Natural Beauty Care Guide
 

Basic Laser Hair Removal Terminology

It is important to understand the basic terminology used in laser hair removal techniques. This gives a better understanding of what the procedure entails. It also helps to put many people at the facility to fully understand the words used in the treatment.

Absorption is the assimilation of one substance into another.
Active medium is the laser that absorbs and stores energy.
American bikini wax, a bikini wax is where hair is removed from both sides of the panty line in the top of the thigh.need repeat the procedure. Sometimes when the hair grows back is thinner and lighter in color and texture.
Anagen is the growth phase in the hair cycle in which a new hair is synthesized.

Brazil bikini wax, a bikini wax that removes all the pubic hair in the region, including the hair on the buttocks and lips.
Catagen is a transition from a cycle of hair growth, which is between growth and rest phases.
Chromophore is a group of atoms in a molecule that produces the color by selective absorption of light.

Coherent light are light waves that travel in parallel, and in the same direction.
Dermal scattering is the change that occurs between the laser's spot size at the surface of the skin and the spot size deeper in the tissue.
Dermis is the underlying or inner layer of the skin.
Electrons are stable, the negatively charged particles that orbit the nucleus of an atom.

Energy source is the device in the laser that supplies energy to the active medium.
Epidermis is the thin outermost layer of the skin.
Excited states of the conditions of a physical system in which the energy level is higher than the lowest level possible.
Fissure is a crack or cut in the skin.
French bikini wax is a bikini wax that removes all the pubic hair in the region except for a strip of hair on the pubis.

Hair follicle bulb is the bulbous base of the hair follicle that houses the dermal papilla.
Keloids scars are raised areas of fibrous tissue.
Melanin are grains of pigment that give hair and skin its color.
Monochromatic light is of one wavelength, and therefore appears as one color.
Nanometers are each one billionth of a meter.

Optical cavity is a part of the laser that contains the active medium.
Polychromatic light of the lamp consists of several wavelengths, which appear as different colors.
Pulse duration is the duration of an individual pulse of laser light, which is usually measured in milli-seconds.

Selective Photothermolysis is the selection of an area using a specific wavelength of light absorption in the target area sufficient to damage the target tissue while the surrounding area to remain relatively intact.

Spontaneous emission is the process or an excited atom, after the conclusion of extra energy for a fraction of a second emission of energy as another photon then falls to the ground in your state.

Spot size is the width of a laser beam.
Terminal hair is hair found on the scalp arms legs Alexa lay in pubic areas.
Vellus hair is generally fine, non-pigmented hair found on the face that is often called peach fuzz.
Wavelength is the distance between two consecutive peaks or troughs in a wave.

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