Cosmetic Dermatology Conditions - Unwanted Hair
More permanent hair removal may be achieved with methods that destroy the hair follicle. The success of these methods depends a great deal on the skill of the practitioner, and your skin and hair type.
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.
In most cases, laser hair removal slows hair regrowth, but it takes several treatments to provide an extended "hair-free" period.