Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
If you're tired of shaving or waxing unwanted hair, you may be a candidate for laser hair removal. Because the laser works by absorbing by melanin (pigment) located in the hair follicles, light hair does not respond to treatment well. Those with dark hair and light skin are the best candidates, as there is greater contrast for the laser to target pigment. However, in patients with darker skin, specific types of lasers can be used successfully.