Laser hair removal is a popular method for long-term reduction of unwanted hair. Here’s how it works:

1. Targeting melanin:

Laser hair removal targets the pigment called melanin present in the hair follicles. The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft and follicle, while sparing the surrounding skin.

2. Heat absorption:

When the laser light is absorbed by the melanin, it is converted into heat energy. This heat damages the hair follicle, inhibiting its ability to produce new hair. The heat also disrupts the hair growth cycle, leading to a gradual reduction in hair density over time.

3. Selective destruction:

Laser hair removal is designed to selectively target hair follicles while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. This is achieved by using a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed primarily by the melanin in the hair, rather than the melanin in the skin.

4. Multiple sessions:

Since hair grows in cycles and not all hair follicles are in the active growth phase at the same time, multiple laser hair removal sessions are required for optimal results. Typically, a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart is recommended to target the hair follicles in different growth stages.

5. Maintenance sessions:

After completing the initial series of treatments, some individuals may require occasional maintenance sessions to address any new hair growth that may occur over time. The frequency of maintenance sessions varies depending on individual factors, such as hair type and hormonal changes.

It’s important to note that laser hair removal is most effective for individuals with darker hair and lighter skin tones, as the contrast between the hair and skin helps the laser to better target the hair follicles. It is always recommended to consult with a qualified dermatologist or healthcare professional to determine if laser hair removal is suitable for your specific needs and to discuss any potential risks or side effects. The highly qualified, professional team at Refined Women’s Wellness is here to help you. Book your free consultation today.