If removing unwanted hair leaves you with nicks, razor burns, or the hassle of repeated shaving, tweezing, or waxing, you may want to consider laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the U.S. The laser beam painlessly destroys dark hairs in the follicles, and the capillaries which feed the hair root. Usually 6-8 treatments are necessary to reduce all the hair in a particular location. Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart so a full treatment takes about 6 months. Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, back, arm, underarm, and bikini line as well as other areas where unsightly hair is a problem.