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How does Laser Hair Removal work

Have you ever tweezed a hair from your head or body and noticed that sometimes it has a large bulb, sometimes it has a clear root and at other times it has no root at all? What you are witnessing is the stages of hair growth.


Laser hair removal is a process. The reason why you require multiple sessions is due to the fact that every hair on the human body grows in cycles. The 3 cycles of hair growth are the anagen stage (growing stage), Catagen stage (the hair shaft is separating from the papilla) and the telogen stage (the hair is completely inactive and detached from the papilla).


During the anagen or growing stage, the hair is attached to the hairs papilla. The dermal papilla is located at the root of the hair and contains the blood supply, which nourishes the hair follicle, and the matrix, which consists of cells that actually form the hair shaft.


By damaging the root of the hair while it's growing, we can prevent the hair from re-growth. Laser hair removal works on the principle of selective thermolysis. The chromophore or target for laser hair removal is pigment which is why the greater the contrast between the skin and the hair, the better the results.


The laser seeks the dark pigment within the root of the hair and generates heat. This heat damages the hairs in the anagen or growing stage of hair growth. Since the hair is only permanently eliminated during the anagen stage and considering only 10 to 20% of the hairs are in this anagen stage with every treatment, a series of treatments ensures best results.


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