Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle. It had been performed experimentally for about twenty years before becoming commercially available in the mid-1990s. The effectiveness of laser hair removal is now generally accepted in the dermatology community and laser hair removal is widely practiced in skin care clinics. Many reviews of laser hair removal methods, safety, and efficiency have been published in the dermatology literature.
The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL), the matching of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on a targeted tissue with minimal effect on surrounding tissue.