What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a treatment for both men and women who wish to remove unwanted body and facial hair long-term. It is a gentle technique that can leave skin smoother and with less hair compared to other forms of hair removal such as waxing and shaving. Plus, results are long-term, so you can enjoy smoother skin for years to come! At our office, we use the Alexandrite Laser and the YAG laser to perform laser hair removal.
Who is a Candidate?
Men or women who have unwanted body hair that makes them feel self-conscious, have dark hair and lighter skin, and are looking for an alternative to other hair removal techniques can benefit from laser hair removal. It is important to speak with Dr. Baird during a consultation to determine if this procedure is right for your aesthetic goals.
Before your treatment, you will be given protective eyewear to wear, and a cooling gel or cooling device will be used to protect the outer layers of your skin. Then, the correct laser for your skin type will be used to target the hair follicles in the treatment area. The follicles will then absorb the laser light, stunting hair growth. Most patients will require a series of 3-8 treatments to see optimal results.
Following treatment, patients may experience swelling and redness, which can be lessened with ice packs or special creams. Smoother skin and reduction of hair in the treatment area will be immediately noticeable. Sunscreen will need to be worn on the treatment area whenever it is exposed to the sun.
Patients in the Novi area who are interested in learning more about laser hair removal for smoother skin can contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Baird.