Laser-assisted hair removal permanently reduces the amount of hair growing on our bodies. Ideal candidates have dark-colored, relatively coarse hair. Fine, blonde, silver, white, or red hair typically does not respond well to laser treatments. African American, Mediterranean and Asian skin may also be treated safely and successfully. Several treatments are needed in order to achieve the best results with treatments typically spaced 6 weeks apart. Most patients can achieve 70-90% permanent hair reduction for 3-5 years with an adequate number of treatments eliminating the need for frequent shaving or waxing.