Permanent Laser Hair Reduction
Permanent Laser Hair Reduction refers to the removal of body hair using lasers (a concentrated beam of light.) During Laser Hair Removal, light is used to target the melanin pigment that is present in the hair. Individual hairs are targeted during Laser Hair Removal. The light travels down the shaft of the hair and into the hair follicle. The heat from the laser light destroys the hair follicle, and a hair can no longer grow from it.
Hair follows a unique growth cycle that involves resting, shedding, and growing periods. Recently removed hair that is in a resting phase will not be visible to the technician or laser, so a person may need to wait until it regrows before removing it. For most people, laser hair removal requires several treatments over a few months with the difference between sessions increasing as the regrowth of hair slows down. This reduced ability of hair to grow is the reason that it is called Laser Hair Reduction. With time, the hair stops growing or may grow very slowly with almost a 90% reduction being possible and needing only a yearly maintenance session being required in future. It is for this reason that it is called Laser Hair Reduction or Permanent Laser Hair Reduction.