Laser treatment for unwanted hair is a non-invasive approach to the permanent reduction of hair. Treatment is specifically designed to safely eliminate undesired hair from most parts of the body. Without damaging the surrounding tissue, controlled pulses of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the hair follicles, ultimately destroying their potential for re-growth. Large areas such as backs, shoulders, abdomens, and legs can be treated rapidly. Facial areas such as the lip, chin, and beard can be treated in a matter of minutes. A series of treatments over one year is usually necessary for optimal results.