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The Basics of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular method of removing hair. Although this procedure has been used experimentally for approximately 20 years, it has been commercially available only since the mid-1990s. This process is done using Intense Pulsed Light epilators (IPL). These are not technically lasers. 

These lamps use xenon flash lights that emit full-spectrum light. Phototricholysis, also known as photoepilation or phototricholysis, is a term that describes all laser-based hair removal methods or reductions. Laser epilation method is increasingly being used and is accepted by dermatologists. Laser hair removal is based upon the principle of selective photostolysis. 

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Lasers can cause hair follicle damage by heating only the dark target matter (the area that causes hair growth) and not the rest of your skin. Both men and women are increasingly seeking laser hair removal services. The most popular areas for treatment are the lips, chin and earlobe, stomach, underarms, belly, abdomen, buttocks. 

This process is best for dark hair. Light skin and dark hair are the best combination. However, lasers can now target dark hair even in patients who have dark skin. These lasers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for permanent hair removal. Permanent hair removal is only possible with electrolysis. 

An electric current is used to treat each hair follicle. Because each hair is treated individually, it can be painful and inconvenient. Laser hair removal success depends on the type and skill of the operator. Some people may need to have touch-up treatments.