Question: I am a fair skinned blonde female. Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Answer: Blond hair is difficult to effectively treat with laser hair removal. Laser hair removal works by placing energy into the hair follicles. The hair follicle absorbs the energy more than the skin does because of the pigment in the hair follicle relative to the color of the skin. If the hair follicle is very light like in blond hair, the laser energy will not be effectively absorbed by the hair follicle and hair removal will be less than adequate.