At Garden State Dermatology, you can get the touchable skin youï¿½ve always wanted with light-based hair removal. The Palomar ICON and Lumines light sheer diode can treat both light and dark skin types respectively. Energy is used to target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth without causing damage to the surrounding skin. You can expect to see a gradual decrease in hair thickness and the amount of hair in the area. Since the treatment only targets hair the active phase of growth, multiple treatments are often needed for desired results. A minimum of 6 laser treatment are necessary to reduce the hair growth and periodic maintenance treatments are recommended. Areas treated include face, underarms, legs, back, bikini, arms and chest. The treatment takes anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes depending on the area and no downtime.