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WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses concentrated beams of light, specifically laser technology, to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body. The procedure involves targeting the hair follicles with the laser's intense heat, which damages the follicles and inhibits future hair growth.

During a laser hair removal session, a trained professional or dermatologist will use a handheld device that emits the laser beams. The device is moved across the treatment area, and the laser light is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) present in the hair follicles. The absorbed light energy is converted into heat, which damages the follicles without significantly affecting the surrounding skin.

Laser hair removal is typically performed in multiple sessions, spaced several weeks apart, to target hair follicles in various growth cycles. The exact number of sessions required depends on factors such as the treatment area, hair density, and individual response to the treatment.

Benefits of laser hair removal include long-lasting hair reduction or removal, precision in targeting specific areas, and potential reduction in hair thickness and regrowth rate. However, it's important to consider potential risks and side effects such as skin irritation, redness, temporary pigment changes, and, in rare cases, blistering or scarring. It's recommended to consult with a qualified professional to determine if laser hair removal is suitable for your individual needs and skin type.

WHY IS THE GentleMAX Pro HIGHLY EFFECTIVE? 

GentleMax Pro® achieves remarkable results by combining two advanced lasers: the Alexandrite laser, suitable for light skin tones, and the nd-YAG laser, suitable for darker skin tones. These lasers work synergistically to eliminate hair follicles, brown spots, and blood vessels, delivering a series of treatments that spare the surrounding skin from harm. The procedure incorporates the innovative Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which involves the application of cryogen onto the skin fractions of a second prior to each laser pulse, ensuring enhanced comfort during the treatment.

Potent and gentle for all skin types Rapid and outstanding outcomes Endorsed by over 10,000 medical professionals and skincare experts Safe and comfortable What should I anticipate during the laser treatment? Using a specialized handpiece, the laser emits pulses into the targeted areas of your skin, administering controlled therapeutic heat that effectively damages the hair follicles. The duration of the treatment varies depending on the treated area, ranging from a few minutes to approximately an hour.

Does it cause discomfort?

 

The Gentle systems integrate a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that mitigates discomfort by swiftly releasing a burst of cryogenic liquid before and after each laser pulse. This cryogen evaporates rapidly, cooling the outer layers of the skin. Some patients liken the sensation to being snapped with a rubber band, but this sensation generally subsides quickly with the cooling effect of DCD. In certain cases, a topical anesthetic may be applied before the treatment for added comfort.

What should I expect after the treatment?

 

Immediately following the procedure, you may experience redness, swelling, and a sunburn-like sensation in the treated area. To alleviate any discomfort, you can apply a cool compress or aloe vera gel. The redness and swelling typically diminish within a few hours, although they may persist for two to three days in some cases.

How many sessions are necessary?

 

While some reduction may be noticeable after a single treatment, optimal results require multiple sessions. Hair growth occurs in three stages, necessitating an average of six weeks between 3-8 treatment sessions to target all the follicles in their growth phase.

How do I prepare for the treatment?

 

For six weeks before the treatment, individuals seeking hair removal should refrain from plucking, electrolysis, or waxing. If you have a history of cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus, your healthcare provider may recommend antiviral therapy as a preventive measure. Before the laser treatment, ensure your skin is clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed, free from any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics, or self-tanning products. It is crucial to avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks both prior to and following the treatment. Patients with an active tan or sunburn should reschedule their treatment session. Furthermore, individuals with spray or artificial tans cannot undergo the procedure.

What precautions should I take post-treatment?

 

Exposure to the sun after the procedure increases the risk of hyperpigmentation, so it is strongly advised to avoid sunlight and utilize broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. In the first few days following the treatment, refrain from scrubbing or using abrasive skin cleansers on the treated areas. You will receive detailed written guidelines for post-treatment care after your session.

Are there any potential side effects?

 

Immediately after the treatment, temporary redness and swelling are common. Other possible side effects include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area.

What is the cost?

 

The cost of the treatment varies based on the treatment area and the number of sessions required. Pricing details can be discussed during your consultation.

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