How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

by Laser Clinics Team on February 16, 2023

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal (LHR) is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses a laser beam to remove unwanted hair from the body. It has become increasingly popular over the years because it is a safe, convenient and effective way to remove hair permanently. 

In this blog, Laser Clinics Australia will discuss how laser hair removal works and how the procedure is performed on the skin.

Technology: The LHR machine emits a beam of highly concentrated light absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicles. The light energy is then converted into heat, damaging the hair follicle and inhibiting future growth.

Procedure: During your LHR treatment, the skin is cleaned, and a cooling gel or spray is applied to the treatment area. The laser is then applied to the skin, and the light energy is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicles. The heat generated by the laser damages the follicle, and over time, the hair falls out.

Number of Sessions: It's important to note that LHR is not a one-time procedure. Hair grows in cycles, and LHR is most effective when the hair is in the anagen (growth) phase. This is why multiple treatments are needed to achieve the best results. 

At Laser Clinics Australia, we recommend an initial course of 8-12 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, depending on the area and skin tone. We use the best medical-grade LHR technology that is effective for each skin type and tone. 

  • For people with dark hair and lighter skin, we use the GentleLASE Pro. It emits a specific wavelength of light that is more readily absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle than in the surrounding skin, causing the hair follicle to heat up and be destroyed.
  • For people with darker skin tones, we use the GentleYAG Pro. It emits a longer wavelength of light that can penetrate deeper into the skin without being absorbed by the melanin in the skin. This allows the laser to target the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. 

Both of these LHR machines have built-in cooling systems to protect the skin and make the treatment more comfortable. 

To find out more about laser hair removal treatments, reach out to  Laser Clinics Australia. Our trusted team of experienced Therapists can create a treatment plan for you based on your skin type and tone. Book your consultation today and start your journey to hair-free, smooth skin.