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The Science behind Laser Hair Removal

Many people have heard of laser hair removal but are wary of using it, often because they think it’s going to be difficult. However, hair removal with a laser is actually a straightforward process that leaves your skin smooth and hair-free, usually within eight treatments. So, what’s the science behind it? Unlike shaving, which removes the outer hair but leaves the follicle intact, or waxing, which pulls the hair out at the root only for it to grow back again, laser hair removal works to disable the hair follicle. The hair follicle is what normally makes your hair grow; the follicles work in growth cycles, which is the reason why it takes a while for hair to grow back if you get your legs waxed, for instance. Laser hair removal systems work by targeting the dark pigment (the melanin) in your hair. The melanin in the hair absorbs the light…