Laser Hair Removal is a system whereby light of a specific energy band is pulsed on to the skin to be treated. Melanin – a dark pigment concentrated in the hair shaft and root – picks up this light during the treatment process. The energy delivered is converted into intense heat which damages the hair root without affecting the surrounding skin.
Practically any area on the face and body can be treated, from large areas such as the back and legs to the smallest areas like the nostrils, ears and eyebrows. Since these systems use light and not any other type of radiation, they are also safe in pregnancy.