How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Laser Hair Removal (LHR) utilises the so called principle of Selective Photothermolysis. This is a process of emitting a concentrated beam of light at specific wavelength onto the skin by laser. This laser beam penetrates a hair follicle where it gets absorbed by a pigment called melanin. Melanin transforms a concentrated energy of light into energy of heat. The heat applied directly to a hair follicle is transmitted further down and impacts the cells responsible for future follicle’s growth. This process takes an extremely short time (fraction of a second), hence only the hair follicle and connected hair growth cells are affected leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.
Originally this procedure was designed to be performed on people with light skin and dark hair; however the most recent technology made the treatment available for people with darker skin tone and lighter hair color. At PureMed Laser Clinic we employ the latest generation of this technology. The versatility of this technology is achieved by combining two laser types (wavelengths) for hair removal: Alexandrite and Neodymium YAG (NdYag). Combination of these two lasers, which can be used separately or simultaneously, allows us to tailor treatments to virtually all skin and hair types.