This video shows a consultation about laser hair removal with the intention of showing the science behind it.
There is smoke that comes off the laser hair removal tool, which is called laser plume. The laser used in this video is infrared radiation and invisible to the eye.
The video shows how the laser works to remove hair because it can capture the pulses. Therefore, the viewer can actually see the hair being pulverized by the laser.
The video goes on to explain what is happening with the laser. Dark eyes, skin, and hair contain melanin, which is a molecule. Melanin can absorb a wide range of wavelengths of light, especially in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum. This protects you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and helps you tan. As a result, your body is producing and releasing more melanin in the skin.
With laser hair removal, the melanin in the hair absorbs the laser light without it impacting the skin around it. Therefore, it works best for those with light skin but dark hair.