Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal works by targeting hair at the root to damage the follicle.

The light energy from the laser enters the skin and is absorbed by melanin surrounding the hair follicle.

Melanin is naturally present in the hair follicle, and when targeted with the laser in the right stage of hair growth, the hair follicle overheats damaging the bulb, preventing further hair growth. The process is called photothermolysis.

Possible benefits of this treatment are delayed regrowth of the hair, lightening of the hair, decreased density of the hair and long-term or permanent reduction in the number of hairs growing in the treatment areas.

Multiple treatments are required to achieve hair reduction. Short term redness and some (oedema) swelling may be expected.