Laser hair removal is an innovative, permanent solution to unwanted body hair. During the procedure, a laser device sends out pulses of highly concentrated light that are absorbed by the pigment in hairs. This energy then destroys the hair follicles, preventing future growth. Laser hair removal is most often used on areas such as the face, legs, underarms, and bikini line. It is a safe and effective option for individuals of all skin types and hair colors, although laser hair removal works best on darker hairs with lighter skin tones. The number of laser treatments required depends on the area being treated as well as individual factors such as hair color or texture. Results can be seen within a few weeks after the first laser hair removal session, with full results typically achieved within several laser treatments. Laser hair removal can provide long-term relief from unwanted body hair and is a great alternative to other hair removal options such as shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. Talk to your dermatologist to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.