all lasers are only approved for “reduction”. that doesn’t mean you will actually get it, whether you are using this laser or LightSheer etc as you can see by reading these boards. results vary from person to person and usually depend on the experience of the technician performing the treatment in addition the to type of laser. usually, the experienced and knowledgeable techs don’t use lower quality lasers anyway, so a good way to actually get results is to judge based on the experience of the tech. by the way, if you haven’t done that already, do a provider search on the laser manufacturers’ websites, like Candela or Cutera websites, to see if many there are others offering better lasers even in Alaska. good luck.