Phototricholysis (also photoepilation or light-based hair removal) describes any type of epilation that uses light to damage hair.

The first form of photoepilator was created in the 1970s but was slow and ineffective.

In the 1990s, two main forms of light-based hair removal became commerciall available:

Another method still in experimental stages is photodynamic therapy (PDT).

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