What is Laser Hair Reduction?

This laser treatment available to Northville is a comprehensive, non-invasive hair removal technique using the Alexandrite Laser or the YAG Laser, which have benefits for different skin and hair colors. It works by sending laser energy into the hair shaft where it’s absorbed by the pigment and compromises the hair follicle so that it’s ineffective at growing hair. Because of the nature of hair growth, this may require multiple treatments to see long-term results.

Who is a good candidate?

Patients in Northville that constantly labor to remove unwanted body or facial hair can find great, long-term results with laser hair reduction at Farmington Dermatology. Generally, individuals with dark hair find best results, due to the nature of how the laser energy is absorbed by pigment. The Alexandrite Laser works best for patients with lighter skin, while the YAG works best for darker skin tones. Dr. Baird can help you best determine your laser hair reduction treatment plan.

What happens during treatment?

Laser hair reduction in Northville is non-invasive, so there’s no anesthesia required and no hassle. Because the laser can create heat, a cooling gel or agent might be used to keep you comfortable for the length of your treatment. The laser is then applied to the hair, and the length of your procedure will depend on how many areas are being treated and how extensively. There is usually minimal discomfort associated with laser hair reduction in Northville.

What are the results and recovery like?

After your laser hair reduction treatment in Northville, there may be some inflammation and irritation, which can be managed with ice packs or creams. Dr. Baird will ensure you have everything you need to navigate your recovery period, which is usually minimal. You can generally return to your regular activities after your treatment, but you’ll need to be sure and limit your exposure to sunlight as your treatment area will be photosensitive.

If you have questions about laser hair reduction in Northville or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Baird, contact Farmington Dermatology at (248) 476-4850.

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