Watch What Happens During Laser Hair Removal, Up Close and in Slow Motion

Laser hair removal, a process that involves zapping hair follicles with a concentrated beam of light, may look like magic to the naked eye, but there’s a lot of science involved in smoothing out those patches of skin.

Derek Muller and the team behind the Veritasium YouTube channel recently shared a video that explains how the procedure works, close up and in slow motion.