Laser Hair Removal

Does Laser Hair Removal Work On Blonde Hair?


Honestly? Define blonde.

If you’re a rare natural blonde with light body hair, you’re likely not the right candidate for laser hair removal. But if you’re blonde by choice *wink* and your body hair is darker, then you’re in luck! New advancements in laser technology have made it possible to remove light brown hair. The only real challenge with laser hair removal is the treatment of red, grey, white or blonde hair. Why? Because laser hair removal works by preferentially targeting the melanin in hair follicles, so without melanin, there is no target. Patients with high-color contrasts, such as those with dark hair and light skin, tend to respond best to treatment.


Laser hair removal seems like magic, but the science behind it is simple—even for those with difficult hair and skin combinations (as long as the pigment in the hair is darker than the pigment in the surrounding skin)! Laser hair removal uses laser light pulses that selectively destroy hair follicles by targeting the melanin in them. The follicle’s pigment absorbs the laser’s light pulse, damaging the follicle enough to significantly slow down and prevent hair regrowth.

The length of a laser hair removal procedure depends on the size of the treatment area, meaning a session can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. Before the actual laser hair removal session, you’ll be given protective eyewear and ice packs as needed. The actual session involves a series of laser pulses that results in a prickling and burning sensation. But don’t worry; the discomfort isn’t too bad. In fact, it’s similar to that of a rubber band snapping against your skin. Plus, a Zimmer chiller will be blowing cold air on the treatment area the entire time to mitigate any discomfort.


There’s no question that laser hair removal works. It’s the preferred way to remove hair because it’s safer and more permanent than other methods such as waxing, plucking, shaving, and electrolysis. Laser hair removal is so effective that most patients experience permanent hair reduction after an average of six to eight treatments. Multiple laser hair removal sessions are needed to obtain maximum results because only hair in the anagen—or active—stage of hair growth can be successfully treated.

What’s more, laser hair removal is the only proven method available for permanently reducing hair from large areas of the body, including the back, chest, legs, and face.

Why LaserAway?

We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Ready to invest in yourself? Schedule a free consultation today by filling out a request form or calling the LaserAway staff at (855) 233-9134. Our nurses look forward to making sure your service and skin are as smooth as possible!