What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive method for reducing and/or removing unwanted body hair. Compared to traditional hair removal methods such as waxing and shaving, laser hair removal leaves skin looking smoother, and has longer-lasting results.

Who is a Candidate?

Individuals who have areas of unwanted body or facial hair can often benefit from laser hair removal. It is a great alternative to shaving, waxing, bleaching, and electrolysis. Ideal candidates will have dark hair and light skin. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Baird.


At our office near West Bloomfield, laser hair removal treatments are done at the laser suite. we use the Alexandrite Laser and the YAG laser to perform laser hair removal. While no topical anesthetic is needed, it can be applied if requested. A cold gel or cooling device will be used to protect your skin. Then, the right laser for your skin tone will be used to project laser light to the hair follicles. The follicles then absorb this light, stunting the growth of the hair with each treatment.


Following your laser hair removal session, you will be given ice packs to help diminish any swelling or discomfort. Most patients require multiple laser hair removal sessions for optimal results. Usually, three to eight sessions are needed.

Immediately after treatment, you will have smoother skin and reduction of hair in the treated area. Sunscreen must be worn to treatment areas when they are exposed to the sun.

If you are interested in laser hair removal near West Bloomfield for smoother skin, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.