Did You Know?
Shaving hair never changes its thickness or color. The color, location, thickness and length of hair on your body mainly depend on genetics and hormones. After you shave body hair, it may feel coarse or "stubbly" for a time as it grows out. During this phase, it may be more noticeable and may appear darker or thicker. But it's not!
Last year in the United States there were over 1.3 million laser hair removal procedures performed. Making hair removal the #1 laser procedure performed, second only to Botox in terms of procedure volume.
People have been doing hair removal since prehistoric times. Archaeologists have found primitive tweezers made of shell or bamboo from the Sumerians, as well as razors made from bone or stone in other cultures.
Ancient Egyptians were pioneers of hair removal, developing the techniques of waxing with beeswax and sugaring. Wealthy Egyptians were sometimes buried with bronze razors, ensuring a "smooth” afterlife.
Some of the toxic chemicals people used in primitive depilatories included arsenic and lye.
According to Wikipedia, a study performed in 2000 found that laser hair removal was 60 times faster, less painful, and more reliable than electrolysis.
Laser hair removal was officially approved by the FDA in 1997.
The scientific term for laser hair removal is "photoepilation.”