Laser Hair Removal

What Kinds Of Hair Can Be Removed With Lasers?

Laser hair removal can treat hair on virtually any area on the body, resulting in up to 80% permanent hair reduction after a series of treatments. When it comes to hair color, however, things get a little trickier. First, let’s break down the science behind laser hair removal.


Laser hair removal is effective on a wide variety of patients—even 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 (or energy) to selectively target melanin in the hair shaft in order to destroy the follicular stem cells, significantly slowing down and preventing hair regrowth. Therefore, it does not work on hair types that lack melanin (white, blonde, gray, or red hair), because these hair types are not dark enough to absorb enough energy to result in destruction of the follicular stem cells.


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

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!