Gentle Max Laser Hair Removal
Introducing Candela GentleMax Laser light, a breakthrough in laser hair removal.
Candela GentleMax is a safe, fast, and effective method to get rid of unwanted hair.
How does the laser hair removal treatment work?
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into skin tissue, where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat.
Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with cooling burst of cryogen.
Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD or air cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.
The benefits of Laser Light hair removal have made conventional hair removal methods obsolete.
This technology can be used on all skin types and body areas for both men and women.
What can I expect during laser hair removal treatments?
- Treatment will take place in your practitioner’s office.
- You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light.
- Your practitioner will guide the laser to the treatment area
Preparation for Laser hair removal
- Avoid sun exposure 2 weeks before and after treatment.
- Avoid tanning beds and self-tanners as these darken the skin, decrease treatment effectiveness, and increase the risk of burning and scarring the skin.
- Do not wax or tweeze hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment (shaving is ok).
- Shave the treatment area a day or 2 before your appointment
- No lotion, cream, perfume, or deodorant should be present on the areas to be treated.
- Avoid all products which increase skin sensitivity such as Retin A, glycolic acid, Salicylic acid, etc.
Do laser hair removal treatments hurt?
StarLux pulsed light systems use a unique long pulse width that delivers energy to the skin over a long period of time. This makes the pulses safer and more comfortable.
Some describe the feeling similar to a mild rubber band snap.
Various cooling methods keep the light pulses mild and skin-safe, allowing for more comfortable treatments than electrolysis and waxing.
What to expect after laser hair removal treatments
- Immediately after treatment you may experience some redness and mild swelling that may last for 2-3 days.
- The areas may feel like a mild sunburn like sensation that may last 2 – 24 hours.
- Shedding of surface hair usually occurs 14 days after treatment.
What are the possible side effects of this treatment?
- Swelling, blistering, crusting or flaking of the treated areas, may require one to three weeks to heal.
- A rare possibility of skin infection.
- There is a slight possibility that the treated area can become either hypo-pigmented (lighter), or hyper-pigmented (darker). This is usually temporary, but, on a rare occasion, it may be permanent.
- Scarring is a rare occurrence, but it is a possibility if the skin’s surface is disrupted.
How many laser hair removal treatments would I need?
Understanding the growth cycle of hair is key to understanding why multiple treatments are required to achieve permanent hair reduction.
Each hair passes through three stages:
- Anagen (the growing phase)
In this phase, the pigment absorbs the light/heat and the hair follicle is destroyed.
- Catagen (the intermediate phase)
- Telogen (the shedding phase)
For this reason, multiple treatments are required to destroy hair follicles in their anagen stage.
You will notice less new hair growth after each treatment.
The number of treatments you will need varies upon your skin type, area to be treated and how much hair is in the active growth phase at the time of treatment.
On average 6 or more treatments may be necessary.
You should not have laser hair removal if you:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Have a seizure disorder.
- Have a history of slow or improper healing (keloid formation).
- Have a history of diabetes (due to poor circulation and improper healing).
- Use medication that increases photosensitivity.
Results – Before & After: