Am I a candidate for laser hair removal at Studio Essex? January 24, 2023 Because we use the 1064 ND Yag wavelength for laser hair removal, we are able to treat all skin types—this wavelength is long enough to penetrate safely past melanin in the skin. Good candidates for laser hair removal are patients who are in good general health and are frustrated with their unwanted body hair. We encourage our patients to have realistic expectations of their hair removal results. Ideal candidates for laser hair reduction experience unwanted hair in any of the following areas: Back Shoulders Arms Chest Intimate area Legs Neck Upper lip Chin People who are not good candidates for laser hair removal in Houston are those who are pregnant; taking certain medications; are prone to cold sores; have genital herpes; have or have had skin cancer; or have keloid scars. Talk to your healthcare provider before having laser hair removal.