A razor, intersecting laser hair, has in the Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter achieved within a very short time two one million US dollars. Unfortunately, the prototype works only conditionally. In March 2016 are the first fully functional razors are delivered.
The Californians Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun want to revolutionize shaving: future Instead blades to a laser for hairless, smooth manner-Skin care. Currently the two makers collect money for the so-called Skarp Razor. The target of 160’000 Dollar was achieved after a few days and now stands at over two million and the campaign will continue until the 19. October.
Thanks to the new laser shaver to small cuts, belong razor burn or other skin irritations of the past. made possible by the will of a new chromophore, to have discovered the Gustavsson and Binun and light with a specific wavelength. A chromophore is a part of a dye, which is responsible for the color. When light hits the right wavelength to the chromophore, will this cut. It did not come no ultraviolet rays are used and the light kick in the skin, explain the two on Kickstarter. Since the laser also is not very strong, there were no risks of possible skin- or eye damage and because the hair would not burnt, will cause no smell of burnt hair laser.
Gutstavsson has by its own account 1989 the so-called Intense Pulsed light (IPL) developed. This is still a widely used method, to remove hair. However, this method was working especially for dark hair, in light or gray hair contrast, if this technique was not very effective. Thanks to the discovery of new chromophore of the new shaver but will now work with any hair. On the Kickstarter page, the makers of Skarp also switched some videos, the show, the razor actually works. You can see about, as the unit hair on a back of the hand cuts - but with moderate success. It requires some even several attempts, can be up to a hair cut. The prototype shown represents no serious competition for today's razor is.
Gustavsson and Binun however stress, that this was up to the glass fiber used. The reason for the Kickstarter campaign unless also, To raise money, to the manufacture of precision, to finance industrially manufactured glass fibers. This would increase the efficiency of the razor clearly and make practical. If everything goes according to plan, to the laser shaver from March 2016 are delivered. According Skarp the shaver is powered by a single AAA battery, which holds under normal use for about a month. The laser has a life span of 50’000 Hours. Even waterproof should be the device, that for Women and men thought. If the price the same as in the Kickstarter Campaign, is the razor 89 Dollar diet.