laser-hair-removal.jpgLaser hair removal is the fastest-growing minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. Out of 8.5 non invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2005, laser hair removal was the fourth, in rank. The laser energy passes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, which is killed by the laser heat. Laser treatments usually lasts anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the area to be treated. Depending on skin type, companies use different settings and lasers.

Lasers don't work on blonde hair or red, gray hair. Laser procedures are expensive and cost around $800 for facial hair removal. In general, customers have to undergo between five and eight sessions and the removal is guaranteed for a year. People who want to get rid of hair should not tan or be exposed to the sun, as it alters skin pigment and can affect how the skin absorbs the laser energy.