Laser hair removal is a process of hair removal by which the hair follicle is destroyed by means of exposure to pulses of laser light. The procedure has been performed experimentally for about twenty years before it became commercially available in the mid-1990s. Laser hair removal is now widely practiced in clinics.
It was discovered that it is possible to selectively target a specific chromophore with a laser to partially damage basal stem cells inside the hair follicles. As this technology continues to be researched, laser hair removal becomes more effective and efficient and is now a common method in removing hair for long periods of time.