Laser hair removal works by destroying the follicle that grows the hair. The light is attracted to dark pigment in hair and focuses in on the hair follicle. Laser hair removal works best on black or brown colored hair; light or gray hair will not attract the laser light. A series of 4 to 6 laser treatments spaced every 4 to 5 weeks is recommended to achieve optimal hair removal.
Shaving ( not waxing) of the area to be treated is required the day before treatment begins. It is also recommended that one does not tan or use self- tanners when beginning the series of laser hair removal.