Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal for unwanted hair has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. Laser hair removal utilizes beams of highly concentrated light designed to selectively penetrate into the hair follicles, be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, and destroy the hairs within that hair follicle. A variety of lasers and light sources have been developed that may be employed in laser hair removal. The procedure was originally described to be performed on dark hairs on light skin; newer technologies have made the procedure safer for patients with darker skin and those of color.