveness in hair removal treatments, providing safe and lasting results.
To apply, first shave the hair from the area to be treated and depending on skin type and hair of patient parameters are adjusted for best results. Before applying the pulsed light should cover the area to be treated with a special gel. After treatment, the skin may redden slightly.
Depending on the amount of hair and the area to be treated, the number of sessions can vary from 6 to 10.