Skin & Vein Michigan
Skin & Vein Michigan
32669 W. Warren, Suite 9
Garden City, MI 48135
(734) 762-0798


With 3 offices in Michigan, Skin & Vein is proud to offer both men and women the most advanced techniques in cosmetic and laser surgery, vein treatments, laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, Botox treatments, skin care and general dermatology. We encourage you to explore our website, telephone us with your questions, or better yet, arrange an appointment to come in for a consultation.

Laser Hair Removal for Men & Women
For many men and women, unwanted hair can be a nightmare. Getting rid of it can be painful. Until now the only options for removing unwanted hair were smelly hair removal creams, sharp razors, stinging wax or painful electrolysis needles. An advanced approach to beautiful skin provides the ultimate solution. Now, men and women alike will be pleased with the results made possible by the Laser Hair Removal process.

What is the Laser Hair Removal process?
Laser Hair Removal uses a low-energy laser to gently remove unwanted hair, putting an end to routine shaving and waxing. This advanced technology transcends the older, painful hair removal treatments to deliver long-lasting results. Because the laser treats more than one hair at a time, it is possible to treat larger areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs and face. Laser treatments leave your skin looking and feeling smoother and silkier. Best of all, Laser Hair Removal treatments are a safe, fast, gentle, and effective alternative method for hair removal.

What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
• Larger areas may be treated using lasers than with electrolysis, waxing or tweezing.
• It combines the speed of shaving with the lasting results promised by electrolysis.
• Laser Hair Removal is effective on almost any area of the body where smoother, younger, hair-free skin is desired.

How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair’s growth cycle. Your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair’s location, thickness and resilience.

The laser slows the growing capacity of follicles in the growth cycle at the time of the treatment. Since some hair follicles may enter their growth cycle after your treatment, multiple treatments may be required to deliver optimal results. Treatment results will vary from patient to patient depending on skin and hair color.

Note: Removing hair does not make it grow back thicker, darker or quicker. The opposite is usually the case. The laser may cause hair to come back slower and thinner.

How is Laser Hair Removal different from electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a much slower process. With electrolysis a needle is actually inserted into each hair follicle, one at a time. Once inserted, an electric shock burns the follicle to retard hair growth. Laser Hair Removal uses the cool light of the laser to scan the treatment area and within minutes all of the hairs in the laser’s beam are treated. Most patients who have had both procedures say that Laser Hair Removal is less painful, faster and more convenient.

What are the laser treatments like?
Laser Hair Removal is a gentle three-step process. First, your technician gently cleanses the area to be treated. Next, your technician shaves the area. Then the area is scanned with the laser. The laser energy passes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. In a fraction of a second, all of the treated hair follicles are disabled. Treatments can last from a few minutes to a few hours depending on the size of the area being treated.

After your treatment, the area is cleansed and you can return to your normal activities immediately. Your physician may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regime especially formulated for your skin type after laser treatments. The use of sun screen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.

To find out if you could be a candidate for one of these procedures or to learn more information about these procedures, contact one of our technicians for a private consultation.

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