Laser hair removal treatments offer semi-permanent reduction of hair growth by using laser light to target the melanin in hair follicles. It’s important to remember the procedure is most effective on fair-skinned candidates with dark hair. This long-lasting method of hair removal, known as laser hair removal or IPL removal, destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. Does laser hair removal work? It can take up to six sessions to garner desired results, but results can be permanent. Anticipate a larger bill than with other hair removal treatments, but keep in mind that the pros will far outweigh the cons. A handheld device sends a pulsed light to the skin and destroys the hair follicle. Within two weeks following treatment, hair will begin to fall out. You may require up to six sessions, spaced out in monthly intervals, in order to get optimal results since hair is always growing in different stages. Those with dark hair and light skin are prime candidates since the laser seeks out darkness. Thicker hair type tends to lead to more pain; numbing creams can be used to ease the pain.