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Does IPL hair removal really work?

by IQKidz


OK, so you know that laser hair removal involves a laser (obviously), but how exactly does that laser leave your skin smooth and stubble-free? "Hair removal lasers target pigment, both in the cells at the base of the hair follicle and in the hair itself," explains board-certified dermatologist Arielle Kauvar, M.D., founding director of New York Laser & Skin Care. "The heat from the laser then destroys or damages only the hair follicle, without harming any of the skin nearby." Once the follicle is gone, so too is the hair that would normally grow from it.

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