LASER HAIR REDUCTION uses a light-based energy targeting melanin to reduce density of pigmented (brown, black) hairs in any area desired. Blonde, red and gray hair will not respond. Avoid pre-treatment waxing and plucking as this removes the hair target from the follicle. If treating sun-exposed skin, avoid excessive sun for one week before and after your procedure. We recommend to shave the area to be treated 1 - 3 days before your procedure (each doctor varies in their preference). Number of treatments depends on location treated but average is 3-5 treatments.