Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing and depilatory creams provide only temporary relief of unwanted hair. Also, electrolysis can be tedious, time-consuming and uncomfortable.
We provide the GentleLASE Pro™ laser system to safely remove hair without damaging pores and structures of the skin. GentleLASE Pro™ effectively treats unwanted hair with a revolutionary long-pulse alexandrite laser which emits a gentle beam of light into the targeted hair follicles. The laser energy is then transformed into heat, which effects the only the targeted follicles (an area approximately the size of a nickel or quarter) and leaves your skin unaffected with minimal discomfort. Lastly, for increased comfort, your skin is treated by a Dynamic Cooling Device™ which sprays cryogen onto the skin and provides cooling and relief.
Avoid the sun 2-4 weeks before and after treatment. Patients scheduled for hair removal should avoid electrolysis, plucking or hair waxing for 2-3 weeks prior to treatment. If you have a perioral herpes outbreak and are scheduled for facial hair treatment, your treatment will be rescheduled after the area has healed. If you have a dark skin type, you will be treated on the GentleYag laser that specializes in dark skin types. Also, your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, cream, or oils on its surface before laser treatment. Laser hair removal is not for those who want to get rid of white or gray hair.
DURING YOUR PROCEDURE
Treatment takes place in our comfortable setting. Patients wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light during the procedure. Our technician will guide the laser with a small hand piece, and each laser pulse will be preceded/followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. Treatments can take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.
The treated area may become pink or red within a few minutes of treatment. This may last from 20 to 60 minutes and is relieved with the application of ice or cooling gels. Patients should avoid sun exposure before and after treatment, and should apply sunblock (SPF 30 or above) when going outdoors. In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers.