Laser hair removal is one of the most popular laser treatments to remove unwanted hair from the upper lip, chin, sideburn area, axilla, bikini area and legs. Individuals with light skin and dark hair are the ideal candidates. It is this difference in the pigment between the hair and the skin that allows good uptake of the laser energy by the hair follicles. Therefore, patients with blond, red, or gray hair are not good candidates.
It is important to understand that long-term hair reduction is not permanent hair removal. Your hair is in different growth phases, and the laser will only affect actively growing follicles. It is because of this that you will require up to 6 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart in order to achieve your desired results. Over time, touchups may also be required.