FAQ-Laser Hair Removal
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FAQ: Laser Hair Removal
WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Our Candela GentleMax Pro Laser is an innovative treatment that combines the power of two lasers to provide a wide range of safe and effective treatment options. Thanks to its dual wavelength technology, GentleMax Pro is a leading treatment option for laser hair removal.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Laser hair removal with GentleMax Pro laser is ideal for anyone looking to reduce unwanted hair from most areas of the body, including the face, legs, arms, underarms, back, chest, and bikini line. Unlike other laser hair removal treatments, the GentleMax Pro laser is effective in targeting all hair colors. The dual-wavelength laser allows providers to offer permanent hair removal results for all skin types.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A GENTLEMAX PRO SESSION?
At the start of your GentleMax Pro laser treatment session, your skin is cleaned, and you’ll be provided with protective eyewear. Your forefront provider uses a small hand piece to deliver a pulse of laser light energy to the treatment area. The device also releases a cooling spray to protect the skin and reduce discomfort from the laser pulse. You may feel slight discomfort during treatment, which has been described as a rubber band snapping against the skin. Although the cooling mechanism helps minimize discomfort, you can ask your provider to apply a topical anesthetic before starting your treatment session.For additional comfort, your provider may apply a cool compress or gel pack at the end of your treatment session. Depending on the area and condition being treated, your GentleMax Pro laser treatment session can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. After treatment, your skin may appear red and swollen, similar to a mild sunburn. There is no downtime associated with GentleMax Pro, and you can immediately resume most of your normal activities. We recommend avoiding direct sun exposure to the treatment area and using harsh cleansers while the skin heals.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM A GENTLEMAX PRO TREATMENT?
Multiple treatment sessions are needed to achieve permanent hair removal. Since hair grows in stages, you’ll schedule a series of treatments approximately six to eight weeks apart to target them all while they’re all in the growth stage. After each treatment session, the hair that grows is finer and lighter in color.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A GENTLEMAX PRO LASER TREATMENT?
GentleMax Pro is a versatile treatment that provides many benefits. These include:
- Non-invasive treatment with no downtime
- Safe and effective for all skin types
- Built-in cooling device reduces discomfort
- Targets hair of all colors, even blonde and gray hair
- Permanent hair reduction
- Reduces ingrown hairs
DOES GENTLEMAX PRO CAUSE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
The GentleMax Pro laser is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is a safe and effective procedure. Side effects of GentleMax Pro include redness and swelling. These effects are mild and usually fade away within 24 hours.