ProWave™ hair removal uses an infrared light to target the germ cell of the hair follicle. The hair must be present in the follicle for the laser to work. Thus, no waxing or plucking can be done before the treatment. Unwanted hair can be shaved or cut.
The average number of treatments ranges from three to ten visits. This is because, at any given time, only a fraction of the hairs are in the growing phase (anagen cycle). Only anagen hairs can be effectively removed with laser because the resting phase (telogen) hairs do not contain mature pigment at their follicle bulb, which is the target for the light.