Check out this shaving stick that uses lasers instead of razors

There’s no doubt that there will be a market for this in-home device, and Skarp Technologies’ Kickstarter is proof of this.

Animation showing how the Skarp Laser Razor works

Its 2015, and it’s only sensible to start using lasers to shave rather than traditional razors, right?

Well, that’s why Skarp Razor is replacing blades with a laser and the company plans to make it available to everyone.

There’s no doubt that there will be a market for this in-home device, and Skarp Technologies’ Kickstarter is proof of this.

The project launched on September 21 and within two days, it had already reached its $160,000  goal, according to a report by Mashable.

At the time of writing this article, the project already had $790,612 in funding with no signs of stopping anytime soon. Because of health risks, traditional razors can’t be recycled, so they end in garbage dumps continuing to add to an already large carbon footprint. There’s also the issue of burns, ingrown hair, and cuts.

With this in mind, Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun founded Skarp with the aim of creating a razor that doesn’t cause irritation, shaves smoothly, and can help reduce waste.

According to the Kickstarter page, Gustavsson has been working in the medical and cosmetic laser industry for three decades. In 1989, He invented Intense Pulse Light, which is still the preferred method of hair removal and dermatology treatments today. He had an idea for a laser razor back in 2001 but the technology to turn that into reality was not available.

The Skarp Razor can cut through hair because of a molecule called chromophore, the only continuous structure in hair that is shared by every human regardless of age, gender or race. The laser melts the hair shaft at the surface of the skin, unlike normal razors, which cut at an angle.

The laser lasts for 50,000 hours and uses an AAA battery.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh