Laser hair removal works by emitting a laser light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles that produce hairs. This process inhibits or delays future hair growth. Treatments are dependant on a Skin Type Guide. This guide classifies your skin colour and it’s sensitivity to the sun. There are 3 main skin types: Pale to white skin, burns easily and rarely tans, light brown skin which sometimes burns and slowly tans, and moderate brown to dark skin which rarely burns and tans well.