Laser Hair Removal

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Unwanted hair is everywhere! Looking for an effective treatment? The Gentle Max Pro is a single consolidated system that delivers a range of treatments for all skin types. It is a dual wavelength platform that combines the fastest and most powerful 755nm Alexandrite laser with the1064 Nd: Yag. With a beam of light, hair follicles are targeted. The laser’s energy targets the pigment of hair, delivering permanent hair reduction to any body part with unwanted hair. Results vary from client to client, but consistency is key to obtain the maximum results!

Before & After

FAQ

How many sessions will it take?

Most areas can be treated in about 6 to 12 sessions, however, the number of sessions depends on hair and skin type, and the size of the area being treated.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Longer wavelengths allow for treatment of all skin colors, but works best on hair with pigment. It is safe to use on teenagers and adults. Laser hair removal is an excellent choice for men and women who have unwanted hair on their face, neck, arms, underarms, back, legs, bikini area, hands and feet.

How does the skin look after it has been treated?

Typically the skin is a little red or swollen, but only for a short period of time. Of course, this varies from client to client, depending on their skin type and the extent of the treatment.

Is it ok shave before a treatment? And what are guidelines for tanning?

No, because the laser targets the melanin in the follicle beneath the skin, it is best to shave at least 12 hours prior to treatment. Tanning should be avoided 5 days prior to the treatment and 5 days after. Waxing, plucking, bleaching, and electrolysis should be discontinued. ONLY SHAVING!!!!

Is the treatment completely safe?

Yes. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to vaporize the pigment and affecting numerous hair follicles at one time, while sparing the surrounding tissue. Laser hair removal has been safely used since 1983 and is FDA approved.

Is laser hair removal painful?

In most cases there is little pain. The laser actually keeps the skin very comfortable during treatment. However there are some clients who are more sensitive than others, in which an ice pack can be applied before the treatment begins.

Patient Instructions

GentleMAX Pro – Laser Hair Removal

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time for paperwork including intake forms and consent.
  • Please alert the staff or provider of any medication allergies prior to receiving service.
  • No numbing cream may be utilized during treatment. DCD will be utilized in office
    pending service.

Post Procedure

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 3 to 5 days; always ensure sun block of a minimum SPF 30
  • Application of makeup is permissible after heat and redness have subsided
  • Follow proper home care instructions customized by your provider
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, sweating, saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms or hot showers for 24
    hours

Pre-treatment Instructions

  • Discontinue use of Accutane for 6-12 months
  • Avoid sun exposure for 1 to 2 weeks – always use a minimum of SPF 30
  • Avoid topical antibiotics, retinoids, hydroquinone, and benzoyl peroxide 5-7 days prior to
    procedure
  • No IPL/Laser procedures 7-14 days prior
  • No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 2 week prior.
  • No active cold sores. If you are prone to cold sores it is recommended to take a prophylactic 3 days prior and 3 days following treatment.
  • Please shave the entire area to be treated night before treatment with a
    clean razor.

Common Symptoms

  • Redness, mild swelling, and heat following treatment for up to 24 hours is common. Any discomfort beyond 24 hours, we request that you contact our office for further direction
  • Small pinpoint bruising may occur from the laser therapy; more common in those on Aspirin and herbal supplements
  • Itching to the treatment site can be alleviated with a topical 1% Cortisone cream; please contact our office is itching persists beyond 48 hours.
  • Cool water, ice and aloe Vera are recommended to alleviate local discomfort of the treated area
  • If blistering, pigment changes, or increased discomfort occur contact the office immediately for proper direction and care

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