Laser Hair Removal
Gentle Max Pro Laser
Laser hair removal is a noninvasive technique that uses highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft in the follicle-generating heat which damages the follicle to inhibit future hair growth.
The GentleMax Pro is the Gold Standard for effective hair removal.
The Candela GentleMax Pro, is a system designed for speed, performance and versatility. This advanced technology is suitable for men and women of all skin types.
Why Laser Hair Removal?
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
Benefits of laser hair removal include:
Precision: Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Speed: Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Predictability: Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
How many treatments will I need?
Generally we sell a package of six treatments per area. LHR can be performed every 4-6 weeks. It takes 2-3 treatments to begin to see significant reduction in the hair density.
How to prepare for your treatment
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
Treatment and Recovery
Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment should be shaved. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color.
Next, the technician will give a pulse of light to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for bad reactions.
Once your technician is satisfied with the laser settings the area or areas are treated.
After your treatment you may use
a broad spectrum SPF 30 (or greater) sunblock before AND after your treatments. No natural or artificial tanning (which includes tanning beds and spray tans) anytime within 2-3 weeks before your session.
Avoid exfoliating agents like Retin-A, alpha or beta hydroxyl acids, toners or any irritating creams for one week prior and tell your laser specialist about any new prescription medications taken between treatments.