Laser hair removal works by using laser light to destroy or disable hair follicles that are in the growth phase. Not all the hair is in the growth phase at any given time and so multiple treatments are recommended to achieve the best results. The colour of the hair is also important in hair removal, as blonde hair is difficult to treat since it does not have any pigment in the hair. Very fine baby or vellus hair can also be difficult to treat, however the option of a “Softlight” laser treatment gives people the option to have a laser hair treatment that results in temporary removal of the hair for up to 10-12 weeks at a time. This is still a great option for many people as it is still better to have this laser hair treatment than other methods of hair removal.